Money Ain't Everything (feat. Applejaxx)

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lyrics

Chorus:

I've been up, and I've been down, I realized
money ain't everything I've hit up the club,
I've popped champagne, but look into my
eyes you can see I'm in pain OH NO!

And everybody wanna be a baller, but
money don't solve your problems,
'cause I've been up and it don't change,
and now I know that money ain't everything!

Verse 1:

We live in a time where we're defined by the
diamonds we have, the shine and the swag!
Money becomes a god like it's some kind of divine
We strive for the cash, but we blind to the fact that

money ain't everything! There's so much
more than what money can bring! And trust me I've
been up in them shoes I was the dude who pursued wealth...
The riches of the world, and nothin' else!

Then help came, and man I had to change… and not the
money kind, I'm talkin' life change! And in the
right frame, money can have purpose, we sell our
soul for it, but is it really worth it? And man we

purchase, whatever we see.. whatever we
want, whatever we feel we need, but I see
GREED! Seekin' the green. We think that
money will achieve our dreams but see

Chorus:

I've been up, and I've been down, I realized
money ain't everything I've hit up the club,
I've popped champagne, but look into my
eyes you can see I'm in pain OH NO!

And everybody wanna be a baller, but
money don't solve your problems,
'cause I've been up and it don't change,
and now I know that money ain't everything!

Verse 2:

Life has been a grind homie, I'm from the bottom
Homes was so old… that's no remodels
Looked for a place to go, with no asylums
Lost dreams in despair, I couldn't find 'em

My ambition was more than me tryin' to make a stash,
I was aiming for my future, only focused on the past!
Ridin' through Vice City, approached by the Joker
Since I didn't have the chips, tried to gamble with the poker

5 stacks on the line, try to beat all the eyes,
Drop off a drop off, a new whip in the lawn
Or get the cash from my girlfriend
And build a house that could outlast a whirlwind

But I realized, Christ said we gotta
keep our eyes focused 20/20 with the clear eyes
Yeah I'm all about that three five
In Christ I trust because I've been up!

Chorus:

I've been up, and I've been down, I realized
money ain't everything I've hit up the club,
I've popped champagne, but look into my
eyes you can see I'm in pain OH NO!

And everybody wanna be a baller, but
money don't solve your problems,
'cause I've been up and it don't change,
and now I know that money ain't everything!

Verse 3:

It's a foul move, where we put our values, we waste
money everyday 'cause we browse through, oh how
true it is, we all about our profit! We wanna,
fill up our pockets 'til we pop like a bottle rocket!

That's all fine and dandy, all the eye candy,
We don't have enough cash so we try plan B,
We put it on the credit card without a thought
And there's another thing that we don't need but we want

And when I think of money, I think of payin' debts!
'Cause payin' debts was the way of His death! He was
strapped to the wood, 'cause we built up a heavy charge
He paid our bill on the boards, our Lord is off the charts!

Now THAT'S true value, it ain't material,
and it ain't something that you can buy 'cause it's spiritual
and it's a miracle, somebody wasn't stingy…
His name is Christ Jesus! Just to put it simply...

Chorus:

I've been up, and I've been down, I realized
money ain't everything I've hit up the club,
I've popped champagne, but look into my
eyes you can see I'm in pain OH NO!

And everybody wanna be a baller, but
money don't solve your problems,
'cause I've been up and it don't change,
and now I know that money ain't everything!

credits

from The Pre View, released November 27, 2012
Copyright 2012. Produced by Christian Arceo. Vocal arrangement by Townsend Pompeo and Christian Arceo. Additional vocals by Christian Arceo and Ernest Owens. Written by Christian Arceo, Townsend Pompeo and Ernest Owens. Recorded at Fadacy Studios and A.T. Studios. Engineered by Christian Arceo, Ernest Owens and Townsend Pompeo. Mixed by Townsend Pompeo and Christian Arceo. Mastered by Townsend Pompeo.

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t.Jay Virginia

t.Jay (TJ Pompeo) began producing and writing music when he was 15 years old. At the age of 18, a very close friend introduced him to D.U.R.A.G. Ministries on the campus of James Madison University. Jesus Christ captivated t.Jay's heart at one of D.U.R.A.G.'s bible studies, and from that day on he has dedicated his life to making the name of Jesus Christ famous wherever music and life take him! ... more

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