Money's Too Tight (To Mention)

Album: Picture Book (1985)
Charted: 13 28
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  • I been laid off from work.
    My rent is due.
    My kids all need
    Brand new shoes.

    So I went to the bank
    To see what they could do.
    They said "Son, looks like bad luck
    Got-a hold on you".

    Money's too tight to mention.
    I can't get an unemployment extension.
    Money's too tight to mention.

    I went to my brother
    To see what he could do
    He said "Brother like to help you
    But I'm unable to".
    So I called on my father, father.
    Oh my father
    He said

    Money's too tight to mention.
    Oh money, money, money, money.
    Money's too tight to mention.
    I can't even qualify for my pension.

    We talk about Reaganomics.
    Oh Lord, down in the congress
    They're passing all kinds, of bills
    >From down on Capital Hill (we've tried them)

    Money's too tight to mention.
    (spoken) Cut back!
    Money, money, money, money.
    We're talkin' about money, money.
    We're talkin' about money, money.
    We're talkin' 'bout the dollar bill
    And that old man that's over the hill.
    Now what are we all to do
    When the money's got a hold on you?
    Money's too tight to mention.
    Oh money, money, money, money.
    Money's too tight to mention.
    Amero-money, oh yeah.
    We're talkin' about money, money.
    We're talkin' about money, money.
    We're talkin' about money, money.
    We're talkin' about money, money Writer/s: JOHN VALENTINE, WILLIAM VALENTINE
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Comments: 5

  • Anthony from Guadalupe, AzRonald Regan was also mentioned in several 80's songs("Ronnie Talk 2 Russia and "1999" by Prince are two examples) If you listen to the album version of "1999" he says that "we're gonna telephone Ronald Regan, mama. Also in "Sign Of The Times", he mentions Regan's "Star Wars" program.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1986 {August 2nd} Simply Red performed "Money's Too Tight* (To Mention)" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #64 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; nine weeks later it would peak at #28 {for 1 week} and it spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #13 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    Between 1985 and 1989 the group had five records on the Top 100, two made the Top 10 and they both reached #1, "Holding Back The Years" for 1 week on July 6th, 1985 and "If You Don't Know Me By Now" for 1 week on July 9th, 1989...
    * Billboard Magazine printed the record as "Money$ Too Tight (To Mention)"...
  • Edwina from Chicago, IlSimple great...he got a lot of soul...wow...sing man...bless your soul.
  • Stella from London, United KingdomOne of the best bands to come out of Manchester, a city which is underrated as the home of many outstanding musicians and bands.
  • Philip from Manchester, United KingdomI believe this was actually a cover version. I was hit by its freshness and originality, when I first heard it on the radio back in 1985. I had never heard Simply Red, so was absolutely astonished to learn later that I went to the same school as the lead singer, and come home on the same bus most days for probably four years!
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