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Every Saturday morning is a car dance party when we’re estate saleing. Without fail, we’ll flip back and forth between pop music and NPR–admittedly quite a spread, but Britney and “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me” are two of our favorite things. Our past favorites include selections from LMFAO, Gotye, and fun., as all are guaranteed to get our moods up and our shopping game ready. Plus, we can better justify a fast food breakfast if we do some car calisthenics.

Summer music seems to be experiencing a new high, as every song on the radio has that-hang-out-in-the-pool-and-sing-along kind of vibe. One song in particular had us from the first saxophone and beat. If you haven’t heard “Thrift Shop” from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, you’re missing out! The lyrics include truths such as, “I’m gonna pop some tags, only got $20 in my pocket…”, “I’m huntin, looking for a come-up, this is really awesome!”, “one mans’ trash, that’s another man’s come-up”, and on and on. And, the attitude that Macklemore has in this video? SO PERFECT. Exactly how we feel when we are out at sales!

What’s a come-up, you ask? It’s a slang term, similar to saying something is “up and coming” – indicating the next big thing. We’re always on the hunt for the next come-up!

Below are the clean lyrics, audio click here.

Here’s the video (warning: language).

Hey, Macklemore! Can we go thrift shopping?

What, what, what, what… [many times]

Bada, badada, badada, bada… [x9]

I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up
This is *** awesome

[Verse 1:]
Nah, walk up to the club like, “What up? I got a big ***!”
I’m so pumped about some *** from the thrift shop
Ice on the fringe, it’s so damn frosty
That people like, “Damn! That’s a cold ass honkey.”
Rollin’ in, hella deep, headin’ to the mezzanine,
Dressed in all pink, ‘cept my gator shoes, those are green
Draped in a leopard mink, girls standin’ next to me
Probably shoulda washed this, smells like R. Kelly’s sheets

But ***, it was ninety-nine cents! (Bag it)
Coppin’ it, washin’ it, ’bout to go and get some compliments
Passin’ up on those moccasins someone else’s been walkin’ in
But me and grungy *** it man
I am stuntin’ and flossin’ and
Savin’ my money and I’m hella happy that’s a bargain, ***
I’ma take your grandpa’s style, I’ma take your grandpa’s style,
No for real – ask your grandpa – can I have his hand-me-downs? (Thank you)
Velour jumpsuit and some house slippers
Dookie brown leather jacket that I found diggin’
They had a broken keyboard, I bought a broken keyboard
I bought a skeet blanket, then I bought a kneeboard
Hello, hello, my ace man, my Mello
John Wayne ain’t got nothing on my fringe game, hell no
I could take some Pro Wings, make them cool, sell those
The sneaker heads would be like “Aw, he got the Velcros”

[Hook x2]

What you know about rockin’ a wolf on your noggin?
What you knowin’ about wearin’ a fur fox skin?
I’m digging, I’m digging, I’m searching right through that luggage
One man’s trash, that’s another man’s come-up
Thank your granddad for donating that plaid button-up shirt
‘Cause right now I’m up in her stuntin’
I’m at the Goodwill, you can find me in the (Uptons)
I’m not, I’m not sick of searchin’ in that section (Uptons)
Your grammy, your aunty, your momma, your mammy
I’ll take those flannel zebra jammies, second-hand, I rock that ***
The built-in onesie with the socks on that ***
I hit the party and they stop in that ***
They be like, “Oh, that Gucci – that’s hella tight.”
I’m like, “Yo – that’s fifty dollars for a T-shirt.”
Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition
Fifty dollars for a T-shirt – that’s just some ignorant ***
I call that getting swindled and pimped
I call that getting tricked by a business
That shirt’s hella dough
And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t
Peep game, come take a look through my telescope
Tryna get girls from a brand? Man you hella won’t
Man you hella won’t

(Goodwill… poppin’ tags… yeah!)


I wear your granddad’s clothes
I look incredible
I’m in this big ass coat
From that thrift shop down the road
I wear your granddad’s clothes (damn right)
I look incredible (now come on man)
I’m in this big ass coat (big ass coat)
From that thrift shop down the road (let’s go)


Is that your grandma’s coat?

Get in your car and dance your way to find the next big come-up!!