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Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me
I think they're O.K.
If they don't give me proper credit
I just walk away

They can beg and they can plead
But they can't see the light, that's right
'Cause the boy with the cold hard cash
Is always Mister Right, 'cause we are

[Chorus:]

Living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Some boys romance, some boys slow dance
That's all right with me
If they can't raise my interest then I
Have to let them be

Some boys try and some boys lie but
I don't let them play
Only boys who save their pennies
Make my rainy day, 'cause they are

[chorus]

Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world
[repeat]

Boys may come and boys may go
And that's all right you see
Experience has made me rich
And now they're after me, 'cause everybody's

[chorus]

A material, a material, a material, a material world

Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world
[repeat and fade]



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    UnregisteredOct 23, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    In this song Madonna is seem to be copying Marilyn Monroe's video for "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend" but unlike Monroe who sings that she wants a "man who can live and give expensive jewels", Madonna says that she's only interested in boys who "save their pennies". In other words Madonna is saying that she does enjoy getting all these expensive gifts but in the end she'd rather be with a normal guy who appreciates the simplicity of things. In the video, when at the start Madonna receives the diamond necklace she tells her friend that she is not impressed and then asks her if she wants the necklace, which shows that Madonna gets this sort of thing a lot. The man, who seems to be the producer, is seen with a gift which is quite obviously for Madonna, as at the start of the video he says he 'wants her'. As soon as he hears that Madonna is not interested in expensive gifts, he bins the gift. At the end of the video we see him give Madonna a bunch of cheap flowers, daises, and we also see him pay a farmer to buy his old truck of him so he can impress Madonna saying that he is a simple man. Which he does and he does manage to get together with Madonna.
  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 29, 2011 at 3:14 am
    I love this soo awesome! The girl is just saying she needs to find the perfect boy not just the one that's okay. Maybe she just wants a boy with money. I can really connect to the girl because i ignore half the boys but certain ones are always "mr. Right". (-; you can really tell she only wants the money. She's obviously gorgeous because boys chase and want her :x

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