This is about Ryan Key, the lead singer, speaking to the idea that people are ultimately the masters of their own destiny. They're talking about really owning up to what you want to do in your life. He cites his own personal journey from dropping out of college to pursue his dream of being a songwriter, and the band's decision to leave their hometown of Jacksonville for California. "It's like, I'm not going to stay here just because you tell me I have to. A lot of those people who say that are doing the 9-to-5 and they're not happy. You have to do what you want to do," Ryan says.
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