Get Over It — OK Go

November 17, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Lot of knots, lot of snagsLot of holes, lot of cracks, lot of cragsLot of nagging old hagsLot of fools, lot of fool scumbagsOh, it’s such a drag, what a choreOh, your wounds are full of saltEverything’s a stress and [ . . . ]

Money — Peace

November 10, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Welcome, little teethersWelcome to a worldWhere Bitcoins pay for beatingsAnd diamonds pay for girlsSo go find all the penniesThe ones that people ditchYou’re going to be happyYou’re going to be rich Money, do you need itDo you eat it when [ . . . ]

Rags to Riches — Tony Bennett

November 3, 2019 LaTashia Williams

I know I’d go from rags to richesIf you would only say you careAnd though my pocket may be emptyI’d be a millionaire My clothes may still be torn and tatteredBut in my heart, I’d be a kingYour love is [ . . . ]

The Great American Foreclosure Song — ProPublica

October 27, 2019 Brian V. Lee

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with an eye on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust. I’m a huge fan and contributor. In 2012, ProPublica produced “The Great American Foreclosure Song,” written and performed [ . . . ]

About Work the Dancefloor — Georgia

October 20, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Here we go again, my loveYou’ve got so much time to spendIf I come around againIt may never go anywhere Cause I don’t have much in terms of money nowI don’t have material gifts for youYou want me to stay [ . . . ]

Fake Money — Arkells

October 11, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Oh, you’re just a boy, a little banker boyEverything’s a game, and everyone’s your toyWhile everyone was sleeping, dreaming dumb-ass dreamsYou’re praying to gods who are meaningless to meYou’re preying on the weak and those who don’t believe Oh it’s [ . . . ]

Trap Queen (Radio Version) — Fetty Wap

October 6, 2019 Brian V. Lee

I’m like “Hey, what’s up, hello”Seen yo pretty ass soon as you came in that doorI just wanna chill, got a sack for us to rollMarried to the money, introduced her to my stoveShowed her how to whip it, now [ . . . ]

Old Money — Lana Del Rey

September 29, 2019 Jonathan Archer

Blue hydrangea, cold cash divine Cashmere, cologne and white sunshine Red racing cars, Sunset and Vine The kids were young and pretty Where have you been? Where did you go? Those summer nights seem long ago And so is the [ . . . ]

The Wall Street Shuffle — 10cc

September 22, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Do the Wall Street shuffleHear the money rustleWatch the greenbacks tumbleFeel the sterling crumble You need a yen to make a markIf you want to make moneyYou need the luck to make a buckIf you want to be Getty, RothschildYou’ve [ . . . ]

The Man — The Killers

September 15, 2019 Brian V. Lee

I know the score like the back of my handThem other boys, I don’t give a damnThey kiss on the ring, I carry the crownNothing can break, nothing can break me downDon’t need no advice, I got a planI know [ . . . ]

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