Thursday, April 24, 2008

More Money Music

Here's another list of money music from my iPod. Like my first list of money songs, these are not all explicitly about money but they all have lyrics that have something to do with money, consumerism, greed, aspirations, and dreams of the good life, or at least sound like they do when taken out of context!

U don't have 2 be rich 2 be my girl
--Prince, "Kiss"

Of all the things that money can buy
Freedom's never cheap

--Style Council, "How She Threw it All Away"

But I've got to have the car I need it for the weekend.
I've got to have the stereo,
And a couple of deletions
I've got to have the freezer
Put some fun back in my eating
I've got to have it all until I'm complete!

I want a New Toy, to keep my head expanding...

-- Lene Lovich, "New Toy"

And I won't be sorry if you won't be
And I don't want your pity or sympathy

But with just a few dollars
I can make it, just you wait and see
--"Conversation on a Barstool," as performed by Annie Ross, Short Cuts Soundtrack

The kind of freedom that you can buy
My bank won't lend me yet

--Neneh Cherry, "Ain't Gone Under Yet"

You've been reading some old letters
You smile and think how much you've changed

All the money in the world couldn't buy back those days.

--The The, "This is the Day"

Rockets, moon shots
Spend it on the have nots

Money, we make it

'Fore we see it you take it

--Marvin Gaye, "Make Me Wanna Holler"

It's always better on holiday
So much better on holiday

That's why we only work when

We need the money

-- Franz Ferdinand, "Jacqueline"

Paid off our house and then it fell into the ocean

--The Dandy Warhols, "Smoke It"

Folks say Papa would beg, borrow, steal to pay his bills.
--The Temptations, "Papa was a Rolling Stone"

Spend all my money on absolutely nothing
Need no man to pay for anything

--Imani Coppola, "Legend of a Cowgirl"

Everything is good because I'm living and I'm healthy
I'm not too concerned 'bout being poor or being wealthy

--Mary J. Blige, "Beautiful Day"

When you f*** it up later, Do I get my money back?
--Aimee Mann, "How Am I Different"
(also as performed by Bettye LaVette)

Treat me like your money
Love me, need me, want me
Take me wherever you go
Worship me your whole life
Pray for me at night
Treat me better than anyone you know

--Macy Gray, "Treat Me Like Your Money"

Whats the matter with your life?
Is the poverty bringing u down?
Is the mailman jerking u round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
--Prince, "Pop Life"

Try dancing that mess around!


Anonymous said...

best of all, Southside Johnny's I'm So Anxious (lyrics Billy Rush)

Won't you come to Florida for a vacation?
The tan developer beckons from the television
They know they got me because I'm an insomniac
Records, detergents, here's the latest Pontiac
The got me so conditioned now that
When they talk I just react
Why they throwing it all at me?

I'm so
I'm so
I'm so anxious

Hard sell pressure got to keep the motor running
Stimulate your need to satisfy something
You don't want to be the one who never gets in line
You don't want to be the one who's always left behind
Pick up that phone you're running out of time
Why they throwing it all at me?

I'm so
I'm so
I'm so anxious

Anonymous said...

I cant believe that you dont have CREAM by the Wu Tang Clan.

Cash Rules Everything Around Me