The Landlord or the Guest

 



 

STRANGERS LIKE ME


I been manipulated
I been hypnotized
Been emancipated
And psychoanalyzed
Iíve been schooled by morons
Ruled by thieves
You could fit on a pinhead
What  the man believes

I been across the oceans
I been under the bed
Iíve hidden in the graveyard
To escape  being dead
Seen some apparitions make your hair turn white
Found the light of day in the dark of night

And strangers like me
Strangers like me
Strangers like me
Ainít that strange?

I heard the tongues of demons
Iíve seen the babies cry
And I have sipped martiniís  on the rocks or dry
Been stuck in frozen weather
Rode on the coal black train
Seen my share of sorrows
Make a crazy man sane

And strangers like me
Strangers like me
Strangers like me
Ainít that strange?

I wore those silk pajamas.
I wore a shameful grin.
Iíve been trying to crawl out of this trouble Iím in
I spent twenty long years watchin the big brass wheels
I know more than a man should about how love feels

And strangers like me
Strangers like me
Strangers like me
Ainít that strange?

If you consider something
Something  beyond your own
Like squeezing mercy from a cold hard stone
You can sure mislead me  thatís .a guarantee
Or you might just forgive m
let me go scott free

Cuz strangers like me
Strangers like me
Strangers like me
Ainít that strange?



 

 

 Words and music by Bill Mumy
© So Boss Music  Ascap