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"Problematic" Meaning and Lyrics 

Problematic

Meaning:

Problematic is about facing problems and dealing with them regardless of how hard it might be. Running away may seem the best option, but it doesn’t solve anything and only make things worse. The song also points out a true friend will never give up easily but remains faithful through the tough times. As well, a true friend doesn’t patronize by saying what the other wants to hear, but patiently leads and guides toward dealing with the real issues.

The song may not depict the problems of every person specifically, but it creates a scenario each listener can personalize and use for encouragement. Thematically, the song climaxes in the bridge with, “Tomorrow will be brighter, I’m betting on the sun.” Of course, this is a word play on physical darkness being driven away by the rising sun versus a personal dark time being driven away by the influence of God’s Son.

Scripture correlations:

Flying away is problematic...
Prov 16;25 - There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. (NKJV)

You search the world for consistency, the first place to look is the mirror above your sink...
2 Cor 12:9-11 - And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness”... For when I am weak, then I am strong. (NKJV)

I want to know the truth and I'm not them, I want to know you...
Gal 6:1 - Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. (NKJV)

Tomorrow will be brighter, I’m betting on the sun!
Prov 4:18 - But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

Lyrics:

V1
Telling everybody what they want to hear
I'm not them, I want to know the truth and
I'm not them, I want to know you
Don't be fooled tonight, a bird isn't free when it’s in flight
It’s chained, chained, chained by the distance it creates with each wing and...

Chorus
Flying away is problematic, cause you’re not the only one being taken for granted
You search the world for consistency; the first place to look is the mirror above your sink
A home isn't subject to sacrifice; a family shouldn't be split twice
You’re alone, alone, alone, alone
While you still have one, please come home 

V2
When will you realize that you are loved?
It’s ok, it’s ok to be loved and I know, you never got enough
I know he hurt you, there's not much more we can do
It’s the past, the past, the past; the thing about the past is it can’t last... 

Bridge
And how are you feeling? Has anything changed from last night?
I’ve read all of your letters, fragments and splinters
Of ideas when brought to life would only give me shivers and shivers
Have you read a word you've written?
Have you heard a word I’ve spoken?
When will all of this sink in?
Why are all your mirrors broken?
Green of spring came with you, along with summer and fall
The moon can't affect the tide, the way you change me with your smile
Tomorrow will be brighter, I’m betting on the sun!
I couldn’t imagine a darker morning than one in which you’re...

Chorus
Flying away is problematic, cause you’re not the only one being taken for granted
You search the world for consistency; the first place to look is the mirror above your sink
A home isn't subject to sacrifice; a family shouldn't be split twice
You’re alone, alone, alone
While you still have one, please come home

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