Romm Diamonds Blog
July 25th, 2014
Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today’s high-energy, heel-stoppin’ tune is “There’s Your Trouble,” the Dixie Chicks’ first “#1” on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

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In this song from 1998, Dixie Chicks’ lead singer Natalie Maines delivers some straight talk to a forlorn boyfriend still pining for a previous love. In the very first verse, she sings, “Should have fit like a glove / should have fit like a ring / Like a diamond ring, token of true love / Should have all worked out, but it didn't / She should be here now, but she isn't.”

“There’s Your Trouble” was the second single off the group’s record-setting 14X platinum album Wide Open Spaces, a blockbuster work that sold more than 8.8 million copies in the U.S. and 14 million worldwide. It’s the fifth-best-selling country album of all time.

"There's Your Trouble" earned the Dixie Chicks a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999, and even met with crossover success as it topped out at #36 on the mainstream Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Formed in Dallas in 1989, the Dixie Chicks showcase the talents of founding members (and sisters) Martie Erwin Maguire on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Emily Erwin Robinson on acoustic guitar, banjo, dobro and vocals. A 21-year-old Maines joined the band in 1995, replacing former lead singer Laura Lynch.

The Dixie Chicks famously stirred worldwide attention on the political front when Maines criticized President George W. Bush’s policies during the buildup to the 2003 Iraq War. Although there were widespread boycotts of their music in the U.S., the Dixie Chicks recovered nicely from what was to be called “the incident,” nailing five Grammys in 2007.

We hope you have fun singing along to the video of the Dixie Chicks performing “There’s Your Trouble.” The lyrics are below.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

"There’s Your Trouble"
Written by Tia Sillers and Mark Selby. Performed by the Dixie Chicks

Should have been different, but it wasn't different
Was the same old story, Dear John and so long
Should have fit like a glove, should have fit like a ring
Like a diamond ring, token of true love

Should have all worked out, but it didn't
She should be here now, but she isn't

There's your trouble, there's your trouble
Seeing double with the wrong one
And you can't see I love you, you can't see she doesn't
But you just keep a holding on, there's your trouble

So now you're thinking 'bout all you're missing
How deep you're sinking, round and round and dragging down
Why don't you cash in your chips, why don't you call it a loss
Not such a big loss, chalk it up, better luck

Could have been true love, but it wasn't
It should all add up, but it doesn't

There's your trouble, there's your trouble
Seeing double with the wrong one
And you can't see I love you, you can’t see she doesn't
But you just keep a holding on, there's your trouble

Should have all worked out, but it didn't
She should be here now, but she isn't

There's your trouble, there's your trouble
You keep seeing double with the wrong one
And you can’t see I love you, you can’t see she doesn't
But you just keep a holding on, there's your trouble

There's your trouble
There's your trouble
There's your trouble
There is your trouble