Cloth

Album: The Dreamer/The Believer (2011)
  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • 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.
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

History Of RockSong Writing

An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.

Steely DanFact or Fiction

Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?

Don FelderSongwriter Interviews

Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & PalmerSongwriter Interviews

Greg talks about writing songs of "universal truth" for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).

Glen BurtnikSongwriter Interviews

On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.

Dr. JohnSongwriter Interviews

The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.