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The Big Money

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“The Big Money” is a song by progressive rock group Rush from their album Power Windows. It charted at #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on album-oriented rock charts, and has been featured on many “Best-Of” compilations, such as Retrospective II and . The title of the song comes from John Dos Passos’s novel The Big Money, part of his U.S.A. trilogy. The lyrics, written by drummer Neil Peart, reflect on the power of “big money” and the sheer magnitude of trade in the modern global economy, particularly during the 1980s. Regarding the idea that the song’s lyrics were inspired by a John Dos Passos book of the same name, Peart replied “I am a big fan of Dos Passos’ stylistic ability, his poetic approach to prose, but the ideas presented in the songs are quite... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Big money goes around the world ... It's a Cinderella story ... It's a war in paradise

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