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On with the Business

This song is by The Hold Steady and appears on the album Teeth Dreams (2014).

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Let's get on with the business

I'm really sorry about that prick in the parking lot
I wanted this to be our year
But they cut off supplies and they sent over some guys
And those guys they made it perfectly clear

I know I made them a promise but those are just words
And words can get weird
I think they made themselves perfectly clear

Blood on the carpet
Mud on the mattress
Waking up with that American sadness
Dead receptors
Body limitations
Weak handshakes and great expectations

Bountiful chemicals
And beautiful kitchens
So many choices
Decisions, decisions
I said a couple things that probably weren't technically true

They disconnected the phone last week
That's how we lost the connection
So we went down to the taverns
And tried to make an impression

I know I made them a promise but those are just words
And words can get weird
I think they made themselves perfectly clear

Blood on the carpet
Mud on the mattress
Waking up with that American sadness
Afternoon matinee
Midnight madness
Come on everybody, let's get on with the business

Pledge of Allegiance
War of attrition
So many choices
Decisions, decisions
I said a couple things that probably weren't technically true

Conventional wisdom says we should probably cruise
We should probably cruise
We should probably cruise
We should probably cruise
We should probably cruise

Blood on the carpet
Mud on the mattress
Waking up with that American sadness
Chemistry, currency
Plastic and magic
Everybody rise, we're an American business

Great expectations
LA Fitness
So many choices
Decisions, decisions
I said a couple things that probably weren't technically true

I saw that whole crew on the news
We should probably cruise, dude

Now all our friends are acting sketchy and lifeless
Waking up with that American sadness
Dead receptors
Body limitations
Weak handshakes and great expectations

Chemistry, currency
Plastic and magic
Come on everybody, let's get on with the business
I said a couple things that probably weren't technically true

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