this is older and wiser Perry. Contrast with 1991, at their peak, when he's all optimistic:
"I wish I knew everyone's nicknames..." "Got a little game, take it to the park, don't care who plays" etc its like "yeah, let's go for it! all in this together! the more the merrier! possee!"
then you get to this track, and he's like "... hell, can't please everyone, can't be everybody's friend..." older, more world-wise. What is important isn't the crowds, it's the close friends you have.
or something :)