"She's In It For The Money" as written by and Matthew Good....
In love with your pills
Now I can get rid of myself
If all of this kills
Why am I so hard on myself?
In this town, when the sun goes down
You party, I pay the bills
In this room, I look around at everything I've built
And it don't mean a thing
Ain't it terrible to think?

She's in it for the money
You know, love don't cost a thing
Build your heart a diamond and it don't need no ring
It gets me laying sideways and every time I sing it
She's in it for the money
You know, love don't mean a thing

Patty, shine a light down on me tonight
Battalions to charge and die but not take nothing
Patty, shine a light down on me tonight
Straight down on me

I'm in love with your pills
I tried to get rid of myself
A little red, a little blue
Climb the walls, how about you?
Well it don't mean a thing
Ain't that terrible to think?

She's in it for the money
You know, love don't cost a thing
Build your heart a diamond and it don't need no ring
It gets me laying sideways and every time I sing it
She's in it for the money
You know, love don't mean a thing

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"She's in It for the Money" as written by Matthew Good

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    General CommentAmazingly heartjerking song. From what I gather it's just about a guy who loves some one who doesn't truly love him back, and is just in a relationship with him to take advantage of him.

    X Y Zon August 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazing song.
    i saw him play this live in vancouver bc, second row.
    he introduced it in the most heartbreaking way possible.
    "it's just one of those songs... that you wish you never had to write"
    conourtney56on September 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor those who don't know, this song is about the Heartbreak Matt went through because of his divorce.

    We should all learn from the line "Build your heart a diamond, and it don't need no ring."

    I too saw the Vancouver show, it was truly amazing...
    Kolon October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah I agree. He intro'd it at our concert by saying "This song is for women who love expensive purses and the dumb f***ing guys who buy them for them.
    RagePrimeon October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is about his divorce,
    but the only part i dont get is the "Patty"
    I thought his wife's name was Jen?
    & RagePrime i was at that concert!
    it was amazing, the jackassery scale.
    youdestroyyon December 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Pat,

    There's no way to know where to go from here. It
    seems to me I've been thinking about it all these
    years you've been gone, like there was some big
    mystery out there coming for me. But the longer I
    sit here and wait for it the more I realize that it's
    never going to come. That it was up to me to go
    and dispel the myth of it myself. But having
    realized that, It's like my feet are stuck in cement
    and I can't move. You know Chris has kids now, a
    boy and a girl and you'd love them. Tamer than we
    were when we were little. I look at them and think
    that maybe Chris had it figured out a long time ago.
    That he went searching and figured out that there's
    just some old man behind a curtian pulling ropes
    and levers. Sometimes I want to ask him about it
    but I can't bring myself to do it. What would he think
    I wonder? Who would be the failure then?"

    That thingy there was part of the writing in the video for "Weapon" from Avalanche. He's talking like the person he's writing to, Pat, is dead. So maybe that's who he is talking to who he's calling Patty, and telling him/her to shine a light down on him. Maybe an old friend of matt's?
    Shmaseyon December 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe said it was the song he wishes he didn't have to write.

    No man should have to...
    Kolon January 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentApparently, his grandma's name is 'Patti'... so when he sings "Patti, shine a light down on me tonight" he's asking for her to show him that he's not lost... and that there is some hope...
    jimpattison411on July 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts pretty clear what this song is about... So I am going to focus on the one line.

    Build your heart a diamond and It don't need no ring.

    The greek word for Diamond i Adamas which means Unconquerable.

    I harden my heart
    with thoughts of you
    I crush it with
    the things you do

    For the Heat I need
    your words are fuel
    To create and make
    My heart a Jewel

    Dark and cold
    your nothing but coal
    and I thrive on it
    Its saving my soul

    Despite all the things
    you say and do
    My heart is now Diamond
    Strong and true
    Aztridon November 19, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthat makes this song so terribly perfect is because his heart is behind every lyric and chord. It is depressing to know that he had to live this to make such a stunning song... and I feel like such a villain for being glad, because the song is so achingly beautiful.
    Aztridon May 08, 2012   Link

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