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"Money" is a song by That Poppy (who now goes by the name Poppy). This song was released as the second track on her debut extended play, Bubblebath on February 12th, 2016.

Theme

This song is about Poppy's addiction to money and materialistic things. Poppy opens up about her past in this song, explaining that she was never seen like the other girls her age. Since then, she has grown an obsession with money. The song's theme reflects on how one can become obsessed with money, and how it can do nearly everything. The chorus references the popular saying "money can't buy happiness", though Poppy questions it by asking "then why is it so fabulous?". Poppy also mentions how people around her during her life made her think that it was wrong to love money.

Music video

The music video for "Money" was published on July 29th, 2016, following the release of Bubblebath EP months earlier, and almost an entire year after the Lowlife music video. The music video, uploaded onto her official VEVO channel, is visually similar to videos that are released on her regular channel. In the video, Poppy appears against a white backdrop lip syncing the song in different shots. Most shots show Poppy in a different outfit receiving money handed to her, dancing, or holding money and fanning herself with it. Multiple Japanese-style computer animations also appear throughout the video, creating a bubbly pink aesthetic.

In 2018, the official music video was made private and is currently unavailable to watch.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
When I was a little girl
I used to think I was wrong for wanting diamonds and pearls
I never had anything no Chanel or Tiffany like all the popular girls
They say the best things are free but I don't get what they mean
'Cause I want everything

[Pre-Chorus]
And money doesn't grow on trees
You can't just plant a seed
You gotta work it out

[Chorus]
Gimme some of that cold cash
I want to stuff it in my couch
C'mon bring me those big stacks
I need them bricks to build my house
Give me all of that, all of that 'til the ATM runs out
If money can't buy happiness then why is it so fabulous?

[Verse 2]
When I was only 15, I packed my bags and said
Goodbye to mom and dad
I was afraid and alone, living without a home
Got rid of all I had
They say the best things are free but I can't get what I need
Without some currency

[Pre-Chorus]
And money doesn't grow on trees
You can't just plant a seed
You gotta work it out

[Chorus]
Gimme some of that cold cash
I want to stuff it in my couch
Come on bring me those big stacks
I need them bricks to build my house
Give me all of that, all of that 'til the ATM runs out
If money can't buy happiness then why is it so fabulous?

[Bridge]
Make that money
Make my own money
Gonna make that money
Make my own money
Make that money
Make my own money
If money can't buy happiness then why is it so fabulous?

[Chorus]
Gimme some of that cold cash
I want to stuff it in my couch
Come on bring me those big stacks
I need them bricks to build my house
Give me all of that, all of that 'til the ATM runs out
If money can't buy happiness then why is it so fabulous?

Video(s)

That Poppy - Money (Audio)

That Poppy - Money (Audio)

That Poppy - Money (The Sims 4) (Simlish)

That Poppy - Money (The Sims 4) (Simlish)

Reception

Money was well-received by audiences, with over 14 million views on the music video as well as 229 thousand likes. A version of the song was created as downloadable content for the life simulation video game The Sims 4, which features Poppy singing the song in a gibberish language called "Simlish". Money also was featured in the drama-horror series Scream on Season 2, Episode 1: "I Know What You Did Last Summer". Along with Altar, Tyler Peterson of UQMUSIC described Money as a "retro-banger".

Trivia

  • Money is featured as the encore song for the Poppy.Computer Tour.
    • This makes it the only Bubblebath EP song performed in the Poppy.Computer Tour.
  • The first version of Money contains an electric guitar solo before the bridge. Its instrumental is also used for a dance break in the Poppy.Computer Tour. The length of this extended instrumental is 3:30.
  • Money is the first of two Poppy songs to be featured on the H&M in-store playlist, the other being Interweb.
  • The release of the music video for Money in 2016 marks the second Poppy music video.
  • The song's lyrics are referenced in Poppy's video "Shirt".