"Take The Money And Run" as written by and Steve Miller....
This here's a story about Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue
Two young lovers with nothin' better to do
Than sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube
And here is what happened when they decided to cut loose

They headed down to, ooh, old El Paso
That's where they ran into a great big hassle
Billy Joe shot a man while robbing his castle
Bobbie Sue took the money and run

Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run

Billy Mack is a detective down in Texas
You know he knows just exactly what the facts is
He ain't gonna let those two escape justice
He makes his livin' off of the people's taxes

Bobbie Sue, whoa, whoa, she slipped away
Billy Joe caught up to her the very next day
They got the money, hey
You know they got away
They headed down south and they're still running today
Singin' go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run


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  • +6
    General CommentAs stories go, it's kind of sketchy.

    It introduces the detective, and then never does anything with him. That always bothered me.

    And I bet if someone broke into your house and shot you, you'd be pretty glad that we have taxpayer-supported police to track them down.
    kreniighon February 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd, you know. Robbing things.
    Santos L. Halperon March 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy do you think Billy Mack is corrupt?
    PaleolithNickon July 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbetter still if it had, oh, about three fewer verses.
    foreverdroneon February 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite SMB songs... to me it's just about having a good time with someone ya love and just not havign a care in the world.
    Nickleson March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kicks ass if for no other reason than because it successfully rhymes
    "Texas"
    "facts is"
    "justice"
    and "taxes".
    DanVitaleRockson June 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song does kick ass. I went to the SMB concert this last Thursday and he didn't play this one. I heard all the other classics but kept waiting to hear about Billy Joe and Bobbi Sue but I never did...
    myhotelyearon July 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Hey Billie Joe?"
    "Yes, Bobbie Sue?"
    "I'm bored."
    "Me too. I'm sick of being dirt poor and livin' in a trailer."
    "I have an idea!"
    "What is it?"
    "Let's go rob a bank."
    "No way!"
    "Way!"
    stoolhardyon February 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about to rebels who decide to break free from the system and a corrupt cop is trying to catch them. Its basicaly like the "good guys" are actualy the bad guys and the two robbers are kind of legends that no one can catch...and of course robbing stuff.
    melloncollie45on February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn i love those synchronized clapping
    heyjude55on April 26, 2006   Link

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