"Tattooed Millionaire" as written by Bruce Dickinson and Janick Gers....
Tattooed boys with expensive toys.
Living in a bubble of sin.
Money can buy you most of anything.
Fix your nose or the mess your in.
Front page news you can share your views.
With a population that wants to be like you.
Out on the strip. Out on the tiles.
Same old greed behind the PR smiles.

You and all your entourage. To me your all the same.
You and all your entourage. Playing foolish games.

I don't want your big city shining.
I don't want your silver lining.
I don't want to be a tattooed millionaire.

He's got a wife, she ain't no brain child.
EX mud queen of Miami.
In his stretch cadillac, he keeps her in the back.
With his CD player and his bottle of Jack.
LA dude. LA Attitude. Laid back, selfish and getting fat.
Body gaurds, Porn Stars, Gold credit cards.
Using each other. Running for cover.

I don't want your big city shining.
I don't want your silver lining.
I don't want to be a tattooed millionaire.


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"Tattooed Millionaire" as written by Janick Gers Bruce Dickinson

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    General CommentI love this song, and how Dickinson's saying he's not one of those ordinary rock n' roll dicks. In an interview he said that he's all about balance. If he goes partying on a weekend, he stays in line for the rest of the week so he doesn't kill himself. This song is about how he doesn't want to be in with all the drugged out losers that are out there in rock music.
    RainbowDemonon February 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYea, this was written, I imagine as an insult, after Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixxslept with his wife.

    The full story can be found in Sixx's autobiography The Heroin Diaries and The Dirt.
    RainbowDemonon December 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFantastic song, one of Bruce's best, in fact, the entire Tattooed Millionaire album is severly underrated. Its a record he made with the intention of it being nothing more than a good quick rock n roll record. Janick Gers is incredible all over the record, and the solo on this particular song is blinding.


    Some problems with the lyrics posted above however, the correct ones are below:

    He's got a wife – she ain't no brain child
    Ex mud Queen of Miami
    In his stretch cadillac he keeps her in the back
    With his CD player and his bottle of Jack
    L.A. dude L.A. attitude

    Additionally, ithe first line of the chorus is

    I don't want YOUR big city shining

    And the last line of the first verse is:

    Same old GREED behind the P.R. smiles.

    These lyrics were posted by a guy named bruce, jeez, you'd think he'd get it right of all people. =)
    station820on January 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    Vlachegon October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe wrote this song about Nikki Sixx.
    Incubus_Man23on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe wrote this song cuz he hates Nikki Sixx for banging Bruce's wife, oh yeah, Tommy Lee and Vince Neil banged her too =)
    jjrbaggioon August 24, 2008   Link

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