"Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
I am a sniper
Always hit the mark
Paid assassin
Working after dark
Looking through the night
Using infra-red
My target on you
Aimed at your head
$10,000 up front
$10,000 when I'm through
And I know just what to do
And ya know I'll do it too
Then I'm coming back for you
Back for you!
I do the "getting rid of"
Don't tell me why
Don't need to hear the truth
Don't need the lies
Now pay me quickly
And now we're through
It brings me great pleasure
To say my next job is you
Don't you know that
Killing is my business
And business is good (Repeat)
You'd better believe it

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"Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good" as written by Dave Mustaine

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a hitman who is hired by someone to kill a person. The twist is that the hitman was also paid to kill the person who gave him the job. So, after he kills the first person, he returns to collect from his employer, then murders the employer.
    GhostOfWaron June 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, and they got the idea from a comic called The Punisher.
    scorpon April 30, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis and Holy Wars where both indeed inspired by The Punisher.
    Ben2k9on October 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentall i have to say is that GhostOfWar really knows his Megadeth lyrics and their meanings.
    ClearConfusionon September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery nice song, can't imagine a nicer job than this one.
    Chumplumpon April 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Punishment Due side of holy wars was inspired by the punisher. This song is all out speed, seriously a great song. IM in love with it. Basically what ghostofwar said. i donwloaded the powertab to this and im like "wow this is dam fast"
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon August 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song on a great album.
    eversiuson April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was Dave's first song he ever wrote about the Punisher. In the KIMB remastered booklet he states that it was written loosely around how The Punisher has successfully done his hit and now hes returned to kill his employer
    The Undertaker 666on September 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has like the greatest riffs ever by mustaine, that beginnig riff with the descending just gives me the chills of how fucking awesome it is and then the riff right after the verses is awesome too. One of my favorite mega songs :)
    MOP1992on January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSweet song by a awesome band the production is terrible though
    stlramson April 07, 2007   Link

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