They say that gold's the skin of the gods
You can’t take the band there when you’re gone
If gold is the skin of the gods, then what is a bandaid of the gods? Cash. Money is an artificial substitute for gold, just as a bandaid is an artificial substitute for skin.
Macklemore uses clever word play with the well known phrase: “you can’t take it with you when you die” which always refers to material wealth.
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