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Cadillac Dreams Lyrics

from Hot In The Shade

"Cadillac Dreams" is track #8 on the album Hot In The Shade. It was written by Simmons, Gene / Poncia, Vini.
"Cadillac Dreams" is track #8 on the album Hot In The Shade. It was written by Simmons, Gene / Poncia, Vini.

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When I was seventeen
Found out just what it means
If you can get it free
It just ain't worth a damn

When I heard the preacher say
Don't throw your life away
And I got that message
And I wrote it on the wall

Well, I don't want anybody tellin' me lies
No, I don't want your diamond ring
'Cause you ain't got my size

I want money, money, that's what I need
I got Cadillac dreams
Please, Mister, don'tcha take it from me
Give me money, money, more than I need
I got Cadillac dreams waitin' on me
Cadillac dreams, Cadillac dreams

When I had the young boy blues
I paid some young boy dues
I learned the hard way
There's a heartbreak every day

Stone cold reality
Came crashing down on me
Well, life was hard on me
But I still don't give a damn

When I was seventeen
I was an angry young man
But I won't let just anybody
Tell me who I am

Just want money, money, that's all I need
I got Cadillac dreams
Hey, Mister, don'tcha take it from me
Give me money, money, more than I need
These Cadillac dreams are waitin' on me

Didn't have the time of day
'Til this dream was born
You can't take that away
You can't take that away from me

When I was seventeen
There was this beauty queen
Checked in a one room suite
The back seat of my car

When you want all the best things
Money can buy
You gotta reach down inside of you
To reach up to the sky

Yeah, I want money, money, that's all I need
I got Cadillac dreams
Hey, Mister, you can't take that from me
I want money, money, more than I need
I got Cadillac dreams waitin' on me

Money, money, that's what I need
We're drivin' in my Chevy with my Cadillac dreams
Someday, one day, just you and me
We'll ride inside these Cadillac dreams

Cadillac dreams, hey, hey, hey
That's right, hey, hey
It's Cadillac dreams waitin' on me
Hey, hey, hey

Songwriters
SIMMONS, GENE / PONCIA, VINI

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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