Topaz Goldsmiths and Gallery

Topaz Goldsmiths and Gallery
February 12th, 2021
Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you hit songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Pink demonstrates how women can be feminine and tough as nails at the same time in her 2004 release, “Trouble.”



In the first verse, we learn that — despite being decked out in her finest jewelry — she's prepared to slap-down her enemies.

She sings, “No attorneys / To plead my case / No orbits / To send me into outta space / And my fingers / Are bejeweled / With diamonds and gold / But that ain’t gonna help me now.”

Co-written by Pink and Tim Armstrong, “Trouble” was the lead single from Pink’s third studio album, Try This. The song peaked at #68 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and earned a #2 placement on the Canadian Singles Chart. Overall, the song charted in 18 countries. In the official video, she rides into a one-horse town and ignites a bar brawl. That video landed Pink a 2004 Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

”Trouble” has been featured in many popular films, including White Chicks (2004), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005), as well as Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011).

Alecia Beth Moore (better known as Pink) was born in Doylestown, PA, in 1979. The artist earned her colorful nickname as a child. Apparently, whenever she got embarrassed her face would turn bright pink. By age 13, she was participating in the Philadelphia club scene and, at 14, she began writing her own songs.

Originally a member of the girl group Choice, Pink launched her solo career in 2000 with the single, “There You Go.” She has since gone on to become one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. She has sold more than 90 million records worldwide and has earned three Grammy Awards and seven MTV Video Music Awards. In 2009, Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade and VH1 ranked her number 10 on its list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.

“When Alecia Moore debuted in 2000, pop was dominated by long-locked blonds like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson,” wrote Glamour Magazine. “Pink changed the game.”

Trivia: Pink trained as a competitive gymnast between the ages 4 and 12.

Please check out the live performance of Pink singing “Trouble” at Wembley Arena, London, in December of 2006. The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along…

“Trouble”
Written by Tim Armstrong and Pink. Performed by Pink.

No attorneys
To plead my case
No orbits
To send me into outta space
And my fingers
Are bejeweled
With diamonds and gold
But that ain’t gonna help me now

I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all
I disturb my town
I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all
I got trouble in my town

You think your right
But you were wrong
You tried to take me
But I knew all along
You can't take me
For a ride
I’m not a fool now
So you better run and hide

I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all
I disturb my town
I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all
I got trouble in my town

If you see me coming
Down the street then
You know it’s time to
Go (and you know it’s time to go
cause here comes trouble)

No attorneys
To plead my case
No orbits
To send me into outta space
And my fingers
Are bejeweled
With diamonds and gold
But that ain’t gonna help me now

You think your right
But you were wrong
You tried to take me
But I knew all along
You can't take me
For a ride
I’m not a fool now
So you'd better run and hide

I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all
I disturb my town
I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all
I got trouble in my town

So if you see me coming
Down the street then
You know it’s time to
Go (go-oh-oh, I got)

I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all

I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all
I got trouble in my town

I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all
I disturb my town
I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all
I got trouble in my town

Trouble in my town, yeah
Trouble in my town, yeah, yeah


Credit: Screen capture via YouTube.com/P!NK.