Bad For Business

“Bad For Business”

By: Steve Everett


Verse 1

Lately I wonder if I have what it takes to be me

If I’ll ever keep up with my busy, busy feet

And why would a woman ever want to keep up with my pace

If she got within reach I would only add length to the chase



You say you’re ok if we take things slow

But don’t really mean it

You just can’t let go



I’m gonna be bad for business

I’m gonna be more trouble than I’m worth

I’m gonna seem cool for a second

But less as the minute hands turn

You’re gonna get cold and restless

Cause I’m gonna show up underdressed and too late

I’ll make excuses and you’ll grow to hate 

That I’m good with words

And you’re gonna get hurt


Verse 2

King of the friendship, even better at being alone 

But I’m cagey and cold when a lover is getting too close

I’m anxiously waiting for a woman to capture my gaze

And to hold the attention that others have seen fall away



Is it right to keep practicing love 

When my half-hearted version is never enough

And if I just kept my feet on the floor would I slam less doors