This Business Will Break Your Heart

by Ainjel Emme

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Paint your eyes for the camera, it’s time for the show
You sell ‘em your stories, but give ‘em your soul
Do whatever you have to, to not fall apart
Baby this business will break your heart

You try to feed your belly in a starving town
You keep getting your hopes up and shutting ‘em down
You’re just out of the spotlight, afraid of the dark
Baby this business will break your heart

You gotta be young, and you gotta be pretty
You gotta be ready to turn on a dime
Yeah, you gotta be crazy to live in this city
Paying 20 bucks for parking and standing in a long, long line

It’s never as easy as plug in and play
More long nights than good ones, for minimal pay
But you’re trying to break through, will suffer for art
Baby your business will break your heart

You’ve gotta let go of whatever you needed
Cash in your favors, give up the ghost
Settle for a paycheck, cause you’re not too greedy
You consider yourself lucky to even have come just this close

When you came to the table, you still believed
Fuck the money and the fame, you were running down a dream
But would you have done it, if you’d known from the start
That, baby, this business would break you?

Baby, this business will break your heart


released February 14, 2017
Written by Ainjel Emme
Produced by Ainjel Emme and Anthony Paul Lopez
Recorded by Anthony Paul Lopez @ Block Of Joy
Mastered by Peter A. Barker


Ainjel Emme - vocals, acoustic guitar, bass
Anthony Paul Lopez - drums
Keith Snow - cello
Aubrey Richmond - violin
Jon Titterington - trumpet
Charles Lopez - violin


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Singer-songwriter-whatever from Los Angeles, CA by way of Austin, TX.

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