Money Saving Monday: Zoe Muth
Photo credit to thezenderagenda.com
This is about inspiration. Like last week, inspiration to make the choice to not. In our consumer driven buy-buy-buy culture, examples of that can be hard to come by. As I previously mentioned, I saw Zoe Muth live a couple weeks ago. $17 tickets. (Yay!) Expensive drinks and food (Shoulda skipped). Overall a lovely show and a good time.
I’m somewhat new to Zoe’s music, but absolutely loving it. It’s twangy country western from Seattle. If you’re into that sort of thing, check her out. Even if you aren’t, there’s some lyrics worth taking a peek at.
This song has been on heavy rotation at my house. It’s fueling my ‘don’t buy stuff’ fire. Emphasis added by yours truly.
Whatever’s left. From
Take me down to the back side of town
Down by the railroad tracks
I don’t want to see what they are trying to show me
I want to see what’s slipped through the holes and the cracks
And you can take what is new
All I want it something true
You can block the sun you can stand still while we run
And make better time with every step we take
I thought I could live on what I had to give
But now you tell me I’ve made some mistake
Am I the one who’s been misled
Holding on to the hopes that the others left for dead
What will we do when our strength and our money’s been spent
Will our love survive by some strange accident
I want to hear you say
When something is broken or something is bent
I want to hear you say
We can make do with whatever is left
We swore on the buttons of our coats
And the laces of our shoes
Our backs to the wind a broken world ours to mend
We didn’t have much else to lose
Just a song to sing
If we’ve still got that well ain’t that something?
Take the old make it new
Make it over, make it do or do without
Take what you find from what others left behind
The ashes and the bones and the echo of that shouted word
That I still don’t know
But somehow I still cannot let it go
Or take a listen
Ok, so it’s not just about stuff. There’s a more important relationship theme in there, but with a non-consumer spin. I can get behind that when it comes to people, and certainly when it comes to how I spend my time. Thanks Zoe for the addition to my personal soundtrack!