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Thread #23959   Message #3739674
Posted By: Jim Dixon
25-Sep-15 - 08:17 AM
Thread Name: Songs about money ($$$$$$$$$$)
Subject: Lyr Add: EVERYBODY'S GOING FOR THE MONEY (Koerner)
EVERYBODY'S GOING FOR THE MONEY
As recorded by Spider John Koerner on "Raised by Humans" (1992)

Well, ev'rybody's goin' for the money.
Well, they're thinkin' it makes the world go round.
This old world it keeps a-turnin' on and on,
Yeah, when you're layin' underneath the ground.

Somebody's got a hold on ya.
Yeah, they got a hold on your ev'ryday life,
A hold on your friends and your relatives too,
Yeah, they got a hold on your children and your wife.

Hey, they sell you on the television,
And they sell you on the radio.
They'll sell you any old way that they can.
Yeah, they come knockin' on your front door.

I think I will buy me a wonderful car,
Yes, and a TV and a stereo.
I will drive and I'll watch and I'll listen all the time.
I won't have to think anymore.

Now that we got ev'rything that we want,
I'll tell you something you might know:
It won't be long until this way o' life is gone.
Is it better that way? Don't you know?

Why sing a song about money?
Why sing about anything at all?
Take your life in hand now and steal it from the man
Before they send you to the wall.

Yes, and ev'rybody's thinkin' 'bout the money,
Thinkin' it makes the world go round.
This old world it keeps a-turnin' on and on,
Hey, when you're layin' underneath the ground.