Fat man lookin' in a blade of steel, thin man lookin' at his last meal
Hollow man lookin' in a cottonfield for dignity
Wise man lookin' in a blade of grass, young man lookin' in the shadows
That pass
Poor man lookin' through painted glass for dignity
CHORUS #1:
Somebody got murdered on New Year's Eve
Somebody said dignity was the first to leave
I went into the city, went into the town
Went into the land of the midnight sun
Searchin' high, searchin' low, searchin' everywhere I know
Askin' the cops wherever I go, "Have you seen Dignity?"
Blind man breakin' out of a trance, puts both his hands in the pocket of
Chance
Hopin' to find one circumstance of dignity
I went to the wedding of Mary-lou, she said I don't want nobody see me
Talkin to you
Said she could get killed if she told me what she knew about dignity
CHORUS #2:
I went down where the vultures feed
I would've gone deeper, but there wasn't any need
Heard the tongues of angels and the tongues of men, wasn't any
Difference to me
Chilly wind sharp as a razor blade, house on fire, debts unpaid
Gonna stand at the window, gonna ask the maid, "Have you seen dignity?"
Drinkin' man listens to the voice he hears
In a crowded room full of covered up mirrors
Lookin' into the lost forgotten years for dignity
Met Prince Phillip at the home of the blues
Said he'd give me information if his name wasn't used
He wanted money up front, said he was abused by dignity
CHORUS #3:
Footprints runnin' cross the silver sand, steps goin' down into tatoo
Land
I met the sons of darkness and the sons of light, in the bordertowns of
Despair
Got no place to fade, got no coat, I'm on the rollin' river in a jerkin'
Boat
Tryin' to read a note somebody wrote about dignity
Sick man lookin' for the doctor's cure, lookin' at his hands for the
Lines that were
And into every masterpiece of literature for dignity
Englishman stranded in the blackheart wind
Combin his hair back his future looks thin
Bites the bullet and he looks within for dignity
CHORUS #4:
Someone showed me a picture and I just laughed, dignity never been
Photographed
I went into the red, went into the black, into the valley of dry bone
Dreams
So many roads, so much at stake, so many dead ends, I'm at the edge of
The lake
Sometimes I wonder what it's gonna take to find dignity

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