Dandelion Back to: Some So-Called Music

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CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
ttto: Money for Nothing, Mark Knopfler/Sting (Dire Straits long version)


[fade in]

I want my...
I want my C P B
I want my...
I want my C P B
I want my...
I want my C P B
I want my...
I want my C P B

[music intro, drums, electric guitar, etc.]

Heh!
Look at that station, that's the way they do it.
Found a way to get their money free...
Fill out grant forms -- there ain't nothing to it;
Money for nothin' from the C P B.

Fill out the grant forms -- want some money "to go".
Cross your fingers -- with a little luck.
Maybe get a little camera for your studio.
Maybe get a big satellite truck.

[chorus]
And then we had the '94 'lections.
A great big win for Gee-Ohh-PeEeEeEe.
They're movin' Congress in new directions.
Now that free money isn't free-ee.

We called our lawyers and they told us how to sign up.
We'll sell out -- just to get the dough.
No more Bill Moyers in the prime-time lineup -
We'll fill his time slot with the Barney show.

[chorus]
I called Newt Gingrich; told him to stuff it -
We don't need this blood moneEeEey.
Now I feel just like a damn puppet --
With all those strings on (the) C P Bee-ee.

[band plays a verse. (spoken: Moola, Moola)]

[chorus]
We're gonna lose this Digital Beta.
We'll send it back to SoOonyYyYy.
We'll buy a _used_ switcher, maybe, later.
You know it won't be (a) Grass Vallee-ey.

I should have worked for "M S T 3 K",
Or worked for "Regis and Kathie Lee".
[spoken] Could'a had cash in my pocket today,
[spoken] But here I am at Public T V.

[mumbled] Hey there! What's this? Another re-run??
[mumbled] Oh, man.........saw this one in '83.
Lookatthat station, troubles only begun,
No more money for nothin' -- from the C P B.

[chorus]
We'll have to make our pledge pitches stronger.
"Send us some cash -- pleEeEeEese!"
We'll have to use these cam's a little longer.
And only dream of the C C Dee-ees.

[band plays a verse over howls of anguish]

Lissen here
Lookatthat station, how they used to do it.
They got addicted to the free money.
Fill out the grant forms -- wasn't nothin' to it.
Money for nothin' from the C P B.

............ Money for nothin' .............. C P B ...
............ Money for nothin' ..... from the C P B ...
.. Oodles of money for nothin' .........  C-C-C P B ...
............ Money for nothin' ........ outta C P B ...
.. Mona-mona-money for nothin' .............. C P B ...
............ Money for nothin' ..... from the C P B ...
............ Money for nothin' . HA! . forget C P B ...
.... No more money for nothin' ...... no more C P B ...

Gimmethat, gimmethat...
                                        Money for nothin'
We'll be poor... We'll be poor...
                                        C P B
We'll be poor... We'll be free
                                        Money for nothin'
We'll be poor... We'll be poor...
                                        C P B
We'll be poor... We'll be free
                                        Getch'a Money for nothin'
We'll be poor... We'll be poor...
                                        C P B
We'll be poor... We'll be free
                                        Money for nothin'
We'll be poor... We'll be poor...
                                         C P B
We'll be poor... We'll be free
                                         No more easy money for nothin'
We'll be poor... We'll be poor...
                                         No more easy C P B
We'll be poor... We'll be free
                                         No more easy money for nothin'
We'll be poor... We'll be poor...
                                         C P B
We'll be poor... We'll be free

[spoken] Fill out grant forms...
[band fades]
lyrics: Copyright 1995, Rich Brown ( rmf51@FreeMars.org )

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