Proclaimers, The - In Recognition Lyrics




In Recognition of your 100 million album sales
In Recognition of your popularity
You take your gaudy prize from people you said you despised
You wear your self-respect upon your bended knees.

In spite of all your claims
It looks like you're just the same
As every other clown, who likes put the crown
Before or after their name.

In Recognition of your service to the working class
In Recognition of your party loyalty
You get an ermine robe and you declare when you are probed
You only took it so the missus would be pleased

In spite of all your claims
It looks like you're just the same
As every other clown, who likes put the crown
Before or after their names.

Ohhhhhh Vanity
It gets them one by one
Patronage and Monarchy
And all they entail, rarely fail

In Recognition of your bravery up on the stage
In Recognition of your bank ability
You get to wait in lines with soldiers crippled by land mines
And you think it's the yanks that don't get irony

In spite of all your claims
It looks like you're just the same
As every other clown, who likes put the crown
Before or after their names.

In spite of all your claims
It looks like you're just the same
As every other clown, who likes put the crown
Before or after their names.

Their name
Their name
Their name





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Proclaimers, The In Recognition Comments
  1. Eric Thomas

    Straight to the polnt, especially the ending! Well done.

  2. Eric Thomas

    Straight to the polnt, especially the ending! Well done.

  3. John Mclean

    Outstanding ;) sums it all up <3

  4. John Mclean

    Outstanding ;) sums it all up <3

  5. John Mclean

    Outstanding ;) sums it all up <3

  6. John Mclean

    Outstanding ;) sums it all up <3

  7. cass2112

    Brilliant and so true

  8. cass2112

    Brilliant and so true

  9. cass2112

    Brilliant and so true

  10. cass2112

    Brilliant and so true

  11. Jack Duncan

    It makes me sick to see Sean Connery and Robbie Coltrane taking honours from the Queen. I swear if I was famous I would take the gong and then in front of the press I’d throw it in the river. It seems they’re only handed out to narcissistic wasters. What I would actually do is what John Lennon did and refuse the tawdry “honour”.

  12. Jack Duncan

    It makes me sick to see Sean Connery and Robbie Coltrane taking honours from the Queen. I swear if I was famous I would take the gong and then in front of the press I’d throw it in the river. It seems they’re only handed out to narcissistic wasters. What I would actually do is what John Lennon did and refuse the tawdry “honour”.

  13. Jack Duncan

    It makes me sick to see Sean Connery and Robbie Coltrane taking honours from the Queen. I swear if I was famous I would take the gong and then in front of the press I’d throw it in the river. It seems they’re only handed out to narcissistic wasters. What I would actually do is what John Lennon did and refuse the tawdry “honour”.

  14. Jack Duncan

    It makes me sick to see Sean Connery and Robbie Coltrane taking honours from the Queen. I swear if I was famous I would take the gong and then in front of the press I’d throw it in the river. It seems they’re only handed out to narcissistic wasters. What I would actually do is what John Lennon did and refuse the tawdry “honour”.

  15. Jiminy Cricket

    oh Sean, NO. That photo of him kneeling broke my heart.Traitor to your working class roots.
    Shame on you

    TheTyranex

    wasnt he also one of the biggest supporters for scottish independance? Now hes kneeling in surrender I guess

  16. Jiminy Cricket

    oh Sean, NO. That photo of him kneeling broke my heart.Traitor to your working class roots.
    Shame on you

    TheTyranex

    wasnt he also one of the biggest supporters for scottish independance? Now hes kneeling in surrender I guess

  17. Jiminy Cricket

    oh Sean, NO. That photo of him kneeling broke my heart.Traitor to your working class roots.
    Shame on you

    TheTyranex

    wasnt he also one of the biggest supporters for scottish independance? Now hes kneeling in surrender I guess

  18. Jiminy Cricket

    oh Sean, NO. That photo of him kneeling broke my heart.Traitor to your working class roots.
    Shame on you

    TheTyranex

    wasnt he also one of the biggest supporters for scottish independance? Now hes kneeling in surrender I guess

  19. 18 75

    Sean Connery, Billy Connolly, Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish. Vanity, it gets them one by one..

