Money Matters
J-Live Lyrics


Your world my world same shit different day
Different shit same toilet paper gotta circulate
Just to keep the water flushing stove hot fridge cold
Cabinets full. Clothes clean quarters for the wash and fold
Kids grow bigger so the gear grows tight and old
Inflation triggers so the prices grow go figure
Bills like William til your will's like debt that
Lives longer than you. Collectors never forget and your
Said assets are your child's regrets Diamond
Baguets get got for forclosure threats. Those are
Grown folks fears swinging over ya head. Better
That than the water you continue to tread. At a
Job you continue to dread. Or better yet, they say
Love your work and never work a day in your life. They say
Be your own boss and your doing it right. I say
Sheeeeeit whatever gets you through it at night. Because

Doctors Dealers even emcees
Ponder on all life's complexities. But
Can't see the forest for the evergreen trees. So
They collect leaves. But when collects leave
Doctors dealers even emcees
Roll up there sleeves and put in work. You gotta
Hold on tight just to climb that ladder. With your
Mind on your money. And money, money matters

Imma live forever now how about you
Wanna live better now fuck a Gucci sweater now
Gotta save the cheddar now money cash bread dough
Rise like yeast whether you fast or feast
whoever saves most needs the least and vice versa
No time in your nice watch no cash in your nice purse
Why you putting thangs over self and health. put your
Loot back in your pocket I'm talkin bout wealth Money
Grip. Since you working for your money get it in. Make it
Do what it do cause you aint fina win unil your
Money work for you. And please know that Old money
Bitch slaps new with the gold that it used to
Be backed by now are we that fly. My people
Mighta mined the gold but that gold aint mine . So I would
Say nice try better luck next time. You want a
Long dollar? Maybe then invest that dime because

Doctors Dealers even emcees
Ponder on all life's complexities. But
Can't see the forest for the evergreen trees. So
They collect leaves. But when collects leave
Doctors dealers even emcees
Roll up there sleeves and put in work. You gotta
Hold on tight just to climb that ladder. With your
Mind on your money. And money, money matters

Lemon to a lime a lime to a lemon
You fucking with my money I'mma turn into a gremlin
A lime to a lemon a lemon to a lime the same
Way time is money… money is time.
Lemon to a lime a lime to a lemon
If you wasting you money that's the start of your ending
A lime to a lemon a lemon to a lime the same
Way time is money… money is time.

Now you could
Turn bread to fish and water to wine. But you
Can't turn the sun dial from 10 to 9. You can
Throw on a throw back and press rewind but it'll
Never be the same sunshine. Looking up long
Enough you might just go blind. These aint just dope
Rhymes. These are facts I don't just opine. Now if your
Past keep you from presently planning for the future you a
Pawn that'll never see the 8th rank line. I'm trying to
Raise two queens and protect a king since a
Rook like Bishop I been doing my thing aye
Night. But since every game ceases I'd rather be the
Hand that hits clocks and moves pieces

Doctors Dealers even emcees
Ponder on all life's complexities. But
Can't see the forest for the evergreen trees. So
They collect leaves. But when collects leave
Doctors dealers even emcees
Roll up there sleeves and put in work. You gotta
Hold on tight just to climb that ladder. With your
Mind on your money. And money, money matters

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

sincerejd

“Now you could turn bread to fish and water to wine,
 But can’t turn back the sundial from ten to nine.
 You could throw on a throwback, and press rewind,
 But it’d never be the same sunshine.
 Looking up long enough you might just go blind,
 These are not just rhymes,
 These are facts- I don’t just opine.
 But if your past keeps you from presently planning for the future, you’re a pawn,
 That’ll never see the eighth rank line.
 I’m trying to raise two queens and protect the king,
 Since a rook like Bishop I been doing my thing,
 Every night, and I know every game ceases,
 I’d rather be the hand that moves the pieces.”



All comments from YouTube:

Rob Swift

I'm seriously appreciating this joint...

Osagie O

The "Ablist"?

SpaC3Invada -Evan-

"Money matters, but it's mind over matter."
Dope! props from Australia.

J q u

J ages like wine, just get better. So happy to hear this. And damn how Oddisee goes dope as well... pure quality, real hip hop lives. 

Substantial

Dope. Timeless tune.

Sean Ferguson

Man I've been listening to you since I was in high school - All of the Above on repeat! - and you are consistently on point. I just picked up Around the Sun and it is awesome. This song is incredible. Thank you for doing what you do.

LostPerfection

incredible beat, GREAT j-live'ness, SUPERB TRACK

ImmanuelvonB

This is one of the best tracks I've heard in years! Been missing J-Live!!!!

BoChosen

Yessssssss...  You can always count on Live to deliver, WORD.  Oddisee did his thing on the production too.  Respect...

BoChosen

@JazzMatic1967 LOL!  That's wassup!  That's why we connect in these circles... good people, good music, continuous conversation.  Respect as always, Fam...  

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