"Money To Be Made" as written by Irwin Sparkes, Martin Skarendahl and Alan Sharland....
Put up your barricades
There's money to be made
Continue your charade
Money to be made

What you're asking for means the world to me
You draw close as you whisper precisely
Precisely

Your safety is assured,
Behind those eggshell walls
Of yours
You're safety is assured,
Behind those eggshell walls
Of yours

Friends and family fly by on wings of faith
Faithlessly I don't recognize a face
Not a single face

Take this sorry soul
Made enough of a mess on my own
On my own

Put up your barricades
There's money to be made


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"Money to Be Made" as written by Irwin Sparkes Alan Sharland

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    General CommentThe hidden track on the end is called 'The Feeling You Get When'

    It goes like this:

    You sent the sun round the yard
    Made me feel twice what I was
    You sent the sun round the yard
    Made me feel twice what I was

    You sent the sun round the yard
    Made me feel twice what I was
    You sent the sun round the yard
    Made me feel twice what I was

    You send the sun round the yard
    You send the sun round the yard
    You send the sun round the...
    You send the sun round the...
    shrodeson January 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIf I'm not mistaken, it's:

    You sent the sun round the Earth
    Made me feel twice what I'm worth
    Anglach3lon December 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNot too sure what this means to me, but it makes me feel funny inside... Hangon...

    No I gave up on trying to interpret this (:

    But it's lovely.
    BudgieFaceon January 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've got it now :L Maybe.

    Sort of leavign the things and peopel you love to get where you want to be in life.
    There's 'money to be made' so they're off to make it, even though it means leaving stuff behind.




    Please tell what me if you thikn it's wrong / right.
    BudgieFaceon April 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI thought it went:
    "Your safety is a show"
    as in fake.

    But I could easily be wrong.

    However, the other part is definitely "sun round the Earth"/ "Twice what I'm worth".
    exitmouldon January 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI used to think it was "your safety is a show" as well, haha, because like, you're surrounded by "walls" so you feel safe, but they're really thin and give you no protection at all. So yeah, fake protection (which would fit in with album 2, come to think of it ;D)

    I think it's about someone who's been so obsessed with making money and being successful that they've left behind all the "little people".

    "Put up your barricades, there�s money to be made
    Continue your charades, there�s money to be made"
    Would suggest distancing himself from friends and family and growing cold to them in this quest for success.

    "What you�re asking for means the world to me"
    Seems to be him complaining about having to do this, at the start of their "quest"
    "You draw close as you whisper: 'precisely'"
    Never been sure what this means, but I suppose it could be the person/voice in your head that's convincing him to do this, in a sort of "do it for them to show how much you care" kind of way.

    "Your safety assured behind those egg-shell walls of yours"
    The eggshell walls could be these lame justifications for their behaviour. I'm sure the friends and family would prefer to have their loved-one back than be wealthy and successful.

    "Friends and family glide by on wings of faith / Faithlessly I don't recognise a face"
    Could be suggesting that despite all this distancing, the friends and family see this as something he really wants, and so they still have faith in him and are supporting him because they care about him. However, it's been so long since he spent any proper time with them it's like they're strangers, and it feels like he's been unfaithful to them all.

    "Take this sorry soul / I've made enough of a mess on my own"
    Could be regrets for his actions, but maybe it's now too late and he can't get that lost bonding time or relationship strength back.

    Ahhhh, I wrote an essay, sorry! XD Can you tell I'm procrastinating? :p
    SeaChelleon May 11, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI thought it was about prostitution.... I mean, there are not a lot of jobs where you have to "put up your barricades"..

    Everytime I hear this song I just imagine the meaning of the song to be something like this:

    "Put up your barricades, there`s money to be made"
    To me, this line might be about prostitution and how someone has to really "put up a barricade" in order to deal with this job

    "What you�re asking for means the world to me
    You draw close as you whisper: �precisely� "

    Not so sure about this line.... maybe he has to keep a secret or something...? "means the world to me" is mostly used in a very positive way, like a wedding proposal or if someone donates a kidney to you or something^^, but I just can't figure out how to interpret this positivly

    "Your safety assured behind those egg-shell walls of yours"
    Egg-shell walls are not very sturdy, they break easily... so I think this line is meant as a critisicm... the person in question is not safe at all and might act rather stupidly/naiv because she thinks herself to be safe

    "Friends and family glide by on wings of faith"
    I thought this was about religion... ("faith").. maybe the person in question comes from a religious environment? "Glide on" might mean they don't see what is going on and are blindly "gliding on"

    "Faithlessly I don�t recognise a face
    Not a single face"
    Maybe the "speaker" knows something (someone he knows getting in to prostitution to make money???) and does not understand the world anymore and thus doesn't "recognise a face".. or perhaps he is so dissapointed or surprised by the actions of the person in question, that he doesn't recognise her "inner" face anymore ?

    "Take this sorry soul
    I�ve made enough of a mess on my own
    On my own"
    He doesn't want to be bothered anymore but still is? lol i don't know :-)

    Tell me what you think about my point of view!
    Rae123on May 18, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI like to think it's about giving into the way the world works and working at the job that has no meaning to you and keeps you empty, but you do it because you need the money.

    "Put up your barricades, there�s money to be made
    Continue your charades, there�s money to be made"
    -Pretend to be something your not and hide your feelings,toughen up, smile like you mean it, playing their games, you have to make money to live.

    "What your asking for means the world to me, you draw closer as you whisper precisly."
    -Meaning that your freedom and your individuality means everything to you, and society/boss/whatever says thats exactly what they need to take away from you.

    "Your saftey is assured behind those eggshelled walls of yours"
    -Meaning that there is security in the 9 to 5 job and it's less scarier than trying something different or new and not knowing where you will end up.

    "Friends and family glide by on wings of faith
    Faithlessly I don't recognise a face
    Not a single face"
    -You see your friends and family nicely tolerating or being happy/exceling at their repetitive, meaningless jobs and you don't understand that at all. You don't recognize anything in them that you recognize in yourself.

    "Take this sorry soul
    I've made enough of a mess on my own
    On my own"
    Feeling defeated and giving in, since you can't figure life out and have made a mess of it any how.Just going the path society tells you you need to go. Working that dead-end job for the money...

    I'm fairly certain this isn't the real meaning of the song, but this is how I like to think of it because it's true for me. I'm too free-spirited for my own good...
    KatyLynnon August 24, 2010   Link

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