  20. 18 75

    Sean Connery, Billy Connolly, Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish. Vanity, it gets them one by one..

  21. 18 75

    Sean Connery, Billy Connolly, Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish. Vanity, it gets them one by one..

  22. 18 75

    Sean Connery, Billy Connolly, Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish. Vanity, it gets them one by one..

  23. rab woody

    Great video fits the song perfect, favourite song of mine and now I've god mental pictures, had thought of other people ...like the fact you finished on the old perv ..

  24. rab woody

    Great video fits the song perfect, favourite song of mine and now I've god mental pictures, had thought of other people ...like the fact you finished on the old perv ..

  25. rab woody

    Great video fits the song perfect, favourite song of mine and now I've god mental pictures, had thought of other people ...like the fact you finished on the old perv ..

  26. rab woody

    Great video fits the song perfect, favourite song of mine and now I've god mental pictures, had thought of other people ...like the fact you finished on the old perv ..

  27. The Affectionate Punch

    This is a truly magnificent combination of lyrics and visuals.

  28. The Affectionate Punch

    This is a truly magnificent combination of lyrics and visuals.

  29. The Affectionate Punch

    This is a truly magnificent combination of lyrics and visuals.

  30. The Affectionate Punch

    This is a truly magnificent combination of lyrics and visuals.

  31. David McKean

    F...... legends...couldnae have said it better myself.

  32. David McKean

    F...... legends...couldnae have said it better myself.

  33. David McKean

    F...... legends...couldnae have said it better myself.

  34. David McKean

    F...... legends...couldnae have said it better myself.

  35. Lily Of The Valley

    Brilliant lyrics!!! Well said.

  36. Lily Of The Valley

    Brilliant lyrics!!! Well said.

  37. Lily Of The Valley

    Brilliant lyrics!!! Well said.

  38. Lily Of The Valley

    Brilliant lyrics!!! Well said.

  39. celticoverall

    Robbie Cotrane??? fuck off

  40. celticoverall

    Robbie Cotrane??? fuck off

  41. celticoverall

    Robbie Cotrane??? fuck off

  42. celticoverall

    Robbie Cotrane??? fuck off

  43. Brian Kiernan Smith

    well done lads.

  44. Brian Kiernan Smith

    well done lads.

  45. Brian Kiernan Smith

    well done lads.

  46. Brian Kiernan Smith

    well done lads.

  47. Thomas Gilchrist

    Easy to sit around bitching about others achievements while sitting on your arse in lieth. You two are everything wrong with the left... I can't do it .... so they shouldn't be allowed to. .. I haven't got it so they shouldn't have it..... maybe we should all sit at home and write whining songs. Bet you didn't moan at the royalty's flooding in after your one good song got featured in a capitalist Hollywood film did you?... Socialists... I've shit 'em.

    imposs1904

    You edited this shit? Sad cunt. Bet you're a mini-Hun.

    18 75

    Fuck yer monarchy

  48. Thomas Gilchrist

    Easy to sit around bitching about others achievements while sitting on your arse in lieth. You two are everything wrong with the left... I can't do it .... so they shouldn't be allowed to. .. I haven't got it so they shouldn't have it..... maybe we should all sit at home and write whining songs. Bet you didn't moan at the royalty's flooding in after your one good song got featured in a capitalist Hollywood film did you?... Socialists... I've shit 'em.

    imposs1904

    You edited this shit? Sad cunt. Bet you're a mini-Hun.

    18 75

    Fuck yer monarchy

  49. Thomas Gilchrist

    Easy to sit around bitching about others achievements while sitting on your arse in lieth. You two are everything wrong with the left... I can't do it .... so they shouldn't be allowed to. .. I haven't got it so they shouldn't have it..... maybe we should all sit at home and write whining songs. Bet you didn't moan at the royalty's flooding in after your one good song got featured in a capitalist Hollywood film did you?... Socialists... I've shit 'em.

    imposs1904

    You edited this shit? Sad cunt. Bet you're a mini-Hun.

