Aspbergers + Imposter Syndrome
I think there's at least two layers here:
1: Narrator is "on the spectrum" and thinks everyone is using too many unnecessary smarmy words - unctuous. And can't figure out the true intentions or even the reason others are talking to him - they are robots that can't be understood or deciphered.
2: Then narrator goes a step further and thinks that he isn't actually doesn't deserve credit for anything positive - Imposter Sydrome.
Now neither of these themes is new to the Johns. Most direct to #1 is "Hope you don't become a Robot!" which also (from allusion to how they're numbers and that's great) I personally think reflects someone on the spectrum too. And very recently for #2 is "The Greatest". —Preceding unsigned comment added by Minimumwage (talk • contribs) 13:34, July 11, 2018
I'm sorry, John, I'm afraid I can't do that
I'd like to add that the chorus can also be read "You're an Unctuous Robot: U.R., U.R." --184.108.40.206 09:53, 26 October 2018 (EDT)