I need love
You need love
Give me love
And I'll give you my love

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Evan Roman & Macklemore) – A Wake Lyrics on Rap Genius


Everyone needs to give love and to be loved to be truly happy.

This could also be referring to the impulsivity of the generations that Macklemore comments on in the beginning of the first verse that look only to gain pleasure, love being something far less meaningful, only meaning that pleasure. At the end of the song it loops back to this interlude after he says hes going to ignore a lot of the issues at stake, not caring about the future. The presence of this interlude at the beginning and at the end of the song reflects how this is just a commentary on the apathy, not a call for change, because he feels powerless to change it.

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