Working on the Highway Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. cover art
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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)

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Born in the U.S.A.
  • 2 Cover Me
  • 3 Darlington County
  • 4 Working on the Highway
  • 5 Downbound Train
  • 6 I’m on Fire
  • 7 No Surrender
  • 8 Bobby Jean
  • 9 I’m Goin’ Down
  • 10 Glory Days
  • 11 Dancing in the Dark
  • 12 My Hometown


  • credits


    album: Track 4 in album Born in the U.S.A.
    release date: 1984-6-4
    popularity : 147 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Garage Rock/Arena Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 3:16
    piano: Roy Bittan
    lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
    mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    recorded by: Toby Scott
    organ: Danny Federici
    guitar: Bruce Springsteen
    acoustic guitar: Steven Van Zandt
    percussion: Clarence Clemons
    mandolin: Steven Van Zandt
    saxophone: Clarence Clemons
    choir vocals: Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent and Steven Van Zandt
    glockenspiel: Danny Federici
    synthesizer: Roy Bittan
    drumset: Max Weinberg
    bass guitar: Garry Tallent
    assistant engineer: Bruce Lampcov, Billy Straus, Zoë Yanakas, John R. Davenport and Jeff Hendrickson
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074643865326
    script: Latin