I was a workshop owner in the gulch for the people
And I offered myself to the world
I was a workshop owner
I was a workshop owner

I was a diesel fixer, fixed a diesel, diesel fixed me
What a weasel
And baby was a workshop owner
Baby was a workshop owner

Baby and me were ripe for the pickin'
That was the day we ran into Albert Flasher

It was a cold, snowy, rainy afternoon
And we were sittin' there in high school, my school
And Michael was a moonbeam maker
And Michael was a moonbeam maker

I was a diesel fixer, fixed a diesel, diesel fixed me
What a weasel, oh no
Baby was a workshop owner
Baby was a workshop owner

Baby and me were ripe for the pickin'
That was the day we ran into Albert Flasher

I was a workshop owner in the gulch for the people
And I offered myself to the world
I was a workshop owner
I was a workshop owner
I was a workshop owner



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"Albert Flasher" as written by B Cummings

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    General Comment:Just plainly a nonsense song. Burton Cummings is famous for them.
    donutbanditon October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:Just plainly a nonsense song. Burton Cummings is famous for them.
    donutbanditon October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:He was a truck stop whore. He "offered himself to the world" and was a "diesel fixer". In other words, he bent over and serviced the diesel drivers. He and his buddy, the workshop owner, took shifts there. Albert Flasher is the code name they gave to clients. The cops knew about the term "John", so they went with something more cryptic - a John was an Albert Flasher.
    tv316on February 07, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:This is about a mechanic and his wife who are working in an oil pit and the truck falls on them. In the seconds before dying, the devil (Albert Flasher) appears to him and offers to give him his life back in exchange for his soul.

    The next scene, the mechanic is back in high school. He knows the future (And Michael was a moonbeam maker) and can change things for himself but he knows the devil owns his soul.
    TheBeckleson July 18, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:I found this article, an interview with Randy Bachman. According to Bachman, Burton Cummings got the idea for the song from the following:

    "He had a party one night that went all night long and he didn't get any sleep. He went to a radio station the next morning for an interview and was a little bit [out of] form before going on. He could hardly see straight. They said to him, 'When the flashing light comes on, that means you're on the air.' The thing flashed 'Alert Flasher,' and he thought it was 'Albert Flasher' and he said 'What is this thing that says 'Albert Flasher?' over the air!"

    gazette.uwo.ca/2003/March/19/…

    It doesn't explain the rest of the song, though!
    GreenElfinon August 06, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Garry Peterson said that Burton saw a sign that said Albert Flyer, which inspired him to compose the song. Do you know a man exists named Albert Flasher and he came to meet the band one night?
    Bobgrapes25on August 20, 2013   Link

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