I see places
Fashionable places
Where are all the right people go
To stand in line
Beneath the lights

All perfectly designed
For killing time

I see people
Fashionable people
Go where the right people go
To watch themselves
For themselves
All for one

And none for all
Stand against the wall
'Cause you're so over it all

ROBOT: Individual, I'm an individual

So this is nothing personal-
I ain't got nothing against you all....
But if you cant select something that's really your own-
Then why bother selecting at all?
And if there's anybody actually listening now who
finds this uncomfortable-
Just wait for the end of the music,

Just wait for the end of the music.

Lyrics submitted by spyfoxguy

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    My InterpretationIf there's one song in the world that's philosophically punk, this is it. The lyrics feel awfully vague, but based on the title, I think I can grab some sense out of it:

    The "fashionable people" are people who are not individuals. Their sense of self is derived from suggestions recommended to them by those in higher positions than them: mostly figures in popular culture.

    "To watch themselves for themselves" likely refers to the fact that those who are not individuals watch media such as television, movies, etc with characters who are stereotypes, flat characters who also have been influenced by popular culture, and these non individuals do it for themselves, selfishly. They watch people just like them because they want it.

    I think the rest of the lyrics are virtually self-explainable.
    MaxDG1013on May 28, 2015   Link

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