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Thrift Shop – Song Lyric Sunday – Clothes

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Thrift Shop – Song Lyric Sunday – Clothes

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For today’s SLS ,our host Jim Adams, of A Unique Title For Me, has given us the topic of Clothes. This can include pretty much anything, such as hat, shoes, pants, scarf, shirt, tie, etc. Thanks so much, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly musical challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link. 🙂

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Old song or newer song, that was the question for me. There were so many I could think of.

I went with this one, because I like it a lot, and the fun of shopping at a thrift shop is something I do all the time. So I can relate to the song and the video.

caution: there are some bad words 

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I read that the video was filmed in several thrift shops in the Seattle area.

The song illustrates Macklemore’s interest in buying cheap clothing from thrift shops, disdaining designer labels and trends. (from the Wiki article)

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“Thrift Shop”, by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz, was released from their album, “The Heist”, in 2012. It was written by Ben Haggerty and Ryan Lewis.

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[Intro]
“Hey, Macklemore, can we go thrift shopping?”
What what, what, what
What what, what, what
What what, what, what
What what, what, what
What what, what, what
Bada, bada, bada doo da
What what, what, what
Bada, bada, bada doo da
What what, what, what
Bada, bada, bada doo da
Bada, bada, bada doo da
Bada, bada, bada doo da
Bada, bada, bada doo da
Bada, bada, bada doo da

[Chorus: Wanz]
I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket

I’m, I’m, I’m huntin’
Lookin’ for a come up
This is fucking awesome

[Verse 1: Macklemore]
Now, walk into the club like, “What up, I got a big cock!”
Nah, I’m just pumped, I bought some shit from a thrift shop
Ice on the fringe is so damn frosty
The people like, “Damn, that’s a cold ass honkey!”
Rollin’ in hella deep, headed to the mezzanine
Dressed in all pink; except my gator shoes, those are green
Draped in a leopard mink, girl standin’ next to me
Probably should’ve washed this, smells like R. Kelly sheets
(Pissssss…) But shit, it was 99 cents!
Fuck it, coppin’ it, washin’ it

‘Bout to go and get some compliments
Passin’ up on those moccasins
Someone else has been walkin’ in
Bummy and grungy, fuck it, man
I am stunting and flossin’ and saving my money
And I’m hella happy; that’s a bargain, bitch!
I’ma take your grandpa’s style, I’ma take your grandpa’s style
No, for real, ask your grandpa
Can I have his hand-me-downs? (Thank you!)
Velour jumpsuit and some house slippers
Dookie brown leather jacket that I found diggin’
They had a broken keyboard, I bought a broken keyboard
I bought a skeet blanket, then I bought a knee board
Hello, hello, my ace man, my mellow
John Wayne ain’t got nothing on my fringe game, hell no
I could take some Pro Wings, make ’em cool, sell those
The sneaker heads would be like, “Ah, he got the Velcros.”

I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket

I’m, I’m, I’m huntin’
Lookin’ for a come up
This is fucking awesome

I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket

I’m, I’m, I’m huntin’
Lookin’ for a come up
This is fucking awesome

[Verse 2: Macklemore]
What you know about rockin’ a wolf on your noggin?
What you knowin’ about wearin’ a fur fox skin?
I’m diggin’, I’m diggin’
I’m searchin’ right through that luggage
One man’s trash, that’s another man’s come up
Thank your granddad for donatin’ that plaid button-
up shirt ’cause right now, I’m up in hurr stuntin’
I’m at the Goodwill, you can find me in the bins
I’m not, I’m not stuck on searchin’ in that section (Mens)
Your grammy, your auntie, your mama, your mammy
I’ll take those flannel zebra jammies
Second hand and I’ll rock that, motherfucker
The built-in onesie with the socks on the motherfucker
I hit the party and they stop in that motherfucker
They be like, “Oh, that Gucci? That’s hella tight”
I’m like, “Yo, that’s 50 dollars for a t-shirt.”
Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition
50 dollars for a t-shirt, that’s just some ignorant bitch shit
I call that getting-swindled-and-pimped shit
I call that getting tricked by business
That shirt’s hella dough

And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t
Peep game, come take a look through my telescope
Tryna get girls from a brand?
Man, you hella won’t! Man, you hella won’t!

Goodwill, poppin’ tags, yeah!

