I wanna be a billionaire so freakin' bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen

Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights
Yeah, a different city every night oh right
I swear the world better prepare
For when I'm a billionaire

Yeah I would have a show like Oprah
I would be the host of, everyday Christmas
Give Travie a wish list
I'd probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt
And adopt a bunch of babies that ain't never had shit
Give away a few Mercedes like here lady have this
And last but not least grant somebody their last wish
It's been a couple months that I've been single so
You can call me Travie Claus minus the Ho Ho
Get it, hehe, I'd probably visit where Katrina hit
And damn sure do a lot more than FEMA did
Yeah can't forget about me stupid
Everywhere I go Imma have my own theme music

Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights
A different city every night oh right
I swear the world better prepare
For when I'm a billionaire
Oh ooh oh ooh for when I'm a billionaire
Oh ooh oh ooh for when I'm a billionaire

I'll be playing basketball with the President
Dunking on his delegates
Then I'll compliment him on his political etiquette
Toss a couple milli in the air just for the heck of it
But keep the five, twenties tens and bens completely separate
And yeah I'll be in a whole new tax bracket
We in recession but let me take a crack at it
I'll probably take whatever's left and just split it up
So everybody that I love can have a couple bucks
And not a single tummy around me would know what hungry was
Eating good sleeping soundly
I know we all have a similar dream
Go in your pocket pull out your wallet
And put it in the air and sing

I wanna be a billionaire so fuckin' bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen
Oh every time I close my eyes I see my name in shining lights
A different city every night all right
I swear the world better prepare for when I'm a billionaire
Oh ooh oh ooh for when I'm a billionaire
Oh ooh oh ooh for when I'm a billionaire

I wanna be a billionaire so fuckin' bad!



Lyrics submitted by tugboatlove1

"Billionaire" as written by Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ari Levine, Travis Mccoy

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, BUG MUSIC, WINDSWEPT HOLDINGS LLC

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  • +3
    General Comment:This is actually a pretty smart commentary on recent events and the disappointment and frustration with Bush followed by Obama:

    The lines about Fema and then the reference to playing basketball with Obama and his better etiquette followed by "toss a couple milli in the air just for the heck of it" and keeping the different denominations of money separate - a reference to the stimulus that didn't seem to have a coherent focus and giving big money to some (banks) and peanuts to everyone else.

    But when he talks about what HE would do, it's totally different. 1) he would visit where Katrina hit and actually help the people. He would take his money and adopt kids that don't have shit, fulfill someone's last wish, divide it up among his friends, and make sure no one goes hungry - exactly what people DON'T do when they have money but what they should do. In other words, focus on people and not himself. He's pointing out hypocrisy with the self-absorption of the chorus, which is about putting himself in the limelight.
    redguard57on July 21, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:shinning should be spelt like shining
    sorry, im a spelling nazi
    and i totally love this song :D
    MCRfanaticon August 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion:Awesome song! Has a bit of a message as well, even if it is a little unrealistic.
    Cheeserockon June 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Birdie...you makin any music lately? If it takes one "bomb song" (in your opinion) to lose respect for an artist, then you must be a fairweather kind of human being...Although you may not respect the art, you should respect the artist. At least he is trying
    scampbell05on June 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I love the ska sound.
    Sirmarksaloton July 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:The part where he disses Katy Perry owns
    hadakangon August 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Just a feel good song about all the good he would do if he was rich, not just the superficial magazine cover shoots.
    Armadio2on December 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:love travie <3
    Jasher0110on May 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion:totally in love with this song:)
    lovelikethison May 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:so fuckin' bad,
    i wanna be a billionaire so fuckin' bad
    afitch1206on June 19, 2010   Link

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