"Problem Girl" as written by and Robert Kelly Thomas....
Don't let 'em get where they're going to
You know they're only what they think of you
You heard of this emotional trickery
And you felt like you were learning the ropes
But where you're going now you don't now

And when the kids on the street say
What's your problem girl
And the weight of their smile's just
Too much for you to bear
When they all make you feel
Like you're a problem girl
You're no problem at all
You're no problem at all

Pride like promises can let you down
You thought that you'd be feeling
Better by now
You worry all the things they could do to you
You worry about the things they could say
Maybe you're seeing things the wrong way

If you stand or you fall
You're no problem at all

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"Problem Girl" as written by Robert Thomas Rob Thomas

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    General Commentoh my god i love this song
    it only took thirty seconds of this to convince me to actually go out and buy the cd (which i am happy i did)
    this is definately one of the sweetest songs ever. it's just telling someone that you care for them and that they could never be too much work to care about no matter what anyone else says
    it's both classic rob thomas and new/different. eee. i love it.
    silentmelodyon May 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is constantly stuck in my head..I love it so much! It's basically telling this girl not to worry about all the other people that are making her life harder...He's telling her that she just needs to forget about the others and remember that she isn't a problem.
    inconceivableon May 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourites on the cd, for sure!! :) It makes me feel better...it lets me know that it will be ok in the end, that you just have to face others and be strong when people critizes you...
    I suffer so much because ot that...and I'm struggling all the time with myself...this song reminds me that it's basically all in your head, and you shouldn't care about others so much.

    "You thought that you'd be feeling better by now..." I have told myself so many times that I would change my ways...but I rarely do. So Rob, once again, thank you for embracing my soul like you always did.
    Gabigson August 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song got stuck in my head and is one I listened to over and over again when it was up for listen on VH1.com prior to the album's release. I remember Rob saying it originally wasn't going to be on the CD, but he ended up adding it. Mari also said she swears Rob wrote it for her before they even met. Whatever the story, it is a great song.
    Chris Dixonon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is definitley about letting go of other's negative thoughts about you and being stronger because of it. there was a time in my life when those around me kept me feeling alienated and on the outside because of a life decision i had made, and i was down very low because of it. those people's opinions of me mattered to me more than my own... but then i heard this song and it opened my eyes to what was happening aorund me. the line "You know they're only what they think of you" stuck with me. the people keeping me down, my critics, were criticizing me for things they themselves were guilty of. once i stopped worrying about what people thought, they saw the confidence blooming, and would never dare speak those things to me again. i figured out that i was not a "problem" and let it be known. if i didnt give them a reason to believe i was a "problem," they could never say i was.
    Thanks Rob Thomas!
    Nicklox25on January 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me happy to be me again, and my heart lighter. I want to thank BonJoeV for sticking with me through all of it. L u
    problemGirlon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentomg this is the first time i heard this song and it moved me to tears its awsome
    ashleydawn22on November 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEveryone thinks you are the problem that causes them to be sad. They smile fakely and it makes you feel worse. And he is saying that it isn't her fault. You worry about what they think and say, and you don't have to. You can stand and ignore them, or fall and listen. But she isn't really the problem, she is just who they blame.
    CSIloverlovesMB20on May 14, 2010   Link

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