Break the Bank

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Break the Bank

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Break the Bank
by Lichen Throat

I only sign checks on the back.
My balance is so swelled
That any farther in the black,
I’d be a gravity well.
I’m going to break the bank.
I’m going to break the bank.
Write me a check that’s blank.
I’m going to break the bank.

Money dam number seventeen broke;
The landscape flows with green.
Like Scrooge McDuck I swim backstroke
As I float downstream.
I’m going to break the bank.
I’m going to break the bank.
Coins in my pocket clank.
I’m going to break the bank.

Cardi, the bank ain’t sick of me,
Because I don’t go in.
I check my balance over tea,
And crash the ATM.

First class ticket on the gravy train;
My whole fleet’s come in.
Don’t have to dance to make it rain,
Don’t have to play to win.
I’m going to break the bank.
I’m going to break the bank.
I have you to thank.
I’m going to break the bank.
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Break the Bank
by heine (SF! 14.03.2021)


Skies – pretty blue skies
and the sound of violins in the air.
Love was all we knew
but now we're through
– and no-one really cares – oh, no-one cares

Cries, anger and lies
and the smell of violence in the air.
Love's been so long ago,
nothing's left to show
– and no-one really cares – oh, no-one cares

You broke my heart
and now you're tryin' to break the bank.
Never wanted a restart,
leaving me a poor man.

You're never satisfied,
no matter how much you get.
But I won't lose my smile,
even if I'm deep in debts.

I'm sitting here, no bucks to spend;
my lawyer's on holiday again.
But skies again turn pretty blue
– without you…


Sorry, no chorus!
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Break the Bank
by PANOPLY

i'm gonna break the bank
become underweight
with all these tests i can't afford a single thing
i'm gonna break the bank
become underweight
with all these problems i can't eat a single thing
i only wish they
could find out the cause
then i could go to my favorite restaurants
right now i can't
everything is poison
my favorite foods cause hypo-tension

10 years from then
it comes back again
but they might be getting closer to diagnosis
many different things
were little clues
if i would have known when i was 22
would it have helped
i won't ever know
my bank account would have thanked me though
yeah i don't know
what the future holds
it's gotta be better than the past year or so
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Break the Bank by Sweeney Toad

Got my tinted sunglasses sitting on my face
I printed up passes got tickets to my wake
Listen to mistakes but I never learn from them
If you knock on my door I’ll tell you to come in
Let’s run them jewels like fools we robbing the bank
Just need quick cash I’m bombing the place
Blow up the vault you know it’s your fault
Rap circles around you flow is a somersault
Quick like a thunderbolt get money life did us dirty
Life left me high dry funny damn I’m thirsty
I am that guy I’m goddamn nerdy
My get away car is a goddamn horsey

Hey today I just may break the bank
Hey today I just may break the bank
Hey today I just may break the bank
Hey today I just may break the bank

Ride up to the bank I wave to the tourists
They see me my crew our great horses
I gave courses on how to rob banks
And all my students praised me, THANKS
We enter the bank they hit us with the side eyes
I swear to god ladies we are the nice guys
We are just here to steal your money
And get away on a horse because it is funny
Oh my God there is a horse in the bank vault
With a subwoofer attached playing hoobastank LOL
I’m just a dude bro robbing a bank
I just farted bombing the place

Hey today I just may break the bank
Hey today I just may break the bank
Hey today I just may break the bank
Hey today I just may break the bank
Hey today I just may break the bank
Hey today I just may break the bank
Hey today I just may break the bank
Hey today I just may break the bank
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Break The Bank
The Pannacotta Army

You look so extravagant
There’s no need to break the bank
It’s just me you’re trying to impress
Why’d you make it all so hard
Failing to outshine the stars
Won’t make me want you any less

You can’t expect
To be perfect
You’re my elegant mistake

There’s nothing left you need to prove
Everybody knows that you’ve got it all
Yet still it’s not enough
Chasing an elusive dream
Trying to be the parade queen
When you know you have to give it up

You can’t expect
To be perfect
You’re my elegant mistake
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Break The Bank - Brown Word and the Big Whine

Money is fine
When you've plenty to spare
And you have your eye on a prize
Money is mean
When the times they are lean
And you find yourself pinching your dimes

Break the bank
When there's nothing left to do
Tear down the brick and mortar
Break the bank
When you can't afford not to
Smash that piggy to bits

Money is heaven
When the angels are rich
And the gods are all papered with green
Money is hell
When you're stuck in your cell
And you've spent your last can of sardines

Break the bank
When there's nothing left to do
Tear down the brick and mortar
Break the bank
When you can't afford not to
Smash that piggy to bits

