Lies Are A Business

Album: For The Love Of Metal (2018)
  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Dee Snider made some pretty heavy metal with Twisted Sister, but not this heavy. Produced by Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, "Lies Are A Business" is more thrash, with rapid-fire drums and even some growling. Jasta convinced Snider to make the For The Love Of Metal album after having him as a guest on his podcast. When they decided to do it, various members of the metal community offered to join in, including Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy, Mark Morton of Lamb Of God, and Charlie Bellmore of Kingdom Of Sorrow, all of whom guest on the album.
  • 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."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"They're Playing My Song

Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"They're Playing My Song

Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.

Sending Out An SOS - Distress Signals In SongsSong Writing

Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.

Joe Elliott of Def LeppardSongwriter Interviews

The Def Leppard frontman talks about their "lamentable" hit he never thought of as a single, and why he's juiced by his Mott The Hoople cover band.

Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)Songwriter Interviews

Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.