Magpies

Glitter in the air, we are strangers / I had nothing, and I liked it that way
You changed my world, and I let you / Money talks, and I listened in

‘Cause everybody wants to have / The new sensation
And every day we’re living out / Our billboard dreams
But shiny cars and brand-new clothes / Don’t change what matters
But what matters to you / Might not matter to me

Or are we all magpies with the bright lights? / We can’t see what we want
So we reach for the shiniest thing / We’ve found on the ground
And we hold it up and say / Hey look at this, I don’t know what it is
But I’m just so proud of it / And no, you can’t touch it / ‘Cause I swear that it’s mine

Well money makes the world / Go round and round / And here I thought
It was angular momentum / There’s no such thing as free in this life
So if you find it cheap / You’d better start collecting

‘Cause everybody wants to have / The new sensation
And every day we’re living out / Our billboard dreams
But fancy houses and king-sized yachts / Don’t make you matter
But I’m starting to see / Most people don’t agree

But they’re just magpies with the bright lights / They can’t see what they want
So they reach for the shiniest thing / They’ve found on the ground
And they hold it up and say / Hey look at this, I don’t know what it is
But I’m just so proud of it / And no, you can’t touch it / ‘Cause I swear that it’s mine

Oh, well hey look at this / I don’t know what it is / But I’m so in love with it
And no, you can’t touch it / I swear that it’s mine / ‘Cause I saw it shine first

Glitter in the air, we are strangers / I had nothing, and I liked it that way

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