Business Goes on as Usual Lyrics - Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack Chapter Two cover art
writers: Fran Minkoff, Fred Hellerman
release date: 1970
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 3:26
remixer: Lew Hahn
producer: Joel Dorn
recording engineer: Lew Hahn
arranger: Donny Hathaway and Eumir Deodato
bass: Terry Plumeri
conductor: Eumir Deodato
drums (drum set): Bernard Sweetney
euphonium: John Swallow
flute: Joe Gentle and Hubert Laws
harp: Corky Hale
piano: Roberta Flack
strings: Sanford Allen, Alfred Brown, Selwart Clarke, Noel DaCosta, Peter Dimitriades, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Kermit Moore and Gene Orloff
vocal: Roberta Flack
composer: Fred Hellerman
lyricist: Frances Minkoff
Business goes on as usual,
The corn and the profits are high
And TV's boom in every living room,
They tell us what deodorants to buy

Business goes on as usual,
Except that my brother's dead,
He was 25 and very much alive,
But the dreams have all been blasted from his head

In in a far off land with a gun in his hand
He died in a war he did not understand

While business goes on as usual,
There's plenty to choose from the rack
But rumor goes that the latest thing in clothes,
The latest things in clothes will be black.

But business goes on as usual, as usual, as usual.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Reverend Lee
  • 2 Do What You Gotta Do
  • 3 Just Like a Woman
  • 4 Let It Be Me
  • 5 Gone Away
  • 6 Until It's Time for You to Go
  • 7 The Impossible Dream
  • 8 Business Goes on as Usual