From the album Stories Left Untold

Written for friends and family who leave us in this world with memories and various bits of clothing.

Lyrics

Dead Mens Clothes

Chorus

I’ve got the shirt of my father
I’m wearing the shoes of my brother
Don’t matter if noone else knows
I’m wearing Dead Mens Clothes

Verse

That pictures on the wall from my mother
those blankets came from my ex-lover
my friends jackets still hanging in the corner
he was a friend like no other

You know my sister she really liked flowers
she could work in her garden for hours
She pressed a bunch into a plastic curtain
when she died I hung it by the shower

Chorus
I’ve got the shirt of my father
I’m wearing the shoes of my brother
Don’t matter if noone else knows
I’m wearing Dead Mens Clothes

That old car belonged to my grandfather
it burns oil and it tends to run hotter
its what he drove when he met my grandmother
he always said it was the Chevy that caught her

My cousin once gave me a sweater
you know I wear no matter the weather
some days it makes the memories sweeter
they brush against me with the touch of a feather

Chorus
I’ve got the shirt of my father
I’m wearing the shoes of my brother
Don’t matter if
noone else knows
I’m wearing Dead Mens Clothes


There are songs I play without thinking
late at night when I’m playing and drinking
they call up people who are no longer with us
it’s like they’re singing and I’m just lip syncing

I sing a song and there’s my father
I hear a harmony and that’s my brother
I see my cousin walking with my sister
and right behind ‘em are all the others

I’ve got the shirt of my father
I’m wearing the shoes of my brother
Don’t matter if
noone else knows
I’m wearing Dead Mens Clothes