Money Changes Everything
Cyndi Lauper Lyrics


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I said I'm sorry baby I'm leaving you tonight
I found someone new, he's waitin' in the car outside
Ah honey how could you do it
We swore each other everlasting love
I said well yeah I know but when we did;
There was one thing we weren't
Thinking of and that's money
Money changes everything
I said money, money changes everything
We think we know what we're doin'
That don't mean a thing
It's all in the past now
Money changes everything

They shake your hand and they smile
And they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends
We'll stick with you till the end
Ah but everybody's only
Looking out for themselves
And you say well who can you trust
I'll tell you it's just
Nobody else's money

Money changes everything
I said money, money changes everything
You think you know what you're doin'
We don't pull the strings
It's all in the past now
Money changes everything

Money, money changes everything
I said money, money changes everything
We think we know what we're doing
We don't know a thing
It's all in the past now

Money changes everything




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Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Money Changes Everything" by Cyndi Lauper expresses the concept that money has the power to change relationships, ambitions, and human behavior. The song describes a situation where the singer is leaving her partner for someone else because of the allure of a better financial situation. The singer argues that the reason for their breakup is not infidelity, but the fact that they didn't consider the power of money when promising eternal love. The song implies that money is more important than love and that people are willing to compromise their values to achieve financial success.


The lyrics continue to describe how people treat others when money is involved. The song emphasizes how people will smile and shake hands but are only looking out for themselves. The lyrics suggest that people are unreliable and that trust is not a commodity when wealth and prosperity are at stake. The singer warns that when money is involved, people don't know what they are doing, and they don't have the power to control events.


Line by Line Meaning

I said I'm sorry baby I'm leaving you tonight
I apologize for leaving you tonight.


I found someone new, he's waitin' in the car outside
I have found a new lover waiting outside my home.


Ah honey how could you do it
I cannot believe you would do this to me.


We swore each other everlasting love
We made promises of eternal love to one another.


I said well yeah I know but when we did;
I acknowledge our promises of love.


There was one thing we weren't
However, we failed to consider one thing.


Thinking of and that's money
That is the impact of money.


Money changes everything
Money has the power to alter everything.


We think we know what we're doin'
We believe we have everything under control.


That don't mean a thing
However, our understanding does not guarantee anything.


It's all in the past now
What has happened cannot be undone.


They shake your hand and they smile
People may greet you warmly.


And they buy you a drink
They may offer you a drink.


They say we'll be your friends
They may even claim to be your friends.


We'll stick with you till the end
They make vows of loyalty.


Ah but everybody's only
In reality, everyone is only looking out for themselves.


Looking out for themselves
They are motivated by their own interests.


And you say well who can you trust
This makes us question who we can trust.


I'll tell you it's just
The answer is simple.


Nobody else's money
We cannot rely on other people's money.


Money, money changes everything
Money is capable of changing everything.


We don't know a thing
Ultimately, we do not have all the answers.


It's all in the past now
What has happened is in the past.


Money changes everything
Money has a profound impact on everything.


Money changes everything
Money has the power to change everything.


Money changes everything
Money has the ability to alter everything.


Money changes everything
Money has the power to shift everything.


Money changes everything
Money has the capacity to transform everything.


Money changes everything
Money is a transformative force.




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Written by: Thomas Gray

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@brandy012173

Cyndi Lauper was the real deal and a pioneer.
THE BEST THING ABOUT the early half of the 80’s, was that almost everything that came out was something that had never been done before pretty much!
From 1977 on, we started walking on a whole new planet. Now it kind of seems that pretty much every song that will ever be has already been written, then just rearranged a little, put through a blender, autotuned, canned and fed to the newest crowd, (and often have recorded vocal tracks running at live performances just in case the singer’s voice gets a little tired and or they do not have the mind/muscle memory to feel if they are in tune and following the right timing ). And some people in the newest generations cannot even comprehend that it really is true… Music happened just like it sounds. And often done in studio sessions with everybody playing together at once or recorded raw and literally actually done in one take sometimes just a couple years before this came out. (Fleetwood Mac, Queen…) The technology literally did not exist to let bands and singers to sort of, totally “CHEAT”. You did not get more than like a few tracks to layer, there was no digital technology mainstream yet. (Obviously I resent Autotune for cheapening music as an art). ~~> Music<~~ WAS NOT MADE PLANTED TOGETHER BY RIPPING OFF SOUND SAMPLES FROM BANDS THEY DONT EVEN KNOW THE NAMES OF (except for hip hop and rap.. sorry. Not hating!)

Yes, Cyndi Lauper actually, legit,authentically had the capacity for independent thought, then told the world.

I didn’t realize back then how ‘PUNK’ she actually was!! Thx for busting through Cyndi and getting your stuff broadcasted to the masses, opening doors and minds for the next to come!!!!

ANYWAYS… Sorry for the slight rant and my overuse of punctuation!



All comments from YouTube:

@ers-tj4to

No flashing lights, no 15-20 backup dancers, no lasers, no pyrotechnics..just one voice and pure, raw emotion is all Cyndi needs here to deliver a powerful and masterful performance!

@dariosousa9428

❤❤

@omoraram

Gotcha the reference

@edisongustavomunozvega5635

Eso es música

@8sennesblog776

❤❤

@user-yx7sj5rj8f

Any words no necessary.

@afterburner2869

She is putting as much energy into her performance as many heavy metal bands I’ve seen. 🤘🏻

@smiles96310

2023 and I am still listening to this!

@richardtay143

Blows away anything Madonna has done. Have loved this song since the first time I heard it.

@VitaRaynor-oi4md

Cyndi has a God Given Voice such range no comparison 💗💕

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