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The Big Iron ©2002 (7:36)

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THE BIG IRON ©2002 (7:36)

By: Shane O’Brien ℗2009 JMProductions

Spoken Dialogue: MICHAEL DEL RICO, Local 433.We remember you brother

We remember you well. Real well! Union Ironworker, Los Angeles, California.

Thirty feet in the hole, ended his working life and his family.

Verse 1:

You get up every mornin’ and every night, yeah, you get out on the big iron yeah

You get up every mornin’ and every night now, out on the big iron now

What a, what a high it is yeah. What a rush that it is baby, out on the big iron

You get high, you get high baby, every mornin’ day and night now

Out on the big iron yeah

Chorus A:

On the big iron babe, you got your union brotherhood callin’ you babe

What camaraderie, what a friendship that it is babe

Yeah, on the big iron now, hum, you got your friendships, its camaraderie now

You’d give your left arm babe, to see your family and your life stay out of the hole

Verse 2:

You get high, high, high babe, day in year after year after year after year

You get high now, just a rush flyin’ in the air

And you’d give your left arm now, you’d give your left arm now,

You’d give your left arm now, just to simply see his family and his life,  stays in tow

Ah, there ain’t no big holin’ now, ain’t no big holin’ now

You make first man, I got first, it don’t really matter, were all one you know.

Chorus B:

Ain’t that the big iron now, ain’t that the big iron man

Like no other, no, no

You say your brothers is your brothers now

And say your prayers now, for the men fallen’ by the way

Verse 3:

And at the end of a grueling day now, you meet your brothers on the ground for a beer

And at the end of a grueling day now, you meet your friends, your brothers

On the ground for a beer yeah

And talk about each other yeah, and brag about the day

And talk about each other now, and how you swang around, ‘round, ‘round

How you had a round today

And you’re wonderin’ now, and your wonderin’ now

what tomorrow brings, tomorrow brings now

Are you brave as you were yesterday

On the big iron now

On the big iron now

On the big iron babe

On the big iron babe