Red wine and tan lines
Colour our differences
You feel less satisfied
The more that you acquire

Black cabs and bar tabs
To help you get away
‘nd you feel quite justified
To feed your magpie’s eyes
You’ll be happy
When you’re willing
To share
..
Worn holes in old clothes
Wait for the hand-me-downs
Tethered, tangled, and tied;
The suit that fits too tight

Hide behind the bread line
Hunger howls our pockets dry
‘nd It should cripple your pride
To know others won’t survive
We’ll be happy
When we’re willing
To share
..
Gather the right minds
‘nd Slowly through time
All the right minds
Ignoring patience that we lack
Will inform the new minds
And likely incline all the new minds
Will in turn replace the old way
Will change you easily
Great ideals will be replaced

Red wine and tan lines
Colour our differences
Economic divide
This doesn’t suit me fine


Lyrics submitted by Aragorn224, edited by berglaseffect

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    Song MeaningIt's a song about the true cost of materialism and excess.

    "You feel less satisfied
    The more that you acquire"

    Material possessions can bring pleasure, but they won't necessarily bring happiness. Sometimes, the reverse is true. We can become desensitized.

    The song exposes the main reason being obsessed with materialism is a problem: we live in a world where other people are suffering. How can we justify our own indulgences when people 'Hide behind the bread line' with 'Worn holes in old clothes'?

    As the song goes on to say:
    'It should cripple your pride
    To know others won’t survive'

    The song is still hopeful, suggesting that - over the generations - all of the 'new minds' will come together, with a 'patience we lack'. They will do something about the 'economic divide'.

    As the last line says, the current situation is not fine. We should learn to share our wealth around more.
    berglaseffecton February 28, 2017   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song's pretty much about superficiality and how people define themselves with the accumiliation of useless stuff. We'll pretty much be happier if we all learned to share.
    MorseCodeStutterson January 22, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's a song about the true cost of materialism and excess.

    "You feel less satisfied
    The more that you acquire"

    Material possessions can bring pleasure, but they won't necessarily bring happiness. Sometimes, the reverse is true. We can become desensitized.

    The song exposes the main reason being obsessed with materialism is a problem: we live in a world where other people are suffering. How can we justify our own indulgences when people 'Hide behind the bread line' with 'Worn holes in old clothes'?

    As the song goes on to say:
    'It should cripple your pride
    To know others won’t survive'

    The song is still hopeful, suggesting that - over the generations - all of the 'new minds' will come together, with a 'patience we lack'. They will do something about the 'economic divide'.

    As the last line says, the current situation is not fine. We should learn to share our wealth around more.
    berglaseffecton February 28, 2017   Link

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