I just sat there and read the lyrics to "All Falls Down" because my girlfriend said that line reminded her of me, which is kinda true. Then, I sat and read through the whole thing and the third verse kinda hit me.
We'll buy a lot of clothes but we don't really need em
The things we buy to cover up what's inside
Cause they made us hate ourself and love they wealth
That's why shorties holler, "Where the ballers at?"
Drug dealers buy Jordans, crackheads buy crack
But the white man get paid off of all a dat
But I ain't even gon act holier than thou
Cause fuck it, I went to Jacob with 25 thou
Before I had a house and I'd do it again
Cause I wanna be on 106 and Park pushing a Benz
I wanna act ballerific like it's all terrific
I got a couple past due bills, I won't get specific
I got a problem with spending before I get it
We all self conscious I'm just the first to admit it
That pretty much summed up my attitude towards materialism. Sure, it's bad, but I still do it regardless of what people think. This week alone I purchased a The Hundreds t-shirt, a Mishka t-shirt, a Play Cloths t-shirt with a beanie and a belt. That's about $170 in clothes. I usually can justify it and if I can't, I just say "Well, I'm not buying anymore clothes, I promise". I might be lying.
I had a dream I could buy my way to heaven
When I awoke I spent that on a necklace
I told God I'd be back in a second
Man its so hard not to act reckless
Even though I don't wear necklaces, it's nice to know Kanye sees where I'm coming from. Unfortunately, he's wealthy enough to buy my entire block and I work a regular job. Go figure.
Edit: I'd like to add, though, I do pay my bills on time before anything. I'm not that gaudy.