I never heard “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots before today when I first discovered the song thanks to Puddles Pity Party.
You don’t need a long time listening to the lyrics of the song to understand the universal emotions conveyed by it. The song compares the carefree childhood with the stressful adulthood.
Dreaming as a child of travelling to outer space are compared to adult worries about appearance and the need to make money.
The points are emphasized by the singalong chorus, “Wish we could turn back time to the good old days / When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out.”