Dignity (Live)

from by Laura Stavinoha

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This song is about how we relate to work. How much do you identify yourself with your job? And to what extent is your identity and self esteem defined by your career, and is that even a good thing, at all?

To see me looping live, watch the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z3Ha77Rn9k

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Why is it not easy to become or be
A valued member of your own society
If I ain’t my job and my job ain’t me,
How do I define myself with dignity?

When you’re a kid barely old enough to talk
They always ask you, what you wanna be when you grow up
And I said doctor, journalist or astronaut
Or something else I knew would make my daddy proud
Well I’m a grown-up girl now, and none of the above
And that doesn’t matter but you know what strikes me most
Is that whatever I became of, believe in or pursue
Most people only care about the job I do

Why is it not easy to become or be
A valued member of your own society
If I ain’t my job and my job ain’t me,
How do I define myself with dignity?

Try so hard, to fit in
But they won’t let you in the game

Well, I never thought this is the way that it would be
I don’t have a job now and you may wanna ask me then
What’s my contribution to the prosperity
Of the social institution of this country’s delusion
And isn’t is my own responsibility
To make the best out my life by working hard and to succeed
But I hope I don’t loose all my credibility
If I told you what I contribute
Is my creativity

credits

from Looping Patterns (Live), released June 18, 2015
Vocals and bass guitar by Laura Stavinoha
Composed by Laura Stavinoha

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Laura Stavinoha Amsterdam, Netherlands

vocalist. songwriter. loop artist. vocal coach. disco crate digger & producer.

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