Barenaked Ladies
If I Had a Million Dollars
None of these words are slang - we included this one for the cultural references.
Original Explanation of Cultural References

If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a house (I would buy you a house)
If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you furniture for your house (Maybe a nice Chesterfield or an ottoman)
If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a K-Car (a nice Reliant automobile)
If I had a million dollars I'd buy your love.





Chesterfield a big sofa ottoman a sofa without arms or a piece of furniture to put your feet up on
K-Car a car from Chrysler's K series. These are not luxury cars - just regular ones. Reliant one of the K cars

If I had a million dollars
I'd build a tree fort in our yard
If I had a million dollars
You could help, it wouldn't be that hard
If I had a million dollars
Maybe we could put a refrigerator in there
Wouldn't that be fabulous
If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a fur coat (but not a real fur coat that's cruel)
If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you an exotic pet (like a llama or an emu)
If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you John Merrick's remains (All them crazy elephant bones)
If I had a million dollars I'd buy your love.
tree fort similar to a tree house










John Merrick two references - 1. Merrick, born in 1862, was called "the Elephant Man", because he suffered from a rare disease that made him look, well, kind of like an elephant 2. In the late eighties, Michael Jackson was falsely rumored to have paid a millions dollar for Merrick's bones. Note: In the live version of the song, the words are changed to John Davidson's remains. Actor and singer Davidson was very popular in the 1970s, but unlike Merrick, he is still alive and touring.

If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to walk to the store
If I had a million dollars
We'd take a limousine 'cause it costs more.
If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinners
But we would, we'd just eat more.

Kraft Dinners Kraft macaroni and cheese dinner in a box is one of the cheapest meals available at convenience stores near college campuses and is therefore the standard meal of poor American (and apparently Canadian) college students.

If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a green dress (but not a real green dress, that's cruel)
If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you some art (a Picasso or a Garfunkel)
If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a monkey (haven't you always wanted a monkey?)
If I had a million dollars If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars If I had a million dollars
I'd be rich!


Garfunkel
That's a joke. Picasso made art. Garfunkel's first name is Art. He was the other half of the 60s folk group Simon and Garfunkel.