Easy Money

Album: An Innocent Man (1983)
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  • You don't have to talk all night
    I'm a man who can't say no
    You don't have to twist my arm
    Just point me where you want to go

    Take me to the action
    Take me to the track
    Take me to a party if they're bettin' in the back
    I've been working all my life
    Can't afford to wait
    Let me call my wife so I can tell her I'll be late

    I want the easy
    Easy money
    Easy money
    I could get lucky
    Oh, things could go right

    I want the easy
    Easy money
    Easy money
    Maybe this one time
    Maybe tonight

    You don't have to try too hard
    I don't need a song and dance
    I don't need an invitation
    If you've got a game of chance

    Take me to the tables
    Take me to the fights
    Run me like the numbers
    Roll me like the dice

    When you're counting on a killing
    Always count me in
    Talk me into losin' just as long as I can win

    I want the easy
    Easy money
    Easy money
    I want the good times
    Oh, I never had

    I want the easy
    Easy money
    I want the good life
    I want it bad

    Easy money
    You say I fool myself
    But better me than being a fool for someone else
    I got a hot slot machine of a system
    Ready to go

    Easy money
    I got a one-track mind
    And a good reputation laying on the line
    I'll either come back a bum or a king
    Baby I don't know

    You don't have to start a fight
    I'm a man who can't say no
    If you've got a little risky business
    Just point me where you want to go

    Take me to the power
    Take me to the heat
    Take me to the cleaners
    If it's open to the street

    Something's got to pay off
    Something's got to break
    Someone's got a fortune that they're begging
    Me to take

    I want the easy
    Easy money
    Easy money
    I could get lucky
    Things could go right

    I want the easy
    Easy money
    Easy money
    Maybe just this time
    Oh maybe tonight

    Easy money
    Oh I don't want no hard cash
    I just want the easy money
    I could get lucky


    Writer/s: BILLY JOEL
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Groovus Maximus from Boston, MaKILLER tune! What a way to open one of the greatest albums of all time, with tight funky drums & bass, terse guitar and crazy horn stabs! The way it releases out into the half-time section is just perfect, and that fadeout leaves you wanting more... Can't believe this song didn't chart anywhere(?) -- there's no justice in the world! Thank you, Billy, for creating the soundtrack of our lives -- God bless you, sir.
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