‘’Handlebars’’ by the Flobots is possibly one of the greatest songs to analyze due to the fact that it is a reflection of how powerful our human race is. For one, in the song they show two close friends choosing different routes to embark on in life. The video, which is superbly made, shows us what each friend decides to do in their life. If you analyze the lyrics, I believe that it is saying that we can use our free will and mind to uplift society, or add more negativity to it. Here are examples from separate parts of the song that help better describe the overall portrait.
I can make new antibiotics
I can make computers survive aquatic conditions
I know how to run a business
And I can make you wanna buy a product
Cause I can lead a nation with a microphone
With a microphone, with a microphone
And I can split the atom of a molecule
Of a molecule, of a molecule
Look at me, look at me
Driving and I won’t stop
And it feels so good to be alive and on top
My reach is global, my tower secure
My cause is noble, my power is pure
Bottom line, as humans when we use our mind to its best and most elevated ability, we can do so much. Plus, with our free will we can decide to either do positive things with our talents or negatively contribute to the world…it’s our choice.