There is a big click clack machine Whose engines don't pump gasoline It's a poundin' crazy arm that works all day It's run by all the people who Have got some blueprint plan to do So don't shake your head c cno, just nod and say okay
And before I knew it, I got shoved in line Marchin' south in single file, and countin' off in time
Chorus: (so, and) bring that pile driver over here and be quick We've got to dig a hole right now, so we can put in this stick We've got a hundred fourty-seven done, we only got a day So bring that pile driver over here right away
Now here's a big wide open space So wipe that smile right off your face And replace it now with a look of stern regard It's the early bird that gets the worm So what happens when the worm will learn It's the older ways for new we will discard
And someone sent us this big machine that guarantees There'll be no argument at all when we're packin' one of these
But wait a minute Did you hear it cough This crazy arm We can't turn off It's rollin' round And diggin' down a mile Look out c cthis big machine Has gone hog wild!
So look out, world, we're buildin' now When the hammer hits, the thumb says ow! Somewhere you know there's progress made One thing's for sure, we'll get our asphalt laid This big machine has run amuck And someone somewhere passed the buck So keep an ear out for that whistle call And duck when you see that wreckin' ball
And hey, bob, don't light that match, we could explode I'll move some dirt while you block off the road