20 Best Songs About Greed

By Nico Gonzalez

Songs about Greed is a very specific genre of songs, and there aren’t many. But, there are some really great ones with tons of meaning and clever lyrics.

There is a very popular saying “Money is the root of all evil.” This is often associated with greed; however people usually don’t associate how poplar songs about money and wealth can actually be songs about greed.

Let’s take a look at some of the songs about greed that will get you pumped up and ready to go out and buy more things! The following songs are listed in no particular order, but they’re all good.


Greedy – Ariana Grande

This song is about not being able to get enough of your partner. The lyrics say, “Oh you want some more? I’ll give it to your body…I’m so greedy for love.” This song can also be considered an anthem for people who are in relationships with materialistic people, or the one doing the manipulating. Some lyrics that support this idea are: “Take my money and buy all the things that make you happy.”

Lies Greed Misery – Linkin Park

LIES GREED MISERY (Official Lyric Video) - Linkin Park

This song is an oldie but a goodie. This song talks about how greed controls the media and politics, with lyrics that say “Lies greed misery has to sell.” Linkin Park will always be one of my favorite bands because they are so unique. Some other songs you should check out by them are Burn It Down , Crawling, and Numb.

Greed – Godsmack

Godsmack - Greed (Official Video)

This song is about a man who is fed up with the greed in the world. He talks about how people are only interested in money and power, and how they don’t care about anyone else. The lyrics say “All you do is take take take, never giving.” This song is a great one to listen to if you’re feeling frustrated with the world.

Greed (feat. Lil Yachty) – LUCKI

LUCKI - Greed (Official Video) (feat. Lil Yachty)

This song talks about how materialism is killing the youth. The lyrics say “I got this money and it’s burning a hole in my pocket, I want (name brand) on everything that I bought.” Many young people feel the pressure to keep up with the Joneses, and this song is a great reminder that it’s not worth it.

Master Passion Greed – Nightwish

Master Passion Greed

This song is about a man who is addicted to greed. He has everything he could ever want, but he’s not happy. The lyrics say “I am the master of my passion, I am the greediest bastard alive.” This song is a great reminder that money and possessions can never make you happy. This song is kind of long, but it’s worth the listen.

Greedy Fly – Bush

This song is about a fly who has an insatiable appetite. He’s always thinking about food and devouring it as fast as he can. The lyrics say “I don’t really mean to be so bad, I just want everything that I can get.” This song is very catchy because the chorus consists only of the words “I’m a greedy fly, I’m a greedy fly” repeated over and over again.

Innocent Greed – Guano Apes

This song is about how greed corrupts the innocence of children. The lyrics say “Give me everything I want, make my wish come true.” This is a great reminder that children are sponges and they learn from imitating adults. Lyrics like these can be used to explain how materialism affects children. All of the songs on this list are great for sparking a conversation about greed.

Greedy Soul – Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher - Greedy Soul (Live At Air Studios)

This song is about how the greed of people can lead to their downfall. The lyrics say “I know I’m a greedy soul, but I don’t care what you think.” This could be interpreted in many ways; one way is that you will only get out of life what you put into it. Greed doesn’t always pay off, and this song is a great reminder of that.

Love Is Greed – Passion Pit

Passion Pit - Love Is Greed

This song is about how love and greed are two sides of the same coin. The lyrics say “All I ever wanted was love, but love is just a game of greed.” This song is a great reminder that love and money can be very dangerous combinations. Not everyone can handle having a lot of either in their lives.

Greed, Money, Useless Children – Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard - Greed, Money, Useless Children

This song is about a man who has no control over his greed. He spends all of his money on more money, but he never gets anything out of it. The lyrics say “I need another car, I don’t care if it’s old, I’ll buy it back used but I don’t care.” Jay Reatard was an excellent songwriter and singer, but he died too young. If you like this, make sure to check out some of his other music.

