P!nk, Irrelevant: inside the lyrics and their meaning

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Irrelevant is the song released by P!nk on July 14, 2022. The song sends a strong message about the need to stand for our rights, and fans have been streaming the single intensively since its release. People wanted to delve deeper into the lyrics; this article will analyze it and provide the track’s meaning.

You can find the official video of the song below.

P!NK - Irrelevant (Official Video)

Irrelevant: the meaning of the lyrics

As a context, P!nk commented on the release of the song with these words:

“As a woman with an opinion and the fearlessness to voice that opinion, it gets very tiring when the only retort is to tell me how irrelevant I am,” Pink says in a statement. “I am relevant because I exist and because I am a human being. No one is irrelevant. And no one can take away my voice.” 

The American artist announced that she would donate the revenues from this song to Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote initiative, which aimed to increase participation in the voting process. But P!nk’s track is not specifically about elections: Irrelevant is a song about the importance of protesting as individuals, of expressing our positions. The world will always try to convince you that you are just a single person and that what you think is not that relevant. But we have to fight this point of view: nobody is irrelevant.

Now it’s a real parade
We’re all welcome now
As long as you feel afraid
That’s what’s it about

The singer invites everybody to join demonstrations and social debates whenever they feel a voice is needed. Because the voice of society is made by each of us, we can all contribute in our way.

You can call me irrelevant, insignificant
You can try to make me small
I’ll be your heretic, you f**kin’ hypocrite
I won’t think of you at all

The song also addresses those who try to diminish our importance as individuals. We must not care about those voices. They will try to bring us down, but that’s precisely because we matter. Because our actions can change things. The chorus quotes a famous line from The Who, The Kids Are Alright, inverting it:

The kids are not alright
None of us are right
I’m tired, but I won’t sleep tonight
‘Cause I still feel alive

At the core of the lyrics and their meaning, Irrelevant is a hymn to social participation. Make your voice heard because that’s the only way to make the world go in the right direction.

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The complete lyrics

I think it might rain today
Ash on the ground
Took all the heat we could take
And then burnt it down
Now it’s a real parade
We’re all welcome now
As long as you feel afraid
That’s what’s it about

You can call me irrelevant, insignificant
You can try to make me small
I’ll be your heretic, you f**kin’ hypocrite
I won’t think of you at all
Sticks and stones and all that shit
Does Jesus love the ignorant?
I like to think he’d gladly take us all

The kids are not alright
None of us are right
I’m tired, but I won’t sleep tonight
‘Cause I still feel alive
The kids are not alright (Not alright)
None of us are right (None of us are right)
I’m tirеd, but I won’t sleep tonight
‘Cause I still feel alive

I can’t tell thе difference
Between fight or flight
I guess I’m indifferent
Since I don’t have the right
I stay under covers now
I’m afraid to go out
I’ll wait for tornadoes
To come take me out

You can say that I’m ignorant, insignificant
But I’ve been here all along
I’ll be your heretic, you f**kin’ hypocrite
You can’t ever catch us all
Sticks and stones and all that shit
Does Jesus know I’m innocent?
I’d like to think he’d gladly take us all

The kids are not alright, no (Not alright)
None of us are right (None of us are right)
I’m tired, but I won’t sleep tonight
‘Cause I still feel alive
The kids are not alright (The kids are not alright)
None of us are right (None of us are right)
I’m tired, but I won’t sleep tonight
‘Cause I still feel alive
Oh-oh, yeah

Girls just wanna have rights
So, why do we have to fight? (Oh)
Girls just wanna have rights
So, why do we have to fight? (Oh)
Girls just wanna have rights
So, why do we have to fight? (Whoa, yeah)
Girls just wanna have rights (Oh-oh, yeah)
So why do we still have to fight? (Oh)

The kids are not alright, no
‘Cause none of us are right
I’m tired, but I won’t sleep tonight
‘Cause I still feel alive
These kids are not alright
None of us are right
I’m tired, but I won’t sleep tonight
I still feel alive

You can call me irrelevant, insignificant
I won’t call on you at all