Artists - D. Dignity is found on the album Riches and More. Deacon Blue — Dignity. Read More Edit Wiki. Dignity song meanings. Add your thoughts 9 Comments. Song Meaning Working for the council as a street cleaner is often seen as a demeaning job.
Lifting dogs dirt, sweeping up vomit, emptying maggot infested stuff from bins, it is not a nice job, just as you reach the end of the pavement you have cleaned someone at the other end is letting their dog do it's business, in the middle of all your good work, and they have absolutely no intention of demeaning themselves by picking it up, that's what the street cleaner is for!!!
You see, the job the man does, day in, day out, rain or shine, he does with dignity and pride - never seems to mutter - What gets him through his working day is his retirement dream of buying his boat and sailing it up the west coast, whilst his former collegues and all those that come after them are still doing the same old job. The boat represents his pride, joy and motivation, he's going to call it dignity as a little dig at his current occupation after doing what most people would see as a demeaning job.
You might see me having to clear up this big turd right in the middle of the pavement to earn a living, but one day I'll be sailing up the west coast of Scotland on my own ship, called dignity, and you will all be doing the same old. So, the song is essentially about this mans employment, and what motivates him to carry on doing such a menial task.
By the way, the children probably call him bogie because it's cold in the winter and if you have your litter picker in one hand, your bag in the other, inevitably your nose will produce a bogie or two and school kids don't miss a thing. So, you see his job in Scotland is seen by so many as demeaning, that even school kids think it's ok to take the mick out of him.
Clever, insightfull, brilliant song that tells an inspirational story. Such a joy. There was an error. The sad reality of many working class people is that by the time they retire or have saved enough, their health lets them down and they physically are unable to sail that ship.
Or the firm their private pension is with goes bump. Lets hope more of us make that trip up the west coast when we retire. Raintown "Please retry". Amazon Price. MP3 Download, 14 Oct "Please retry". Vinyl, 12 Aug. Audio Cassette, 8 Sept. Special offers and product promotions Amazon Business : For business-exclusive pricing, quantity discounts and downloadable VAT invoices. Create a free account. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
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