Stop Being Greedy – DMX

DMX - Stop Being Greedy (BET, Final Revision)

This song is about how materialism can make you lose sight of what’s really important. The lyrics say “Stop being greedy, it ain’t no way to live.” This is a great reminder that greed will eventually catch up with you. You can have all the money in the world but if your soul is empty it won’t bring you happiness.

Greed Killing – Napalm Death

Napalm Death 'Greed Killing' (Official Video)

This song is about how greed is destroying the world. The lyrics say “Greed killing, raping the land.” This is a great song to listen to if you want to get fired up about environmentalism. Also, it’s really fun to scream “Greed killing!” along with the singer. We all need songs like that sometimes to help us let go of our inhibitions.

Death Row (feat. 03 Greedo) – Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs Ft. 03 Greedo - Death Row

This song is about a man who lives on the edge, doing whatever it takes to survive. The lyrics say “I’m headfirst in crime with death on my mind.” This song isn’t very long but the chorus is extremely catchy. If you like this, make sure to check out some of Gibbs’ other music. Many of his songs are about crime and violence.

Vanity and Greed – Silverstein

silverstein- vanity and greed

This song is about how materialism can bring out the worst in people. The lyrics say “A guiltless crime that goes unpunished, never brought to light. Your hands are dirty but you don’t care.” This is a great reminder that evil isn’t always obvious. Sometimes it’s hidden behind a friendly facade, and it’s waiting to come out when you least suspect it.

Money Greedy – Tricky

Tricky - Money Greedy [1998 - Angels With Dirty Faces (Limited Edition)]

This song is about how we let money control our lives. The lyrics say “We only pray, one day we’ll be free.” This song is a great reminder that you can’t put a price on freedom. All the money in the world won’t help if you don’t have freedom. It is the most valuable thing in the world. Lyrics from songs can be hard to interpret. Sometimes, you have to listen a few times before you get the full meaning of the song.

Greatest Greed – In Flames

In Flames - Greatest Greed

This song is about how greed can drive people to do terrible things. The lyrics say “You’re the one who leads the way, you’re the one that I despise.” This song is a great reminder that greed can make you lose your sense of morality. You become so obsessed with getting more and more that you end up doing terrible things. Some people would say that this is what’s happening to the world today.

Land of Endless Greed – Bad Religion

Bad Religion - "Land Of Endless Greed" (Full Album Stream)

This song is about how capitalism can lead to greed. The lyrics say “The land of endless greed, where the mighty fall and the weak are crushed.” This song is a great reminder that capitalism can be a dangerous system. It can lead to a lot of inequality, and it’s often controlled by the wealthy. Its lyrics are very well written and profound.

18Greed & Vanity – Celesty

Celesty - Greed and Vanity (Vendetta, 2009) [HQ+Lyrics]

This song is about how greed can lead to jealousy and envy. The lyrics say “Greed & vanity, the strongest force on earth.” This song is a great reminder that greed can be very destructive. It can make you lose sight of what’s really important in life. Its lyrics are very poetic and thought-provoking. Some people would say that the world is getting more and more greedy.

GREEDY – Mike Shinoda

MIKE - GREEDY ft. Jesse Brotter

This song is about how people can become obsessed with money. The lyrics say “All you want is more and more, never satisfied.” This song is a great reminder that greed can be dangerous. It can make you lose sight of what’s really important in life. You can never have too much money, but at what cost? Its lyrics are very well written and profound.

Tools of Greed – Neaera

Neaera - Tools Of Greed

This song is about how we must fight greed. The lyrics say “Tools of greed, tools of misery.” This song is a great reminder that the only way to defeat greed is to not let it control us. We can’t let money dictate whether or not we take care of our planet and each other. We need to band together and fight against greed, or else it will destroy us.

So there you have it, 20 of the best songs about greed. Whether you’re looking for a song to get your anger out, or a song to remind you of the dangers of greed, these songs have you covered. So put on your headphones and get ready to rock out!