Problem Child

Written by

Ben Harper

Original Artist

Ben Harper

My glass is half empty
You hand me a smaller cup
Then you resent me when there's not enough
One drop is as dangerous as a vial
We've got a problem child

I don't gamble like I used to
Got nothing left to spare
You practice deep breathing
But I don't come up for air
I might lose you
With one turn of the dial
Got a problem child

Days pass as the Lord intended
Suffering aside
This can't go on
But we can't say goodbye
I know we used to
But it's been a while
It's a problem child

Bygones go by
But they're never gone
Need a new way to heal
One that doesn't take so long
One that's not so hard to reconcile
A problem child

In the streets with ill-intention
Running from the law
Filed an extension
For my fundamental flaw
All along they've been keeping a file
For the problem child

Performed By:

Ben Harper – Bass, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Geoff Burke – Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Flute
DJ Johnny Juice – Additional Drums, Percussion, Turntables

Album Version