Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Everybody's Goin' For The Money

From the album Draw The Line Buy Now

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Everybody’s goin’ for the money

Thinkin’ it makes the world go round

But this old world keep turnin’ on and on

When you’re layin’ underneath the ground

 

Somebody’s got a hold on you

A hold on your everyday life

A hold on your friends and your relatives too

On your children and your husband and your wife

 

Hey, they sell you on the television

And they sell you on the radio

They sell you any old way that they can

And they come knockin’ on your front door

 

Well I think I will buy me a wonderful car

And a T.V. and a stereo

And I’ll drive and watch and listen all the time

And I won’t have to think anymore!

 

Long as we buy everything we want

We keep missin’ something we should know

Somewhere in your town, there’s a man broken down

And somewhere there’s a guy with too much dough!

 

So why sing a song about money?

Whey think about our way of life?

Cause it’s time to face that the human race

Needs something more than money to survive!

 

Everybody’s goin’ for the money

Thinkin’ it makes the world go round

But this old world keep turnin’ on and on

When you’re layin’ underneath the ground

 

Written by Spider John Koerner, © 1974 Hilgreen Music, (BMI)

Additional lyrics by P. Alsop

On Draw The Line – www.peteralsop.com

 

 

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