Business Burlesque

Words and music by Bill Price

It's a blackball night in a second story town
Eden is burning and the rumors are seeping from the ground
From back page news full of back stage blues
Dark side, blind side, which side turning of the screws

Pull it from your legal desk
Do the deeds that you do best
Blur it, slur it, stir it - business burlesque

Big time ties, small town lies
Watch the vaudeville villain and the leading lady improvise
There's Indiana muck on dirty deals struck
You set a stage, say, "break a leg" but you don't mean good luck

Roll it from your legal desk
Play the part that you play best
Blur it, slur it, stir it - business burlesque

The court's a stage you bet on
But it's peoples lives you tread on
The tragic mask you put on is just your costume for the day

Loop hole mind - s-curve spine
Cruel men build a set of such a cruel design
There's farce and fact, vague and exact
White face, black face, two faced characters that act

Slide it from your legal desk
Do the deeds that you do best
Blur it, slur it, stir it - business burlesque

© 2006 Mr. Quill Music (BMI)