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Macklemore: Wings Meaning


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Song Released: 2011

Wings Lyrics

I was seven years old, when I got my first pair
And I stepped outside
And I was like, momma, this air bubble right here, it's gonna make me fly
I hit that court, and when I jumped, I jumped, I swear I got so high
I touched the net, momma...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 6th 2013 report

    Macklemore discusses how he bought a nice pair of expensive shoes to impresse his friends and make him cool. He grows up and realizes that he fell into the consumer culture and that the price he paid for his shoes wasn't just $100 dollars, but the cost of his own being. He realizes that shoes are only shoes and that people need to realize that. Like the people who murdered a kid from his school for his shoes. You need to be your own person and not let what you wear be the only thing that represents you.


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    Sep 25th 2012 report

    I think it's about buying things, mostly brands, to impress other people. We buy just to fit in a trend, to seem cool but in the end it's just another shirt, or, like in this case, another pair of shoes.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 23rd 2013 report

    it about the pursuit of identity through the means of consumerism.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 24th 2019 report

    I believe that he is touching multiple topics. Consumerism, social classification, and more. He is basically telling you not to decide who you are based on what you wear but wear who you are. If that makes any sense.

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 31st 2017 report

    I feel he is giving a false message when he is still suffering from this so call "consumer identity" he is trying to discourage, he himself has an insanely large sneaker collection, and even has his own signature pair of 6's

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2017 report

    I think this song means the how people spend ridiculous amounts of money just to fit in society

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2014 report

    Definately coming back to this website. It gave me a good leg up on analyzing things and gave me different view points, even though I ultimately made the decision.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 4th 2014 report

    What is the tone of this song?

  9. anonymous
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    May 21st 2014 report

    Why buy so many shoes and keepin em in a box just cuz you don't want to crease them if you are not even gonna wear them? I do own 4 pairs of Kobe 9s but I don't keep em in a box; just wear one colourway each week on court. And I do have Jordan 5s but I just wear em for casual wear and I do keep em in good conditions by cleaning once a week.

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2013 report

    I believe its all about consumerism. We watch some of our favorite celebrities, they have something and we want it like them. It starts at a young age, that we need to be an exact replica of one of our idols and with such expensive pro gear we will be as good as them. We want to be the best and to do that in our mind we need to have the most expensive.

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 30th 2012 report

    To me, Its talking about how stupid the prices for shoes are. Like when he said "I think Phil Knight tricked us all". He mmeant that somehow phil knight made so that people bought a hundred dollar pair of basketball shoes, but when you get em, you dont want to crease em so you leavve in the boox

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 6th 2012 report

    For me personally its a uelrty good perspective. I meet those who rather say what they suppose others desire to hear. Good and well written! I am going to come back to your website undeniably!

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