Sewing References in Music
I'm always surprised when songwriters choose to include sewing references in their lyrics. The other day, for instance, I was listening to Broadway music when an Annie song came on the radio. Would you ever have guessed that Annie thinks about sewing in her spare time? Well, in the song "Maybe," she says the following while daydreaming about her parents:
"Betcha he reads
Betcha she sews
Maybe she's made me a closet of clothes!"
This got me to thinking about a number of other songs I've heard over the years that also feature lines with sewing-related terms. While it might not happen often, it's quite exciting when it does--especially when you're not expecting it! Below are a few songs I've come across recently that incorporate sewing references in the lyrics. Feel free to use these songs to create an inspirational sewing playlist, and be sure to add in some of your own favorite examples:
"A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew"
"I've been the needle and the thread
Weaving figure eights and circles round your head"
"My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new blue jeans"
"Are the details in the fabric
Are the things that make you panic
Is it Mother Nature's sewing machine?"
Have you come across any songs with sewing references in the lyrics? If so, we'd love to hear them. Please share them in the comments section below!