    18 75

    Fuck yer monarchy

  50. Thomas Gilchrist

    Easy to sit around bitching about others achievements while sitting on your arse in lieth. You two are everything wrong with the left... I can't do it .... so they shouldn't be allowed to. .. I haven't got it so they shouldn't have it..... maybe we should all sit at home and write whining songs. Bet you didn't moan at the royalty's flooding in after your one good song got featured in a capitalist Hollywood film did you?... Socialists... I've shit 'em.

    imposs1904

    You edited this shit? Sad cunt. Bet you're a mini-Hun.

    18 75

    Fuck yer monarchy

  51. Fran Cambettie-Davies

    I LOVE this
    song!!!!

  52. Fran Cambettie-Davies

    I LOVE this
    song!!!!

  53. Fran Cambettie-Davies

    I LOVE this
    song!!!!

  54. Fran Cambettie-Davies

    I LOVE this
    song!!!!

  55. Peter Trigwell

    Worry less about the personalities and focus on the point of country of rich and poor rewarding pets for behaving well is not a democracy

  56. Peter Trigwell

    Worry less about the personalities and focus on the point of country of rich and poor rewarding pets for behaving well is not a democracy

  57. Peter Trigwell

    Worry less about the personalities and focus on the point of country of rich and poor rewarding pets for behaving well is not a democracy

  58. Peter Trigwell

    Worry less about the personalities and focus on the point of country of rich and poor rewarding pets for behaving well is not a democracy

  59. pablohanc

    A great song!!

  60. pablohanc

    A great song!!

  61. pablohanc

    A great song!!

  62. pablohanc

    A great song!!

  63. BaheidTommy

    Take it Charlie and Craig won't be accepting a gong any time soon. 👏🍻🇳🇬⚽️🇳🇬

  64. BaheidTommy

    Take it Charlie and Craig won't be accepting a gong any time soon. 👏🍻🇳🇬⚽️🇳🇬

  65. BaheidTommy

    Take it Charlie and Craig won't be accepting a gong any time soon. 👏🍻🇳🇬⚽️🇳🇬

  66. BaheidTommy

    Take it Charlie and Craig won't be accepting a gong any time soon. 👏🍻🇳🇬⚽️🇳🇬

  67. David McSorley

    Biting brilliant and bloody true

  68. David McSorley

    Biting brilliant and bloody true

  69. David McSorley

    Biting brilliant and bloody true

  70. David McSorley

    Biting brilliant and bloody true

  71. Ariana Dolores

    I wanna see it!! :(

  72. Ariana Dolores

    I wanna see it!! :(

  73. Ariana Dolores

    I wanna see it!! :(

  74. Ariana Dolores

    I wanna see it!! :(

  75. Tom D

    Poignant lyrics!

  76. Tom D

    Poignant lyrics!

  77. Tom D

    Poignant lyrics!

  78. Tom D

    Poignant lyrics!

  79. William Ramsay

    why is this unavailable.

  80. William Ramsay

    why is this unavailable.

  81. William Ramsay

    why is this unavailable.

  82. William Ramsay

    why is this unavailable.

  83. Alison Mac

    Aye II am disappointed with Robbie Coltrane,less so with Sir Sean (generation thing maybe) but I know for definite there will be no Sir Alex or Dame Nicola, No gaudy prize, no cushy House of Lords seat,no thanks

  84. Alison Mac

    Aye II am disappointed with Robbie Coltrane,less so with Sir Sean (generation thing maybe) but I know for definite there will be no Sir Alex or Dame Nicola, No gaudy prize, no cushy House of Lords seat,no thanks

  85. Alison Mac

    Aye II am disappointed with Robbie Coltrane,less so with Sir Sean (generation thing maybe) but I know for definite there will be no Sir Alex or Dame Nicola, No gaudy prize, no cushy House of Lords seat,no thanks

  86. Alison Mac

    Aye II am disappointed with Robbie Coltrane,less so with Sir Sean (generation thing maybe) but I know for definite there will be no Sir Alex or Dame Nicola, No gaudy prize, no cushy House of Lords seat,no thanks

  87. KCT

    Hmmm. That was then, this is now. I'm not shure about Shean in this vid. Was it not Alex Salmond himself who recommended - fought hard for - Sean Connery's knighthood? In fact, my memory serves me well and as I recall it, Salmond took a pathetic jibe from Tony Blair - yes, that terrorist Tony Blair - during a packed PMQ's when Blair turned to Salmond and said; "'Sir' Alex Salmond", implying Salmond was in some way touting himself for a future knighthood - as-if.

