I see you people glare at us, from your spotless SUV
Somebody got a big sis busted pipe somebody happen to be me
I know we’re an inconvenience, watching traffic slow to a crawl
I know what you think about us, hillbillies in coveralls
Fairground People out working in the sun
We just fairground people, born on the bottom rung

My daddy came down from Brainerd, must’ve been 1956
He never said much about it, said he got out of a little fix
So he come on down to big city, found work on a roofing crew
He married a girl named Lurlene, don’t know why he called her Peggy Sue
Fairground People working in the sun
We just fairground people, born on the bottom rung

Now I learned to run this backhoe, the summer I turned sixteen
Wasn’t cut out for higher education, if you know what I mean
Meal billage house and family, got a wife and three kids
And I hope to god almighty they turn out better than I did
Fairground People, out working in the sun
We’re just fairground people, born on the bottom rung
Fairground People behind the eight ball since day one
We’re just fairground people, born on the bottom rung
Yeah born on the bottom rung, x4 (outro)


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