"Money, Power, Glory" as written by Elizabeth Grant and Greg Kurstin....
You say that you wanna go
To a land that's far away
How are we supposed to get there
With the way that we're living today?

You talk lots about God
Freedom comes from the call
But that's not what this bitch wants
No what I want at all

I want money, power and glory
I want money and all your power, all your glory
Alleluia, I wanna take you for all that you got
Alleluia, I'm gonna take them for all that they got

The sun also rises on those who fail to call
My life, it comprises of losses and wins and fails and falls
I can do it if you really, really like that
I know what you really want, b-baby
I can do it if you think you like that
You should run, boy, run

I want money, power and glory
I want money and all your power, all your glory
Alleluia, I wanna take you for all that you got
Alleluia, I'm gonna take them for all that they got

Dope and diamonds
Dope and diamonds
Diamonds
Dope and diamonds
Dope and diamonds
That's all I want

Dope and diamonds
Dope and diamonds
Diamonds
Dope and diamonds
Dope and diamonds
Diamonds

I want money, power and glory
I want money and all your power, all your glory
Alleluia, I wanna take you for all that you got
Alleluia, I'm gonna take them for all that they got


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"Money Power Glory" as written by Greg Kurstin Elizabeth Grant

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  • +4
    Song MeaningSarcasm and a contrast of truth vs. life.
    The verses are sort of about what she really wants and believes in. How are you supposed to get true happiness and freedom with "the way that we're living today"? She jokes and says she doesn't care about God or freedom or anything--instead, she wants the money, power, and glory of fame. Her biggest critics accuse her of this, and she claims that they are right--again, to poke fun at them. It's obviously a little bitter, but also very catchy. She is submissive--she will do whatever to takes to make others, as we know she does care a lot about what people think of her. But again, she shows sarcastic strength ("you better run, boy, run!"). She glamorizes the life of a celebrity ("dope and diamonds"), and I think she intentionally feeds into the critics, because she knows people will believe her words in this song and claim she's in it entirely for the fame, but she gets the last laugh, because she and her fans know that this is not the truth.
    creykon August 13, 2014   Link
  • +3
    General CommentLana has said that because of her serious musical style everything she says the media take seriously when in actual fact a lot of what she says is satirical, ironic or sarcastic, like in this case. She has been slated for being material obsessed and I think this song is so obvious it is actually obviously sarcastic, especially the "dope and diamonds that's all I am" part. Also the land that's far away refers to heaven and her life style is not very Christian(drugs, sex, rock and roll) so she doubts her and her love will get to it.
    Tommy185on July 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI really think that this song is talking about matrix. The matrix from movie Matrix(duh). So why do I think so.

    You say that you wanna go You want to escape matrix
    To a land that's far away But its kinda hard
    How are we supposed to get there just cant se how to escape anyway
    With the way that we're living today? Its just really hard

    You talk lots about God Like the creator of matrix
    Freedom comes from the call exactly
    But that's not what this bitch wants because life out of the matrix isnt
    No what I want at all luxury

    I want money, power and glory Those kind of things she can have
    I want money and all your power, all your glory only if she stays in matrix
    Alleluia, I wanna take you for all that you got maybe talking about taking matix
    Alleluia, I'm gonna take them for all that they got and its luxury

    The sun also rises on those who fail to call If you stay in matrix you still live
    My life, it comprises of losses and wins and fails and falls
    I can do it if you really, really like that escaping the matrix
    I know what you really want, b-baby
    I can do it if you think you like that
    You should run, boy, run and maybe advises him to go without her
    cause all she really wants is money
    power and glory

    And then the rest is abou what she wants but can only get in matrix.
    I imagine that her lover wants to escape maybe he is trying to take her with him and she is just saying that its not what she wants. What do you think does she in the end go with him?
    Elieeeon December 26, 2015   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningFirst of all Lana is a poet. She understands what being an artist means. Inorder words, her songs are diverse and doesn't have to be personal. If you are a true fan of Lana and you have actually been following her, you will definitely know she is and understand what she does. That being pointed out, this song is not personal but talks about lthe general perspective of people on most celebrities- On how some are believed to be anti-God but choose the devil and his ways for the fame power and glory which is believed that he gives in return. However, this is just a work or a poet. Love Lana.
    uzzi4rillon February 08, 2016   Link
  • -2
    Song MeaningThis one is really straightforward. Lana is obsessed with cars and "Money, Power, Glory" abbreviates to be "MPG" while typically stands for "miles per gallon." The song is an ode to Lana's desire to have a fuel efficient car.
    geniusbetchon June 25, 2014   Link
  • -3
    My InterpretationThe way I see it, this song is about a woman who can be considered a black widow, an evil girlfriend, or an evil sugar baby. She doesn't care about love, she doesn't care about salvation; dope and diamonds are the only things that are important to her. She'll use and abuse any man to get those things, or as she puts it, 'take them for all that they've got'. The song begins with her talking about her current conquest, and his desires, contrasting his Godliness to her greed and obsession with power. Despite the fact that she ignores/fails the call (perhaps the call from God), she still believes that good things are waiting for her.
    Barracudaon July 22, 2014   Link

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