    'Connery was knighted by Elizabeth II in Edinburgh in July 2000. He had been nominated for a knighthood in 1997 and 1998, but these nominations were vetoed by Donald Dewar due to Connery's political views'.
    Imagine Dewar, eh? That'll be the same Donald Dewar who saw-fit to perform a monumental act of treason against his own when he conspired - successfully - to secrete 6000 square miles of Scottish waters to England. He undertook that little act of grand larceny with the aforementioned War Criminal, Tony Blair.
    Therefore, when you consider the nomination for Sean's knighthood by Mr Salmond, you have to consider that as an act of super-trolling by the bold Alex. Sean got the knighthood, Salmond said 'get it up ye' to traitor Dewar and terrorist Blair, and those two villains ultimately lost - and that's good enough for me.

    Like I say, that was then, and our country - and the political and social awareness within it - has changed a great deal since then. I would be profoundly more disappointed if, for example, Andy Murray were to accept a knighthood. And while we're on that subject; it does beg an answer - why do they continue to ignore the finest tennis player ever produced in these isles? Who-cares? Not us, and certainly not Andy.

    Alison Mac

    Said it before, I will say it again, no way will Alex take their ermine robe. Shame that Robbie Coltrane did,have a lot of time for him, but tbf maybe when Scotland has its own (fairer)honours system the shiny baubles dangled by Liz the first wont have the same appeal

  88. KCT

    Hmmm. That was then, this is now. I'm not shure about Shean in this vid. Was it not Alex Salmond himself who recommended - fought hard for - Sean Connery's knighthood? In fact, my memory serves me well and as I recall it, Salmond took a pathetic jibe from Tony Blair - yes, that terrorist Tony Blair - during a packed PMQ's when Blair turned to Salmond and said; "'Sir' Alex Salmond", implying Salmond was in some way touting himself for a future knighthood - as-if.

    'Connery was knighted by Elizabeth II in Edinburgh in July 2000. He had been nominated for a knighthood in 1997 and 1998, but these nominations were vetoed by Donald Dewar due to Connery's political views'.
    Imagine Dewar, eh? That'll be the same Donald Dewar who saw-fit to perform a monumental act of treason against his own when he conspired - successfully - to secrete 6000 square miles of Scottish waters to England. He undertook that little act of grand larceny with the aforementioned War Criminal, Tony Blair.
    Therefore, when you consider the nomination for Sean's knighthood by Mr Salmond, you have to consider that as an act of super-trolling by the bold Alex. Sean got the knighthood, Salmond said 'get it up ye' to traitor Dewar and terrorist Blair, and those two villains ultimately lost - and that's good enough for me.

    Like I say, that was then, and our country - and the political and social awareness within it - has changed a great deal since then. I would be profoundly more disappointed if, for example, Andy Murray were to accept a knighthood. And while we're on that subject; it does beg an answer - why do they continue to ignore the finest tennis player ever produced in these isles? Who-cares? Not us, and certainly not Andy.

    Alison Mac

    Said it before, I will say it again, no way will Alex take their ermine robe. Shame that Robbie Coltrane did,have a lot of time for him, but tbf maybe when Scotland has its own (fairer)honours system the shiny baubles dangled by Liz the first wont have the same appeal

  89. KCT

    Hmmm. That was then, this is now. I'm not shure about Shean in this vid. Was it not Alex Salmond himself who recommended - fought hard for - Sean Connery's knighthood? In fact, my memory serves me well and as I recall it, Salmond took a pathetic jibe from Tony Blair - yes, that terrorist Tony Blair - during a packed PMQ's when Blair turned to Salmond and said; "'Sir' Alex Salmond", implying Salmond was in some way touting himself for a future knighthood - as-if.

