Wings by Macklemore
Why did i choose this song?
What lyrics relate to economics?
This line of the song shows that wealth has a lot to do with kids reputations. They feel like they need to have whats new to be cool.
"Air Max's were next,
That air bubble, that mesh
The box, the smell, the stuffin', the tread, in school
I was so cool"
These lines show that this kid was excited to have the new best thing. He felt like it was going to make him cool at school.
Here it is shown that he knows his new shoes are hard to buy, so he thinks he is better because none of his friends are fortunate enough to get a pair.
This line shows that he knows he isn't very good at basketball, but with the Air Jordan's on his feet he doesn't have to be good at it, as long as he looks cool on the court.
This line shows that everybody wants a pair just because they are well known and valuable.
For a hundred dollars and some change
Consumption is in the veins
And now I see it's just another pair of shoes"
These lines show that he thought it was a dream come true to have a pair of Air Jordan's he spent a hundred dollars and some change for them and now he realizes that they are just like any other ordinary pair of shoes.