Dignity (Cocker Joe)

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' at 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 Someone said dignity was the first to leave I went into the city, I went into the town In the land of the midnight sun Searchin' high, searchin' low Searchin' everywhere I roam 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 to see me talkin' to you" Said she could be killed if she told me what she knew 'Bout dignity Footprints runnin' cross the silver sand Steps fallin' down into tattoo land I met the sons of darkness and the sons of light In the border towns of despair So many roads, so much at stake Too many dead ends, I'm at the end of the lake Sometimes I wonder what it's gonna take To find dignity