Julian Hamilton has explained the lyrics as follows: “The song has definitely been adopted as an anthem by fans, which is great, but originally, I wanted to write a song about boat people in Australia in detention centres, and this horrible phenomenon where people come out here in search of a better life and we lock them up'.''
''I felt so horrible about the way we treat these destitute people that I wanted to write a…
I'm here with all of my people
Locked up with all of my people
So let me hear you scream if you're with me