Billionaire
Bruno Mars & Travie McCoy Lyrics


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I wanna be a billionaire so fucking bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen

Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights, yeah
A different city every night, oh I
I swear the world better prepare
For when I'm a billionaire

Yeah I would have a show like Oprah
I would be the host of everyday Christmas
Give Travie your wish list
I'd probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt
And adopt a bunch of babies that ain't never had shit
Give away a few Mercedes like 'Here lady have this'
And last but not least grant somebody their last wish
It's been a couple months that I've been single so
You can call me Travie Claus minus the Ho Ho
Ha ha get it? I'd probably visit where Katrina hit
And damn sure do a lot more than FEMA did
Yeah, can't forget about me, stupid
Everywhere I go, Imma have my own theme music

Oh every time I close my eyes
(what you see what you see brah?)
I see my name in shining lights
(uhuh uhuh yeah what else?)
A different city every night, oh I
I swear the world better prepare (for what?)
For when I'm a billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I'm a billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I'm a billionaire

I'll be playing basketball with the President
Dunking on his delegates
Then I'll compliment him on his political etiquette
Toss a couple milli in the air just for the heck of it
But keep the fives, twenties, tens and bens completely separate
And yeah I'll be in a whole new tax bracket
We in recession but let me take a crack at it
I'll probably take whatever's left and just split it up
So everybody that I love can have a couple bucks
And not a single tummy around me would know what hungry was
Eating good, sleeping soundly
I know we all have a similar dream
Go in your pocket, pull out your wallet
And put it in the air and sing

I wanna be a billionaire so fucking bad (so bad)
Buy all of the things I never had (buy everything ha ha)
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen (what up Oprah)

Oh every time I close my eyes
(what ya see, what you see brah?)
I see my name in shining lights
(uh huh, uh huh, what else?)
A different city every night, oh I
I swear the world better prepare (for what?)
For when I'm a billionaire (yeah, sing it)
Oh oooh oh oooh when I'm a billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh





I wanna be a billionaire so fucking bad!

Overall Meaning

In the song "Billionaire" by Bruno Mars and Travie McCoy, the lyrics express an overwhelming desire to become rich and successful, reflecting on the things they never had and all the opportunities that would come if they were billionaires. The lyrics paint a picture of a life that everyone dreams of, being on the cover of Forbes magazine, smiling next to Oprah and the Queen. The desire to be wealthy isn't just limited to material possessions but also to have the ability to make a positive impact, such as giving away cars or adopting babies. The lyrics ultimately convey a message of hope, stating that anything is possible, declaring that they will be billionaires no matter what obstacles they face.


The chorus serves as a reminder of their ultimate goal, expressing how every time they close their eyes, they see their name in shining lights, performing in different cities every night. The song establishes that the possibility of becoming a billionaire would be a life-changing event and that the world better prepare for them when they are.


The message of the song touches the hearts of many, encouraging listeners to chase their dreams and take every opportunity that comes their way. The song was a commercial success and has earned several awards and nominations. The music video, which features both Mars and McCoy living their dream billionaire lives, furthers the message of the song and has over 1 billion views on YouTube.


Line by Line Meaning

I wanna be a billionaire so fucking bad
I aspire to have an immense wealth, more than I can even imagine


Buy all of the things I never had
Purchase all the luxuries I never had before


Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
I want to become so successful and wealthy that Forbes magazine will make me their cover story


Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen
I want a photo op with Oprah and Queen Elizabeth II, indicating that I have made it as big as possible


Oh every time I close my eyes
Every time I daydream


I see my name in shining lights, yeah
My name will be well known and popular


A different city every night, oh I
I will be wealthy enough to visit a different city every night


I swear the world better prepare
The world needs to be ready for my immense success and wealth


For when I'm a billionaire
For when I have become a billionaire


Yeah I would have a show like Oprah
I will host a popular and successful TV show, similar to Oprah Winfrey’s show


I would be the host of everyday Christmas
I will be the person who gives out gifts and makes everyone happy


Give Travie your wish list
I will be generous enough to fulfill the wishes of the people I know


I'd probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt
I will emulate the philanthropic efforts of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt by adopting underprivileged babies


And adopt a bunch of babies that ain't never had shit
I will adopt babies from impoverished backgrounds to provide them with a better life


Give away a few Mercedes like 'Here lady have this'
I will be giving away luxury cars, just because I can


And last but not least grant somebody their last wish
I will fulfill someone's last wish on this earth, bringing them happiness and peace


It's been a couple months that I've been single so
I have been single for a little while now


You can call me Travie Claus minus the Ho Ho
I am generous and kind-hearted, just like Santa Claus


Ha ha get it?
Do you get the joke?


