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Money for Nothing
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Our Dancing Days
Album: Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire
Empire: Music From Our Dancing Days.
Released: February 24, 2015
Sung by: Jamal Lyon
Hakeem Lyon
Place: Laviticus

Money for Nothing is a song performed in the Season One episode, Our Dancing Days. It is a reworking of "Money for Nothing", a 1985 song by rock band Dire Straits, to the point of being credited to original writers Mark Knopfler and Sting. It is performed by Jamal and Hakeem and is featured in the album Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire and Empire: Music From Our Dancing Days.

Jamal and Hakeem perform this song at the party at Laviticus.

Lyrics

Intro: Hakeem
Consumers, silver spooners
It's nothin', we get money for it

Verse 1: Jamal
Commas and zeros, that's the way we do it
We make it work in this economy
Rollin' dinero, pockets stay polluted
Money is dirty and we don't play clean
We chasin' paper, run, run, hurry, move it
Get out the way if you ain't 'bout that green
Intensive labor, taxes are included
Ain't nothin' in this effin' world for free

Pre-Hook: Jamal
We got to install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We got to move these refrigerators
We got to move these color TVs

Verse 2: Yazz
We are the people who turn illegal to legal
We take the good, turn it evil, create more sales than the Beatles
And the lion's our logo, we the sharks in the water
Multimedia moguls, more offices than the oval
We do everything, pull up in the game to entertain
Finish it by any means necessary
We everywhere, millionaires, billionaires, visionary
Back to business, let's just spend, think it in and celebrate

Pre-Hook: Jamal
We got to install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We got to move these refrigerators
We got to move these color TVs

Hook: Hakeem (Jamal) x2
(Move that work, move that work)
Commercialize, commercialize
(Get that work, get that work)
To advertise, to advertise
(Make it work, make it work)
Look mom, I'm on TV
(Gotta make it work, make it work)
Hi mom, I'm on TV

Bridge: Jamal (Hakeem) x2
My talent's worth a fortune (500)
They know that I'm a boss
I got the ice flossin'
I'm all about my business (all about my money)
I'm all about my business

Hook: Hakeem (Jamal) x2
(Move that work, move that work)
Commercialize, commercialize
(Get that work, get that work)
To advertise, to advertise
(Make it work, make it work)
Look mom, I'm on TV
(Gotta make it work, make it work)
Hi mom, I'm on TV

Videos

EMPIRE - Money For Nothing from "Our Dancing Days"02:51

EMPIRE - Money For Nothing from "Our Dancing Days"

Money For Nothing03:03

Money For Nothing . Jussie Smollett and Yazz)

Navigation

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Season One Songs
Pilot
What Is Love Live In The Moment Good Enough Right There Armani

The Outspoken King
What The DJ Spins Adios Tell The Truth No Apologies

The Devil Quotes Scripture
Bad Girl Up All Night

False Imposition
Hustle Hard Keep It Movin'

Dangerous Bonds
The Point of It All Drip Drop Keep Your Money

Out, Damned Spot
Take Me To The River Can't Truss 'Em I Wanna Love You

Our Dancing Days
Walk Out On Me Money for Nothing You're So Beautiful (90s Version)

The Lyon's Roar
You're So Beautiful You're So Beautiful (White Party Version) You're So Beautiful (Hakeem Rap Version)

Unto the Breach
All of the Above Black & Blue Conqueror You're So Beautiful (Full Cast Version)

Sins of the Father
Shake Down Nothing But A Number Lola (Song) Remember The Music

Die But Once
Power of the Empire For My God Peaches N Cream Nothing To Lose

Who I Am
NY Raining Come Away With Me What The DJ Says Whatever Makes You Happy

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