Some boys kiss me
Some boys hug me
I think they're ok
If they don't give me proper credit
I just walk away

They can beg and they can plead
But they can't see the light (that's right)
'Cause the boy with the cold hard cash
Is always Mister Right

'Cause we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Some boys romance
Some boys slow dance
That's all right with me
If they can't raise my interest then I
Have to let them be

Some boys try and some boys lie but
I don't let them play (no way)
Only boys that save their pennies
Make my rainy day

'Cause we're living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl
Living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Ah-ah
Ah-ah
Ah-ah
Ah-oh, ah-oh

Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world (ah-ah)
Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world

Boys may come and boys may go
And that's all right, you see
Experience has made me rich
And now they're after me

'Cause everybody's living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl (ah-ah)
Living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl
Ah-ah

A material, a material, a material, a material world

Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world
Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world (ah-ah)

Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world
Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material


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Material Girl Lyrics as written by Robert Rans Peter Brown

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  • +5
    General Comment

    This song still remains EXTREMELY relevant today. So many people want so much superficial stuff. "A new cellphone, a fourth car, a ton of money." All of us are guily of wasting our money when it should go to charities and environmental causes.

    Person117on February 16, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    i think Madonna is SO great! this entire song is sarcastic, shes not materialisic at all, shes making fun of beverly hill girls that are.

    HeatHBabyon September 27, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    I think at a time she was, because she admits it. lol She basically describes the shallow way of using boys for power, money and the like. And face it, we've all had our moments where we want to be freakin' material girls.

    TheModNymphon April 29, 2003   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    She's just being sarcastic about how money makes the world go round...

    moulin.rouge2001on December 06, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    This is a great, sarcastic pop song

    thereisnoiinteamon February 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Adam Sandler's character quotes this song in the movie The Wedding Singer when he's talking to his love in the movie about how he can't measure up because he isn't rich, basically.

    samwaltonon July 19, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    There's always two ways of looking at things and our perception is our reality. Sounds like M was maybe a spoiled brat and use to getting what she wanted. She endured a lot probably more than most will ever. However, she was probably pampered and lived mostly a charmed life. You see M is a hard worker and puts a hundred percent into whatever she does but she's also a queen and expected to be treated as such. Again she likes production and gets very bord if she's not but wants to do things on her terms. She is a trophy and the prize is being with her. If she wants to get a massage she will. If she doesn't feel like cooking she'll get carry out. If she wants to go on vacation she will and doesn't like being controlled. She's a free spirit. Get the point. She's use to being taken care of and although she's been self reliant and independent she prefers security. So anyone who wants a shot with her would have to know these things. Also, maybe it never occurred to her that she too wanted what she can't have because she's use to getting her way. And if she doesn't it can literally drive her to insanity. Nah well maybe a little bit both. She's knows what she felt was really love and not anything that resembled it.

    oasisnesson October 05, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    sorry my friends but i can't see the sarcasm in this song XD and less when i see the real life of madonna come on this is just a cynical song, don't you think?

    humbertolivaon October 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Memory

    Yes, Lady Madonna loves to have it both ways-to have a sense of Rebel Heart humor and to have a keen fashion sense on how to live Her Detroit Life. Madonna is the Material Girl because she has a voice of experience. All of us-the Rock Crowd-loves Madonna because she is a brilliant artist! She is in a word-brilliant!

    rabbitbunnyon June 16, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I don't make the rules. Sitting on her thrown, getting a full body massage by multiple worshipers, getting entertained by a jester. Being fed green grapes and sipping red wine. A line full of possible

    oasisnesson October 04, 2016   Link

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