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Band of Heathens New Video for “Trouble Came Early”

I love this new video the Band of Heathens did for a song that Gordy and I wrote together called “Trouble Came Early.” Recorded at several live performances, it shows off the band’s blistering version of this song that was released on their new album (details below).

Thanks to Rolling Stone for the coverage of the song:

If Austin rockers the Band of Heathens are any indication, rock & roll is alive and well. On “Trouble Came Early” (off the band’s most recent LP Duende), vocalist Gordy Quist channels Shake Your Money Maker-era Chris Robinson, with a Black Crowes-worthy arrangement to boot. Big vocal harmonies and honky-tonk piano recall early Rolling Stones, while a couple of capable, greasy slide-guitar solos at the song’s bridge and outro should fans who miss the Duane era of the Allmans sit up straight.

Trouble Came Early

Recorded by The Band of Heathens – Duende (2017)
Music and Lyrics by Owen Temple and Gordy Quist



 

The only speakeasy in a hard neighborhood
She said “hanging round there, I know you’re up to no good”
Singles and doubles, seven years aged
It’s a rich man’s playground, a working man’s cage
So what’s so wrong it’s just one or two
It’s been a long day and I’m coming back home to you
Trouble came early, trouble stayed late
Trouble came early, trouble stayed late

I gotta good hearted woman, but she’s ready to split
Yeah she says that she loves me but she’s tired of my shit
Well I try so hard just to slow down
But it’s too little too late, she’s through waiting around
I came home right on cue, she was packing my bags
I’ve had nothing left to lose
Trouble came early, trouble stayed late
Trouble came early, trouble stayed late

Well I woke up faded in a hammerhead spin
I can’t remember, did I fall, did I sin
Some call it justice, other’s blackmail
But it’s the hair of the dog that keeps chasing his tail
The Cost so high to live so low
I lost it all and all I really know
Trouble came early, trouble stayed late
Trouble came early, trouble stayed late
Trouble came early, trouble stayed late
Trouble came early, trouble stayed late