Money Lyrics – Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

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(Waters) 6:32

Money, get away.
Get a good job with good 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 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 raise it’s no surprise that they’re
giving none away.

“HuHuh! I was in the right!”
“Yes, absolutely in the right!”
“I certainly was in the right!”
“You was definitely in the right. That geezer was cruising for a
“Why does anyone do anything?”
“I don’t know, I was really drunk at the time!”
“I was just telling him, he couldn’t get into number 2. He was asking
why he wasn’t coming up on freely, after I was yelling and
screaming and telling him why he wasn’t coming up on freely.
It came as a heavy blow, but we sorted the matter out”

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About The Song

“Money” is one of Pink Floyd’s most famous tracks, appearing as the sixth song on their 1973 album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Known for its distinctive bassline and its critique of consumerism and greed, the song stands out with its unique 7/4 time signature during the main riff and 4/4 during the solo sections.

“Money” is a satirical take on the lure of wealth and the corruption it can bring, set to one of rock’s most iconic bass riffs by Roger Waters. This track became Pink Floyd’s first hit in the United States and is noteworthy for its unconventional time signature and the use of cash register sounds as a rhythmic element, which ties into the song’s theme of materialism.

David Gilmour’s sharp and bluesy guitar solos further punctuate the song’s cynical view of money’s role in society. Lyrically, Waters delivers a biting commentary on the acquisition of wealth and the disparity it creates, encapsulated in lines like “Money, it’s a gas” and “Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today.”

The song also stands out for its successful blending of rock with elements of jazz, particularly evident in the saxophone solo by Dick Parry, which adds an extra layer of sophistication to the track. The shift in time signature during the guitar solo section gives a sense of fluidity and release, contrasting with the rigorous rhythm of the song’s main body.

With “Money,” Pink Floyd crafted a song that is both a critique of capitalist culture and a rock anthem, showcasing the band’s ability to embed thought-provoking messages within engaging music.

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