"Greenback Boogie" as written by Alex M T Ebert, Filip Nikolic and Tim Anderson....
See the money wanna stay
For your meal
Get another piece of pie
For your wife

Everybody wanna know
How it feel
Everybody wanna see
What it's like

For baby wanna be a queen
Well alright
We all deserve the finer things
In this life

So working on a little job
In the night
That's forty dollars an hour when I
See the light

The boss said I look tired
I don't mind
He'll be working in a small box
'Til he die

For me I gotta be free
All my life
I want a little cream cheese
In my pie

Alright

Yeah!
All that time for you know that's
The greenback boogie
The motherfucking boogie

Now puttin' on a big wig
Walkin' hall
Hanging with them big pigs
Huff and toss

Got me a couple ideas straight from God
I want a bean pie
Order me a bean pie
I'll even eat a bean pie
I don't mind
Me and Missy is so early busy busy makin' money

Alright

All step back, I'm 'bout to dance
The greenback boogie
The greenback boogie
Boogie now for me

Hey!

Say it's more better
When you give it away
It's called the greenback boogie
What people don't say now, I'll say

It's better
When you give it away
It's called the greenback boogie
Don't give it all away now, I'll say

It's better
When you give it away
It's called the greenback boogie
Don't give it all away now, I'll say

See the money wanna stay
For your meal
Or say it's gonna put some love
In your life

Don't ya really want to know
How it feel
Everybody wanna see
What it's like

People wanna be inside
It ain't lies
We all know there's better things in this life

Yes I'll step out for your last dance
On the greenback boogie
Motherfucking boogie
Boogie oogie oogie
Greenback boogie

C'mon back to paradise
C'mon back to
C'mon back to paradise
C'mon back to

It's the greenback boogie
It's the greenback boogie
Don't give it away now
Don't give it all away now, I say

It's better
In the greenback boogie
Don't give it away now
Don't give it all away now, I say

It's better
It's the greenback boogie
Don't give it all away now


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"Greenback Boogie" as written by Alex M T Ebert, Filip Nikolic, Tim Anderson

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  • +2
    General CommentThe song is about the classic meaningless of making more and more money and working till you die without any larger rhyme or reason. The video expands on this a bit and criticizes entertainment as a source of this monotonous consumerism and capitalism, hence the zombies and hitler and lots of killing and sex. It's all shot in bathrooms because all of this rehashed entertainment is *shit*, garbage in garbage out, hence the toilets.
    fluffson August 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm going with somebody doing illegal stuff, maybe like working with mobsters to make some money and get rich fast.

    "See the money wanna stay
    For your meal
    Get another piece of pie
    For your wife"

    Sounds to me like someone working under the table, doing illegal things, like maybe with the mob for "a piece of the pie." "See the money wanna stay": He sees how good the money is and doesn't want to leave. He makes sure he shares the wealth, stays long enough so his wife also gets "a piece of the pie."


    "Everybody wanna know
    How it feel
    Everybody wanna see
    What it's like"

    Everyone wants to know how it feels to be rich, everyone wants a taste of wealth.


    "For baby wanna be a queen
    Well alright
    We all deserve the finer things
    In this life"

    Wife wants to be treated like a queen perhaps? He's justifying what he's doing for money because he's saying his wife, himself, maybe family and friends deserve the fineries in life.


    "So working on a little job
    In the night
    That's forty dollars an hour when I
    See the light

    The boss said I look tired
    I don't mind
    He'll be working in a small box
    'Til he die"

    Boss says he looks tired during his day job because this guy's working hard, pulling in greenbacks (slang for money) during the night. Illegal activity. But he doesn't care what his boss says, his boss will just be working at the same cubicle office job for the rest of his life.


    "For me I gotta be free
    All my life
    I want a little cream cheese
    In my pie"

    Wants more than he has. Not just the pie, he wants to add more flavor to his life. Maybe now he's in over his head. Wealth is getting to him.


    "Now puttin' on a big wig
    Walkin' hall
    Hanging with them big pigs
    Huff and toss"


    Being fancy and hanging with the big guys now (I'm going with mobsters) Not sure of the slang meaning of "huff and toss."



    "Got me a couple ideas straight from God
    I want a bean pie
    Order me a bean pie
    I'll even eat a bean pie
    I don't mind
    Me and Missy is so early busy busy makin' money"

    Not too sure about what this means.

    Anybody else have ideas? Interpretations? I'd love some help on this one.
    Zeletinaon May 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, "greenback" means money. And "huff" and "toss" are both synonyms for puke. It seems he's blowing his ill-gotten gains on excessive partying. "Bean Pie" is commonly associated with African-American cuisine so the line may indicate that his profitably illicit sideline is causing him to have to reluctantly deal with black gangsters, or go into a black neighbourhood to do business.
    Letmeinon July 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, "greenback" means money. And "huff" and "toss" are both synonyms for puke. It seems he's blowing his ill-gotten gains on excessive partying. (Note that the video begins with two people vomiting, and has a running story about a briefcase of drugs). "Bean Pie" is commonly associated with African-American cuisine so the line may indicate that his profitably illicit sideline is causing him to have to reluctantly deal with black gangsters, or go into a black neighbourhood to do business.
    Letmeinon July 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis from above:

    Got me a couple ideas straight from God
    I want a bean pie
    Order me a bean pie
    I'll even eat a bean pie
    I don't mind
    Me and Missy is so early busy busy makin' money

    So wrong. It's;

    Livin' in a beehive,
    I don't mind,
    Me and missy is so very busy busy making money

    that is why he sings 'busy busy' like Bizzy bizzy, sounds like buzzing bees.
    BVILoveron January 21, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFunny song. Can't tell the meaning.
    KingofSpadeson January 12, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General Comment"greenbacks" are slang for money aren't they?
    vulnaviaon January 12, 2012   Link

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