06- Family Business
Anthony B Lyrics


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Yes a him name the boss of crime
Mr. Don Vito eh I
Nobody ever yet cross him line
Something might reach you

Throw a dollar to the shoe shine boy
And say he's a goodfellow
Silk ties and designer shirts
All buttons to the collar
Limousines, lots of greens
For him and his harlot queen
Sub-machines the order of his day

Because he's caught up in a family business
Living the life of a ganster yeah
Caught up in a family business
No way out, no way out

Day to day it's a life of violence
Big man him a run things
Sworn of committed to a board of silence
Could you imagine
Boot legging, amrs-peddling
Lots of plots and cons and schemes
Gambling, the order of his day

Jah know he's caught up in a family business
Living the life of a mafia yeah
Caught up in a family business
No way out, no way out

Bad example setting in the ghetto
All the youths want to be like Vito
Move fast none a dem no wah move slow
But my advise in N-O
To be a don not for long
Stay in low when the heat is on
The tradition soon you got to pass it on

Because he's caught up in a family business
Living the life of a ganster yeah
Caught up in a family business
No way out, no way out

Jah know he's caught up in a family business
Living the life of a mafia yeah




Caught up in a family business
No way out, no way out

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Anthony B's song "Family Business" depict the life and struggles of a man who is caught up in a family business that involves criminal activities like bootlegging, arms-peddling, gambling, and violent acts. Through the portrayal of the character's lifestyle, we get to see the influence of organized crime in the society and how it can affect individuals who become a part of it.


The song mentions a character named Mr. Don Vito as the boss of crime, who commands power and authority over others. He is portrayed as someone who is wealthy, wears designer clothes, and rides in limousines with his mistress. However, the character is also involved in illegal activities such as bootlegging and arms-peddling. The lyrics suggest that Mr. Don Vito is part of a family that has a tradition of committing to a board of silence and passing it on to the next generation.


The song also warns of the danger of being caught up in such a life, where there is no way out. The lyrics suggest that the youth are influenced by these experiences, as they want to be like Mr. Don Vito, move fast, and not move slow. Anthony B advises to avoid becoming involved in such matters and recommends "N-O" (no) as the right course. The song portrays the importance of the family unit and urges it not to be torn apart by the involvement in organized crime.


Line by Line Meaning

Yes a him name the boss of crime
He is the leader of the criminal organization.


Mr. Don Vito eh I
His name is Don Vito.


Nobody ever yet cross him line
No one has dared to go against him.


Something might reach you
You might be hurt or harmed.


Throw a dollar to the shoe shine boy
He shows off his wealth by tipping the shoe shine boy.


And say he's a goodfellow
He pretends to be friendly, but is really dangerous.


Silk ties and designer shirts
He wears expensive clothes.


All buttons to the collar
He dresses formally.


Limousines, lots of greens
He travels in luxury and has a lot of money.


For him and his harlot queen
He shares his wealth with his mistress.


Sub-machines the order of his day
He uses sub-machine guns frequently.


Because he's caught up in a family business
He is trapped in a life of crime due to being part of a family business.


Living the life of a ganster yeah
He lives a gangster's lifestyle.


No way out, no way out
He cannot escape from the crime family.


Day to day it's a life of violence
He is surrounded by brutal violence every day.


Big man him a run things
He is the one in charge.


Sworn of committed to a board of silence
He is bound by a code of secrecy and loyalty.


Could you imagine
Can you even picture it?


Boot legging, arms-peddling
He is involved in illegal alcohol sales and weapons trade.


Lots of plots and cons and schemes
He is constantly thinking about new schemes to make money.


Gambling, the order of his day
He is heavily involved in gambling.


Bad example setting in the ghetto
He is a negative role model for young people in his community.


All the youths want to be like Vito
Young people are drawn to his power and wealth.


Move fast none a dem no wah move slow
He leads a fast-paced lifestyle and expects the same from others.


But my advise in N-O
He advises against following his path.


To be a don not for long
Being a leader in a crime family is not a sustainable career.


Stay in low when the heat is on
When the police are investigating, it is best to lay low.


The tradition soon you got to pass it on
It is expected that he will pass on his leadership role to the next generation.


Living the life of a mafia yeah
He lives a mafia lifestyle.




Lyrics © Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BARBER

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