“Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I learned”

OneRepublic – Counting Stars Lyrics on LyricsMode
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It means that your giving up all your hopes and dreams for something you did that your not proud about.
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It means don't hold onto your money and it will open a whole lot more of options in life.
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Money isn't everything. Great lessons can be learnt from the letting go of wealth.
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Money blinds many people, and by forgetting it, even for a second, you will learn more knowledge than money can ever buy.
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Money isn't everything. He is giving it all up, maybe for his love for a girl.