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Steve Miller Band: Take the Money and Run Meaning

Song Released: 1976


Take the Money and Run Lyrics

This here's a story about Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue
Two young lovers with nothin' better to do
Than sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube
And here is what happened when they decided to cut loose

They headed down to, ooh, old El...

  1. Shitty_Shitbird
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    Jun 8th 2018 report

    I don't mind a song telling the story of "two you lovers with nothing better to do", just that it elevates them and their motives over the cop tracking them (he makes his living off of the people's taxes). Call them what they are, a pair of robbers who committed murder in the act of stealing someone else's money. There should be a verse at the end where they get cornered and go out Butch Cassidy/Sundance Kid style against overwhelming odds.

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2012 report

    Basically, the song is about "Billy Joe" and "Bobby Sue", two young (possibly teenage) bandits, and the police officer pursuing them. In the song, Billy Joe and Bobby Sue are described in a similar manner to Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934).


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