10cc - Art For Arts Sake Lyrics




Gimme your body
Gimme your mind
Open your heart
Pull down the blind

Gimme your love gimme it all
Gimme in the kitchen gimme in the hall

Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Art for Arts sake
Money for Gods sake

Gimme the readys
Gimme the cash
Gimme a bullet
Gimme a smash
Gimme a silver gimme a gold
Make it a million for when I get old

Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Art for Arts sake
Money for Gods sake

Money talks so listen to it
Money talks to me
Anyone can understand it
Money can't be beat Oh no

When you get down, down to the root
Don't give a damn don't give a hoot
Still gotta keep makin the loot
Chauffeur driven

Gotta make her quick as you can
Give her lovin' make you a man
Get her in the palm of your hand
Bread from Heaven

Gimme a country
Where I can be free
Don't need the unions
Strangling me
Keep me in exile the rest of my days
Burn me in hell but as long as it pays

Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake

Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake





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  1. Ian Aldridge

    Forget oasis 10cc were Manchester's finest band.Clever writing ,great musicians.

  2. Beach Goat

    makes me want to go drag in a beard

  3. Nigel Charlton-Wright

    A classic song… Wonderful LP!

  4. Sharky Vinface

    score of the year 2019 for 0.50 euro cent 7"vinyl single for the collection, the deller don't have a clue what a fantastic track this is i think

  5. Robert Belew

    Cover by Hipgnosis. Look them up.

  6. FarOutWest

    See the picture everybody was talking on landlines. Much simpler times but the music was technical....

  7. Livein Oregon

    Love the photos of this album cover, a different time for many things...

    rufoscar3

    By the same people - Hipgnosis - who came up with Pink floyd's great covers +many others. If you're interested I recommend you check out a book "Walk away Rene" which documents their fantastic work.

  8. 柳ヤナギチヨ

    学生の頃かなり聴きまくったけー。
    10ccの曲は意味あいも捻りがあり好き。

  9. bluebird

    So original

  10. carl kane

    a fantastic song by a fantastic band love 10cc.

  11. Arsene Wenger

    I bet the "Raggy blonde" on our top right has BIG beef curtains ..Just a guess. You can just tell.

    DJDelight_Musik

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1219924/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t18

  12. Stephen Jackson

    Manchester's finest

  13. Spring Amatul

    I think in this film almost everyone seems to be on the phone if it was today they would all be probably on smart phones.

  14. bill hicks

    Creepy as fuck. Love it.

  15. JRosey777

    Magic - been 👀 for this version‼️

  16. David Farmer

    "No Doctor, that's not for the TV, that's for the...*GASP*! lol

  17. Lucky De Silva

    Came out in 1975.  Very under appreciated song.  Also under appreciated as band.

    Patrick Murray

    under appreciated ?....it was a smash hit and number 1 in the UK , New Zealand, Australia Ireland ect ect

  18. Lucie S

    I've seen them so many times I've lost count (well Graham Gouldman and his band). They sound as good live as they do through my headphones :D

  19. ronald van der Kleij

    Masters of art

  20. Ian Brown

    Great song and I love the album artwork too. Highly creative. <3

  21. ookland81

    This is exceptional good.
    I have just been doing a look (listen) around You Tube while killing time on my day off, this was the last 10cc track I got to listen to.
    I think 10cc were clearly under appreciated.

  22. teresa shepherd

    All four members of original 10cc were lead vocalists and first class musicians. also they were all songwriters. one of the TOP bands from the 70's.

  23. Simpson Kelly

    It's almost as if they predicted the future. That guy in the right box looks like Trump. He is sitting at his desk. Okay, the woman is blonde.

    Dark Knightwing

    Simpson Kelly looks nothing like Trump, it’s just a businessman at a desk

    Pogey Bait

    @Dark Knightwing Some people are obsessed with him.

    Samandor

    Pogey Bait Both his tiny core of followers, and those who oppose him. Go figure.

    Leon Adams Music

    @Dark Knightwing I immediately thought Trump as soon as I saw this.

  24. Diane Perry

    Absolute brilliant band one of my favourites.

  25. Nervo 63

    Great musicianship on this one....

