Title: Somethin' Bad

​Artist: Miranda Lambert with Carrie  Underwood

Economic Concepts: Money; Store of Value; Medium of Exchange

Details: Two women choose to keep their excess income under their mattress.  By keeping the money there and waiting to use it at a later date, possibly to buy drinks at a bar, they are illustrating money as a store of value.  Money is used as a store  of value as a means for holding wealth.  In other words, people may choose to hold their wealth as cash knowing that the money will not deteriorate or lose much value over time.  Another function of money is as a medium of exchange, basically meaning that people use money to buy goods and services.       

Lyrics
Stand on the bar, stomp your feet, get clapping
Got a real good feeling something bad about to happen

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Pulled up to the church but I got so nervous
Had to back it on up, couldn’t make it to the service
Grabbed all the cash underneath my mattress
Got a real good feelin’ something bad about to happen

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Ran into a girl in a pretty white dress
Rolled down a window, where you heading to next?
Said I’m heading to the bar with my money out of the mattress
Got a real good feeling something bad about to happen

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Stand on the bar, stomp your feet, start clapping
I got a real good feeling something bad about to happen
Drinks keep coming, throw my head back laughing
Wake up in the morning’ don’t know what happened
Whoah, something bad
Whoah, something bad

Now me and that girl that I met on the street
We’re rollin’ down the road, down to New Orleans
Got a full tank of gas and the money out of the mattress
Got a real good feelin’ something bad about to happen

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

'Bout to tear it up down in New Orleans
Just like a real-life Thelma & Louise
If the cops catch up, they’re gonna call it kidnapping
Got a real good feelin’ something bad about to happen

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Stand on the bar, stomp your feet, start clapping
I got a real good feeling something bad about to happen (ooh)
Drinks keep coming, throw my head back laughing
Wake up in the morning’ don’t know what happened
Whoah, something bad
Whoah, something bad

Stand on the bar, stomp your feet, start clapping
Got a real good feeling something bad about to happen
Now the drinks keep coming, throw my head back laughing
Wake up in the morning’ don’t know what happened
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Whoah, something bad
Whoah, something bad

EconGoneCountry

Supply and demand with a twang


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