The lyrics to this one are pretty opaque. Tonight the Stars Revolt!
, as with Powerman 5000 as a whole, were built around a science fiction and comic book aesthetic. This song fits into that.
The other hit to come off this album, "When Worlds Collide
," clearly references an old science fiction film, but "Nobody's Real" has no such obvious connection. It seems to reference the notion of genre fiction in general, judging by the opening verse:Scary monsters
And super peeps
The more you dream the less you sleep
Life as you know it