It Takes Money

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Original version of It Takes Money by Paul Jackson. Released in 1993, this song was later covered, with some updated lyrics, by the Uptones on their Skankin' Foolz Unite! CD, just as the world economy went in the toilet.

The gurgling alien noises in the intro and middle 8 were generated by Mr. Jackson utilizing a child's electronic toy megaphone on "crazy" setting and a quantity of Bourbon.

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The rich are gettin richer, the poor is gettin poorer,
It’s all part of a master plan,
There’s so much dirty money, dirty dirty money,
You don’t get to get it, don’t you understand?

It takes money, to make money
It takes money, to make money

The suckers in the office, they pulled a fast one,
Seems like they always come out ahead,
All ya peopl workin, just keep on workin,
When it's all over just go to bed,

It takes money, to make money
It takes money, to make money

Go down to the bank, get on your knees,
Mr. banker, I’m beggin you please,
I need some cash, for food in the pot,
Give me a little and I’ll pay you back a lot,

It takes money, to make money
It takes money, to make money

© Jackson, Zymurgy Music

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from Hobo, released April 20, 1993

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