M/F

Transcript

 

Hook - "I Built It"

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They think I’m crazy, they’ve seen pictures of me walking on beams and climbing columns.

My Mom has pictures, “Ohhh,  that’s my son he’s a nut”, wellll, That’s Me!

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East and West bound Oakland San Francisco Bay Bridge

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Los Angeles County Museum of Arts

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Six story hospital

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Oil refineries

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And I Built It!

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I built this bridge

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I built it

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I built it

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I built it with my two hands

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With these hands

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Five, Ten fingers here, (Laughs)

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And I’m proud of it!

 

Open Titles "I Built It!"

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Something was missing after I left the Marines, and I wasn’t finding it working in the retail business

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I decided to be an Operating Engineer, about I guess two years ago

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My buddy Ted showed me pictures of the stuff he’d built, and I was like “Man I wanna be involved in that”

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I remember seeing these pieces of equipment, thinking “OOOHH my Gosh, that tire is five times as tall as I am”

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I didn’t know what I wanted to do, I didn’t know what to expect

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I didn’t think I could do it when I was a waitress just going to work everyday.  I finally needed a career and I just said “I’m gonna do it”

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I got into apprenticeship, I had a good friend, he told me how to get in

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I looked into it, their benefits were excellent, the pay started out great for being out of high school

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I filled out an application, and they called me back

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I started the program, and it’s been the most rewarding career

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I wish I would have started when I was younger

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You can be an apprentice at any age

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It is for everyone

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Your normal four year college is not for everybody

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You learn while you earn

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They really do a lot of good training

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When I first got on equipment, for real, I’m not going to lie, it’s a little bit scary

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They’re going to show you the proper way to do it, and they have. And now I’m a certified welder

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After that it’s Cake, andits Fun!

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And when you Journey out, you make really good money

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It’s a career. The pay is wonderful, it’s not just a J.O.B.

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The roadways always have to be build, the bridges are always gonna be built, and there’s always have to be somebody to do it

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I’m stable, we have benefits

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Actually, this is the first job that’s ever given me insurance

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Dental, and everything for my family that I can imagine

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Now I’ve got money in the Bank

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I’m not as stressful worrying about making my truck payments

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I feel so much better going to bed at night

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And you have money to go on vacations

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I can provide my kids with a house, and a lot of people that I went to school with 12 years ago, still don’t have that

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On my own, and I don’t need anybody to support me.  Gives me a lot of confidence

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I could be the breadwinner, and I like that

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My favorite part of being in this job, is being with the rest of my crew

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The Camaraderie that we got, the brotherhood that we have amongst each other

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This is a team effort

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Everybody is looking out for one another

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I’m one of them!

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The people I work with made me feel important, that I could do it

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And you can make life long friend ships

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We always have our little tailgate parties, we do get together quiet often

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It’s like a big family                                                             

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Yeah, we do have women working with us, and  they’re just as good as the guys

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I never imagined I’d be doing this type of work

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I feels great to blow someone out of the water that looks at you like you can’t do it

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I do not mind getting dirty at all, it’s kinda fun actually (Laughs)

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I just love being outside

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My body’s in better shape, it’s like going to the gym everyday

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As big as the machines are, and loud!

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I’m having a blast actually (Laughs)

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You get to play around with big Tonka Trucks all day long

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OOOoohhhhhhoooooo that’s my favorite part

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It’s a lot of fun

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It’s the glory job, you know there’s nothing like being up there eight stories

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Me standing right on the top, like this saying “I’m on top of the world!”

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It’s just an Adventure

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You never know where you’re gonna go, what job site you’re gonna be on

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At Disneyland one day, at a refinery the next day

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It’s always a challenge

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If I was bored I wouldn’t be doing it

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And you get satisfaction knowing you helped build something

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When I get to stand back and say “I built this”

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This is my bridge

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I drive by and look at it, and I go “I built that!”

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This building is going to be up longer then I live

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Awesome, You look at that and you’re like WOW!

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Everyday you go home saying I accomplish something

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It’s been a great experience, I would rather not be doing anything else. This is the best job there is

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My family is proud of me

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My daughters are very proud of me

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They love it.  You know my son he wants to do the same thing

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It’s just an amazing experience

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It’s Awesome

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I love it

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I’m empowered

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It’s rewarding

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I think I have a great future ahead

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I think we’ll be here for a long time building California

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Work twenty more years and move to Hawaii, SURF!

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Nothing beats it, No!

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Can’t beat this

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It doesn’t get much better then that

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Time to go to WORK!

 

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