Gartland, Orla - Problematic Lyrics




One night I had a dream
That everything wasn't as bad as it seems
Now I just wanna go back
I just wanna go back

Next day, I looked around
About as helpful as the dirt on the ground
Now I just wanna go back
I just wanna go back

My guard is down and I feel pathetic
The world's gone mad and I just don't get it
I can't even try
The TV's on but I just see static
And everything, feels so problematic
So I'll cry 'til you pull the wool back over my eyes

Two shots, into the crowd
It all goes over my head like a cloud
Now I just wanna go back
I just wanna go back

Maybe this is deja vu
Maybe I can't see the fun
Maybe it's just been a shit year for everyone
Maybe I'm a coward being cryptic
Or maybe this is all apocalyptic
Apocalyptic, apocalyptic

My guard is down and I feel pathetic
The world's gone mad and I just don't get it
I can't even try
The TV's on but I just see static
And everything, feels so problematic
So I'll cry 'til you pull the wool back over my eyes

Maybe this is turbulence
Maybe it'll come and go
Maybe it's a secret that we can only dream to know
Maybe it's all there for us to ignore
Or maybe I just need to learn to smile more

Maybe this is deja vu
Maybe I can't see the fun
Maybe it's just been a shit year for everyone
Maybe I'm a coward being cryptic
Or maybe this is all apocalyptic
Apocalyptic, apocalyptic

My guard is down and I feel pathetic
The world's gone mad and I just don't get it
I can't even try
The TV's on but I just see static
And everything, feels so problematic
So I'll cry 'til you pull the wool back over my eyes
So I'll cry 'til you pull the wool back over my eyes





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Gartland, Orla Problematic Comments
  1. The Sneakye

    Is this song on Spotify? Its so chill I love it !

  2. Amy Betteridge

    First song I thought of after the election results this morning. I literally feel useless lol

  3. Goss Kamperis

    Orla, you could sing a recipe or a shopping list and make it sound good :)

  4. Tania Pandia

    this is my soundtrack to 2019.

  5. Along The Lanes

    Don't know if this ever was about Brexit, but that's been my interpretation all along... Crazy that three years on from the song, it's still a shit year for everyone... :S

  6. Ella Heckman

    This is geniousssss also, I spy a Joni Mitchell record?? As if you couldn't get any cooler <3

  7. David Honeyman

    That's so f*kin beautiful. I'm all teary

  8. lili menu

    After 3 years, I still can't get over the fact that this has never been officially released. Still hoping :'(

  9. MiguelPpM

    Song really lets me reflect.

  10. Trevor Rhyans

    Almost three years and this song is still real af

  11. luke gerhard

    your voice is bliss

  12. aryfis

    love u <3

  13. David Larcher

    Thanks Orla. That was lovely.

  14. Putrizuka Sensei

    I love your song!

  15. MissRandomComment

    This is my daily inner dialogue put into a song. Thank you.

  16. Evangeline ASMR

    Orla bby please put this on Spotify!! I can't cope

  17. Gabriel Martinez

    Orla, I am the type that rarely cries; not because I don't want to, but because it is difficult to let my emotions loose enough. Music is my passion and the few times I have cried have been to music. Right now, I am going through a pivotal moment in my life, and I have many emotions bottled up. I stumbled upon your music today and for some reason, listening to this song moved me so much that I just started crying uncontrollably, and even now as I type, I am still tearing up. I thank you so much for that. I can tell you genuinely feel the music you write and it. You are truly a beautiful soul. Much love.

  18. Mial Dee

    PLS PLS WHAT ARE THE CHORDS

  19. nick grennan

    Your voice is almost as beautiful as you are!!! 🖤

  20. Moebius Bedroon

    I hate it when my cable goes out too

  21. Tsukayna

    who are you, and why have you stolen my heart..

  22. Stacey Staser

    I keep coming back here. I haven't heard music that makes me feel so much for so long.

  23. Kaylyn Pratt

    this whole song is very 2016

  24. Sam Cooper

    I beg you Orla, please release this as a single x

  25. Nada

    oh the lyrics hits closer to home now...

  26. Katya Torres

    My dad just listened to this and says it is as genius as a Simon and Garfunkel song. I agree, it is beautiful

  27. Sophie DeWael

    Release more of your music!!!!

  28. Alexa Cáceres

    i hope she records this on studio someday:(

  29. dania

    that´s exactly it

  30. MIRA

    I love your songwriting and that you film your recording setup! lol at that second laptop

  31. kes kay elisa

    its been over two years and i still can't figure out the piano part

  32. In Awe of Donna Shaw

    Featuring this on my singer/songwriter stream at 8:00 PM EST! Hugs!

  33. Andrea Victoria

    you’re voice sounds so calming 😭❤️

  34. Ellie

    I love this more than I realised

  35. Katelyn Pollock

    amazing song writing

  36. APOCALYPTO

    my favorite song of yours:)

  37. In Awe of Donna Shaw

    I can't quit listening to this! You are awesome!

