B.J. Thomas

Mr. Businessman

Itemize the things you covet as you squander through your life
Bigger cars, bigger houses, term insurance for your wife
Tuesday evening with your harlot
And on Wednesdays it's your charlatan
Analyst
He's high up on your list
You've got air conditioned sinuses
And dark disturbing doubt about religion
And you keep those cards and letter going out
While your secretary's tempting you
Your morals are exempting you from guilt and shame
Heaven knows you're not to blame

You better take care of business Mr. Businessman
What's your plan man
Get down to business Mr. Businessman
If you can
Before it's too late
And you throw your life away

Did you see your children growing up today
And did you hear the music of their laughter as they set about to play
Did you catch the fragrance of those roses in your garden
Did the morning sunlight warm your soul
And brighten up your day
Do you qualify to be alive
Or is the limit of your senses so as only to survive

Hey hey

Spending counterfeit incentive
Wasting precious time and help
Placing value on the worthless
Disregarding priceless wealth
You can wheel and deal the best of them
And steal it from the rest of them
You know the score
Their ethics are a boor

Eighty-six proof antiseptic crutches took you to the top
Where the smiles are all synthetic and the ulcers never stop
When God takes that final inventory
Yours will be the same sad story
Everywhere
No one will really care
You're one more lonely man
A rich important man
So let's have your autograph man
Endorse your epitaph

You better take care of business Mr. Businessman
What's your plan man
Get down to business Mr. Businessman
If you can

Hey, hey
Ohh
Hey hey whoa
Ohhh ohhh
Oh yeah

You better take care of business Mr. Businessman
What's your plan man
Get down to business Mr. Businessman
If you can

Hey Hey
Hey hey whoa
Ohhhhhh

You better get on down to business Mr. Businessman
Ohhhh

No, no

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