But why am I still looking for a golden age?
You tell me that I ought to have a golden wage

from Animal Collective – Monkey Riches Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Avey asks himself why he should focus his career into obtaining greatness or a ‘golden age’, this could notably refer to the success of Merriweather Post Pavilion, and that by doing this he ought to get well paid for it. He suggests to us that it might not be possible for one to do be both fulfilled with their work and also be financially rewarded for it.

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