Oh it breaks the bank to get an education
It breaks the bank when you break your leg
It breaks the bank to own your tranportation
It breaks the bank just to pay your way
Then you have your bells and whistles
All your little bits of fun
Dig your pennies out from the mattress
Spend it on a pizza or some durable goods
It's fine to celebrate when the long expensive day is done
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Break the Bank
CazaroTaro

There between the books is a pink flash
It’s a dust covered time capsule of cash
And I need that new video game right now
So it’s time for you, my friend, to go


Pass on into the silent night
Blunt force trauma has ended your life
But the world is better now
Sleep, sleep, you will be remembered

<Interlude>

<Repeat chorus>

<Outro>
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Break that bank by sir chorizo

We got to break that bank
Economy’s got to tank
After we’ll run and hide
Tomorrow’s our alibi

I know you got more money than me yeah
Tomorrow we’re gonna have to see yeah

Puts a gun in your face
Blubber you dumb disgrace
Dye packs will lead the way
Sayin to have a nice day

I know you got more money than me yeah
Tomorrow we’re gonna have to see yeah

Ooh, I don’t like you!
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Break The Bank
by truth

It’s so hard
To keep my ducks in a row
My new start
Has gone where all my resolutions go
Always wanted to stay up late
Always glad to pay for a date
But I know
You hate my indiscipline, so

I’ll break the bank to make you love me
Break the bank to overcome my
Inability to keep it together
I’ll break the bank to make you need me
Break the bank to keep on dreaming
Only being with you will keep me together

It’s so hard
Living in this world alone
It’s so hard to keep
Your youth going when your grown
Always wished for one real chance
Always glad to drink and dance
But I know
You hate my indiscipline, so

I’ll break the bank...

It’s now or never, that is clear
I don’t want you to disappear
And there’s no need for savings, dear
If your plate is empty
I may go bankrupt, understand
But you are my retirement plan
As long as we are hand-in-hand
I’m in the land of plenty

So I’ll break the bank...
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Break the bank
D Martin


G
Well it all started when my ferret farted
Am
My dog was so startled that he suddenly darted
Bm
But his leash was latched to a bale of thatch (bulkhead hatch?)
C D G
That was waterlogged from a month of fog

So it stayed in its spot and the line went taut
I was wearing spurs and they soon got caught
I got locked in a rawhide knot
And I fell to the ground like an old gin sot

D
My neighbour called the ambulance
C G
They were there in 5 minutes and they cut off my pants
D
The joint where my tibia meets my foot
C D
The innocent victim of circumstance

“Are you insured?” Were their first words
Haven’t had that since I took the cat
To the vet to have his pee tract cleared
Which put my own premiums in arrears

A fool and his money may easily part
But more often than not the fix is in from the start
We don’t always choose the way we lose
And we can’t predict it with a psychic's chart

( Bridge)
Em
Well they’d given me something cause the pain was thumpin
Bm
And my foot looked like a decorative pumpkin
C
And by the time I awoke they’d made the call
D
to scan me down X-rays and all

A simple sprain was their refrain
Heat a sock that’s filled with grain
If the pain remains then switch to ice
But you’ll have to pay for more advice

I said say no more, I hit the thrift store
Bought some mismatched crutches and a doggy door
Some beano for Deano my mustelidi
So he wouldn’t wreak havoc for my dog and me

But that was it I was flat out broke
The medical bill made me start to choke
My ankle was fine in 2 weeks’ time
And my kickstarter raised 3 bucks and a dime

G
You can drain you pockets on dollar store lockets
Am
Estes rockets and arc-fault sockets
Bm
You can blow your wad to have a collagen bod
C D G
A new hot rod and some fresh laid sod

You can waste your savings on culinary cravings
New age bathing, driveway pavings
You can drop your wallet on the latest Follet
At the Hudson News, got those airport blues

And filling your tank’ll cost a Franklin
If you haven't spent it all on drankin
The banner waves with stripes and spangles
But it’ll break the bank to spraiiiiiin…. your ankle
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Break the Bank

Sumner Sloane

You can wait for your turn - you can wait patiently
You may get your reward - if you do the right thing
You may pick up some fans - if you act graciously
And you may get all the votes - but you'll never be king

Cause I'm never gonna follow the rules
I'm gonna cut the line - break the bank
And baby I'll be free.

