Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!

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Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!

The title track from Megadeth’s legendary debut studio albumKilling Is My Business…And Business Is Good! is a conversation with a client, told from the perspective of a crazed, gun-for-hire assassin.

Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! caused some controversy back in 2011 when some nut-job requested the song be played on internet radio:

According to the Windsor Star, a guy from Wisconsin called David J. Lefever, logged into the internet chatroom for The MeltDown Show on HardRockRadioLive and typed, “Watch_The_National_new_tomorrow_I_am_going_to_go_a_shooting_spree_in_Appleton_WI.”

The listener asked the hosts to play “Killing is my business . . . and business is good!” by the American heavy metal band Megadeth, writing that it would be, “good music to go postal & kill a bunce of people to.”

“We had to take that threat seriously, we couldn’t ignore him. That was something we just couldn’t ignore and not report,” said Ryan. “It could have been a prank. But if he was serious and something happened, I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself.”

– source: Windsor Star Article

Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! Lyrics

I am a sniper always hit the mark
Paid assassin working after dark
Looking through the night using infra-red
Target’s on you aimed at your head

$10,000 up front $10,000 when I’m through
And I know just what to do
And you know I’ll do it too
Then I’m coming 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 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

Solo – Poland

You’d better believe it

Music & Lyrics – Mustaine
Reprinted with the kind permission of Megadeth.