Release Date: April 19, 1994

Length: 3:48

Genre: Adult contemporary, Rock, Pop

Producer(s): David Frank, Rupert Hine, Robbie Nevil, Bob Thiele Jr.

Dignity

Well...

— Song Lyrics

Lyrics Source

He ain't crazy, he ain't dumb Don't call him lazy, he's the unfortunate one Lost his job, when the plant closed down Was about Christmas time, now there's no work to be found And like so many leaves we keep on walking by We don't notice the pain in our brother's eyes Oh, every mother's son, every single one Has the right to dignity Oh, every shattered dream, every soul in need Has the right to dignity What you gonna do with your babies Home of the brave, land of the free Nobody's asking for what ain't theirs Just their dignity Now she's angry, she worked all day Rent is due, she don't have enough to pay She once lived out the American dream Said "nothin' bad's ever gonna happen to me" And like so many stones that we throw away She's got nothin' left for a rainy day Oh, every mother's son, every single one Has the right to dignity Oh, every shattered dream, every soul in need Has the right to dignity What you gonna do with your babies Home of the brave, land of the free Nobody's asking for what ain't theirs Just their dignity And I call it a human thing And it comes from inside Oh yes it's this human thing To want to be warm in the night Oh, every mother's son, every single one Has the right to dignity Oh, every shattered dream, every soul in need Has the right to dignity What you gonna do with your babies Home of the brave, land of the free Nobody's asking for what ain't theirs Just their dignity

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