Who Sang The Moneygoround? The Kinks

The Kinks Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Raymond Douglas Davies
release date: 1970-11-27
genres: Rock
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Classic Rock
length: 1:45
Robert owes half to Grenville
Who in turn gave half to Larry
Who adored my instrumentals
And so he gave half to a foreign publisher
She took half the money that was earned in some far distant land
Gave back half to Larry and I end up with half of goodness knows what
Oh can somebody explain why things go on this way
I thought they were my friends I can't believe it's me, I can't believe that I'm so green
Eyes down round and round let's all sit and watch the moneygoround
Everyone take a little bit here and a little bit there
Do they all deserve money from a song that they've never heard
They don't know the tune and they don't know the words
But they don't give a damn
There's no end to it I'm in a pit and I'm stuck in it
The money goes round and around and around
And it comes out here when they've all taken their share
I went to see a solicitor and my story was heard and the writs were served
On the verge of a nervous breakdown I decided to fight right to the end
But if I ever get my money I'll be too old and grey to spend it
Oh, but life goes on and on and no one ever wins
And time goes quickly by just like the moneygoround
I only hope that I'll survive

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Introduction / The Contenders
  • 2 Strangers
  • 3 Denmark Street
  • 4 Get Back in Line
  • 5 Lola
  • 6 Top of the Pops
  • 7 The Moneygoround
  • 8 This Time Tomorrow
  • 9 A Long Way From Home
  • 10 Rats
  • 11 Apeman
  • 12 Powerman
  • 13 Got to Be Free

  • Album Information
    label: Pye Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin