"Price Tag" as written by and Carrie Rachel Brownstein Corin Lisa Tucker....
The bells go off
The buzzer coughs
The traffic starts to buzz
The clothes are stiff
The fabrics itch
The fit's a little rough
But I suck it in
To every stitch
Try to fit inside the glove
I scramble eggs
For little legs
The day's off in a rush

It's 9 am
We must clock in
The system waits for us
I stock the shelves
I work the rows
The products all light up
If I could flip the switch
The system fix
I could move us to the top
The numbers roll
It's time to go
I'm never fast enough

We never really checked
We never really check the price tag
When the cost comes in
It's gonna be high
We love our bargains
We love the prices so low
With the good jobs gone
It's gonna be raw

In the market
The kids are starving
They reach for the good stuff
Let's stay off the label
Just till we're able
To save a little up
The next big win
The ship comes in
No more worry for us
Just keep movie
The wheels keep turning
It's time to go pay up

We never really checked
We never check the price tag
When the cost comes in
It's gonna be high
We love our bargains
We love the prices so low
With the good jobs gone
It's gonna be raw

I was lured by the devil
I was lured by the cause
I was lured by the fear
That all we had was lost
I was blind by the money
I was numb from the greed
I'll take God when I'm ready
I'll choose sin till I leave

We never really checked
We never check the price tag
When the cost comes in
It's gonna be high
We love our bargains
We love the prices so low
With the good jobs gone
It's gonna be raw


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"Price Tag" as written by Corin Lisa Tucker Carrie Rachel Brownstein

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    Song MeaningIn an interview SK gave to the BBC about No Cities the interviewer asked specifically how much of the new album was inspired by their real lives, citing the lyrics of Price Tag "scrambled eggs for little legs" as an example. Corin did say that lyric was a direct example of having two small children for whom she does cook scrambled eggs every morning for but that the song is about economic struggle in America and that the character of the song is someone working a minimum wage job and trying to make ends meet.
    rob1015689on March 26, 2016   Link

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