Money Love and Change
Trey Anastasio Lyrics


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I've got a minute, sixty tiny pieces of
Your silver dollar, for time is money, money love
Don't set your watch back, who are we to rearrange
These sixty minutes, and i could never count the change

Some live their days hidden from themselves
Afraid of money love and change
Some live their days hidden from themselves
Afraid of money love and change

You got a minutes them give them to a friend
And try to change every moment that you can
I feel desire measured by the clouds above
What will it cost me? Time is money, money love

Some live their days hidden from themselves
Afraid of money love and change
Some live their days hidden from themselves
Afraid of money love and change

Well it's funny don't you know
That change is the one thing you can count on
Wondering where does it go
If i had more money i would buy some time

Some live their days hidden from themselves
Afraid of money love and change



Some live their days hidden from themselves
Afraid of money love and change

Overall Meaning

In Trey Anastasio's Money Love and Change, the lyrics explore the relationship between time and money, and how they both impact our daily lives. The song begins with the line "I've got a minute, sixty tiny pieces of, your silver dollar" which highlights how time can be seen as a commodity with a set value, similar to money. The lyrics also touch on the idea that time and money are intertwined, with the phrase "time is money, money love" echoing the popular saying. However, despite the connection between time and money, it is clear that the singer of the song struggles with placing a value on their own time. They sing "and I could never count the change" which suggests that they feel unfulfilled or uncertain about the choices they have made in their life.


The chorus of the song serves as a warning about the dangers of avoiding change, and the dangers of being too focused on money. The line "some live their days hidden from themselves, afraid of money love and change" suggests that some people avoid making changes in their life because they are afraid of the unknown, or they prioritize money over their own personal growth. By contrast, the song encourages listeners to embrace change and to seize every moment they can. Anastasio sings "you got a minute then give them to a friend, and try to change every moment that you can" which encourages listeners to make the most of their time and to use it to better the lives of those around them.


Line by Line Meaning

I've got a minute, sixty tiny pieces of
I have a limited time, broken down into seconds


Your silver dollar, for time is money, money love
Time is a valuable asset that costs money, and money is often associated with love


Don't set your watch back, who are we to rearrange
Don't try to change time or mess with the order of things


These sixty minutes, and i could never count the change
Even in just an hour, so much can happen that it's impossible to keep track


Some live their days hidden from themselves
Some people are afraid to truly live and be themselves


Afraid of money love and change
They fear the power and influence of money, love, and the inevitable changes in life


You got a minute then give them to a friend
Share your time with loved ones, give moments that can be cherished


And try to change every moment that you can
Make the most of every second, and try to make positive changes in life


I feel desire measured by the clouds above
Desire can be felt on a grand scale, much like the vastness of the sky


What will it cost me? Time is money, money love
Every desire or action comes at a cost, and time is a valuable currency


Well it's funny don't you know
Ironically,


That change is the one thing you can count on
Despite everything, change is a constant in life that is inevitable


Wondering where does it go
Curiosity about the direction and destination of change


If i had more money i would buy some time
Having more resources can make it easier to prioritize and maximize time in life




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