I remember crowds
Where you stand alone right now
And I remember celebrations
But now my reign has run
All the color from
All my decorations

And I'm fine; I'm just a little lonely
So can I ride on your back for a time?
So can I ride on your back for a time?

Oh, the seasons change
So quickly these days
And while the rest in their new coats and new hats
Shiver in their beds
You stand outside
You watch the clouds go by
In the same clothes I met you in

(Chorus)


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New Coats and New Hats song meanings
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    General CommentThis is one of my absolute favorite Matt Nathanson songs. Matt has said this song is about a female friend of his, who I guess he likes (in a friendly way -- he's married after all!).

    IMHO the version on "Not Colored Too Perfect" is a bit better than the "Ernst" version, though they're both exceptional.
    toadtwson April 24, 2002   Link

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