Some boys kiss me
Some boys hug me
I think they're ok
If they don't give me proper credit
I just walk away

They can beg and they can plead
But they can't see the light (that's right)
'Cause the boy with the cold hard cash
Is always Mister Right

'Cause we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Some boys romance
Some boys slow dance
That's all right with me
If they can't raise my interest then I
Have to let them be

Some boys try and some boys lie but
I don't let them play (no way)
Only boys who save their pennies
Make my rainy day

'Cause we're living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl
Living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world
Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world

Boys may come and boys may go
And that's all right you see
Experience has made me rich
And now they're after me

'Cause everybody's living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl
Living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

A material, a material, a material, a material world

Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world
Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world

Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world
Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material



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"Material Girl" as written by Robert Rans, Peter Brown

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  • +4
    General Comment:i think Madonna is SO great! this entire song is sarcastic, shes not materialisic at all, shes making fun of beverly hill girls that are.
    HeatHBabyon September 27, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:I think at a time she was, because she admits it. lol She basically describes the shallow way of using boys for power, money and the like. And face it, we've all had our moments where we want to be freakin' material girls.
    TheModNymphon April 29, 2003   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:This song still remains EXTREMELY relevant today. So many people want so much superficial stuff. "A new cellphone, a fourth car, a ton of money." All of us are guily of wasting our money when it should go to charities and environmental causes.
    Person117on February 16, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:This is a great, sarcastic pop song
    thereisnoiinteamon February 13, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:She's just being sarcastic about how money makes the world go round...
    moulin.rouge2001on December 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Adam Sandler's character quotes this song in the movie The Wedding Singer when he's talking to his love in the movie about how he can't measure up because he isn't rich, basically.
    samwaltonon July 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:sorry my friends but i can't see the sarcasm in this song XD
    and less when i see the real life of madonna
    come on
    this is just a cynical song, don't you think?
    betocrackson October 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I believe the lyrics are incorrect. "Some boys romance, some boys slow dance"?
    TheModNymphon April 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It means that Britney Spears has problems, if Madonna is her idol.
    Bodesteron October 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:love this song 80s madonna is awesome...Bodester obviously you are not a true 80s fan. I love everything 80s, I'm just pissed I was born in 91
    GoofyGooberon April 02, 2005   Link

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