One for the money,
two for the show,
three to get ready,
now go kids go
I went to school six years,

but I never graduated,
Like so many others,
All over the nation,
'cause my parents were poor,
Now I'm undereducated
'cause the government's
Saving up all the education

common white trash,
I am thirty, male,
With my pockets full of cash,
Standing in line,
It was payday today,
And I'm gonna spend money,
On a bottle of booze,

My future's all set,
To bring home for my honey
I'm a part of the gang,
I make money on the street,
I sell drugs to the kids,
Anytime I can,
'cause that's what pays
I make a couple a hundred,

in just one day
You see my 'vet in the drive,
At home I got a ?bitch?,
Iv'e got a couple of grams
I like speeding on the highway,
Do you need a woman,
With a ?bust? forty-two,
Got one for youa bitch,
Just that you know,

Lyrics submitted by gasmask

Money Lyrics as written by Alan White Jon Anderson

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    General CommentA statement about the cause of drug problems, I say.
    "Cause the government is saving on public education"

    S'pose the chorus, then, is suggesting that the kids don't have much time to get ready, they're just told 'go kids go!'.
    mechon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song implies that America's drug and prostitution problem is because the government is reluctant to provide children of poor parents with support for higher education.

    Never has a truer word been spoken.
    rawrdotraron August 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWith the recent cuts to the educational budgets of several states in the US, this song's message of the government's negligence to the urban poor has never rang truer.
    thewrightderekon May 10, 2011   Link

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