"Art For Arts Sake" as written by Graham Gouldman, and Eric / Stewart....
Gimme your body
Gimme your mind
Open your heart
Pull down the blind
Gimme your love gimme it all
Gimme in the kitchen gimme in the hall
Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Art for Arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Gimme the readys
Gimme the cash
Gimme a bullet
Gimme a smash
Gimme a silver gimme a gold
Make it a million for when I get old
Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Art for Arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Money talks so listen to it
Money talks to me
Anyone can understand it
Money can't be beat Oh no
When you get down, down to the root
Don't give a damn don't give a hoot
Still gotta keep makin the loot
Chauffeur driven
Gotta make her quick as you can
Give her lovin' make you a man
Get her in the palm of your hand
Bread from Heaven
Gimme a country
Where I can be free
Don't need the unions
Strangling me
Keep me in exile the rest of my days
Burn me in hell but as long as it pays
Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake


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"Art for Arts Sake" as written by Graham Gouldman Eric Stewart

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    Lyric CorrectionDon't need the unions
    Burying me [not 'strangling']
    Sunnyhillon September 29, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningAt the time this came out, there was quite a bit of controversy about modern art (well, isn't there always?) in particular the 'Bricks' exhibit at the Tate. I think this is a pretty cynical song that reflects many people's opinion at the time that the artists were basically fleecing the public and making off with ridiculous sums for no effort. In addition, at the same time top rate tax was 98% or something, so there were a lot of very high earners becoming tax exiles, so it's also partially about that.
    SomeOldGuyon August 10, 2011   Link

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