On my way home from work the other day, I popped in an old, old CD: dcTalk’s Nu Thang, which was produced in 1991. Aside from the astonishing discovery I could still match Toby Mac lyric for lyric, I was surprised by the depth and truth in some of their lyrics. Specifically, their song “Things of This World.” All of the lyrics can be found here, but here’s my favorite part.
Our mind transforms a want to a need
A simple process that we call greed
Ya say ya like to have money, well i do too
The problem starts when the money has you
Workin’ overtime to keep up with the pace
A lifestyle that you want to embrace
But it’s 2 steps from where your needs are met
You’re keepin’ up with the Joneses, but your all in debt
Which will lead to stress, not meeting the bills
While ya sportin’ a Benz with all the thrills
The domino effect’s gotcha life in check
A temporary stitch and ya livin’ a wreck
Love it. “Transforming a want to a need,” “The problem starts when the money has you,” “You’re keepin’ up with the Joneses, but your all in debt,” “A temporary stitch and ya livin’ a wreck.” Who knew? Toby Mac, MTait, and K Love were financial advisors? Till next time, Jack.