TUNE Gracie Martin & The So Beautifuls - 10%
I was waiting tables and trying to get over my ex when I wrote this song. I was questioning every memory of our relationship and furious at how much emotional labor I put in to someone who didn’t value me. Being forced to question my value in someone’s eyes invited the language of capitalism into my most intimate self. Although I ask to be tipped fairly for emotional labor in the song, there’s a deep sadness underpinning the desire to put capitalist structures onto something so vulnerable.