from BALM IN GILEAD

Old Enough

  • written by Rickie Lee Jones and David Kalish


    Something’s changed
    It’s not that I fear but
    Maybe it’s that I took care of you
    too many times,
    And you grew weaker for a kindness
    Sometimes kindness from a friend
    can break a man

    I can understand
    You sit there like a child-man
    I never meant to make you cry
    I’d turn the clock but how can I?
    You’re Old Enough to know
    You’re Old Enough to know

    Why do you shun me
    when I treat you with respect?
    You’ve been my best friend,
    joy and happiness
    But without a tender kiss sometimes,
    We may as well say goodbye...

    Cuz late at night,  as the cars go by,
    I lay here and watch you try
    to pretend you’re not breaking inside
    For someone to sing in your ear...
    I can understand...
    You sit there like a child and beg,
    But if you want me to stay,
    Baby has to cry sometime
    Don’t be kind to me,
    I wanna walk away...

    You’re Old Enough to know
    You’re Old Enough to know
    You’re Old Enough to know
    Ah, you’re Old Enough to know


length: 4:21 minutes

Featuring Ben Harper: Vocal

Rickie Lee Jones: Piano
Jon Brion: Baritone Guitar
David Kalish: Bass, Guitars, Piano, Hammond B-3
Pete Thomas: Drums
Ben Harper: Slide Guitar
Tom Evans: Saxophone
Brian Swartz: Trumpet
Arnold McCuller: Backing Vocal
Horns Arranged by Rickie Lee Jones

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