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"Thrift Shop" is a song originally by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis that Melanie Martinez covered. She uploaded it to her YouTube channel on January 31st, 2013. She also performed the song multiple times, including for a talent show she participated in.

Background

Melanie uploaded this cover to her YouTube channel a couple months after she was eliminated from The Voice.

Theme

This song was written about how much twenty dollars can do. It explains that with only twenty dollars, you can buy a lot of clothes from a thrift shop. More well-known labels can cost a lot of money, and by going to a thrift shop that money can be used to buy more.

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Lyrics

[Hook]
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket
I-I-I'm hunting
Looking for a come up
This is awesome
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket
I-I'm hunting
Looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome

[Verse 1]
Walk up in the club like, "What up, I got a big-"
Nah, I'm just pumped, just bought some shit from the thrift shop
Ice on the fringe is so damn frosty
People like, "Damn, that's a cold ass honkey!"
Rollin' in hella deep, headed to the mezzanine
Dressed in all pink; except my gator shoes, those are green
Draped in a leopard mink, girl standing next to me
Probably should've washed this, smells like R. Kelly's sheets

[Hook]
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket
I-I-I'm hunting
Looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket
I-I'm hunting
Looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome

[Verse 2]
Shit, it was 99 cents
Coppin' it, washin' it
'Bout to go and get some compliments
Passing up on those moccasins
Someone else been walking in
Bummy and grungy, fuck it, man
Stunting and flossing and saving my money
And I'm hella happy; that's a bargain, bitch
I'ma take your grandpa's style
I'ma, I'ma, I'ma take your grandpa's style
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, bought a broken keyboard
I bought a blanket, then I bought a knee board
Hello, hello, my ace man, my mellow
John Wayne 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, "Ah, he got the Velcros"

[Hook]
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket
I-I'm hunting
Looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket
I-I'm hunting
Looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome

[Bridge]
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
I look incredible
I'm in this big ass coat
From that thrift shop down the road

[Hook]
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket
I-I'm hunting
Looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket
I-I'm hunting
Looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome

Trivia

  • In some performances of this song, Melanie removed the swear words.