In a track-by-track interview for Songfacts
, Snider explained the meaning behind this song. "While I'm not actively political, I do have some things to say about the state of politics," he said. "Not only in my country, but internationally. What's happening in the United States is being reflected in countries all over the world. People are tired of 'politics as usual' and looking for virtually anything (and usually getting just that) to change things up. 'Lies Are A Business' is an observation about the pervasiveness of misinformation we all have to suffer through, and it is coming from all sides. It sucks."