ACT ONE: It's a Business

from by Danny Calise



Antony: When you’re tryna help your friends but
Their money is pretend

It’s a business

When your friends have lots of skills
But none of them pay the bills

It’s a business

When the shop has no money
And it all comes down to me
It’s a business

When the money’s all been spent
And it’s time to pay the rent

It’s a business

Sure I let you guys drink beers til 8 AM
And I give out lots of chance to someone, before I ban them
People take advantage and I look like a fool
But as long the bikes can run and rent is paid, yea then I’m cool
And everybody’s cool

Antony: Now I’m gonna need you to do me a big favor
My roommate Glen just got fired from his job because he refused to take a drug test
I need you to train him as a pedicabber today
You know, just show him the best spots and give him some advice
Now much do you think you could have made pedicabbing in the hour and a half that you’ll be training him?

Jersey: At least $50

Antony: 50 dollars? I just don’t understand why you’d want to take that much money away from the company.

Antony:Sure I let you guys sell drugs out of the shop
And I’m fine with that, so long as nobody calls the cops (cause then we’d lose the business)

And sure I never know who any of them are
But the guys who sleep in my garage haven’t pissed me off so far
But when they do it makes it hard

When people owe me money
I turn into a very different person
When people owe me money
I hate myself as much as they hate me

Antony: Let’s see how it goes
If I hear from the other riders that there’s plenty of business out there
I’ll pay you your fifty dollars
And if not, we’ll work something out

Jersey: When your boss is a d bag and it makes you really mad
It’s a business

When you answer to a guy
Who utterly despise
It’s a business

I’m looking forward to the day
When I tell him to his face
That I quit this

Until then I will ride
And from I’ll always hide
It’s a business

When people owe me money
There no lenghts I wouldn’t go

When people owe me money
I scour the whole damn town

You think I’m annoying now
But I will hunt you down

Antony: Now go out there and make some money, Jersey.


from Tricycle Taxi: The Pedicab Musical, released October 15, 2016


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A high school teacher by day, singer-songwriter by Summer, Danny Calise simply will never stop writing songs.

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