are you the business

does Superman wear blue tights
and keep away from kryptonite
do old ladies get mugged at night
are you the business

Do workers want a living wage
do rock stars lie about their age
would a tiger run from an open cage
are you the business

are you the fuck off business
is my first name John
is strangeways full of prisoners
am I over twenty-one

are the royal family really rich
is scooby-do one son-of-a bitch
is wembley stadium a football pitch
are you the business

did Noriega knock out coke
did Bob Marley like the odd smoke
was Jesus Christ a decent bloke
are you the business

does Oliver Reed ever get pissed
can Chubby Checker do the twist
was Karl Marx a communist
are you the business

was James Dean a cool cat
was Kennedy a democrat
do Hacedic men wear hats
are you the business

will narcotics get you hooked
did Dostoyevsky write the odd book
was Al Capone a bit of a crook
are you the business

did Buddy Holly wear horn-rimmed specs
is czechoslovakia full of czechs
did Sigmund Freud consider sex
are you the business

did Elvis ever rock 'n roll
did James Brown have any soul
will I touch you with a ten-foot barge pole
are you the business


LYRICS © JOHN COOPER CLARKE