You can live for tomorrow - I'm living today
You can write it all down - but I'll have my say
You may put it on pause - but I will push play
You can tell them all no - but I'll say ok.
Okay

And I'm never gonna follow the rules
I'm gonna cut the line - break the bank
And baby live for me


You can save all your pennies - and store them away
Put them all in a vault - check the balance each day
You can spend all your money -on things that you need
Or you can say "fuck all that" - and come be with me

Cause we're never gonna follow the rules
we're gonna cut the line - break the bank
And baby we'll be free.
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Break the Bank
by Young Stroke aka Young Muscle

when i blow up imma break the bank
when i pull out the cash imma make the bank teller faint
so much money, they gon need a crane
imma pay the taxes with pocket change

well i'm young stroke, aka,
young muscle and i hustle for pay
i'm on my grind, all the time,
zero time to unwind
they're unkind, to a hustler,
i put all the strength that i can muster
into this music but they stay ignoring,
instead listen to music that's straight up boring
oh well, i'mma still kick it,
'cause every song is a lottery ticket
today i rap and all i hear is crickets
but tomorrow i'll be sipping on expensive liquids
today i clip coupons and be on bus,
tomorrow social function with elon musk
today i'm poor, house with only one door,
tomorrow only stepping on italian marble floor

you know the stroke just broke the bank
i'm bout to do the things they said i cain't
and leave behind the minimum wage
a young stallion such as myself just turned the page

well i'm young stroke, and now i'm rich,
whoa! i'm not used to this
i'm young muscle and quite frankly i'm shocked,
newest rich person on the block
my speakers knock in private theater,
valet parked ruths chris steak eater
rich people are eager to shake my hand,
but if they wanna shake they have to pay a hundred grand
tax haven in aruba,
my money disappeared like bermuda
my pool blue like a barracuda,
forgot about the past, was i ever a loser?
the haters want to hate this boy,
too bad i can't hear em over private jet noise
young stroke is the richest bloke,
but deep down inside i'm spiritually broke

oh the stroke done broke the bank
but is he truly happy, what do you think
'cause money is the root of all evil
just another day in the life of rich people
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Break the Bank - Night Sky

Everyday’s the same now
From my soles to eyebrows
I’m looking for a little change
Staring at the same walls
Just touch you on zoom calls
I’m looking for a little change

Life’s gonna feel easy
When we’re finally free
We’ll break the bank
We’ll swarm the streets
You’ll step outta the screen
And into my sheets

Daffodils and rainbows
Hey that ain’t how life flows
Been saving for a rainy day
A storm is coming my dear
Gonna wash away this whole year
Been saving for a rainy day

Life’s gonna feel easy
When we’re finally free
We’ll break the bank
We’ll swarm the streets
You’ll step outta the screen
And into my sheets
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Ken's Super Duper Band 'n Stuff

Am Am Am G
I know you want things you can't afford
And when you have them you still want more
Stacks of cash, gold watches too
Fancy cars, yachts and booze

G Am D E7
Let’s get this party started
A fool and his money soon are parted
Are you ready to walk the plank
Are You ready to break the bank

We can spend like we’ll never die
Money flowing cause the well won't dry
Diamonds dripping from the faucet spout
The vault is full and it won’t run out

Let’s get this party started
A fool and his money are soon parted
Are you ready to walk the plank
Are You ready to break the bank

F Am G E
F Am G E-E7

Forget about rainy days
The sun is shining
We’ve got a friend in the ATM
Our gold and silver lining

Breakdown/Intro

Let’s get this party started
A fool and his money are soon parted
Are you ready to walk the plank
Are You ready to break the bank

Outro
F G Am
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Break the Bank - hoodmo

So much we put in
Not much was recovered
You said we’d survive
We could get help from your brother

We’d stuck to the plan
Early results were astounding
The joke was on us
All we took home was a pounding

You’re as light as the air
While my heart won’t stop hurting
We hang by a thread
What we have left is a burden.

You know what you'll do
Nothing could be clearer
I’m frozen in place
Focused on pulling you nearer

She grabbed our last bottle and drank
Laughed and said “break the bank”
Yeah, that piggy made a horrible sound
Pink ceramics decorating the ground

You had the magic touch
And now you’re making a break
Don’t have to worry so much
About how much you should take

I should have known
This was too good to be true
And now I see
How this was a message to you

You had the magic touch
And now you’re making a break
Don’t have to worry so much
About how much you should take

You know what you'll do
Nothing could be clearer
I’m frozen in place
Focused on pulling you nearer
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Lyrics:

David G Harrington

There comes a time in everyone’s life
When they have to admit defeat
Because all the accumulated shit
That they’ve been forced to eat

Money is the force of life
That grinds them down to pray
And they have to break the bank
To make it all go away.

So here we go again
Killing me with a pen
Slay me with smile that says
You’re in the shit again

Doesn’t matter if you break the bank
There’s no one here left to thank
And the world will have it's revenge
Guaranteed, once again

Now you can try to rig the game
Try to load the dice
If i could win just one time
That would be very nice

Money is the force of life
That grinds you down to pray
And they have to break the bank
To make it all go away.
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