From the recording Steel Bridge Songs Vol. 9

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06. Battle of the Bridges (Vincent Gates, Clayson Benally, Robin Bienemann, Landon Capelle) Performed by: Jon Kanis - bass / Vincent Gates - guitar, vocals / Clayson Benally - drums, vocals / Landon Capelle - vocals / Robin Bienemann - slide guitar, vocals

Lyrics

Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one
Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one

In this corner, built in 2008, still in its prime at six years old, fabricated of pure home-grown concrete.
Measuring in at 420 yards, and a half million tons, the Maple-Oregon Bridge

Hailing from just two blocks north, built in 1929, an experienced veteran at 84 years, 400 yards, 450 thousand tons of cold hard steel, the last operational rolling bascule bridge in the world, Sturgeon Bay’s own Michigan Street Bridge.

This bridge, that bridge, which one to pick?
Cold steel or concrete slabs, place your bets
Winner takes all in this grudge match
Pound for pound for twelve hard rounds
It’s going down

Are you ready to rumble?

Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one
Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one

You’re cold like ice, I’m a hot potato
I’ll crush you just like a rotten tomato
You’re an ugly old bridge, tired and sore
I bet you can’t even raise it up anymore

My span is long, my gears are large
Show me what you got, you can hit me with a barge
I see your frown, I feel your skepticism
Get a load of my bascule mechanism

Your metal sucks, concrete is better
I watch you rust and fall apart in the weather

Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one
Battle of the bridges, bring it on
We got two bridges, only room for one

Bang, bang, ring that bell
Rise above the gates of hell
Bang, bang, ring that bell
Hot white stone vs. cold hard steel

You’re older than my gramps, break out the cane
We may look alike, but we’re not the same
Round and round you turn but people wait in line
‘Cause your rolling bascule is broken all the time

Are you on Maple or on Oregon
You don’t even know what street you’re on
I’m hard like calculus, shine like a jewel
I might be old but I still look cool

Why fight when we can work in harmony
When my bridge is up your peeps can pass for free

Got the steel bridge now coming up in view
Dropping the beats on the one and the two
No need to fight ‘bout which one to chose
Bridges unite, that’s what we should do

Bang, bang, ring that bell
Rise above the gates of hell
Bang, bang, ring that bell
Hot white stone vs. cold hard steel

Bang, bang, ring that bell
Rise above the gates of hell
Bang, bang, ring that bell
Hot white stone vs. cold hard steel

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