"Business Casualty" as written by and Jordan Buckley Ryan Leger....
Blood letting just to slake the lust of the little fangs writhing around the trough.
Oh how they run. While my love, back home at our infirmary, is drying up.
Her heart beat is on hold so if tomorrow finds her dead,
I'll blame the ones that "loved" me best;
That worthless lying crowd of snakes and the committee of pigs
that suck on the breast of a pregnant pen and then shit out promises.
I'm chastened by a spiteful and unrelenting "gift"
like a horse at the end of a whip,
like a horse at the end of a whip, yet still holding up.
But my love, she doesn't reap what I sow.
We cannot dine on bread alone.
Give me the fuck what I am owed.
Because daddy needs a new pair of shoes
and my girl is too gold to be blue.
I have given you everything, but it is never enough.
My heart beat is on hold.

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"Business Casualty [*]" as written by Jordan Taylor Buckley Andrew John Williams


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    Song MeaningI think this song is basically Keith's feelings in terms of being in the music industry and the Kind of resentment that can be birthed by that kind of profession or any profession really. I think it speaks to the frustration of sacrificing time with family and loved ones putting so much of oneself into something, in this case music, and getting empty promises in return from the people that write your paychecks. The part about the lying crowd of snakes might allude to a situation of people that may have pretended to have been there to support someone through the frustrations of the profession. I also think the term love used in this song simultaneously alludes to a specific person and the love of the craft of music as well. When He says his love is drying up in an infirmary and that his love doesn't reap what he sows it seems implied that the state of a specific person and also his love for the craft of music/writing don't reflect what he has invested.
    Mugby12on March 16, 2012   Link

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