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Bad For Business

from Better Days by No Island

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Lead vocals by Andy Rice


You’re looking like a big shot on a barstool
With a belly full of beer
The king of first impressions takes his throne
Finding new excuses to throw your weight around
Acting like bar is yours to own
How did you become the ticket to the top?
It’s time to put a stop to all your scheming in the daytime
Scamming in the night
You got the cash but you won’t pay the bills
Staring through a shot glass, looking for a fight
Your temper flares and blood is gonna spill
How did I become your partner in crime?
Well you can fix this mess yourself this time
‘Cause I’ve held my tongue for long enough
It’s time I called you on your bluff
Your ways are wrong this can’t go on
They tried to warn me, now I know it to be true
That it’s bad for business being with you
Under the table you offer your cigar
Shake their hand and move in for the kill
Filthy little fingers prying for the dirt
Burning midnight oil at the rumour mill
How did I become your partner in crime?
Well don’t be blowing the smoke at me this time

The show is almost over but your game has begun
The lights go down and trouble takes the stage
Armed with ill intentions, hunting in the dark
You trap another victim in your cage
How did I become your partner in crime?
Don’t be counting on me for help this time


from Better Days, released April 21, 2015
Written by Andy Rice & James Wilfred Martin


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No Island Vancouver, British Columbia

No Island is a band of frontmen, with a sound that’s always been defined by distinct personalities and expert talents blending together to create something more than the sum of their parts. Their album Better Days takes that dynamic to the next level, brought to life by bonds developed over years of touring together across the vastness of Canada. ... more

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