Who Sang Spending Money? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Beach House on the Moon cover art

Some other versions of "Spending Money"
Credits
publisher: ©Beginner Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jimmy Buffett, Lyman C. Jr. Mcanally
release date: 1999-5-18
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Zydeco/Cajun/Country
length: 2:56
Now I'm not talking 'bout excessive greed.
The kind that puzzled the scribes and Pharisees.
I don't worship it like a golden calf,
But change in my pocket is always good for a laugh.

I've seen it brighten up the eyes of a child
It even makes the Dali Lama smile.
It's no relation tot he meaning of life,
It's a dang fool husband doesn't spring for his wife.
Chorus
A little spending money.
Money to burn.
Money that you did not necessarily earn.
Rainy days seem to wind up sunny,
Long as you got a little spending money.

I got no financial conscience.
Can't worry where it went.
A lasting treasure or a moment of pleasure
Worth it every cent.

Coin or paper baby,
Silver or gold.
All denominations, nouveau or old.
Can't have a turkey without oyster dressing,
It's the root of all evil, the sum of your blessings.

Don't need no armored car or time locked vault,
Don't need no shaker full, just a few grains of salt.
You may get by lookin' good and being funny,
But life's a little less restrained.
Chorus
With a little spending money.
Money to burn.
Money that you did not necessarily earn.
Rainy days seem to wind up sunny,
Long as you got a little spendin' money...
Long as you got a little spendin' money...



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Beach House on the Moon
  • 2 Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling
  • 3 Waiting for the Next Explosion
  • 4 Pacing the Cage
  • 5 You Call It Jogging
  • 6 Flesh and Bone
  • 7 I Will Play for Gumbo
  • 8 Math Suks
  • 9 Spending Money
  • 10 Semi-true Story
  • 11 Lucky Stars
  • 12 I Don't Know and I Don't Care
  • 13 Oysters and Pearls

  • Album Information
    label: Universal Island Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 731452466020
    script: Latin