Dig deeper in your pocket

by Samuel Thambusamy

Read closely the lyrics of the Song Ka-ching  

We live in a greedy little world–
That teaches every little boy and girl
To earn as much as they can possibly–
Then turn around and
Spend it foolishly
Weve created us a credit card mess
We spend the money we dont possess
Our religion is to go and blow it all
So its shoppin every sunday at the mall

All we ever want is more
A lot more than we had before
So take me to the nearest store

[chorus:]
Can you hear it ring
It makes you wanna sing
Its such a beautiful thing–ka-ching!
Lots of diamond rings
The happiness it brings
Youll live like a king
With lots of money and things

When youre broke go and get a loan
Take out another mortgage on your home
Consolidate so you can afford
To go and spend some more when
You get bored

All we ever want is more
A lot more than we had before
So take me to the nearest store

[repeat chorus]

Lets swing
Dig deeper in your pocket
Oh, yeah, ha
Come on I know youve got it
Dig deeper in your wallet
Oh

All we ever want is more
A lot more than we had before
So take me to the nearest store

[repeat chorus]

Can you hear it ring
It makes you wanna sing
Youll live like a king
With lots of money and things
Ka-ching!

Questions for group discussion

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1) What is this song all about? Would you agree with the song?

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2) Why do people go for bigger things – better things – branded things? What do you think is the logic behind shopping spree/spending spree?

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3)

“All we ever want is more
A lot more than we had before”
 It’s only human to want more. Comment!

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4) We buy things that we don’t need. With the money we do not have to impress people who don’t care. Comment!

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5) How important is “shopping” in today’s world? To what extent can you blame “advertisements”, “discount offers”, and “availablity, affordablity and accessiblity of goods and services” ?

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6) Jesus said, ”Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions” ( Lk 12: 15). Comment! 

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 7) Godliness with contentment is great gain (I Tim 6:6). Living in a  “I-shop-therefore-I-am” world, how do we build contentment into our lives?  What are the challenges that we are likely to face in a consumer world?
 

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One Response to “Dig deeper in your pocket”

  1. Hey there…

    Wasn’t what I was looking for, but good website. Thanks….

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