Starter Clothes

Words and Music by Matthew P. Hanley (BMI)

“Starter Clothes” is a fun mid-tempo tale of betrayal in the big city. It is modeled after the movie “All About Eve.” The narrator is a successful, connected singer who takes a newcomer under his wing. This newbie is thrifty. “For bargains he’s got a nose.” He makes “faux tuxedo pants (with) black electrical tape.” Well, eventually, he bites the hand that feeds him! Our hero learns that “I’m just (like) starter clothes.”

“Starter Clothes” is track 7 on the Matt Hanley album “To Be With You.”