"There Goes My Outfit" as written by and Murray Lightburn....
All right, all right already you got me
Broke inside and took it all away
Had a speech prepared and everything
Tapped phone calls from God

And now I've found a new connection
Being bored is really such a chore
Some of us out here don't know shit
Some of us don't even want to know

Clearly this is my life
There goes, there goes, there goes my outfit
And I was only trying to help
I was only trying to help

Just admit, I've got you by the lapels
They trashed me over over and again
You stood there and you said nothing
That's what shattered my heart to bits

Clearly this isn't my life
I'm in the dirt and in the gutter
I've got mud and blood all over my face
Clearly this isn't my life
There goes, there goes, there goes, there goes my outfit
And I was only trying to help

Clearly this isn't my life
Clearly this can't be my life


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"There Goes My Outfit" as written by Murray Lightburn

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    General CommentI LIKE THIS SONG SO MUCH :] i get a warm feeling inside.

    but i dont really know what it means exactly :[
    456852on January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis really is an amazing song. I see it as he is talking about a girl who has just ended their relationship and he can't understand why and he can't accept it. "You stood there and you said nothing
    That's what shattered my heart to bits", thats what happened and then he says "I'm in the dirt and in the gutter", so he's depressed and feeling alone. He keeps saying "clearly this isn't my life" and it's like he's denying the whole thing, and its so hard for him to accept because he loved her.

    i don't know... thats just what i see
    palinon August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel this song is about a relationship. Im going to say an intimate/significant other type not just a friendship.

    Anyways, I think outfit is a metaphor for the persons reputation. "There goes, there goes, there goes my outfit" There goes my reputation..

    That is why he says, "I'm in the dirt and in the gutter
    I've got mud and blood all over my face" because the person has not defended the other and their ego/reputation (outfit) is tarnished.

    Maybe I am reading into in too much haha

    anyhow, they are broken because the person they love and are with has not defended them and it just broke their heart and they do not understand why. They know they are in this situation but at the same time can not believe it. Did noo see it coming.
    If I am even a bit correct
    08100427on April 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto me this song isn't about a romantic relationship, so much as a tight bond that was ruined when someone was betrayed and abandoned, and this is the confrontation as a result. there goes my outfit is like military jargon, there's my new social group or unit, like both people have moved on but one person had come face to face with their former friend and is asking "why didn't you speak up, why didn't you help me?!" clearly there was some expectation of support, and none was given, and it's split these two apart.

    I think the first half is them meeting again, and the speaker is beating around the bush, and the approached asks "ok what is it?" which is where you get the 'alright, you've got me, no small talk, had a speech ready, but lets get down to it.' They do a little catching up, and then he lays it out there "You left me there and didn't stand by me and it broke my heart." He doesn't even demand an apology or an explanation, he just wants his friend to admit what happened, and then he's going to go off to his new life with his new 'outfit' of friends.
    grimjackon January 23, 2014   Link

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