Trouble Man: Taxes, Death, and Trouble

I have been kicking back and listening to one of my all time favorite voices, the late great Marvin Gaye. Nobody sang quite like Marvin and he really speaks to my frame of mind. His song “Trouble Man” just might be describing you and for sure it is describing me. His voice is so soothing but you know this song was his life. Some of those lyrics are part of my life. So 40 years ago when I was just a teen in high school I was laying on my bed listening to this guy. Who could have thought that he is as relevant today as he was in ’72. Marvin sings his heart out on this song, and I’m thinkin’ that there really is only three things fo’ sure: taxes, death, and trouble and if you know me I sure didn’t make it playin’ by the rules. Taxes aint quite my thing but trouble, well that seems to follow me. Just check out the song and get a bit lost in Trouble Man.

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 the way

I come up hard, baby
I’m in for real, baby
Gonna keep movin’
Gonna go to town

I come up hard
I come up, gettin’ down
There’s only three things
That’s for sho’
Taxes, death and trouble, h’oh!

This I know, man, is
This I know, sugar
Girl, ain’t gon’ let it sweat me, baby

About timfruth

Longtime public educator who recently retired from public education. Messed around in politics as a town councilor and vice mayor. I am a father and a husband who currently works in a new active career in Human Resources. Love the outdoors and rapidly adjusting to a new me.
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One Response to Trouble Man: Taxes, Death, and Trouble

  1. Reuben Torrey says:

    Right on dude!!!

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