This song was borne from observing people's behavior in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. Singer Jonny Hawkins
explained to Billboard
"There's a lyric: 'Everybody, everybody lies. Everybody, everybody buys it. Everybody, everybody, we all divide.' People, when they hear this song, if they're on the right or the left, they're going to think we're talking about their opposite or the candidate they hate or whatever. That's fine, they can identify with it that way, but when we say, 'Everybody,' we mean literally everybody.
I'm talking about the people on Facebook as much as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I think they're equally as much a part of the problem with how our discourse and dialogue with each other is so flawed."