I want to break free, but will they break me
Down, down, down?
Don't mess around

from Arcade Fire (Ft. David Bowie) – Reflektor Lyrics on Rap Genius


Don’t get the narrator wrong, he does not endorse the reflective age that he lives in, rather he wants to escape it.

However, he is fearful that if he does try to break away from it all then he, himself will become broken either emotionally or physically by some sort of higher force. It could just as easily be society or his peers, also sung about on Normal Person and Ready To Start

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