Token Back To Brooklyn lyrics

The token back to Brooklyn fell between the grating
And we're just watching it sinking
The fare went up to one hundred dollars
And we can never go home again
The bill collector's drinking lighter fluid
And says he'll tell our parents
Our feet start running at a furious pace
But we can't get away

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What do you think is the meaning of Token Back To Brooklyn by They Might Be Giants?