This confessional and comic country-tinged tune finds Matty Healy reflecting on touring America. He recalls anecdotal incidents that happen on the road, such as wetting himself at a Texas intersection. Healy also reflects on some of the stresses of touring.
There's a pressure all over my head And I know this is how I get paid, but It's not really how I wanna get laid
Healy is yearning for the days when his sex life was more active and sporting.
The song title does not appear in the lyrics but instead communicates Healy's angst about being victimized by the nation, i.e. becomes "roadkill."
And they're playing your song on the radio station Mugging me off all across the nation
The persecution of Healy varies from judgment of his sexual preferences to criticism "for being quiet during the election."