"I Got Money Now" as written by and Alecia B/elizondo Moore....
When I was a young buck
I tried to be liked by
Everyone
Everyone
I tried so hard to be funny and nice
I tried so hard to be sugar and spice
Didn't work for me
Got old quickly
But now I'm not losing sleep at night
No one's calling me on the telephone
To see if I'm at home
'Cause now I've got everything that I have ever wanted, or so it seems
Yeah, so it seems, yeah

[Chorus]
You don't
Have to
Like me
Anymore
I've got money now
I don't care
What you say
About me
Anymore
I've got money now

When I got a little older
I realized
It's all lies
There is no prize
There is no prize
There is no heartache if you can afford
Everything delivered right to your door
Responsibilities
This life is easy
So, now, girl with everything
How could she complain?
Cause she's got it made
Yeah, she's got it made
I don't need to be tucked in at night
Told that everything is gonna be alright
Is gonna be alright
'Cause I don't have to fight

[Chorus]

I wouldn't trade a dollar for some sense
I wouldn't trade a lifetime for some friends
I've got everything
And all is what it seems
I worked so hard all of my life
Just to have things I could call mine
I don't need no love
Cause I have got enough
So, now I don't mind being alone all the time
It's alright
I've got money now
That's what it's all about
And I'm so busy buying things and traveling the world
I don't have time for friends
Or family
And that's fine with me
So it seems

[Chorus: x2]


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"I Got Money Now" as written by Alecia Moore Michael Elizondo

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  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful. quite simple. She's kinda saying "so what" in a pouty tone. you don't have to like me cause i can buy anything i want. she doesn't really feel this way i don't think. She's refering to all the rich snobs.
    talk_about_iton May 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti say that she has all her life had a goal to get to where she's at and now that she has all this money she seems to be happy but still finds something is kind of missing

    I don't have time for friends
    Or family
    And that's fine with me
    "So it seems"
    fannzlaon June 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's:
    "Everything delivered right to your door
    No responsibilities
    This life is easy"

    Anyway, this is my favorite song on the CD. Mellow, yet sarcastic and emotional, powerful. Love it. Talks about how money and fame isn't everything, and how what matters most is friends and family. Happiness, basically. How the celebrity life isn't always happy as it's portrayed. Cool to hear it from a woman deep in the celebrity life herself.
    foundthevelvetsun7on January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song hurts so bad.
    I mean, it seriously makes me cry.
    Makes me feel like no one likes me or cares about my life. I'm poor too, so it hurts to think that life would only be better if I had money, even though I know that's the opposite of what P!nk was implying.
    I wish people could like me.
    I feel like this song is me, because I try so hard to be liked, and what would it be like if I just stopped trying? Wouldn't it just be so much easier?
    My own friends complain about how shy I am.
    People don't notice me.
    Ever.
    My only friends are ones that I've had ever since 4th grade.

    Why should anybody care about me?

    And I'm not pretty or stylish or anything, so it's not like that helps.
    And I'm super-smart, and I think I've only gotten one B in my life. My best friend says I'm the smartest kid in the school, even though I deny it.

    I hate that about myself.

    I just wish I could be the punk or rebel that I truly am inside. Be that girl that I am on this site and others. It's why I love community sites like these so much, because I get to be someone different than I am every day at school. But this is me right here.

    I only wish I could be different. Sure, even preps don't like themselves. But does anyone really hate who they are enough to be forced into introvertion (word?) and mourning? My favorite color is black. I used to Love Avril Lavigne and even Hilary Duff, but I've grew to hate her and like every emo or goth song I hear. I wonder who I really am inside.

    Who knows really?
    I just wish someone would, because I'd devote myself to them instantly.

    But who could???


    Sorry for typing so long about nothing. This helps me though, so please forgive me.

    Getting back to the song.
    I absolutely love it, and have been thinking about writing up a copy of the lyrics and giving them to my English teacher, because she understands my dilemma in this song more than anybody. My struggle to ignore my dad's money complaints. My struggle to get people to like me. Although, I'm working on telling her about that second one.

    Would I ever really tell her??? Would I ever really give her the song??? I think about it for hours, but I know in my heart I'd never have the guts to open up to somebody who knew who I was and who I'd have to look in the face the next day.

    The internet is my sanctuary, people.


    --Mari
    foundthevelvetsun7on May 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Just to have things I could call mine" just a little correction :)
    lauren_6_6_6on August 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentps- I forgot to include this:

    I have the utmost hate for preps.
    Know it.
    Believe it.

    No matter the person,
    if you're a prep,
    I HATE YOU.

    Sorry. Just had to get that out. It isn't meant to spam or insult, it's just something I forgot to include in my posts. I'm probably going to get kicked off a whole bunch of sites for talking about my personal life, but please don't make me be. I love this. Please don't take it away from me.
    -peace-

    --Mari
    foundthevelvetsun7on May 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti actually think this song is supposed to be about how some people think that just because they have all the material things they could ever want, they don't need anything else; friends, love, or anything else. or about how some people try to replace those things with material possessions. i dont think its about her saying "so what?" at all.
    ilvsxmscon August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1. I think this song has a double meaning....She is saying that she has everything she has ever dreamed of and it is what she has always imagined it was..."so it seems" could mean that she either has a front on and that she is pretending it is alright, when its not....or she could be saying that people have told her that money won't buy happiness and she is telling all those people to shove it bc it is what she wants and she is happy....Either way..this is a great song and hits home, I think, with everyone's childhood....Everyone wants to fit in and have a sense of belonging, but we all need to be happy with ourselves and not let people get us down or make us feel like less of a person.....she finally realized that wasn't who she was and now that she has money its easier for her to be different...

    2. "foundthevelvetsun7" with all do respect, you should see a counselor and surround yourself with people that care about you as a person and like you for what you are....there is no magical pill or person that is going to help you find what you are looking for...it comes with age, reflection, counseling (whether that be a friend, parent, therapist, teacher, etc...), and being ok with who you are....if you aren't ok with who you are, its a long hard road...TRUST ME!
    ray ray8on January 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think she is saying in this song is that all her life she tried to be cool, popular and all that stuff and it didnt work out and she beacame a famouse singer and got millions and is saying it replaces everything all the hurt she went through of being "uncool" not "popular" says its all worth it, but than she says now is it, saying she may have everything she ever wanted, but she stilll nows no one wanted her.... i know cause i can relate with a dad who makes some were over $250,000 a year (i am 13 now) but its only been like this for 2 years the other years he made about $50,000 and now everyone wants to be my friend!
    Gdog545on February 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShe's basically speaking about how money, fame and prestige does not have as much value as one might think. She's obviously being sarcastic in this song, but it's used to show the listeners just how pathetic it is that some people feel money can solve their problems.

    This is a very relatable song. Everyone wants to show off their expensive designer clothes, or their new car just for a quick impression. But then what? Is that going to help in you life? Does it even matter? She's trying to say that friends, family, relationships are what's really important.
    CoolForeveron April 09, 2008   Link

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