Money
Pink Floyd Lyrics


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Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and you're okay
Money, it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four-star daydream
Think I'll buy me a football team

Money, get back
I'm alright, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack
Money, it's a hit
Don't give me that do-goody-good bullshit
I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a Lear jet

Money, it's a crime
Share it fairly, but don't take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise it's no surprise
That they're giving none away
Away, away, away
Away, away, away

I was in the right
Yes, absolutely in the right
I certainly was in the right
I was definitely in the right, geezer was cruising for a bruising
Why does anyone do anything?
Yeah
Why does anyone do anything?
I don't know, I was really drunk at the time
I was just telling him it was in, he couldn't get into number two
He was asking why it wasn't coming up on fader eleven




So after our yelling and screaming
I'm telling him why it wasn't coming on fader eleven

Overall Meaning

Pink Floyd's "Money" is a song that delves into the idea of the financial system in contemporary society where people equate money with happiness and power. The song's lyrics are divided into three different sections, each showcasing different perspectives on money. The first section talks about the allure of financial security, suggesting that a good job and more money are the solutions to problems. It also hints at the consumerist culture, with the lyrics "new car, caviar, four-star daydream, think I'll buy me a football team."


The second section presents a different attitude towards wealth. It shows that the ones who already have the wealth like to hold on to it and not share it with others. The lyrics "I'm alright Jack, keep your hands off my stack" depict the possessive nature of humans towards money. The section also includes a reference to the high-fidelity first-class traveling set, indicating that money is necessary to be part of that set.


The third section is more critical, as it suggests that money can lead to crime and evil. The line "Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today," was inspired by the Bible verse, 1 Timothy 6:10 which states "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." In contrast to the previous sections, this part of the song expresses the idea that money should be shared, but with qualifications - "Share it fairly, but don't take a slice of my pie."


Overall, Pink Floyd's "Money" message is clear. It shows that a fair financial system is needed, and wealth should not be concentrated among the few. The song is not just about money, but society as a whole in its exploration of the human condition and the power structures at play.


Interesting Facts about "Money":


Line by Line Meaning

Money, get away
Money can often make life more complicated and stressful, so sometimes it's better to just let it go.


Get a good job with more pay and you're okay
Earning more money can provide a sense of security and comfort, but it doesn't necessarily bring true happiness or fulfillment.


Money, it's a gas
Money can provide opportunities and experiences that can bring pleasure and satisfaction, but it's not the only thing that matters in life.


Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
Money can be a powerful motivator, and the desire to accumulate wealth can drive people to make ruthless or unethical decisions.


New car, caviar, four-star daydream
Money can allow one to indulge in luxury goods, which can be enjoyable but don't necessarily bring long-term happiness or fulfillment.


Think I'll buy me a football team
For some people, accumulating wealth means having the power and influence to make large purchases or investments that can boost one's status and reputation.


Money, get back
When someone has accumulated wealth, they may be protective of their assets and see requests for money or help as potential threats to their security.


I'm alright, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack
Those who have worked hard to accumulate wealth may feel entitled to their finances and resentful of any attempts to take or redistribute their money.


Money, it's a hit
The pursuit of wealth is often glamorized and celebrated in society, particularly in the media and popular culture.


Don't give me that do-goody-good bullshit
Some may view any attempt to critique or undermine the pursuit of wealth as naive, unrealistic, or hypocritical.


I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
Those who have accumulated wealth may have access to exclusive opportunities and experiences that those with less money may never experience.


And I think I need a Lear jet
Money can provide the means to indulge in extravagant or impractical purchases that further enhance one's perceived status.


Money, it's a crime
The distribution and accumulation of wealth can be a contentious issue, particularly when income inequality is high and poverty is widespread.


Share it fairly, but don't take a slice of my pie
People may support the idea of wealth redistribution in theory, but view requests for their own money as unfair or unjust.


Money, so they say
There are many opposing viewpoints on the morality and usefulness of wealth accumulation, and the debate is ongoing.


Is the root of all evil today
Some people argue that the pursuit of wealth is the cause of many societal problems, from poverty to crime to environmental degradation.


But if you ask for a rise it's no surprise
In many workplaces, it is difficult to negotiate fair compensation for one's work, and asking for a raise can be met with resistance or hostility.


That they're giving none away
Even if the company or organization is profitable, they may prioritize keeping the profits for themselves rather than investing in their employees or the community.


I was in the right
Everyone has their own perspective on wealth accumulation and distribution, and they may confidently believe they are on the right side of the debate.


Yes, absolutely in the right
Some people view their pursuit of wealth as a moral imperative or a reflection of their hard work and dedication.


I certainly was in the right
For those who have successfully accumulated wealth, their financial success can be seen as evidence of their own personal virtues or skills.


I was definitely in the right, geezer was cruising for a bruising
People who challenge or criticize one's pursuit of wealth may be seen as ignorant or foolish, and their objections dismissed outright.


Why does anyone do anything?
The motivations behind wealth accumulation are complex and multifaceted, and can differ widely from person to person.


Yeah


Why does anyone do anything?


I don't know, I was really drunk at the time
The decisions to pursue wealth or accumulate assets can also be influenced by external factors such as peer pressure, cultural norms, and substance abuse.


I was just telling him it was in, he couldn't get into number two
Communication breakdowns and misunderstandings can occur in the pursuit of wealth, and disagreements over financial decisions can cause rifts in relationships.


He was asking why it wasn't coming up on fader eleven
People may become preoccupied with minor or trivial details in the wealth accumulation process, losing sight of the bigger picture and the true value of money.


So after our yelling and screaming
The pursuit of wealth can create tension and conflict even among close friends or colleagues, leading to heated arguments and hurt feelings.


I'm telling him why it wasn't coming on fader eleven
People may become fixated on finding explanations or solutions to problems related to wealth accumulation, even in the face of more pressing issues or problems.




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Written by: George Roger Waters

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@SilverBreeze22

Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and you're okay
Money, it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I'll buy me a football team
Money, get back
I'm alright, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack
Money, it's a hit
Don't give me that do-goody-good bullshit
I'm in the high-fidelity first class travelling set
And I think I need a Lear jet
Money, it's a crime
Share it fairly, don't take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise, it's no surprise
That they're giving none away
Away, away, away
Away, away, away
Away, ooh
Away, ooh



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@ElliYeetYT

This must be EA’s favourite song:

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Either this or Have a Cigar

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Or Mr.krab

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@Daniah Khair yup

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Don’t forget Disney

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@emoboilandon6226

Me and my friend were playing this on our guitars at a skatepark the other day and a man in a wheelchair came and listened to us and sang along. One of the best guys I’ve ever met. It was so cool

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That's a beautiful thing you know 😍

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That so wholesome, made me happy made me smile, nice

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