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

Pink Floyd - Money lyrics meaning


Money was written by Roger Waters as a sarcastic observation of the modern obsession with money, and how it doesn't actually bring peace or happiness. Perhaps getting a comfortable job with a good salary isn't the most important thing in life.

The first verse references a few particularly expensive things. The average price of a new car in 1966 was about $2500 - approximately $19000 today. Caviar is a luxury food worth over $2500 per pound. Four star hotels are going to be amongst the most expensive, and if you want to follow several high-profile billionaires in buying a controlling stake in a football team, you're going to need a lot of cash.

Read all Pink Floyd - Money lyrics