Money’s Too Tight (To Men­tion)

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

Chor­us:
Money’s too tight to men­tion
I can’t get an un-em-ploy-ment ex-ten-sion
Money’s too tight to men­tion

I went to my broth­er
To see what he could do –
He said bro-ther like to help you
But I’m unable to
So I called on my fa-ther fa-ther
Oh my fa-ther
He said

Chor­us:
Money’s too tight to men­tion
Oh mo-ney mo-ney mo-ney mon-ey
Mo-ney’s too tight to men­tion
I can’t even qual-i-fy for my pen­sion

We talk a‑bout rea-gan-on-ics
Oh lord down in the con-gress
They’re passing all kinds – of bills
From down cap-it-ol hill – (we’ve tried them)

Chor­us:
Money’s too tight to men­tion
(spoken) cut-back!
Mo-ney mo-ney mo-ney mon-ey
We’re talk-in’ a‑bout mon-ey mon-ey
We’re talk-in’ a‑bout mon-ey mon-ey
We’re talk-in’ ‘bout the dol­lar bill
Now what are we all to do
When the mon-ey’s got a hold on you?
Mo-ney’s too tight to men­tion
Oh mon-ey mon-ey mon-ey mon-ey
Mo-ney’s too tight to men­tion
A‑mero – mon-ey oh yeah
We’re talk-in’ a‑bout mon-ey mon-ey
We’re talk-in’ a‑bout mon-ey mon-ey
We’re talk-in’ a‑bout mon-ey mon-ey
We’re talk-in’ a‑bout mon-ey mon-ey…

Cred­its

Words and music John & Wil­li­am Valentine
Windswept Pacific Music Ltd

Oth­er Info

This track was Simply Red’s first single in May 1985 and is on the Pic­ture Book album (1985) as well as the com­pil­a­tion albums Simply Red Greatest Hits (1996) and The Greatest Hits 25 (2008)