Issues – Julia Michaels (Kina Grannis Cover)

I’m jealous, I’m overzealous
When I’m down, I get real down
When I’m high, I don’t come down
I get angry, baby, believe me
I could love you just like that
And I could leave you just this fast

But you don’t judge me
‘Cause if you did, baby, I would judge you too
No, you don’t judge me
‘Cause if you did, baby, I would judge you too

‘Cause I got issues
But you got ’em too
So give ’em all to me
And I’ll give mine to you
Bask in the glory
Of all our problems
‘Cause we got the kind of love
It takes to solve ’em

Yeah, I got issues
And one of them is how bad I need you

You do shit on purpose
You get mad and you break things
Feel bad, try to fix things
But you’re perfect
Poorly wired circuit
And got hands like an ocean
Push you out, pull you back in

‘Cause you don’t judge me
‘Cause if you did, baby, I would judge you too
No, you don’t judge me
‘Cause you see it from same point of view

‘Cause I got issues
But you got ’em too
So give ’em all to me
And I’ll give mine to you
Bask in the glory
Of all our problems
‘Cause we got the kind of love
It takes to solve ’em

Yeah, I got issues
And one of them is how bad I need you

And one of them is how bad I need you
(I got issues, you got ’em too)

‘Cause I got issues
(I got)
But you got ’em too
So give ’em all to me
(You got ’em too)
And I’ll give mine to you
Bask in the glory
(I got issues)
Of all our problems
‘Cause we got the kind of love
(You got ’em too)
It takes to solve ’em

Yeah, I got issues (I got)
And one of them is how bad I need you (You got ’em too)
Yeah, I got issues (I got issues)
And one of them is how bad I need you (You got ’em too)
Yeah, I got issues (I got)
And one of them is how bad I need you

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I love this song, I think everyone who has experienced relationship should relate to the song. In my opinion the song is about overcoming issues in a relationship and let them become reminder of how far the relationship has been going. In my opinion Kina Grannis sings the song way better than the original singer does. It feels like the message and the beat synced better in this version. 

I’m jealous, I’m overzealous
When I’m down, I get real down
When I’m high, I don’t come down
I get angry, baby, believe me
I could love you just like that
And I could leave you just as fast

This part of the song tells about emotional state where one side of relationship can just be so mad or so sad in times. Ego most of the time become the number one factor that flares up a simple disagreement into a resentment or worse. 

But you don’t judge me
‘Cause if you did, baby, I would judge you too
No, you don’t judge me
‘Cause if you did, baby, I would judge you too

When conflict happens it is easier to defend our position and judge other for having bad perspective. This is how small argument turns into an attack and counter attack game, while the actual problem remains unaddressed. 

Here the author says it is important to put things in perspectives, instead of judging our significant other for what we think is right.

‘Cause I got issues
But you got ’em too
So give ’em all to me
And I’ll give mine to you
Bask in the glory
Of all our problems
‘Cause we got the kind of love
It takes to solve ’em

Poor communication when a couple in anger might trigger a bigger disaster. This part of the song suggests us to be as open and honest as possible to our partner, to share every problem and issue, to tell what we think and what we feel and make the relationship as simple as possible. 

You do shit on purpose
You get mad and you break things
Feel bad, try to fix things
But you’re perfect
Poorly wired circuit
And got hands like an ocean
Push you out, pull you back in

When one becomes so emotional it is more likely for them to break something, not only in terms of breaking physical things or kind of abusive relationship, but also breaking someone mentally. Like, when we are so hot headed we say things that are not suppose to be said, which might psychologically hurt our partners. 

For some people those words might be just words, but for others it might be a big deal for them. Fixing things after breaking it might not make it fully recovered as it used to be. 

And after all of those things, we still love our partners. Eventhough sometimes we just want them to stay away, but we always wish them to come back to us all over again.

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