"Life Is A Lemon (and I Want My Money Back)" as written by and Jim Steinman....
I want my money back
I want my money back
It's all or nothing

And nothing's all I ever get
Every time I turn it on
I burn it up and burn it out

It's always something
There's always something going wrong
That's the only guarantee
That's what this is all about

It's a never ending attack
Everything's a lie, and that's a fact
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

And all the morons
And all the stooges with their coins
They're the ones who make the rules
It's not a game, it's just a rout

There's desperation
There's desperation in the air
It leaves a stain on all your clothes
And no detergant gets it out

And we're always slipping through the the cracks
Then the movie's over, fade to black
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

I want my money back
I want my money back

What about love?
It's defective!
It's always breaking in half

What about sex?!
It's defective!
It's never built to really last

What about your family?
It's defective!
All the batteries are shot

What about your friends?
They're defective!
All the parts are out of stock

What about hope?
It's defective!
It's corroded and decayed

What about faith?
It's defective!
It's tattered and it's frayed

What about your Gods?
They're defective!
They forgot the warranty

What about your town?
It's defective!
It's a dead end street to me

What about your school?
It's defective!
It's a pack of useless lies

What about your work?
It's defective!
It's a crock and then you die

What about your childhood?
It's defective!
It's dead and buried in the past

What about your future?
It's defective!
And you can shove it up your ass!!

I want my money back
I want my money back

It's all or nothing
And nothing's all I ever get
Every time I turn it on
I burn it up and burn it out

It's a never ending attack
Everything's a lie, and that's a fact
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

And we're always slipping through the the cracks
Then the movie's over-fade to black
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!


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"Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back" as written by Jim Steinman

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  • +1
    General CommentThe greatest bad ass song ever written!!!!
    Mr. No Nameon March 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAhem. What is rule number one of Fight Club? ;)

    I think you already broke it.
    cosmic philosopheron September 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhilst this song is about politicians n others tryin 2 control us its also about how you feel when nothins goin right for you. sometrimes it does feel like lifes a lemon and theres nothing good in life. its a fantastic song and i always listen 2 it when i'm in a bad mood or upset
    pompeylad1979on August 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod I love this negative song! it fits perfectly when youre pissed off at everything around you. Perfect in every way..
    garbojenon May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song defines the bad attitude just get away from me or i will kill you mood. garbojen is right. its a pissy mood song
    violentfemmeon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it speaks for itself...
    musicoolon July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs depressing and negative as it is - it's still one of his best songs - especially when performed live!
    zotonon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou know your stuff zoton
    IIIIIIIII WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!
    Bat_out_hellon April 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou know your stuff zoton
    IIIIIIIII WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!
    Bat_out_hellon April 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlike others have already said this is a great song when your in a bad mood. in fact i actually find it puts me in a good mood. i mean you can't really take the lyrics too seriously, i find them really funny. meat loaf is comparing life to a movie (a lemon). its such an exageration its almost satiric. the message i get from this song is to stop feeling sorry for my self and get on with life. coz i aint gonna get no refund :)
    sprofessoron May 05, 2005   Link

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