“There is nobody but me who is for me”
This is about how everybody is mainly for themselves. My mother grew up with this saying.
Context of the Performance:
This piece essentially means that you have to think about yourself and stand up for yourself when necessary because nobody else will.
This reminds me of the saying “This is a dog eat dog world” meaning that everybody is only looking out for themselves. There is definitely truth to this saying, especially considering the individualist society and culture that is ripe with competition in the United States today. People generally do not do something good for others unless it benefits themselves.