Who Sang Trouble in the City? J.J. Cale

J.J. Cale #8 cover art
Release information
Writer(s): J. J. Cale
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Southern Rock
length: 3:25
lead vocals: J.J. Cale
Lyrics
Heard the one about your woman
Lord, she's been messing 'round
She's been stepping out on the street
Lord, she's been hanging out

Ain't nobody had her this week but it won't take long
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city

And I hope it won't mess with me
Walking downtown the other day
A man put a gun in my back
"Give me all you've got or I'll blow you away

That's a fact, Jack"
Woe me, misery, too much been going down
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city

And I hope it won't mess with me
Catch the next train out of here
Goodbye, I'll see you, so long
Time was I could face it here

That was a long time ago
I'll leave you very low, next time you won't see me at all
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
And I hope it won't mess with me

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Money Talks
  • 2 Losers
  • 3 Hard Times
  • 4 Reality
  • 5 Takin' Care of Business
  • 6 People Lie
  • 7 Unemployment
  • 8 Trouble in the City
  • 9 Teardrops in My Tequila
  • 10 Livin' Here Too

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 042281115226
    script: Latin