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Travie McCoy

Billionaire

Lyrics

playI wanna be a billionaire so fucking bad
playBuy all of the things I never had
playUh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
playSmiling next to Oprah and the Queen

playOh every time I close my eyes
playI see my name in shining lights, yeah
playA different city every night, oh I
playI swear the world better prepare
playFor when I'm a billionaire

playYeah I would have a show like Oprah
playI would be the host of everyday Christmas
playGive Travie your wish list
playI'd probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt
playAnd adopt a bunch of babies
playthat ain't never had shit
playgive away a few Mercedes like 'Here lady have this'
playAnd last but not least grant somebody their last wish
playIt's been a couple months
playthat I've been single so
playYou can call me Travie Claus minus the Ho Ho
playHa ha get it?
playI'd probably visit where Katrina hit
playAnd damn sure do a lot more than fema did
playYeah, can't forget about me, stupid
playEverywhere I go, Imma have my own theme music

playOh every time I close my eyes
play(what you see what you see brah?)
playI see my name in shining lights
play(uhuh uhuh yeah what else?)
playA different city every night, oh I
playI swear the world better prepare (for what?)
playFor when I'm a billionaire
playOh oooh oh oooh for when I'm a billionaire
playOh oooh oh oooh

playI'll be playing basketball with the President
playdunking on his delegates
playThen I'll compliment him on his political etiquette
playtoss a couple milli in the air
playjust for the heck of it
playBut keep the fives, twenties,
playtens and bens completely separate
playAnd yeah I'll be in a whole new tax bracket
playWe in recession but let me take a crack at it
playI'll probably take whatever's left
playand just split it up
playSo everybody that I love can have a couple bucks
playAnd not a single tummy around me
playwould know what hungry was
playEating good, sleeping soundly
playI know we all have a similar dream
playGo in your pocket, pull out your wallet
playAnd put it in the air and sing

playI wanna be a billionaire so fucking bad
play(so bad)
playBuy all of the things I never had
play(buy everything ha ha)
playUh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
playSmiling next to Oprah and the Queen
play(what up Oprah)

playOh every time I close my eyes
play(what ya see, what you see brah?)
playI see my name in shining lights
play(uh huh, uh huh, what else?)
playA different city every night, oh I
playI swear the world better prepare (for what?)
playFor when I'm a billionaire (yeah, sing it)
playOh oooh oh oooh when I'm a billionaire
playOh oooh oh oooh

playI wanna be a billionaire so fucking bad!

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meaningMeaning

McCoy told MTV News about the song's meaning: "It's me talking about what would happen if I would somehow manage to become a billionaire. What would I do with the money?" he explained. "Don't get it wrong, I'm far from a billionaire. I think I just made it out the 'thousandaire' category. So it's about what I would do with the money and, the same time, it opens up the question, if you were in a position to do something with a decent chunk of money, what would you do?"

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Tags

vocabulary Vocabulary

ya

Acceptable: Replacement for "you"


compliment

To say [sth] nice about

  1. She blushed when I complimented her hair.

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency


pull a

Used when describing what somebody has done or when comparing how somebody imitated another. Its past tense is also very popular; pulled a.

  1. So, what...? You're going to pull a 007?
  2. "Today, I'm going to pull a Messi and score a hat-trick" - imitating, or copying.

last but not least

Lastly

  1. Last but not least, don't forget to ring me when you get there.

To give away

Make a gift

  1. She gave away her antique furniture

theme music

Music that is written for and played during a particular television programme or film

  1. From down the hall the theme music of the news channel blared from Nana’s TV.

a bunch of sth

US, slang, figurative (large amount of [sth])

  1. I've got a bunch of work to do today.

dunking

(basketball: score from above rim)

  1. He leisurely jogged up to the basket and then proceeded to jump considerably higher than I did, taking the ball down to his feet while in the air, and then dunking it with two hands with time to spare.

To toss

throw lightly

  1. he took some oranges from his pocket and began to toss them in the air

(just) for the heck of it

For no particular purpose or reason; only for the sake of fun or distraction


take a crack at sth

To attempt (to do) something; to take a turn trying (to do) something

  1. let me take a crack at it

To Split Up

share out, separate, divide into portions

  1. To get the best out of your practice time, split it up into 15 minute sessions, and leave your hands to rest for at least 30 minutes between sessions.

bucks

US, slang (US dollar)

  1. They don't want to pay 20 bucks for it

tummy

informal (relating to the stomach)

  1. Peter had tummy pains

soundly

(sleep: deeply)

  1. The children are exhausted; they'll sleep soundly tonight.

pull out

extract, remove

  1. The investors pulled out their funds when the company closed down.

So bad

informal for badly (= very much)

  1. My leg hurts "so bad"

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