Bruce Springsteen Working On The Highway Lyrics



Working On The Highway Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

  • 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)


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