From the album Yugoslavia

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STUDENT INTERVIEW (WITH THE THIRD RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD)
(Tonio K.)

he was sitting there eating
three hundred pounds of pure greed
he motioned to join him
said, "i can talk while i eat"
i hit the recorder and thanked him
for taking his time
he said, "do your interview, son,
'cause time is money and it's your dime."

i said, "i'm a second-year student
economics and political sci.
and we thought the third richest man in the world
could sure give us some brilliant, secret advice."
he stopped chewing
stared at me
and then he grinned
and then he started chewing again

he said, "i'm a business man
i've got this little business i run
i can make more money by dialing that phone
than i could if i pulled out a gun
this is america, son
you just let the buyer beware
that's my only philosophy, boy
you can sell 'em whatever you want to
who cares?

i'll tell you
money, money, money
that's my thing
money, money, money, money
don't it have a nice ring?"

he said, "i've got fifty dollars
says nobody here's got a clue
i've got a hundred dollars
says nobody knows what they're doing
i've got a thousand dollars
says i can just take what i like
i've got millions of dollars
say you make enough noise
people won't even put up a fight
for instance you take that mountain
now, what a resort that would make
we'll get rid of those trees
put up some condos, a spa, and a video arcade
you remember the desert
now wasn't that weather a bitch?
we just brought in a river,
planted golf courses, sat back and got rich

i'll tell you
money, money, money
that's my thing
money, money, money, money
don't it have a nice ring?"

he said, "look at these women,
don't these women look fine?
these are america women, son,
the finest women that money can buy
look at that car there,
look at that color of red (that's ferrari red)
boy, with a car like that,
these women practically fall into bed

i'll tell you
money, money, money
that's my thing
money, money, money, money
don't it have a nice ring?"
i'll tell you
money, money, money
come on boy, sing,
money, money, money, money, money
it's a beautiful thing..."

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