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Working On The Highway Lyrics

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Born In The U.S.A.

Friday night's pay night, guys fresh out of work
Talking about the weekend, scrubbing off the dirt
Some heading home to their families, some looking to get hurt
Some going down to Stovell wearing trouble on their shirts
I work for the county out on 95
All day I hold a red flag and watch the traffic pass me by
In my head I keep a picture of a pretty little miss
Someday, mister, I'm gonna lead a better life than this

(CHORUS) Working on the highway, laying down the blacktop
Working on the highway, all day long I don't stop
Working on the highway, blasting through the bedrock
Working on the highway, working on the highway

I met her at a dance down at the union hall
She was standing with her brothers, back up against the wall
Sometimes we'd go walking down the union tracks
One day I looked straight at her and she looked straight back
So I'm...

(REPEAT CHORUS)

I saved up my money and I put it all away
I went to see her daddy but we didn't have much to say
"Son, can't you see that she's just a little girl
She don't know nothing about this cruel, cruel world"
We lit out down to Florida, we got along all right
One day her brothers came and got her and they took me in a black-and-white
The prosecutor kept the promise that he made on that day
And the judge got mad and he put me straight away
I wake up every morning to the work bell clang
Me and the warden go swinging on the Charlotte County road gang
I'm...

(REPEAT CHORUS TWICE)
Comments/Interpretations
by Bruce on 7/29/2008 1:46pm
I'm working on my own highway at the moment and it's killing me.

Talk about blasting through the bedrock...
by Cory on 5/29/2009 7:09pm
This is a great song!
by Kieran on 7/15/2009 1:33pm
bruce im only 9 and i think ur ebst singer ever
by Mike on 7/23/2009 3:27pm
Bruce you're the BOSS!
by Randy on 11/10/2009 10:08am
no one band could have an inkling of a chance of comparing to
KING BRUCE
by bruce jams on 12/2/2009 12:25am
i love you baby
by Bossman on 1/18/2011 3:59pm
Chain gang?
by calciosamba on 4/26/2011 3:45am
the best song of the boss
by Callisto on 8/10/2013 11:46am
I agree with little Kieran, Bruce is the best singer ever. Seems so himself. He doesn't need fancy clothes and all that crap. He can sing and jam!
by ??? on 2/14/2014 6:52am
Cool.


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