New Clothes

by @cola

Liner Notes

A real quick first song before I go out for the day! Kicking off the summer again with a spiritual song, but this time it's something much poppier than last year.

#firstfruits #girl_with_guitar

Lyrics

[Verse]
This life is like a hand-me-down
With one too many holes
Though the colors look so bright at first
They fade as we grow old

[Chorus]
When the edges start to fray
I look forward to the day
When it’s finally time to cast the old away
And get new clothes

[Verse]
To cover up our nakedness
There’s something we still need
In considering the fields, I know
The lilies hold the key

[Chorus]
When the edges start to fray
I look forward to the day
The day I get to see you face-to-face

When the edges start to fray
I look forward to the day
When it’s finally time to cast the old away
And get new clothes
New clothes



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Love the harmony in here and the bright guitar backing. Beautiful sentiment. Regardless of one's belief system, we all need "new clothes" as we grow throughout life. Nicely done.

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Really liking the melody on the verses. Its folksy but also a bit of soul in my opinion.
Nice writing here, too - definitely makes me take a thought about my worn clothes (spiritually, emotionally, AND these old worn out jeans that are way too big now); lots of nice visuals and metaphors.
Just a light breezy song with great vocals that produce back and forth swaying.

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Not being religious, I still liked this one. (I could sure need some new socks!)

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Beautiful metaphor of life as a suit of clothes which we will eventually drop. I really love the harmonies and purity of your voice. Very catchy melody. Great start to the challenge. Looking forward to hearing more.

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I love the simile and how it grows through the verses. Sweet vocals and playing. Wonderful song for the challenge!

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Lovely vocal! The second verse really spoke to me. Good reminder to trust. The humming gives it a peaceful feeling.

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Those vocal harmonies are enchanting!! This is well written and beautifully performed. Amazing work!

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@nadine

I only knew you as vocalist from collabs, so it's super cool to hear your guitar. So glad that you leave enough room. The harmonies layers are icing. I like the metaphors!

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Very beautiful, meaningful lyrics, music, singing, playing, atmosphere. Love your singing and harmonization, Cola.

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i like the metaphor and this all hangs together solidly as a song. love the harmonies - great start - have a fantastic 5090

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@geoff61

Lovely opener, hopefully we can do something together again this 50/90

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Ah those harmonies, so good! The ooo's before the verses are a great touch. Excellent melody and lyrics, a great start!

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excellent metaphor for a a certain time in life that brings desires for higher things

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@cts

Excellent first fruit tune, Cola. Beautifully rendered and I appreciate how much sincerity of heart comes through your vocals. Super job!

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Really lovely sound with beautifully flowing melody and gorgeous vocals. Perfectly conceived and developed analogy.

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Lovely harmonies and the melody is just wonderful.
(Also looking forward to the day!!!)
I love how the chord progression blossoms like the lilies into a beautiful tune here.

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yesssssss, i love the vocal harmonies here 😄 such a catchy tune!

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I love that first line so very very much! And your vocals are lovely ❤️