  26. C Taylor

    sounds like cold turky by john lennon

  27. Arwa

    Gimme your body
    Gimme your mind
    Open your heart
    Pull down the blind
    Gimme your love gimme it all
    Gimme in the kitchen gimme in the hall
    Art for arts sake
    Money for Gods sake
    Art for Arts sake
    Money for Gods sake
    Gimme the readys
    Gimme the cash
    Gimme a bullet
    Gimme a smash
    Gimme a silver gimme a gold
    Make it a million for when I get old
    Art for arts sake
    Money for Gods sake
    Art for Arts sake
    Money for Gods sake
    Money talks so listen to it
    Money talks to me
    Anyone can understand it
    Money can't be beat Oh no
    When you get down, down to the root
    Don't give a damn don't give a hoot
    Still gotta keep makin the loot
    Chauffeur driven
    Gotta make her quick as you can
    Give her lovin' make you a man
    Get her in the palm of your hand
    Bread from Heaven
    Gimme a country
    Where I can be free
    Don't need the unions
    Strangling me
    Keep me in exile the rest of my days
    Burn me in hell but as long as it pays
    Art for arts sake
    Money for Gods sake
    Art for arts sake
    Money for Gods sake
    Art for arts sake
    Money for Gods sake
    Art for arts sake
    Money for Gods sake

    Peter Mortimer

    At 4:00 where they sing 'Don't need the unions - Burying me' not 'Strangling me' as in these lyrics. Typo?

  28. Louise X

    Brilliant song. Very funny album cover, too - notice how the same people recur in different places, and how stoned the rich wife making a call is! :D

  29. Stephen Jackson

    MANCHESTER

  30. Eoghan Lyng

    Is it Graham or Eric on vocals? Sounds like Graham on verses, Eric on chorus, Lol on bridge.

    Louise X

    Yes, except it's both Eric and Graham on the chorus

  31. toxic badasss

    And sadly still so underrated as a band 😑

    GreenerHill

    That's true. They were HUGE in the '70s, and should be mentioned in the same sentence as Queen now.

    bluebird

    ... and ignored. I haven't heard this song since 1977. I only heard it once, but I immediately thought it was terrific.

    MrSqwertery

    You must be listening to the wrong radio stations mate.. I hear the song lots of times...lol..

    BLADE kano

    @MrSqwertery hehe I reckon mate

    TheRunner75

    A bit forgotten now but they used to be 3 times #1 in UK and had 11 top 10 songs overall.

  32. Tom Tieben

    <3 Epic!

  33. Davewad

    Absolute masterpiece of a song.

    Paul Collet

    Yes an excellent song but the absolute 10cc masterpiece is "One Night in Paris"
    They sound a bit like the British Steely Dan

    Davewad

    Paul Collet I will check that one out as I haven’t heard that one.

    Paul Collet

    @Davewad Here's the link for you with lyrics. It's a kind of "Bohemian Rhapsody" song.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C_regWPVBs
    It's from the album "Original Soundtracks" the one with the huge hit "I'm Not in Love"

  34. Tom Tieben

    Epic <3

  35. Ray Watkowski

    awesome!👍❤😉

  36. Luka Nanić

    What issue is this? Recording sounds so clean and without a single hiss, I can't find any like it..

    Vws Vas

    Watch the album inner photo, info is there.

    Luka Nanić

    I'm not talking about album name, I meant if this was remaster or someting..

    Vws Vas

    It's 2012 release.

    bramleyddraig

    Luka Nanić Avoid those 2012 remasters at all costs. Trust me, this particular song might sound good but those remasters are some of the worst ever. Some tracks slow down a bit as if the master tape has been stretched. And some sound like the tape has been crumpled. Buy the early 90's issues instead, they are much better.

  37. joseph conder

    I love songs that sound like no other song ever made.

    matthew coombs

    yeah....10cc were no like other band. Three mega songwriters in one band.....

    Erik Rønnest

    Well I recognize inspiration from at least Frank Zappa in this song

  38. HLee Nico

    Is that Tr(I)ump(h), the comedy dog with poop in his moyuth!

    Mobil Holmes

    you're an asshole

  39. Scott Mc Fadyen

    Top 10 tune

  40. Frank Goodall

    FABULOUS Tune. X :)

  41. GoodVibesOfficial

    ♪♫♥ ;)

  42. Bob B.

    Added to the music library at Early Rock Show internet radio - http://www.earlyrockshow.com