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CYNDI LAUPER

Mom.Singer.Activist.Actress

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Money Changes Everything

Credits

Written by Tom Gray
Produced by Rick Chertoff
Executive Producer: Lennie Petze
Associate Producer and Engineer: William Wittman
Arrangements by Cyndi Lauper, Rick ChertoffRob HymanEric Bazilian

Release Information

Video (Live)

Director: Pat Birch
Producers: Phil Tuckett & NFL Films
DP: Hank McElwees
May be found on Twelve Deadly Cyns... And Then Some video.

The video was filmed in Houston on October 10th 1984.

In the video, there is a part where a fan runs onto the stage to hug Cyndi. Several questions happened about this. This WAS staged. It took several shots of Cyn getting up in the garbage can to pull the whole thing off... at least two or three attempts... and each time the "girl" who is rumored to be Susannah Hoffs, of the Bangles who opened for Cyn that night... was brought onstage... (info from Greg Houston)

 

Notes

Originally performed by "The Brains".

Cyndi recorded it in an unfinished room at the recording studio, almost like a basement. She recorded it alone in the room.

 

Lyrics

She said I'm sorry baby I'm leaving you tonight

I found someone new he's waitin' in the car outside

Ah honey how could you do it

We swore each other everlasting love

She said well yeah I know but when

We did--there was one thing we weren't

Really thinking of and that's money--

 

Money changes everything

Money, money changes everything

We think we know what we're doin'

That don't mean a thing

It's all in the past now

Money changes everything

 

They shake your hand and they smile

And they buy you a drink

They say we'll be your friends

We'll stick with you till the end

Ah but everybody's only

Looking out for themselves

And you say well who can you trust

I'll tell you it's just

Nobody else's money--

 

Money changes everything

Money changes everything

We think we know what we're doin'

We don't pull the strings

It's all in the past now

Money changes everything

 

Money changes everything

Money changes everything

We think we know what we're doing

We don't know a thing

It's all in the past now

 

Money changes everything

Money changes everything

Money changes everything

 

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