Don’t Take the Money Lyrics – Bleachers

English 124 March 31, 2017
"Don't Take the Money" by Bleachers explores the complexities of love, relationships, and the challenges that arise in maintaining them. The lyrics delve into the narrator's experiences, reflecting on the impact of love, the struggles faced, and the desire to preserve the connection despite difficulties. The overarching theme revolves around the idea of not letting materialistic or external factors jeopardize the emotional investment in a relationship. ...Read More

Don’t Take the Money Lyrics

[Verse 1: Jack Antonoff]
Somebody broke me once
Love was a currency
A shimmering balance act
I think that I laughed at that
And I saw your face and hands
Colored in sun and then
I think I understand
Will I understand?

[Pre-Chorus: Jack Antonoff]
Will we fight, stay up late?
In my dreams, I'm to blame
Different sides of the bed
Roll your eyes, shave my head
Now we're stuck in the storm
We were born to ignore
And all I got is a chance to just say
(“Baby, love me! You've got me, runaway!”)

[Chorus: Jack Antonoff]
You steal the air out of my lungs, you make me feel it
I pray for everything we lost, buy back the secrets
Your hand forever's all I want
Don't take the money
Don't take the money

[Verse 2: Jack Antonoff]
I slept on my own those nights
Was still in my parents' house
And I cut off my t-shirt sleeves
And claim a new continent
'Til I saw your face and hands
Covered in sun and then
I think I understand
Will I understand?

[Pre-Chorus: Jack Antonoff]
Will we fight, stay up late?
In my dreams, I'm to blame
Different sides of the bed
Roll your eyes, shake my head
Now we're stuck in the storm
We were born to ignore
And all I got is a chance to just say
(“Baby, love me! You've got me, runaway!”)

[Chorus: Jack Antonoff]
You steal the air out of my lungs, you make me feel it
I pray for everything we lost, buy back the secrets
Your hand forever's all I want
Don't take the money
Don't take the money
(“Baby, love me! You've got me, runaway!”)
You steal the air out of my lungs, you make me feel it
I pray for everything we lost, buy back the secrets
Your hand forever's all I want
Don't take the money
Don't take the money
(“Baby, love me! You've got me, runaway!”)

[Bridge: Jack Antonoff]
When you're looking at your shadow
Standing on the edge of yourself
Praying on the darkness
Just don't take the money
Dreaming of an easy
Waking up without weight now
And you're looking at the heartless
Just don't take the money

[Chorus: Jack Antonoff & Lorde]
You steal the air out of my lungs, you make me feel it
I pray for everything we lost, buy back the secrets
Your hand forever's all I want
Don't take the money
Well, don't take the money
(“Baby, love me! You've got me, runaway!”)
You steal the air out of my lungs, you make me feel it
I pray for everything we lost, buy back the secrets
Your hand forever's all I want
Don't take the money
Don't take the money

[Outro: Jack Antonoff]
Just don't take the money
Just don't take the money
Just don't take the money
Just don't take the money

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Last Update: November 16, 2023

Don’t Take The Money Lyrics Meaning

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  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Producer(s)
  • Greg Kurstin, Vince Clarke & Jack Antonoff
  • Writter(s)
  • Jack Antonoff & Lorde
  • Released On
  • March 31, 2017

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Don’t Take the Money" song?

"Don’t Take the Money" song is sung by Bleachers.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Don’t Take the Money" song?

"Don’t Take the Money" song lyrics written by Jack Antonoff & Lorde.

Who is the music producer of "Don’t Take the Money" song?

"Don’t Take the Money" song music composed & produced by Greg Kurstin, Vince Clarke & Jack Antonoff.

When was "Don’t Take the Money" song released?

"Don’t Take the Money" song was released on March 31, 2017.