What I really need is a job off CraigsList
This is a response to the previous line. He’s saying that imagining material rewards begins to twist our motivation. Often times, we even expect these things just to come to us.
In suggesting that he really just needs a job off CraigsList, Macklemore is saying to be practical. Stop dreaming of wealth, get a job, and see what it’s really like. CraigsList often has odd or low-grade jobs. Macklemore could be alluding to the fact that the reality of most people’s work is far from the glamour that they imagine it will bring them. He’s saying that instead of thinking about shoes and necklaces and material things. That people should be thinking about getting a job, and could look on craigslist.
A user comments: “Craigslist actually has many jobs and I know many people including myself, friends, and family that have found both bad and good jobs, featuring local businesses and larger chains.”
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