AT LEAST WE CAN VENT SOME OF OUR FRUSTRATIONS WITH A SONG ABOUT MONEY CALLED “BIG BUCKS.”
According to a recent report released by the Boston Consulting Group about Global Wealth, 2013 was a very big year for the world’s richest one percent.
Here is a link to an article about that report. It shows that "Yep, the rich got richer," and there are several other recent news articles that show the same thing. Here is the link:
So...what can the rest of us do who are not quite fortunate enough to be humming along, singing a tune about the rich getting richer?
“The rest of us can at least vent some of our frustrations with a song about money called ‘Big Bucks,’ according to Robert Barrows, the author of a poem called ‘Big Bucks’ and the co-writer of the song version of “Big Bucks.”
Some of the lyrics in “Big Bucks” go like this...
“It don’t take brains, it don’t take brawn, I only hope it don’t take too long.”
People can hear a free clip of “Big Bucks” at www.barrows.com/
The song was co-written in 1998 by Robert Barrows of San Mateo, California and Gary Warren, of Sacramento, California. It was originally released in 1999 to stations that played rap and hip-hop. “Big Bucks” and another song on the CD called “Run For Office,” a satire on politics, both got some airplay.
“Now that a lot of the economic dialogue in the coming months (and years) will be about income inequality, I think you’ll find that ‘Big Bucks’ will resonate with everyone who’s on the wrong end of the income inequality numbers,” says Barrows, "and I think you'll find that the lyrics are timeless and universal, too."
“Not only are the rich getting richer, it seems that you read about income inequality in the news every few days now" says Barrows.
"Congress is debating whether to raise the minimum wage a few dollars, and at the same time, athletes gets mega-million dollar deals...a Chief Executive gets a multi-million dollar pay raise and another CEO gets millions in a severance deal after getting fired!
...And then, if you turn a few pages in, you’ll see the real economic news...American economy still in doldrums, millions still unemployed...time is running out...while others are getting paid millions....
...So what are the rest of us supposed to do if you can’t play football, if you can’t hit a home run, if you haven’t figured out how to make a million dollars on Wall Street or whatever other street you are on? The best we can do is to try hard to struggle through...
...and one more thing we can do is to vent our frustrations with a Hip-Hop song called ‘Big Bucks,’” says Barrows.
Some of the other lyrics to “Big Bucks” are along these lines:
“How do they get in those jobs with the big bucks? How did they get there? Who and or what did they know?”
The song goes on in this vein and then it ends with the lines:
“In the game of money, competition is tough...Keep going for your dreams until you find Big Bucks, Big Bucks.”
Followed by... “I need money... Big Bucks...I need money.”
“Don’t we all?” says Barrows. “Too bad I can’t play football. Maybe I’ll make my millions if millions of people download these songs?” he adds.
“And maybe, someday, maybe somebody will also buy some of my sculpture?” he says. (You can see some of his sculpture on his website at
...and maybe somebody will buy the patent rights to the video tombstone I invented, and maybe they’ll even publish my book, ‘Cemetery of Lies,’ he continues...and maybe I’ll figure out how to make big bucks, someday, just like the song!”
Barrows is the inventor of a video tombstone called the Video Enhanced Gravemarker (U.S. Patent #7,089,495) www.barrows.com/
For more information about “Big Bucks,” and to arrange an interview with Robert Barrows, contact Robert Barrows at R.M. Barrows, Inc. Advertising and Public Relations in San Mateo, California at 650-344-4405...and if you want to vent some of your frustrations about not making the big bucks like the big guys in your business, listen to a free clip of "Big Bucks" right now at www.barrows.com/
For more information, call Robert Barrows at 650-344-4405.