Mudcat Café message #3739784 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23959   Message #3739784
Posted By: Jim Dixon
25-Sep-15 - 05:50 PM
Thread Name: Songs about money ($$$$$$$$$$)
Subject: Lyr Add: MONEYLAND (Del McCoury)
MONEYLAND
As recorded by The Del McCoury Band on "Moneyland" (2008)

1. Now it's a pity to see when the land of the free
Turns out to be nothing but a free-for-all.
If you got big dough, you're freer than most,
'Cause your freedom goes up with the size of your bankroll.
You can buy a judge or a bribe or a thug
Or a bomb or a shredding machine.
You can buy your way through, into, and onto
Any ticket or TV screen.

CHORUS: It's a money disease.
It's a thing called greed,
And it feeds on those who need the money most in Moneyland.
Oh, it ain't so funny if you ain't got the money in Moneyland.

2. Now a corporate crime, you just do a little time,
Pay a little fine, and then you're in the clear.
Murder and robb'ry, caused by snobb'ry,
Doesn't mean a thing; it just falls on deaf ears.
Money is the thing we all sweat for.
It's what some dreams are made of.
But then there's those who want it all
And enough is never enough.

CHORUS

Ah-wooh! Money, money, money, money, money!
Ah-wooh! More, more, more, more, more!
Ah-wooh! Money, money, money, money, money!
Oh, it ain't so funny if you ain't got the money in Moneyland.

BREAK

3. Now a piece of the action is the main attraction.
Get a big house, fast car; honey, you've got class.
What'll it get me? How much? What's mine?
Are the only questions anybody seems to ask.
Now who got beat, got fought, got bled,
And who got burned today?
Who got fixed, got fooled, got framed,
And who got in the way?

CHORUS

Ah-wooh! Money, money, money, money, money!
Ah-wooh! More, more, more, more, more!
Ah-wooh! Money, money, money, money, money!
Oh, it ain't so funny if you ain't got the money in Moneyland.
Oh, it ain't so funny if you ain't got the money in Moneyland.