Talking bout, do they sew wings on tailored suits
This is an incredibly powerful line, one that condenses the underlying message of the entire song. It brings to mind the fact that the fabulously wealthy (who can afford “tailored suits,”) are not beyond the reaches of depression. In fact, since they lead a shallow life, in which no one takes them seriously, and they have plenty of time to contemplate their existence, they might be more prone to suicide than working class citizens. The money that provided Frank with the tailored suit cannot save him depression that makes him consider jumping from the ledge.
The titular super rich kids aren’t afforded an emotional advantage just because they have an economic one. All in all, they don’t have emotional superpowers, even if they are expected to enjoy the gifts they have been given. They are just as fragile as “regular” kids.
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