"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)" as written by Neil Tennant and Christopher Lowe....
I've got the brains, you've got the looks
Let's make lots of money
You've got the brawn, I've got the brains
Let's make lots of

I've had enough of scheming and messing around with jerks
My car is parked outside, I'm afraid it doesn't work
I'm looking for a partner, someone who gets things fixed
Ask yourself this question, Do you want to be rich?

I've got the brains, you've got the looks
Let's make lots of money
You've got the brawn, I've got the brains
Let's make lots of money

You can tell I'm educated, I studied at the Sorbonne
Doctored in mathematics, I could have been a don
I can program a computer, choose the perfect time
If you've got the inclination, I have got the crime

Oh, there's a lot of opportunities
If you know when to take them, you know?
There's a lot of opportunities
If there aren't, you can make them
Make or break them

I've got the brains, you've got the looks
Let's make lots of money
Let's make lots of
Money

You can see I'm single-minded, I know what I could be
How'd you feel about it, come and take a walk with me?
I'm looking for a partner, regardless of expense
Think about it seriously, you know, it makes sense

Let's (Got the brains)
Make (Got the looks)
Let's make lots of money (Oh money)
(Let's) You've got the brawn
(Make) I've got the brains
Let's make lots of money (Oh money)

I've got the brains (Got the brains)
You've got the looks (Got the looks)
Let's make lots of money (Oh money)
Money


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"Opportunities" as written by Christopher Lowe Neil Tennant

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    My InterpretationJust listening to the song and the lyrics, I seem to get the idea it's about prostitution. Very sly and under the radar... but still prostitution.
    donthurlemogurlxon November 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPet Shop Boys should have gotten more credit for talent and originality
    curefan1on September 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a guilty pleasure, but what can I say? I love this song.
    murasaki_vchan21on June 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNOT a guilty pleasure........... But what can I say? This song is great... Like the Pet Shop Boys. I don't know what this song is about, but nevertheless it is a great song.
    Giackson July 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me this is a glorious send up of all things consumerist, again Tennants lyrics are top notch, showing that writing for Smash Hits paid off nicely... u can't get more 80's than this, tho the production beats the pants off Stock, Aitken and Waterman anyday!! PSB's are the best (and most underatted) pop act of the 80's apart from the Police.
    Davehepcaton March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've got the brains,you've got the looks,lets make lots of money.A classic line.
    endeavouron March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClassic line, classic song and classic video.
    Classic Pet Shop Boys.
    JpnGhton April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo releases of this and I'm not sure which I like best. The first, almost quietly spoken in a sinister way, the second, shouting from the rooftops. In the first video, Neil looked suspiciously Jewish, with a colourful 'production' line theme for the second. An 'opportunist' is an Arfur Daley or Delboy type - one who takes advantage of another's "talent" (the talent of being a mug) for money.
    honestfion August 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningWhile there may be some satirical intent in some of the tone and wording, the song seems to be mainly a straightforward proposal of business partnership. In a theme particularly common to the 1980s, however, the singer doesn't hesitate to mix business with pleasure and money with love.

    The potential partner is evidently a beautiful and strong-minded woman ("you've got the looks" and "you've got the brawn") and the singer boasts about his intellectual and financial prowess to her. (He's a graduate from a very prestigious college, he can work a computer, etc.) He wants her to be his "partner in crime" for some kind of get-rich-quick scheme ("If you've got the inclination, I have got the crime"), but this may also be a marriage proposal. The satirical element lies in the possibility that this is a love song; if so, it's about the very unique kind of love that might exist between two ruthless corporate people seeking financial success together.
    Inyarearon June 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery symbolic of 80s get-rich-quick wealth and greed, written and sung with the perfect sneer.

    The video with the decomposing Neil has always been one of my favorites. The "coda" to the song in that video is pretty disturbing too... clearly showing how fleeting wealth can be.
    BrockMartinon July 31, 2009   Link

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