Fish:Family Business

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“Family Business”
Artist: Fish
Albums: Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors (1990)
Derek Dick and his Amazing Electric Bear (1993)
For Whom the Bells Toll! (1993)
Yin (1995)

Live version (Electric Bear)

Anyway
We move back
Into the Vigil era
With a song
Which was probably one of the first
Major so like social lyrics I like decided to have a crack at
And this one
Is about the drink
And the domestic violence
And the hearing
Of the noises
On the other side of the door
And the decisions
On whether to move through
And take care
Of what is happening on the other side of the door
Family Business


I heard a battle raging
On the other side of the door
I buried my head in a pillow
And tried to ignore it all

Every night that I hear you
I dream of breaking down your door
An avenging knight in shining armour
To rescue you from it all

From this family business
Family business
How long does it stay family business?
Oh it's nobody's business
This family business
But can you tell me how long it remains family business?

When I see you in the supermarket
Sunglasses in the shade
Averting your eyes from those staring questions
How were those bruises made?

The children clutch tight to your legs
They've got so much they want to say
But daddy's sitting home, drunk again
So they bite their lips and pray

'Cos daddy don't like people crying
Poking in his family affairs
And anyone asks from the social, well
You fell down the stairs

It's family business
Keep it in my family business
Can you tell me how long should stay family business?
It's nobody's business
This family business
Can you tell me how long it remains family business?

No
No-no no-no, no no-no-no-no, no no-no no no no
Yeah

She's waiting at the bus stop
At the bottom of the hill
She knows she'll never catch it
She knows she never will

The kids are all she lives for
She's got nothing left to lose
She's got nowhere to escape to
But she knows she's gotta move

'Cause when daddy tucks the kids in
It's taking longer every night
And the heaven that she's waitin' for
Through the hell it lasts all night

It's family business
Keep it in the family business
Can you tell me how long it should stay family business?
Oh it's nobody's business
This family business
Can you tell me how long it remains family business?

So I become an accessory
And I don't have an alibi
To the victim on my doorstep
The only way I can justify

It's family business
Family business
How long do we keep it family business?

Yo

Thank you

That's my very great
I'm actually not listening to the gig
I don't like her music
I managed to listen to Kylie Minogue on this
A-ha
No
No it's not that
Actually yeah I must have been drink city tonight you know
Mm good
Yeah but you got a limit?
No it's um
It's a-ha
I had a lot of problems with monitors on the last tour and you know
We got to be run out actually run out of monitor engineers
Kept firin' 'em
There's a
So we actually found out that it's a lot easier for me to have these things in me ears which means I can hear what I'm singin'
All the time rather than sort of like wonderin' whether the note that went out from the microphone was a bum one or not
Now I know which ones are the bum ones
A-ha
Oh it's depressin'
Brr
U-hu-hu
(... yeself)
Pardon?
(... yeself)
Yeah well I could actually
I've tried it
Oh Derek can flying fish but you know that's getting into heavy psychology
Look