"Money" as written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Anthony Jackson, Ronnie Moore and Charles Fearing....
Money, get away
Get a good job with good pay and you're okay
Money, it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I'll buy me a football team

Money, get back
I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack
Money, it's a hit
Don't give me that do goody good bullshit
I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a Lear jet

Money, it's a crime
Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a raise it's no surprise that they're
Giving none away, away, away

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by kek

"Money" as written by Roger Waters

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  • +11
    General CommentThe best line is "share it fairly, but don't take a slice of my pie".

    You hear people all the time complaining about inequality but when it comes down to it, you can bet they really think along this line.
    stoney6on June 17, 2009   Link
  • +10
    General Commentit became as a classic due to the economy Britain was in at 1975, but remains as if Floyd are singing about our own today situation ;)
    hahelalon August 16, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General Comment"money, its a hit" how more true can it get? people are like cattle. if your neighbor buys a new car, well hell yeah u need it to! ....thats how people think. Its disgusting. theres a story by dr. seuss. its called the sneetches. READ IT.
    zoso5353on December 09, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthe Sax is intregal. IT cements the entire song as a really sleazy backhanded treatise on the corrupting influence of filthy lucre. I hate when the classic rock station only plays the edited version
    Hungryforalynchinon February 12, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe person who said this song is a "Randian style objectivist-esque, libertarian defence" is a moron. Please stop listening to Floyd and go listen to Ki$$, I think that band will be more to your liking.

    Money is about greed. It is about the addiction we have of money and the insanity greed can bring. That is not to say they are innocent of this, but at the same time they are not positively about money and greed.

    PS: Rand was a pseudo philosopher. It is generally known among most philosophers and professors of philosophy that she had a poor understanding of the philosophy she would reference. The is/ought problem for example. Furthermore, the last thing I can see Roger Waters calling himself is an objectivist. He's described himself as socialist, his music clearly illustrates this and he constantly speaks out against imperialist interventions, which Rand supported, such as corporation theft of middle-eastern oil.
    Insaniacon May 30, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThough with fitting to the whole desires for money, could it be possible that PF was talking about americans in general? I mean, america IS the most money hungry country in the world, or i should say the society is. Could PF actually be diggin on american culture? This is just a theory. ANy thoughts?
    Indy4202on March 13, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHey, the sax is good. Goes well in the song. Not like that sax solo in My Lovely Horse.

    anyway I like the line

    'money, it's a hit'

    comparing it to a drug. Seems appropriate, as we can't seem to get enough of it, and our wholes live often seem devoted to obtaining more.
    Mahakalaon April 12, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think this song is about greed, and people's hypocrisy when they criticize somebody about being greedy. The first two verses are about a guy who's hording all the money and possesions he can, the last line is about the narrator of the song noticing how people can criticize others for keeping so many possesions while the poor suffer, and yet, the people that criticize won't give any of their money to help either.
    Mr.Graveson February 17, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMoney isnt really the root of all evil. Its the gas that fuels the machine. Money Fuels the machine which seems to me to be the "evil" throughout the Pink Floyd's music.
    Hupfon June 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSax is good, buddy! :-)
    There is a guitar solo which follows anyway, same tune almost, and followed by background vocals for the very same tune! Hail Roger!
    sipayion May 13, 2002   Link

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