A song about a man who’s life seems devalued because the industry his community was based on has died. His wife in the song urges him to keep going.
It has personal resonance for me because my best friend’s father when I was a kid fell into a ditch and badly broke his leg while running just after being laid off at the steel works he’d spent his life working at. He decided he’d just give up and die there. He was brought back from the brink with thoughts of the support of his wife and family. He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary last week.