We all self-conscious, I'm just the first to admit it
The third use of this corny-ass word gives the song a nice sense of unity and coherence. It was also the title of a previous version of this song.
We all do the things he names in this song (albeit sometimes subliminally) such as spending more money than we have and buying things (figuratively and literally) to forget the fact that were not really free. But he’s the first person to bring up the elephant in the room.
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