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Over this road there’s a tiny ridge
Get out the tools we need to build a bridge
Road construction!

Early in the morning before others go to work
That’s the best time to put asphalt over dirt
Road construction!

Flyin’ down the interstate at 65
In the corner of your eye you see a sign
It says “Road construction, next 100 miles”
Road construction, there go your smiles

Yeah, things were pretty cool, you were makin’ time
Now you’ll be stuck in South Dakota ’til the end of time
Because of road construction

Caution! Warning! Men at work!
Killin’ trees and movin’ earth!
Caution! Warning! Here they come!
They got big machines so they can do their
Road construction

We got four seasons here in the Midwest
There’s winter, there’s spring, there’s fall
And there is road construction
Jack hammers!
Road construction!

Words and music copyright ©1992 Mike Starling
Published by Bean Hoy Music (BMI)
Lyrics reprinted by permission
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from It's a Big Dumb World: A 25th Anniversary Collection, released March 8, 2019
Mike Starling: vocals, bass, guitar, Plymouth Horizon horn
Casey Virock: guitar, drum stick, backing vocals
Jim Vogt: drums, backing vocals
Gretchen Vogt Henchen: tuba
Pete Vogt: backing vocals
Jason Knox: 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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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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