The Clothes That You Wear

from I, Stan Koretski by Stan Koretski

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A love affair never happened just as Trump was elected, ushering in the current post-factual era. This is a song about the era and its modern manners rather than the love.

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They say that the clothes that you wear
Say so much about you
That walk and the light in your hair
They tell your story
But we know love isn't a given
And we put these rags on
And what does good fortune disguise?
Is it hell or heaven in those eyes

Turn's out that life's just a cliché
In every style and size
The seasons come round just the same
Full of trite surprises
And everything's just what it seems
No there's nothing hidden at all

And who, who would you be
If you could be anyone
Don the mask of a Snapchat selfie
Pretending to be twenty one
The Romans had bread, they had circuses
We have in-app purchases
Smart watches and A.I.
If you dare to look up you'll see the sky

Turn's out that life's just a cliché
In every style and size
The seasons come round just the same
Full of trite surprises
And everything's just as it seems
No there is nothing missing at all

One day you'll open the door
And right there in front of you
Will be the one who wins you
And then what will you do?
How could I ever leave you?
How could you do those things to me?
On and on, love goes on everywhere
We know what goes on, we know

And it turns out life's just a cliché
In every style and size
Do the seasons go round just the same
Full of trite surprises?
And everything's just as it seems
No there's nothing hidden at all

And so we yet know the truth
Or it's buried with you
Free from all errors and blame
Cold ashes from the flames
And what kind of cat had your tongue?
What weasel ate your words?
Sad animals in costume
They like it really, so I've heard

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from I, Stan Koretski, released March 16, 2021
The Clothes That You Wear © 2016 Stan Koretski music and lyrics

Arranged, produced, vocals and all instruments Stan Koretski. Recorded at Seymour Street Studio, Wellington.

© 2021 remastered by Stan Koretski

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Stan Koretski London, UK

It had been a long time since he felt so exhausted. How could he describe the lethargy, apathy? He tried hard to force himself to do simple things, but he couldn't. It was pointless. He needed rest and his body was making sure he got rest. So for the third time that day he lay down, put his head on the pillow and closed his eyes. His internal world was intact, forbidding sleep, providing songs. ... more

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