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Dagenham Dave

Head in the clouds and a mouthful of pie
Head in a blouse, everybody loves him
I see why

Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Oh, Dagenham Dave

"I love Karen, I love Sharon" on the windowscreen
With never the need to fight or to question a single thing

Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Oh, Dagenham Dave

He'd love to touch, he's afraid that he might self-combust
I could say more, but you get the general idea

Dagenham Dave, Dagenham Dave
Oh, Dagenham Dave

Dagenham is an area located East of London, where the main source of employment is a Ford factory, which produces the Escort and Fiesta car models. Dave from Dagenham is a working class, heterosexual male, working at Ford's and probably drives a Ford Escort. In an area with its fair share of unemployment, he has a job, has a car, has more than his share of women (Karen and Sharon) and need not worry where his his next meal is coming from ("the mouthful of pie"). The video plot of Dagenham Dave and its atmosphere will let you recognize all the aspects mentioned by the lyrics.

Album: Southpaw Grammar
Year of Publication: 1995
Lyrics: Morrissey
Music: Alain Whyte

last update: 08.05.2009

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Dave di Dagenham

Testa fra le nuvole ed un boccone di torta
Testa in una blusa, tutti gli vogliono bene
Capisco perché

Dave di Dagenham, Dave di Dagenham
Oh, Dave di Dagenham

"Amo Karen, amo Sharon" scritto sul parabrezza
Senza mai il bisogno di litigare o discutere alcunché

Dave di Dagenham, Dave di Dagenham
Oh, Dave di Dagenham

Lui vorrebbe toccare, ma ha paura di prendere fuoco da solo
Potrei dire di più, ma ci siamo capiti

Dave di Dagenham, Dave di Dagenham
Oh, Dave di Dagenham

Negli anni Novanta, Dagenham era una zona situata ad Est di Londra, non molto conosciuta e dalla vita piatta, in cui la maggiore fonte di occupazione è una industria della Ford, la nota casa automobilistica americana, che produce i modelli chiamati Escort e Fiesta. Il Dave di Dagenham è un uomo della classe operaia, che lavora alla Ford e probabilmente guida una Ford Escort. In una regione con una certa percentuale di disoccupazione, lui ha un lavoro, una macchina, ha piu' di una donna (Karen e Sharon) e non ha bisogno di sapere da dove arriverà il pasto successivo ("il boccone di torta"). La trama del video di "Dagenham Dave" e la sua atmosfera mostreranno in chiave ironica tutti gli elementi ricordati nel testo.

Album: Southpaw Grammar
Anno di pubblicazione: 1995
Testo: Morrissey
Musica: Alain Whyte

ultimo agg.: 08.05.2009

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