You Wear It Well: Songs that reference items of clothing

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  1. Stereosound

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  2. John54

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    One Thousand Violins, Beautiful Shirt:

     
  3. MKHopkins

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    Pretenders- Time the Avenger

    You were standing at the station
    In your briefcase
    Was your after shave and underwear

    Kirsty MacColl- Treachery

    He’s taking her home
    Getting her out of her box
    And putting her on
    And dancing around in his socks
     
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    :kilroy: David Dundas/Jeans On:

     
  5. BDC

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    Love the Y&T reference, and I raise you.........
    Dirty Girl
    "Black stockings and those sexy legs"

    A better Y&T tune IMO, a classic....
     
  6. riknbkr330

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    The Who - Glow Girl
    "A pair of black watch trews"
     
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    Mr. Bojangles
     
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  10. The first couple verses of "Vegetable Man" are essentially just Syd listing off what he's wearing:

    In yellow shoes I get the blues
    Though I walk the streets with my plastic feet
    With blue velvet trousers, make me feel pink
    There's a kind of stink about blue velvet trousers
    In my paisley shirt I look a jerk
    And my turquoise waistcoat is quite out of sight
    But oh oh, my haircut looks so bad...
    Vegetable man where are you?

    So I've changed my gear, and I find my knees
    And I cover them up with the latest cut
    And my pants and socks all point in a box
    They don't make long of my nylon socks
    The watch, black watch
    My watch with a black face
    And a big pin, a little hole
    And all the lot is what I got
    It's what I wear, it's what you see
    It must be me, it's what I am
    Vegetable man…
     
  11. Hollow Horse

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    Excellent. So much better than just posting a video and not saying what it's about. :righton:
     
  12. Hollow Horse

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    I think even though "trews" this is the first pair of trousers we've had.
     
  13. Gasman1003

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    Richard Thompson - "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"

    "Says Red Molly, to James, 'Well that's a fine motorbike.
    A girl could feel special on any such like.'
    Says James, to Red Molly, 'My hat's off to you.
    It's a Vincent Black Lightning, 1952.' "
     
  14. Gasman1003

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    Al Stewart - "The Year Of The Cat"

    "She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running
    Like a watercolour in the rain"
     
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  15. Gasman1003

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    Nic Jones - "Barrack Street"

    "So dancing being over and to bed we did repare
    And there I fell fast asleep the truth I will declare
    Me darling with me thirty pounds gold watch and chain had fled
    Left me here poor Jack alone, stark naked in bed
    So I looked all around me and there's nothing I could spy
    But a woman's shirt and apron all on the bed did lie
    I wrung me hands and tore me hair crying oh what shall I do?
    Fare thee well, sweet Windsor town, I'm sure I'll never see you
    Well, everything being silent and the hour but twelve o'clock
    I put on the shirt and apron and steered for Crowman's Wharf
    The captain says 'Now Jack, I thought you were to Windsor bound
    You might have got a better suit than that for thirty pound' "
     
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    "Stilettos are a no no"

     
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    The Steve Miller Band - 'Abracadabra'

    Abra abracadabra
    I wanna reach out and grab ya
    Abracadabra
    Abracadabra

    You make me hot, you make me sigh
    You make me laugh, you make me cry
    Keep me burning for your love
    With the touch of a velvet glove

    Abra abracadabra...

    I feel the magic in your caress
    I feel magic when I touch your dress

    Silk and satin, leather and lace
    Black panties with an angel's face

    Abra abracadabra...
     
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  18. Gasman1003

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    Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"
     
  19. MKHopkins

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    Biz Markie- Just a friend

    I asked her her name
    She said blah blah blah
    She had 9/10 pants
    And a very big bra
     
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  20. riknbkr330

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    Not many trouser song lyrics out there :laugh:
     
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    Beastie Boys- The New Style

    I told her some rhymes
    And she pulled up her skirt
     
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    Donald Fagen, "I.G Y.":
    "There'll be spandex jackets, one for everyone"

    Billy Ocean, "Caribbean Queen":
    "She dashed by me in painted-on jeans"

    The Beatles, "I Am the Walrus":
    "Corporation T-shirt..."
    "... Boy you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down"
     
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    Simon & Garfunkel, "America":
    "She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
    I said 'Be careful, his bow tie is really a camera'"

    Simon & Garfunkel, "Scarborough Fair":
    "Tell her to make me a cambric shirt..."
     
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    I resent the implication that seniors are incapable of reading the thread intro.
     

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