My Sunday Song – “Trouble is Your Middle Name” by Whitesnake

For My Sunday Song #204, we are going after one of Whitesnake’s newest songs and hits of the ‘Flesh & Blood’ album called “Trouble Is Your Middle Name”.  The song was the second single off the album and when I heard it, it was the first time in years I had been excited about a Whitesnake song or album.

The song is about a girl.  What Whitesnake song isn’t in some way, shape or form. This is about being drawn in to a relationship where you know you shouldn’t, but you so want to despite all the bad that goes with it.  The attraction and desire are too much to not give it a try, yet since the girl is so much trouble, you know it isn’t going to end well.  And it doesn’t.  Not much to it really, but man the song just grabs you.

It grabs you because the music is some of the best the band has done in years.  David wrote this one with the great Joel Hoekstra who played with Night Ranger and he plays with Cher and TSO as well.  It is great to see David writing with him and Joel brings so much to the band.  The song opens with blast of sirens then David singing a verse and the song explodes to life.  The drum sound on here is so powerful and with Tommy Aldridge back on the kit, you get some of the best drum sounds you could want.

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Michael Devin is laying down some nasty bass lines, but it is the work of Joel and Reb on guitar that really lays down the law on this one. The two playing together are quite the dynamic duo and when we get to the solo, Joel pulls out all the stops.  David sounds really great on here as well.  He sounds re-energized and seems to have found his groove again. This song is one of the heaviest on the album and delivers on all fronts and it goes out the way it came in with sirens blasting.  A total rock & roll blast!!!

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think.  It is one of the best songs they have done in years.  I hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful and Happy Sunday!

“Trouble Is Your Middle Name”

Thinking bout the good times, baby
Remembering the bad
Memories of broken dreams
Only makes me sad
I keep fooling myself, now, baby
I got myself to blame
I should have known better, girl
Cos’ Trouble is your middle name

Trouble, Trouble
Trouble is your middle name
Trouble, Trouble
Trouble is your middle name

Too soon to know, now, baby
Too soon to tell
Where you gonna take me, girl
Heaven or hell?
I keep fooling myself, now, baby
It’s always the same
You’re no Angel of Mercy
When Trouble is your middle name

Trouble, Trouble
Trouble is your middle name
Trouble, Trouble
Trouble is your middle name

Trouble is your middle name

Trouble is your middle name

Trouble is your middle name

Trouble is your middle name

I should have known better

Thinking bout the good times, baby
Remembering the bad
Memories of broken dreams
Only makes me mad
I’ve been fooling myself, now, baby
It’s always the same
Cos’ you’re no Angel of Mercy
When Trouble is your middle name

Trouble, Trouble
Trouble is your middle name
Trouble, Trouble
Trouble is your middle name

Trouble, Trouble
Trouble is your middle name
Trouble, Trouble
Trouble is your middle name

Trouble
Trouble is your middle name
Trouble
Trouble is your middle name

Trouble
Trouble is your middle name
Trouble, Trouble
Trouble is your middle name

Written by David Coverdale and Joel Hoekstra

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