[Chorus: Wanz]
I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket

I’m, I’m, I’m huntin’
Lookin’ for a come up
This is fucking awesome

[Bridge: Wanz]
I’ll wear your granddad’s clothes
I look incredible
I’m in this big-ass coat
From that thrift shop down the road
I’ll wear your granddad’s clothes (damn right)
I look incredible (now come on, man)
I’m in this big-ass coat (big-ass coat)
From that thrift shop down the road (let’s go, come on!)

[Chorus: Wanz]
I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket

I’m, I’m, I’m huntin’
Lookin’ for a come up
This is fucking awesome

“Is that your grandma’s coat?”

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lyrics found on geniuslyrics

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And just for fun is this one:

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This is a song that was in the movie version of the musical, “Annie”. Good movie – good song.

It was written for the soundtrack by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin.

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Hey, hobo man, hey, Dapper Dan
You've both got your style
But brother you're never fully dressed
Without a smile

Your clothes may be beau brummelly
They stand out a mile
But brother you're never fully dressed
Without a smile

Who cares what they're wearing
On main street or Seville row
It's what you wear from ear to ear
And not from head to toe that matters

Hey, hobo man, hey, Dapper Dan
You've both got your style
But brother you're never fully dressed
Without a smile

Your clothes may be beau brummelly
They stand out a mile
But brother you're never fully dressed
Without a smile

Who cares what they're wearing
On main street or Seville row
It's what you wear from ear to ear
And not from head to toe that matters
The lovely Boylan sisters

So, Senator, so, Janitor
So long for a while
Remember you're never fully dressed
Without a smile
You're never fully dressed
Without a smile

Who cares what they're wearing
On main street or Seville row
It's what you wear from ear to ear
And not from head to toe that matters

So, Senator, so, Janitor
So long for a while
Remember you're never fully dressed
Though you may wear the best
You're never fully dressed without a

Smile, you're never fully dressed
You're never fully dressed
You're never fully dressed
You're never fully dressed without a
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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2019 BS

 

So You Want to Visit a Junk Store?

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So You Want to Visit a Junk Store?

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I love going to junk stores, and thrift shops. There are so many things to see. Some are regular household goods, but other things are strange to see.

Some of these stores are neatly arranged, yet others are just thrown together higgelty-piggelty in a haphazard way. It doesn’t matter to me, I like them all.

I don’t usually have any certain thing I’m looking for to buy, but if I see something cool, I’ll get it … just because.

Don’t be put off by the aged and  funky smell of some of these places, or the strange people that may be there. It’s just because the stuff in there is used and pretty old, and the people are most always friendly and helpful.

Still you want to give the place a chance and look around for a little while. You never know what kind of treasure you might find.

Here’s a look inside the latest one we went to.

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You’ve seen these posted before:

  • Front door made of red metal mesh
  • Pink side door by red brick walls (pecans in front of door)
  • Large opened parachute with mannequin legs in the middle
  • Some wooden chairs

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Okay, we’ve entered the building. First we see a shelf of old boots to the left, and right in front of you is an old refrigerator painted red. It is chock full of magnets of all kinds. There’s even one of a ghost that says “Ive Been Booed’. ~  Everything is for sale.

Then there is a motorized scooter of black & white. Yes, it’s inside the store up by a shelf of who knows what.

Farther in there is a big round wood table, and behind that is a shelf of fabric decorator pillows, and a large sign. The sign says ‘The Nat. Ballrooms Caravan of the Stars’. It is blue and white with some stars.

Then, just a long shot photo of one area, full of junk. There are flags, an angel, a rack of clothes, a Christmas tree, a Darth Vader doll, an Uncle Sam Doll, and lots of unidentified things.

Back in the room with tons of books, there is a door that has a Halloween witch pasted on it.

Another section of the store has wigs. Lots of wigs, wig heads and also hats of all types. They look funny all gathered together. One even has straggly hair, a floppy hat, and another has sunglasses  on it.

Next we see an old fashioned weight and fortune scale. It is upright, yellow and red. It says ‘Character Readings – Your Future’. There are some old brooms beside it.

The last photo is of an old fashioned cash register, brown with white number buttons to push.

That’s about all the photos I took that day, but this store was huge, and jam packed with even more junk. We stayed quite awhile just discovering all kinds of odd things.

Did I buy anything? I can’t even remember. We saw so much stuff, and went to some other places that day, I mostly just took photos. 🙂

Now, I’m ready to go junking again. How about you?

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~ Handy Tip ~ You’ll be best to wear old clothes (not your finest), and make sure you have plenty of hand sanitizer wipes!

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And this is the ghost sign on the outside wall of the junk store. I took this right before we left.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS