Our money is elastic. Our money is elastic. Gotta get milk for the baby and our money is elastic. Decapitative laughter is keeping us alive. Cavalcades of losers, losing their minds. Hoping for disaster. Settin' off alarms. Amid all of the deranged. Amid all the charmed. Do you remember that time when we thought we were gonna die? Well, baby, nothing much has changed. And yet they haven't been the same since at all. Our money is elastic. Our money is elastic. Gotta get milk for the baby. Gotta bet milk for the baby.


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    General CommentThe phrase about money being elastic means a young couple don't need to make a lot of money to provide for their child. Parents can give their kids a good childhood even if they are poor. They just have to love their kids and get them the basics. (It's counter to the common notion that parents must do everything they can for their family, including work that pays well but helps ruin the world. That mindset makes every evil in the world justifiable, as long as you're doing it to feed your family.)

    "Cavalcades of losers, losing their minds. Hoping for disaster. Settin' off alarms. Amid all of the deranged." - these verses refer to the alienation a young, poor family can feel compared to the middle class families bent on the appearance of succes.

    gamoson February 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgamos, I think when he says the money is elastic, he's implying that they're 'stretching' their money. For example, a paycheck that's only enough to support them for one week, gets spread out to cover a longer period of time, to make what little they're making last as long as possible.
    atraaeternaon December 07, 2010   Link

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