Dignity

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Bob Dylan ( /ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, poet and artist. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an in… more »

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 

 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 pockets 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

I went down where the vultures feed
I would've got 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 

 Footprints runnin' cross the silver sand
 Steps goin' down into tattoo land
I met the sons of darkness and the sons of light 
In the border-towns 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 black-heart wind
Combin' his hair back, his future looks thin
 Bites the bullet and he looks within
For dignity 

 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 
Too many dead ends, I'm at the edge of the lake
 Sometimes I wonder what it's gonna take
To find dignity

Written by: BOB DYLAN

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Dignity