the problem lyrics – kmfdm

there was a hearing
the rules were broken by one
followed by another

the evidence was presented
an overwhelming list of infractions

an overwhelming representation
of one’s maladjustment to the system
the hearing was about him
about his att*tude
about his behavior

he is, he represents
no, he embodies the problem
if he is expelled, the problem
will go away

our solution

a person with a problem
i believe there’s no such thing
as a person with a problem
if there is a problem it’s a problem with the system
the system of home and family
of school and community

he is not in this alone
he is not the problem

a reflection of the system
a mirror image of ourselves and our work

we acknowledge not all kids fit
our ancillary design
and when they don’t fit
they become the problem

the problem
expel the problem
make it go away
expel the problem
make it go away, make it go away
make it go away

/ kmfdm lyrics