Wings by Macklemore

Kendall Sanders

Why did i choose this song?

I chose the song called Wings by Macklemore. I chose this song because it deals with demand and elasticity, and also has a focus on the market for Air Jordan Shoes. Also, this song shoes that if something is popular or new, than kids will do whatever they have to, to get it.

What lyrics relate to economics?

" Yo, i stick my tongue out so everyone can see that logo"


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.
"My friends couldn't afford 'em"


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.

"On the court I wasn't the best, but my kicks were like the pros"


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.

"We want what we can't have, commodity makes us want it"


This line shows that everybody wants a pair just because they are well known and valuable.

"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"


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.