Nothing But Thieves – Can You Afford to Be an Individual? lyrics

I couldn’t be anything that I didn’t wanna be
It’s stubborn as hell or a problem with authority
‘Cause it won’t mirror your image of masculinity
Oh did I disappoint ya?
Sorry to disappoint ya

What will you do when the vultures come for you?
Will you run and hide?

And now we’re breeding a feeling of animosity
Our thoughts are tribal, go viral and now it’s deafening
Oh how we’re loving the comfort of pack mentality
The internet has teeth and
It eats and eats and eats ya

So are you scared of your introspection?
Why could that be?
Oh, maybe you object to what you find there
And as you stare into your own reflection
What do you see?
Your black hole for a soul

And as your stare into your reflection what do you see?
Your black hole for a soul

So how’s it being a prisoner of your own illusion?
Up on a pedestal reveling in your own confusion
I see you hide behind your alter or your constitution
But you can’t live forever
In your own echo chamber

And you’re so scared of the people up in your fairyland
But how can you hate something you don’t even understand?
Oh, you’re a walking contradiction in a MAGA hat
It’s where I wanna be
God bless the land of the free

So who are you to tell us where we do and don’t belong?
And who are you to tell us who to love and who to not?
Because your mother told ya you would win when you were young
Oh it’s a boys wonderland, we know it now

But now the liberals aren’t liberal, they’re just as venomous
And you can’t have an opinion unless you’re one of us
No second chances, you’re branded, your kind are dangerous
We’re bringing each other down
We’re tearing each other down

So have I gotta kill myself to be original?
And if I f****** hate you all am I a criminal?
Can you afford to be an individual?
Can you afford to be an individual?