Out of student loans and tree-house homes we all would take the latter

Twenty_One_PilotsI heard this super-catchy song on the radio this week. Twenty One Pilots is a young band and their first hit Stressed Out includes the following lyrics:

Out of student loans and tree-house homes we all would take the latter

Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days
When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out

We used to play pretend, give each other different names
We would build a rocket ship and then we’d fly it far away
Used to dream of outer space but now they’re laughing at our face
Saying, “Wake up, you need to make money”

Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days
When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out

I don’t want to imply meaning where it doesn’t exist, but when things like student loans begin creeping into pop culture, it means something.