"Stranger" as written by and Desi Campbell....
I said "Hey brown girl I seen tears through the window of the junk shop downtown"
Selling trinkets from your far off homeland, did the Promise land let you down?

I said "hey young boy I notice that you ain't afraid to walk next to me"
"Old man, you look like you're dying, is that all you want is a quarter from me?"

Sometimes I feel like a stranger,
I feel like a stranger

I'm just another face in a faceless crowd,
I'm just another king in a headless crown
I'm so alone
Y'know I live here in this city,
But this place it just ain't nobody's home

Now how many times do I got to tell you?
There's no such thing as a man made world
Now how many times do I got to tell you?
There's no such thing as a man-tamed girl

Sometimes I feel like stranger, I feel like a stranger

I want to buy some flowers for my mother, if I only had a chance
You see, I got a happy family, but that's oh so far away
You see, I've got it all here inside me,
But I just can't seem to get it out
But I know with a little imagination
We can work this whole goddamn thing out

Oh don't make me feel so strange,
I feel like a stranger


Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"Stranger" as written by Desi Campbell

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    General CommentGreat song. One of the few early Soul Asylum songs that sounds as good from the studio as live. Heck, it might be the only one....

    I love how Pirner sings "Selling trinkets from your far off homeland, did the Promise land let you down?"

    I love this song....
    ebowtheletteron June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBy far one of Daves best lyrics. Soul Asylum were so far ahead of their time. Anyone who thinks they started in 93 with Runaway Train need to pick up there albums that they had been putting out since 1981!!!!!!
    Custerfluxon December 25, 2006   Link

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