“Only a Song” is a protest. It’s a political warning. It’s sung from the perspective of a father speaking to his young son before bed. His son doesn’t know it, but grown ups of the world battle political lies, gun control, immigration, war, and countless other very real issues every day. He doesn’t want his child to bear the weight of today’s problems. His hope is that by the time his son is old enough to understand all of these issues, they’re only a song.