Put Your Money on Me
Arcade Fire Lyrics


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Put your money on me
'Cause I can barely breathe
Put your money on me

Put your money on me
If you think I'm losing you, you must be crazy
All your money on me
I'm never gonna let you go, even when it's easy
Put your money on me
Go tuck me into bed, and wake me when I'm dead
I know that you gotta be free
But I'm never gonna let it go

If there was a race
A race for your heart
It started before you were born
Above the chloroform sky
Clouds made of ambien
Sitting on carpets in the basement of heaven
We were born innocent, but it lies today
And baby you can give all the money away
But if there's a race, a race for your heart
It's over, before it starts
Singing put your money on me

If you think I'm losing you, you must be crazy
All your money on me
I'm never gonna let you go, even when it's easy
Put your money on me
Go tuck me into bed, and wake me when I'm dead
I know that you gotta be free
But I'm never gonna let it go

All my presents are broken, before they're open
And the promises, the second they're spoken
I know I've been different
My skin keeps shedding
My mother was crying on the day of our wedding
Trumpets of angels call for my head
But I fight through the ether and I quit when I'm dead
If you want to know who'll be there in the end
When you bury me baby, I'll still be your friend
Singing put your money on me

If you think I'm losing you, you must be crazy
All your money on me
I'm never gonna let you go, even when it's easy
Put your money on me
Go tuck me into bed, and wake me when I'm dead
I know that you gotta be free
But I'm never gonna let it go

Singing put your money on all your money on me
I know it's not the last time
Put your money on all your money on me
(Put your money on me) I know it's not easy

(To put your money on me)
('Cause I can barely breathe)
(When you put your money on me)
The Silicon Valleys melted back into silicon
We'll find a way to survive
Singing put your money on me

If you think I'm losing you, you must be crazy
All your money on me (All your money on me)
I'm never gonna let you go, even when it's easy
Put your money on me (Put your money on me)
Go tuck me into bed, then wake me when I'm dead
I know that you gotta be free (I know that you gotta be free)
But I'm never gonna let it go

Singing put your money on all your money on me
(Put your money on me) I know it's not the last time
Put your money on all your money on me (put your money on)
I know it's not easy
Put your money on all your money on me
(Put your money on) I know it's not the last time
Put your money on all your money on me
I know it's not easy





(To put your money on me)
(All your money on me)

Overall Meaning

The song "Put Your Money on Me" by Arcade Fire is a love song with a twist. The lyrics talk about the lengths the singer will go to keep his lover and how he is willing to bet on their future together. The singer urges his lover to put her money on him because he believes that he's worth the investment. He acknowledges that he isn't perfect, and there are times when he finds it hard to breathe. Still, he assures her that he will make it work.


The second verse of the song is metaphorical, as it talks about a race for the heart that started before either was born. The use of the imagery of the clouds made of Ambien and sitting on carpets in the basement of heaven adds to the song's surreal and dreamy quality. The third verse talks about the singer's past and how he has broken promises and been different. However, he assures his lover that he will be there in the end, no matter what happens.


Overall, "Put Your Money on Me" is a song about the singer's belief in his love and commitment to his lover. He acknowledges the difficulties they may face, but he remains steadfast in his conviction. The song's lyrics are poetic and provide a more profound insight into the singer's emotions.


Line by Line Meaning

Put your money on me
Have faith and trust in me


'Cause I can barely breathe
I am struggling and need support


If you think I'm losing you, you must be crazy
I am fully committed to our relationship and would never let it fail


All your money on me
Invest everything you have in our relationship


I'm never gonna let you go, even when it's easy
I will hold on to you through both good and bad times


Go tuck me into bed, and wake me when I'm dead
Take care of me and be there for me always


I know that you gotta be free
I understand that you need space and independence


But I'm never gonna let it go
But I will always be there for you no matter what


If there was a race
If there was a competition


A race for your heart
A competition for your love


It started before you were born
It began long before we even met


Above the chloroform sky
In a dreamlike state of mind


Clouds made of ambien
Surrounded by a hazy atmosphere


Sitting on carpets in the basement of heaven
Enjoying a blissful and serene state of being


We were born innocent, but it lies today
We were once pure and naive, but life has changed us


And baby you can give all the money away
You can spend all your money


But if there's a race, a race for your heart
But if there is competition for your love


It's over, before it starts
I know I have already won your love


All my presents are broken, before they're open
All my attempts at love fail before they even begin


And the promises, the second they're spoken
Even the promises of love don't last


I know I've been different
I'm aware that I'm not like other people


My skin keeps shedding
I am constantly changing and evolving


My mother was crying on the day of our wedding
Even amidst joyous occasions, there can still be sadness and grief


Trumpets of angels call for my head
Struggles and hardships in life can be overwhelming


But I fight through the ether and I quit when I'm dead
But I persevere and won't give up easily


If you want to know who'll be there in the end
If you ever wonder who will always be there for you


When you bury me baby, I'll still be your friend
Even after I pass away, my love for you will endure


The Silicon Valleys melted back into silicon
Even technology, which seems so advanced and powerful, can fail


We'll find a way to survive
But we will always find a way to make it through


I know it's not the last time
I know that we will face struggles again, but we will overcome them




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JEREMY GARA, REGINE CHASSAGNE, RICHARD R PARRY, TIM KINGSBURY, WILLIAM BUTLER, WIN BUTLER

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@BGzGamersVoid

"I'm never gonna let you go, even when it's easy" absolutely terrific piece right there that so many can connect to

@romanchavez5408

Hahaha xD

@rabbitterrain

Chilling and poignant

@daouyaremal3763

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@Nubeverdeify

Independientemente de la interpretación y el mensaje de la canción, los acordes me parecen pura magia, electricidad, torbellinos...Gracias Arcade Fire

@MsCougarama

I think Arcade Fire has some of the most intelligent, thoughtful, clever lyrics out today...

@MsCougarama

@Wylde Wylde - LOVE your taste - I loved Bowie forever and still deeply mourn his passing...

@MkeKen67

@Laurie Thompson - Miss Bowie a ton. Luckily, pretty much all of his music in on the Internet. (Bowie was a fan of Arcade Fire, which, of course, everyone knows, so why did I mention it?)

@willswan7714

Very true!

@neilsarath9812

I concur sir.

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