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​Song Of The Sewer

This song is by John Lithgow and appears on the album The Sunny Side of the Street (2006).

I wake in the sewer, it's a very hard job
You know they won't hire just any old slob
You don't have to wear a tie or a coat
You just have to know, how to float

We sing the song of the sewer
Of the sewer, we sing this song
Together we stand with shovel in hand
To keep things rolling along

I wake down a manhole with a guy named Bruce
And we are in-charge of all the refuse
He lets me go first while he holds the lid
I'm telling you, what a sweet kid

We sing the song of the sewer
Of the sewer, we sing this song
Together we stand with shovel in hand
To keep things rolling along

A funny thing happened to Bruce yesterday
The tide came along, he got carried away
He come in Jersey, but it's okay now
'Cause that's where he lives anyhow

We sing the song of the sewer
Of the sewer, we sing this song
Together we stand with shovel in hand
To keep things rolling along

My father, he works in a sewer uptown
I followed his footsteps and wait my way down
That's how I began in this here industry
I just kind of fell into it, a lucky me

We sing the song of the sewer
Of the sewer, we sing this song
Together we stand with shovel in hand
To keep things rolling along

Written by:

Art Carney; Harold Karr; Matt Dubey