Trouble Man

Album: Trouble Man (1972)
Charted: 7
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  • I come up hard baby, but now I'm cool
    I didn't make it sugar, playin' by the rules
    I come up hard baby, but now I'm fine
    I'm checkin' trouble sugar, movin' down the line
    I come up hard baby, but that's okay
    'Cause trouble man, don't get in my way
    I come up hard baby, I've been for real
    Gonna keep movin', gonna go to town
    I come up hard baby, I'm gettin' down
    There's only three things that for sure
    Taxes, death and trouble
    This I know baby, this I know sugar
    Girl Ain't gon let it sweat me babe

    Got me singin', yeah, yeah, ooh
    Come up hard, baby, I had to fight
    Took care my business with all my might
    I come up hard, come up hard, I had to win
    Then start all over and win again
    I come up hard but that's okay
    'Cause trouble man don't get in my way, hey, hey

    I know some places and I seen some faces
    I got my connections, they take my directions
    What people say, that's okay, they don't bother me, no
    I'm ready to make it, don't care 'bout the weather
    Don't care 'bout no trouble, got myself together
    Laughin', no cryin', my protection's all around me

    I come up hard, baby, I've been for real, baby
    With the trouble mind, movin', goin' tight
    I come up hard, come on, get down
    There's only three things for sure
    Taxes, death and trouble, oh
    This I know, baby, this I've known, baby
    Hey now, let it sweat, baby, ooh

    All right, baby, ooh
    I've come up hard, but now I'm cool
    I didn't make it, baby, playin' by the rules
    I've come up hard, baby, but now I'm fine
    I'm checkin' trouble, sugar, hey, movin' down the line, oh Writer/s: Marvin Gaye
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 2

  • T. Nicole from Louisville, KyThe song is also featured in the opening and closing scenes of the 2006 motion picture "Four Brothers," a remake of "The Sons of Katie Elder" and which stars Mark Walberg, Tyrese Gibson and Andre Benjamin.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 10th 1972, "Trouble Man" by Marvin Gaye entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #81; and seven weeks later on January 28th, 1973 it peaked at #7 {for 1 week} and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #4 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    His next release, "Let's Get It On", would peak at #1 on both the Top 100 and R&B Singles chart...
    Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. passed away on April 1st, 1984; the day before his 45th birthday...
    May he R.I.P.
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