— What was the inspiration behind the lyrics?
— "Turn right at the crossroads, that's where your heart wants to go. Can you look me in the eyes and say that this is the right call".
Humans are herd animals. We tend to do whatever everybody else does, because we are afraid of being let out, or being "the weird ones". One of the hardest things in life is to stand up when all others remain seated. So many talented people never get to live out their full potential, because they have this fear of being judged.
On the other hand, the ones that have stood up often tend to judge those who have not been able to go their own ways. Even though it's brave to stand up, we all have reasons for the paths we take and one path is not for everyone.
The lyrics in Like the Other Boys are painting a picture of the dynamic between the risky parts of individualism and the safe aspects of collectivism.