Saturday, March 6, 2010

Money (Dark Side of the Moon)

Money 6:23
     (written by Roger Waters)

Money, get away
You 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 all right Jack, keep your hands off a' 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 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 surprises
They're giving none away
Away (2x), way, away (4x)

I was in the right!
Yes, absolutely in the right!
I certainly was in the right! (echoed)
You was definitely in the right. 

That geezer was cruising for bruising!
...why does anyone do anything? (echoed)
I don't know, I was really drunk at the time! (echoed)
I was just telling him, he was in... he couldn't get into number two. 

He was asking why he wasn't coming up on freely eleven, so after, 
I yelling and screaming and telling him why he wasn't coming up on freely eleven . . .

Nick Mason: "I think the sound effect in Money works very well. The interesting thing about that track is that when Roger wrote it, the idea to use the cash register more or less came up in the first day." [Guitar World Feb 93]

Roger Waters: "Yeah, it was just a tune around those sevenths, and I knew that there had to be a song about money in the piece, and I thought that the tune could be a song about money, and having decided that, it was extremely easy to make up a seven beat intro that went well with it. I often think that the best ideas are the most obvious ones, and that's a fantastically obvious thing to do, and that's why it sounds good." [Miles]

Dave Gilmour: "We tried to make [the lyrics] as simple and direct as possible and yet, as we were writing them, we knew they'd be misunderstood. We still get people coming up to us who think that 'Money – it's a gas' is a direct and literal statement that 'We like money.'" [Miles]

This song was released in the US as a single.

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Time incl Breathe Reprise
Great Gig in the Sky, The
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage

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