Nothing more than something
They invest in

from Bob Dylan – It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Dylan is speaking of everyone who conforms to their crappy jobby job thinking they’ve got it made but in the end it’s only enough to purchase the same materials that they sell meaning they’re investing in themselves which in the end goes nowhere. Like the person who works at a retail store but gets off the shift to become the consumer at the retail store is only paying his own hours. Get it?

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