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I was listening to a new song my wife recommended, and it had really strange lyrics. I couldn't help thinking that there must be a hidden meaning here. Then again, I'm getting old - maybe this is just what the kids are into nowadays?

You can call me money
Grind me up until I'm sour
Say my name with a smile
And I'll just listen to my radio
And loaf around the house

Do you think there's another meaning here?

Hint #1

I knew there was something strange going on because instead of happy or sad this song made me hungry!

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    $\begingroup$ Just a tip, you don't need to add a hint if the puzzle is easy enough without it. More often people add hints if a puzzle goes unsolved for a few hours or days. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Nov 26 '19 at 19:12
  • $\begingroup$ Good call @Randal'Thor - I'll hold off on a hint next time $\endgroup$ – Nico Nov 26 '19 at 19:19
  • $\begingroup$ Does this require any knowledge of songs or artists? $\endgroup$ – HTM Nov 26 '19 at 19:55
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    $\begingroup$ @PilsNot3 Nope, I cant even remember who the artist is! $\endgroup$ – Nico Nov 26 '19 at 20:03
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Based on all the other answers, I believe this song is describing

a cheeseburger. (From OP, the intended answer was a ham and cheese sandwich, but a cheeseburger also works.) Each line is a description of an ingredient in a cheeseburger, from top to bottom.

You can call me money

This is bread, as Rand al'Thor and Thomas Markov found.

Grind me up until I'm sour

Mustard is a sour condiment that is made from grinding up mustard seeds and mixing it with water or vinegar.

Say my name with a smile

This is cheese, as Prim3numbah found.

And I'll just listen to my radio

"Ham" is a term for amateur radio. (Hamburger is a term that can mean ground meat, which a cheeseburger must have.)

And loaf around the house

This is also bread, as the aforementioned solvers found.

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  • $\begingroup$ (rot13) Lbh tbg rirel pyhr evtug, ohg pnzr hc jvgu n qvssrerag svany nafjre guna V unq. Jung ryfr zvtug unir gubfr vaterqvragf va gung beqre? Unz zvtug abg vzcyl ohetre... $\endgroup$ – Nico Nov 26 '19 at 20:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Nico Hmm, are you looking for simply rot13(n trarevp fnaqjvpu) then? I don't really have specialized knowledge on that topic, so if it's a specific kind you're talking about, I may need a few more hints $\endgroup$ – HTM Nov 26 '19 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Pilsnot3 - Great solve! rot13(Lrf, whfg n unz naq purrfr fnaqjvpu unun. V'yy npprcg lbhe nafjre, fvapr lbh pyrneyl tbg vg evtug - abg fher vs lbh pna hcqngr jvgu gung fcrpvsvp vasb be abg.) $\endgroup$ – Nico Nov 26 '19 at 20:32
  • $\begingroup$ Great reasoning, but you say rot13("Purrfrohetre nyfb jbexf." V'ir arire urneq bs n purrfr ohetre jvgu unz naq jvgubhg nal fbeg bs tebhaq zrng (hfhnyyl orrs)) :) $\endgroup$ – Johnson Nov 26 '19 at 20:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Johnson Oh, I was thinking about rot13(unzohetre, juvpu V guvax pna nyfb zrna tebhaq zrng.) I'll add that in to clarify $\endgroup$ – HTM Nov 26 '19 at 20:42
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The answer is

dough.

You can call me money

Dough is a slang word for money.

Grind me up to till I'm sour

Sourdough.

Say my name with a smile

Doh?

And I'll just listen to my radio

Maybe another slang word? Not sure.

And loaf around the house

A loaf is made out of dough.

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  • $\begingroup$ (rot13) Qbhtu vf n fynat jbeq sbe zbarl - ohg ner gurer bgure fvzvyne jbeqf? Lbh'er qrsvavgryl ba gur evtug cngu. Vg srryf yvxr lbhe zvqqyr nafjref trg jrnxre naq jrnxre. Pbhyq vg or lbhe nafjre bayl jbexf sbe cneg bs gur evqqyr? $\endgroup$ – Nico Nov 26 '19 at 19:18
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I believe the hidden message you're looking for is:

Cheese

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  • $\begingroup$ (rot13) V guvax lbh pbhyq or ba gur evtug genpx, ohg zbfg bs gur fbat unf abguvat gb qb jvgu purrfr. Jung ryfr pbhyq or tbvat ba urer? $\endgroup$ – Nico Nov 26 '19 at 18:55
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Similar to Rand's answer:

Bread

You can call me money

Money is sometimes called bread (see clue for the radio).

Grind me up till I'm sour

Sourdough

Say my name with a smile

I dare you to say pumpernickel without laughing.

And I'll just listen to my radio

Billy Joel's Piano man "And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar"

And loaf around the house

A loaf of bread.

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  • $\begingroup$ (rot13) Lbh'er nofbyhgryl ba gur evtug genpx urer, ohg abg dhvgr gurer. V ybir gung lbh jrer noyr gb pbzr hc jvgu ernfbaf sbe gur zvqqyr yvarf gb svg nafjre - ohg qvq lbh abgvpr gung gurl orpnzr zber naq zber bs n fgergpu? $\endgroup$ – Nico Nov 26 '19 at 19:34
  • $\begingroup$ @Nico rot13(sbe shgher ersrerapr, guvf sbeznggvat sbe ebg13 jbexf orfg orpnhfr fbzr hfref unir n oebjfre rkgrafvba gung nhgbzngvpnyyl pbairegf vg ba ubire) $\endgroup$ – Quintec Nov 26 '19 at 20:21
  • $\begingroup$ I also thought of this possible word, but in the end I thought the "sour" clue fit better with my word than yours. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Nov 27 '19 at 7:56

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