    'Connery was knighted by Elizabeth II in Edinburgh in July 2000. He had been nominated for a knighthood in 1997 and 1998, but these nominations were vetoed by Donald Dewar due to Connery's political views'.
    Imagine Dewar, eh? That'll be the same Donald Dewar who saw-fit to perform a monumental act of treason against his own when he conspired - successfully - to secrete 6000 square miles of Scottish waters to England. He undertook that little act of grand larceny with the aforementioned War Criminal, Tony Blair.
    Therefore, when you consider the nomination for Sean's knighthood by Mr Salmond, you have to consider that as an act of super-trolling by the bold Alex. Sean got the knighthood, Salmond said 'get it up ye' to traitor Dewar and terrorist Blair, and those two villains ultimately lost - and that's good enough for me.

    Like I say, that was then, and our country - and the political and social awareness within it - has changed a great deal since then. I would be profoundly more disappointed if, for example, Andy Murray were to accept a knighthood. And while we're on that subject; it does beg an answer - why do they continue to ignore the finest tennis player ever produced in these isles? Who-cares? Not us, and certainly not Andy.

    Alison Mac

    Said it before, I will say it again, no way will Alex take their ermine robe. Shame that Robbie Coltrane did,have a lot of time for him, but tbf maybe when Scotland has its own (fairer)honours system the shiny baubles dangled by Liz the first wont have the same appeal

  90. KCT

    Hmmm. That was then, this is now. I'm not shure about Shean in this vid. Was it not Alex Salmond himself who recommended - fought hard for - Sean Connery's knighthood? In fact, my memory serves me well and as I recall it, Salmond took a pathetic jibe from Tony Blair - yes, that terrorist Tony Blair - during a packed PMQ's when Blair turned to Salmond and said; "'Sir' Alex Salmond", implying Salmond was in some way touting himself for a future knighthood - as-if.

    'Connery was knighted by Elizabeth II in Edinburgh in July 2000. He had been nominated for a knighthood in 1997 and 1998, but these nominations were vetoed by Donald Dewar due to Connery's political views'.
    Imagine Dewar, eh? That'll be the same Donald Dewar who saw-fit to perform a monumental act of treason against his own when he conspired - successfully - to secrete 6000 square miles of Scottish waters to England. He undertook that little act of grand larceny with the aforementioned War Criminal, Tony Blair.
    Therefore, when you consider the nomination for Sean's knighthood by Mr Salmond, you have to consider that as an act of super-trolling by the bold Alex. Sean got the knighthood, Salmond said 'get it up ye' to traitor Dewar and terrorist Blair, and those two villains ultimately lost - and that's good enough for me.

    Like I say, that was then, and our country - and the political and social awareness within it - has changed a great deal since then. I would be profoundly more disappointed if, for example, Andy Murray were to accept a knighthood. And while we're on that subject; it does beg an answer - why do they continue to ignore the finest tennis player ever produced in these isles? Who-cares? Not us, and certainly not Andy.

    Alison Mac

    Said it before, I will say it again, no way will Alex take their ermine robe. Shame that Robbie Coltrane did,have a lot of time for him, but tbf maybe when Scotland has its own (fairer)honours system the shiny baubles dangled by Liz the first wont have the same appeal

  91. bevsfan

    Brilliant video for a brilliant song.

  92. bevsfan

    Brilliant video for a brilliant song.

  93. bevsfan

    Brilliant video for a brilliant song.

  94. bevsfan

    Brilliant video for a brilliant song.

  95. TrainFan 95

    The lyrics to this song are so good!

  96. TrainFan 95

    The lyrics to this song are so good!

  97. TrainFan 95

    The lyrics to this song are so good!

  98. TrainFan 95

    The lyrics to this song are so good!

  99. Fran Cambettie-Davies

    Don;t mind people getting recognition but let's give it to the people who deserve it!!!

  100. Fran Cambettie-Davies

    Don;t mind people getting recognition but let's give it to the people who deserve it!!!