I been laid off from work my rent is due
My kids all need brand new shoes
So I went to the bank to see what they could do
They said Son looks like bad luck got a hold on you

Money's too tight to mention
I can't get an unemployment extension
Money's too tight to mention

I went to my brother to see what he could do
He said Brother I'd like to help but I'm unable to
So called on my father, father
Almighty father, he said

Money's too tight to mention
Oh money money money money
Money's too tight to mention
I can't even qualify for my pension

We're talking 'bout reaganomics
Oh lord down in the congress
They're passing all kinds of bills
From up there on capitol hill, we've tried it

Money's too tight to mention
Oh money money money money
Money's too tight to mention
Cutbacks!

We're talking 'bout the dollar bill
And that old man who's over the hill
Now what are we all to do
When money's got a hold on you

Money's too tight etc.

We're talking 'bout money money
We're talking 'bout money money


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    Song MeaningPretty good track. Not their best but good. Speaks for itself really, Money's Too Tight, he hasn't got the funds to do everday things, even qualify for his pension... Poor mick!
    rafaelnadalno1fanon May 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyep the song is pretty self explanatory and sadly a situation all too many people understand- it's about being low in cash and low in job prospects, it's a vicious cycle.
    billythepubon June 24, 2015   Link

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