I'd probably visit where Katrina hit
I will visit New Orleans to help with disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina


And damn sure do a lot more than FEMA did
I will do a much better job than FEMA in providing help to the affected people


Yeah, can't forget about me, stupid
Don’t underestimate my abilities and successes


Everywhere I go, Imma have my own theme music
I will always have a soundtrack playing to my success and achievements


I'll be playing basketball with the President
I will become so influential that I will be able to play basketball with the President of the United States


Dunking on his delegates
I will beat the President’s advisors and assistants in basketball


Then I'll compliment him on his political etiquette
I will still behave politely with the President, despite my immense fame and success


Toss a couple milli in the air just for the heck of it
I will throw around large sums of money for entertainment purposes


But keep the fives, twenties, tens and bens completely separate
I will keep a tidy account of my money, separating different types of bills


And yeah I'll be in a whole new tax bracket
I will be so wealthy, that I will be in a completely different income tax bracket


We in recession but let me take a crack at it
Despite the economic downturn, I believe that I can still achieve immense success and wealth


I'll probably take whatever's left and just split it up
I will share my wealth with those who need it the most, once I am done with my own expenses


So everybody that I love can have a couple bucks
I will take care of my family and those who are dear to me, by providing them with some financial help


And not a single tummy around me would know what hungry was
I will make sure that none of the people around me will ever have to experience hunger or poverty


Eating good, sleeping soundly
I will live a comfortable and peaceful life


I know we all have a similar dream
All of us have dreams of success and prosperity


Go in your pocket, pull out your wallet
Take out your wallet


And put it in the air and sing
Be happy and sing along with me




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LYRICS
I wanna be a billionaire so fucking bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen

Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights yeah
A different city every night alright
I swear the world better prepare
For when I'm a billionaire

Yeah I would have a show like Oprah
I would be the host of everyday Christmas
Give Travie your wish list
I'd probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt
And adopt a bunch of babies that ain't never had shit
Give away a few Mercedes like 'Here lady have this'
And last but not least grant somebody their last wish
It's been a couple months that I've been single so
You can call me Travie Claus minus the Ho Ho
Ha ha get it? I'd probably visit where Katrina hit
And damn sure do a lot more than FEMA did
Yeah, can't forget about me, stupid
Everywhere I go, Imma have my own theme music

Oh every time I close my eyes (what you see what you see brah?)
I see my name in shining lights (uhuh uhuh yeah what else?)
A different city every night alright
I swear the world better prepare (for what?)
For when I'm a billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I'm a billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I'm a billionaire

I'll be playing basketball with the President
Dunking on his delegates
Then I'll compliment him on his political etiquette
Toss a couple milli in the air just for the heck of it
But keep the fives, twenties, tens and bens completely separate
And yeah I'll be in a whole new tax racket
We in recession but let me take a crack at it
I'll probably take whatever's left and just split it up
So everybody that I love can have a couple bucks
And not a single tummy around me would know what hungry was
Eating good, sleeping soundly
I know we all have a similar dream
Go in your pocket, pull out your wallet
And put it in the air and sing

I wanna be a billionaire so fucking bad (so bad)
Buy all of the things I never had (buy everything ha ha)
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen (what up Oprah)

Oh every time I close my eyes, (watch ya see, what you see brah?)
I see my name in shining lights, (uh huh, uh huh, what else?)
A different city every night, oh I
I swear the world better prepare (for what?)
For when I'm a billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh when I'm a billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh

I wanna be a billionaire so fucking bad!



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@notcharliewiser

whoever reads this i hope they get rich.

@thomasstarr4009

Back to you bro

@nutthing7634

100%

@t.nikora4522

mate i wont till i get older and get a job

@prostosa6ko

Reverse card

@tikatschannel6183

i born poor family its okay importante buhi

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@EnigmaGamer421

13 years later still a masterpiece

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Fr

@karlmcnutty5323

Sortition

@haziqazizi5786

And i'm still broke

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