"The Big Money" as written by: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart...
Big money goes around the world
Big money underground
Big money got a mighty voice
Big money make no sound
Big money pull a million strings
Big money hold the prize
Big money weave a mighty web
Big money draw the flies

Sometimes pushing people around
Sometimes pulling out the rug
Sometimes pushing all the buttons
Sometimes pulling out the plug
It's the power and the glory
It's a war in paradise
A Cinderella story
On a tumble of the dice

Big money goes around the world
Big money take a cruise
Big money leave a mighty wake
Big money leave a bruise
Big money make a million dreams
Big money spin big deals
Big money make a mighty head
Big money spin big wheels

Sometimes building ivory towers
Sometimes knocking castles down
Sometimes building you a stairway
Lock you underground
It's that old-time religion
It's the kingdom they would rule
It's the fool on television
Getting paid to play the fool

It's the power and the glory
It's a war in paradise
A Cinderella story
On a tumble of the dice

Big money goes around the world
Big money give and take
Big money done a power of good
Big money make mistakes
Big money got a heavy hand
Big money take control
Big money got a mean streak
Big money got no soul

Lyrics submitted by MasterDuncan03

"The Big Money" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Neil Elwood Peart


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  • +2
    General Commentabout 80s materialism.
    Smokleron June 13, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with smokler, it's about the growing importance of money, particularly in the music and television industry.

    "Big money weave a mighty web
    Big money draw the flies"

    Record and T.V producers lure in innocent talent with a promise of wealth and fame, but once they're in the web, they're "sucked dry", great imagery.

    Simply put: money makes the world go round.
    signals82on May 13, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPower Windows is all about 'manifestations of power' (atom bombs, endurance in marathons, nationalism/nations etc).

    In this case, the song is about the 'push and pull' created by money. It makes opportunities and takes them away. For better or worse, money is one of the primary expressions of power in the world.

    The song doesn't have to be saying anything specific about 1980s materialism or anybody's country - it's telling you "what money is like" no matter who you are or where you live.
    johnstton October 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm somewhat suprised that nobody has yet to comment on this very underrated Rush song.

    Obviously this song is geared towards bashing corporate america and those that run fortune 500 type companies that bulldoze their way through anyone that gets in their way.

    The video for this song dates itself to be sure, but Peart is outstanding in it.
    mkgon November 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGeddy Lee owns you.
    JucaOPastoron June 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow the almighty dollar controls everything in this country
    igneouson August 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe video for this song is a bit too similar too Dire Straits' video for Money for Nothing. Don't get me wrong I don't know much I'm just a kid.
    Cortmanon June 24, 2006   Link

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