Lyric discussion by WizardlyFriend 

The literal meaning is pretty obvious, but I think he's kind of singing it tongue in cheek, and trying to say that if only everyone would try a little harder we'd all be better off, but even he can't escape apathy. "I'm on strike against all this laziness" Supposed to be funny in my opinion, going on strike against laziness. "I'm not saying I'm better than them I don't have the kind of time to spend With slacker types trying to be my friend"

Basically, we all hate our boring jobs, and all that nonsense, and then we all complain when other people don't go the extra mile for US. He wishes everyone would try harder: "I'd prefer if the world was on speed"

Just a little bit extra I picked up aside from the obvious meaning.

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