Cloth

Album: The Dreamer/The Believer (2011)
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  • Whilst the title refers to Common and his girl being cut from the same cloth, the song itself concerns the Chicago rapper's belief that your partner needs to share with you the same values and beliefs.
  • Common makes it clear that God is the tailor that sewed the cloth. ("It's two things that seems to hold us together/ God is our tailor and forever.") The rapper has attended the Rev. Jeremiah Wright-led Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago since his childhood. You might recall Barack Obama was a one-time member of the mega church but subsequently resigned following controversy over alleged anti-Semitic remarks by Wright. Common, however, criticized the American news media's coverage of the incident, claiming they had an agenda.
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