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"The Stranger" by Billy Joel


Well we all have a face that we hide away forever

And we take them out and show ourselves when everyone has gone

Some are satin, some are steel, some are silk, and some are leather

They’re the faces of the stranger, but we love to try them on


Well we all fall in love, but we disregard the danger

Though we share so many secrets there are some we never tell

Why were you so surprised that you never saw the stranger?

Did you ever let your lover see the stranger in yourself?


Don’t be afraid to try again. Everyone goes south, every now and then.

You’ve done it, why can’t someone else?

You should know by now, you’ve been there yourself


Once I used to believe I was such a great romancer

Then I came home to a woman that I could not recognize

When I pressed her for a reason she refused to even answer

It was then I felt the stranger kick me right between the eyes


Well we all fall in love, but we disregard the danger

Though we share so many secrets there are some we never tell

Why were you so surprised that you never saw the stranger?

Did you ever let your lover see the stranger in yourself?


Don’t be afraid to try again. Everyone goes south, every now and then

You’ve done it, why can’t someone else?

You should know by now, you’ve been there yourself


You may never understand how the stranger is inspired

But he isn’t always evil and he is not always wrong

Though you drown in good intentions you will never quench the fire

You’ll give in to your desire when the stranger comes along

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