The Trouble I'm In

Album: Wanderlust (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • Rossdale explained on Just Jared that this song is "about relationships and how we're always in trouble."
  • This features Garbage vocalist Shirley Manson. Rossdale admitted on Just Jared that, "At first Shirley didn't want to sing on it. I wrote her and she wrote back and said, "You persuasive bastard." So she came to sing on it. And she's great on it."
  • Rossdale told Rolling Stone, that when he was beginning Bush, Garbage founder Butch Vig got hold of a copy of the Bush demo tape. Evidently liking what he heard, Vig considered Rossdale for the job of Garbage’s singer before Manson joined. He explained: "I heard he was interested and thought he was interested in producing my record, but it turned out he just liked my voice. And they found Shirley before I was ever really considered, so I was a distant second. Or probably more like 12th. And now it's sort of come full circle, because she sings on my record."
  • Rossdale informed Just Jared that one of this track's inspirations was Bob Dylan's Desire album, "especially "Isis" and "One More Cup of Coffee" with the great female voice blended in."

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