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Consumerism and America - "Wings" - Macklemore...

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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 03:41 AM
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So... this has been a song long lost in my playlist that I thought I'd share. It's obviously relevant to one of the most crucial aspects of our current situation. That being the consumer mentality, and how we define ourselves by money, desires, and idolatry.

Part of the song follows his story with a pair of shoes, not just any shoes... some Nike's like the pros.

Enjoy!







I was seven years old, when I got my first pair
I stepped outside
And I was like, Momma, this air bubble right here, it’s gonna make me fly
I hit that court, and when I jumped, I jumped, I swear I got so high
I touched the net, Mom I touched the net.. this is the best day of my life




We want what we can’t have, commodity makes us want it
So expensive, damn, I just got to flaunt it
Got to show ‘em, so exclusive, this that new shoe
A hundred dollars for a pair of shoes I would never hoop in

Look at me, look at me, I’m a cool kid
I’m an individual, yea, but I’m part of a movement
My movement told me be a consumer and I consumed it
They told me to just do it, I listened to what that swoosh said
Look at what that swoosh did
See it consumed my thoughts
Are you stupid, don’t crease ‘em, just leave ‘em in that box


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So much more than just a pair of shoes
Nah, this is what I am
What I wore, this is the source of my youth
This dream that they sold to you
For a hundred dollars and some change
Consumption is in the veins
And now I see it’s just another pair of shoes


If you don't like this song... well


Everyone else!


This song may not appeal to everyone, but EVERYTHING in this song is something I witnessed through out my childhood into high school and post. It's crazy sometimes, to think how we can equate worth, status, ability, and all other kind of attributes to a person based on what they wear. What kind of shoes they choose to define themselves with.

"Nice Shoes"




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