Roadkill

Album: Notes On A Conditional Form (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • 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."

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