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When you smell the yeast goin’ up your nose
You know La Crosse business is givin’ you the hose
It’s great to drink but it’s terrible to smell
It can only be the one and only

Heileman’s! They make a lot of money
Heileman’s! They’re neat for the town
Heileman’s! A big success story
But they smell really bad sometimes

Saturday night you put it in one end
Sunday mornin’ it comes out the other end
And it leaves you stranded in bed
And all day it rules your head

Heileman’s! They make a lot of money
Heileman’s! They’re neat for the town
Heileman’s! A big success story
But they smell really bad sometimes

Russell Cleary was a big man in this town
Workin’ from sunup until sundown
Buyin’ up breweries and brewin’ up beer
Then he sold out to some Australian
And he got the hell out of

Heileman’s! They make a lot of money
Heileman’s! They’re neat for the town
Heileman’s! A big success story
But they smell really bad sometimes

Let me introduce you to Power Master
It’ll take you to Nirvana So much faster
With just a little bit of PowerMaster
Unless you’re a priest
Or a media beast
Or a cop on the beat
Or some kids on the street
It’s our great song and you can’t sing any of it
La la la la la

We originally wrote this tune back in 1984
When gettin’ ripped was lots of fun but it ain’t anymore
Now we’re drinkin’ water, they sell it in a can
Lemon, lime and raspberry
I’ve got a sober band thanks to

Heileman’s! They make a lot of money
Heileman’s! They’re neat for the town
Heileman’s! A big success story
But they smell really bad sometimes

Words and music ©1984, 1991 Mike Starling/Todd Haefer/Bob Mueller
Published by Bean Hoy Music (BMI)
Lyrics reprinted by permission
All rights reserved

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from It's a Big Dumb World: A 25th Anniversary Collection, released March 8, 2019
Mike Starling: vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
Casey Virock: acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Jim Vogt: timbale, percussion, backing vocals
Pete Vogt: drum kit, backing vocals
Jason Knox: piano, backing vocals, recording engineer

25th Anniversary Collection
Produced by Mike Starling for Nine Volt Media
Mastered by Brett Huus for Momentous Records

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Bean Hoy

COOL MUSIC FOR A BIG DUMB WORLD: Bean Hoy's songs "are a laundry list of local and national maladies, often depicted with a dark sense of humor. As often as not, the music is as playful as the words. All in all, a reflection of inane pop culture, where one no longer condemns the plastic world around us but instead videotapes it for later when there's nothing else on." –LAX magazine ... more

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