“One thing’s sure and nothing’s surer
The rich get richer and the poor get— children
In the meantime
In between time——”
These lyrics are from “Ain’t We Got Fun”.
Here is a version by Peggy Lee:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7wKHIYysjY&feature=related The message of the song is that one does not need money to be happy. With verses such as, “Times are so bad and getting badder / Still we have fun” and “They’ve cut my wages / But my income tax will be so much smaller,” it is quite ironic for it to be played inside of Gatsby’s huge house. However, it is also very fitting. The song’s message about the unimportance of wealth suggests that Gatsby and Daisy’s love is more important than the material possessions they surround themselves with.
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