  38. Daria Huber

    two years later but I want a recorded version of this on spotify x

  39. In Awe of Donna Shaw

    Although I love everything you do I must say this is my very favorite. It felt you were singing my heart! Thank you for this!

  40. AntoH

    Awesome! and nice to see Joni Mitchell in the background

  41. mathieu LARREGAIN

    This one is one of my favorite, I love it so much it keeps running in my head <3 <3 Thank you

  42. SpudCruncher

    Feeds my soul

  43. Ada Compton

    Lovedddd

  44. Edisen Excho

    I needed this! My sadness has been captured. Thank you, Orla! Orla need to be producing people's albums.

  45. Caroline Stern

    I don't get how you're not crying throughout the whole of that song - I've got the tears and sniffles from listining to the lyrics as this is how I feel about depression. Beautiful song and still hitting all the right nerves after two years! Thanks a bunch!

  46. Rhiannon Macey

    Coming back to this on New Year 2019

  47. Iván Delgado González

    Can I ask you how you record in that loop style? What software do you use an how you start - stop your individual loops for each instrument?

  48. Noa Aymamí

    in my balcony feeling someway

  49. Léo François

    PUT YOUR SONGS ON SPOTIFY OR I WILL KILL YOU.

  50. leavethecity8

    Solid bop

  51. Faye Kollig

    why havent all your one-woman youtube originals been released officially yet

  52. Jamie

    Why aren't any of these songs on Spotify they're so gooooood

  53. Andressa Nunes

    Joni Mitchell <3

  54. alex 655321

    Chords ?

  55. Elin Johansson

    Love your style and how god damn real you are! Keep it going

  56. Leann Klingensmith

    i thumbz up-ed it I hope it helped your self esteem :)

  57. ayura

    Please put this and 'overthinking' on spotify 🙇‍♀️

  58. Felisa Paige

    I would love to play this on the piano but i can't figure out the freaking chords. Please someone help me out because its killing me!

  59. elliott.

    fuck this is too relatable

  60. ilayda yalcin

    The way she projects her voice<3

  61. Peggy-Sue

    new favourite artist

  62. AKA,?

    maybe you just added ten years to my boring life.Finally some great music fills my ears.

  63. birdcreature

    I feel this so much??? thank you????

  64. itsamemyleo

    been listening to this non stop recently, it's so good

  65. heder

    This has got to be my favorite oh god.

  66. lalyl000

    How come you’re not selling this??? This is really good. Please record it!

  67. Paola Alves

    this is so sad, hope you're feeling happy right now.
    you're incredible! one of my little reasons to live.
    wish you the best!

  68. CJ Samuel

    it's been two years and im still waiting for this to be on spotify tbh

  69. HybridLPS

    Ahh my damn soul oml. I'm gonna cry. This is so beautiful omfg. I love youuuuuu 😍😍😍😢🤧

  70. Kaelyn

    I love your voice and song style! What do you use for the beat?

  71. Ashanti Sancho

    Oh my god why did I find you just now holy shit you're so talenteeeeeed you deserve more recognition yo

  72. MichellezzLife

    I'm not crying, you are

  73. christinealmia

    I just wanna go back.

  74. annalyn poulsen

    wow i seriously love this song so much

  75. Amanda Duffy

    Please put this on iTunes I’m begging

  76. elisabeth moss

    i relate. and i adore this song. love your voice and style.

  77. Sydney Shields

    I love the chordage of this song

  78. Meg Birch

    This is still my favourite song of yours, I listen to it a lot <3

  79. Dirkmiester

    Sometimes shit years make great songs!.

  80. Hunterishere

    I still haven’t stopped coming back here... please put this on Spotify ;-;

  81. Robocop Hacks

    Opening line is giving me some postal service vibes ;)

  82. ResponsiblyStoney

    This is a great song as well! 🤙🏼

  83. sierrasb

    you amaze me

  84. Oriana Riley

    god this song gets me back to the worthless feeling i had right after the 2016 election, bit disheartening to feel like your country hates you!!

  85. d-87 Resanovic

    aaa super!

  86. Boku77u

    The lyrics are really good

  87. Trazy Tracy

    u so awesome and inspiring

  88. Simon Greaves

    Who couldn't like this? Talented Girl! Love your style.

  89. curly katya

    You are really talented ! love it

  90. Musicellaneous

    Wow wow wow!!! So amazing!!

  91. John B

    Dying for this to be on Spotify! Love this song, listen to it constantly

  92. G Hyatt

    Love it, with certainty.

  93. Maddel

    It makes happy and sad at the same time to see how you're feeling this song

  94. Alex Daniels

    How do you have so little views? Don't let them change you.

  95. Isabel Dawes

    can you plEASE do a piano tutorial for this

  96. lili menu

    This song is so good that even 'good' is not enough to describe it. It just sounds amazing.... I try to cover it but it will never sound as wonderful as it does when u sing it... And the lyrics, and the video, and just you!!!!!! thank you for this xxx