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Randy Newman It's Money that Matters Lyrics

Last updated: 07/08/2010 11:00:00 AM

Of all of the people that I used to know
Most never adjusted to the great big world
I see them lurking in book stores
Working for the Public Radio
Carrying their babies around in a sack on their back
Moving careful and slow

(Chorus)
It's money that matters
Hear what I say
It's money that matters
In the USA

All of these people are much brighter than I
In any fair system they would flourish and thrive
But they barely survive
They eke out a living and they barely survive

When I was a young boy, maybe thirteen
I took a hard look around me and asked what does it mean?
So I talked to my father, and he didn't know
And I talked to my friend and he didn't know
And I talked to my brother and he didn't know
And I talked to everybody that I knew

(Chorus)
It's money that matters
Now you know that it's true
It's money that matters
Whatever you do

Then I talked to a man lived up on the county line
I was washing his car with a friend of mine
He was a little fat guy in a red jumpsuit
I said "You look kind of funny"
He said "I know that I do"

"But I got a great big house on the hill here
And a great big blonde wife inside it
And a great big pool in my backyard and another great big pool
beside it
Sonny it's money that matters, hear what I say
It's money that matters in the USA
It's money that matters
Now you know that it's true
It's money that matters whatever you do"




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Really? What Happened to love. | Reviewer: VXXXXX | 7/8/10

This song is what everybody is talking about BUT if you trust in God and believe he will supply ALL OF YOUR NEEDS....then MONEY ISNT EVERYTHING AND IT DOESNT BUY HAPPINESS! I have A WII, PS2,360, and etc. and still will rather go to the YMCA daycare(Powel Crosley Jr.) and hang out with my little friends (God brothers and Sisters)!! :)



So true | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/7/07

This song would have been really great inserted somehow in Michael Moore's new movie "Sicko"