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IT’S THE MONEY

IT’S THE MONEY

WORDS AND MUSIC BY HENRY GROSS ©1992 HALFMINE MUSIC, BMI, ©2003 ACHTUNES, ASCAP

YOU TELL ME NOT TO WORRY, YOU TELL ME I SHOULD WAIT
YOU SAY THAT WE CAN WORK IT OUT IT’S JUST A PIECE OF CAKE
YOU’RE DRIVING A FERRARI, I’M TRYIN’ TO BEG A RIDE
YOU LIVE THE LIFE OF RILEY WHILE I STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE

IT’S NOT THE PRINCIPAL OF THE THING
IT’S NOT HOW BAD YOU HURT ME WHEN YOU’RE PULLING ON MY STRINGS
IT’S NOT THE WAY YOU INSULT ME WHEN YOU DON’T RETURN MY CALL
AIN’T YOUR CONDESCENDING ATTITUDE, BELIEVE ME MOST OF ALL

IT’S NOT THE MONEY, IT’S THE MONEY

NOBODY WANTS TO KNOW YOU, ONE LOOK WAS ALL IT TOOK
NEXT DAY YOU WIN THE LOTTERY YOUR PHONE RINGS OFF THE HOOK
STRANGERS WANT TO LOVE YOU, EVERYBODY IS YOUR FRIEND
YOU TELL A TIRED OLD JOKE AND THE LAUGHTER NEVER ENDS

ALL YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN YOU’RE A HERO AND A SAINT
EVERYBODY SAYS YOU’VE CHANGED EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW YOU AIN’T
WHEN YOU HEAR ‘EM SUCKING UP, IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU SICK
YOU’RE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND YOU DIDN’T WORK A LICK

IT’S NOT THE MONEY, IT’S THE MONEY (REPEAT 2X)

IT’S CROWDED AT YOUR TABLE WHEN YOU’RE PAYING FOR THE MEAL
EVERYBODY’S TRYING TO SELL YOU ON SOME CRAZY KIND OF DEAL
THEY’LL BORROW TILL TOMORROW AND THEY’LL NEVER PAY YOU BACK
THEY’LL WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND PRAY YOU HAVE A HEART ATTACK

BECAUSE IT’S THE MONEY

THERE’S A METHOD TO THE MADNESS, YOU BETTER GET IT RIGHT
GATHER UP YOUR RUBLES DO YOUR BEST TO HOLD ON TIGHT
AIN’T NOBODY GONNA SAVE YOU WHEN THE AX BEGINS TO FALL
YOU CAN BET THE FARM AND ALL YOUR CHARM NO ONE WILL EVEN CALL

YOU’RE A RICH MAN BABY LONG AS YOU HAVE GOT YOUR HEALTH
AND TRUE LOVE IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE GREATEST FORM OF WEALTH
‘CAUSE ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS TREATED EQUAL BY THE LAW
SO ALLOW ME TO REPEAT MYSELF MUCH LOUDER THAN BEFORE

IT’S NOT THE MONEY, IT’S THE MONEY (REPEAT 4X)

IT’S THE MONEY