"Stranger on a Quiet Street" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
When all the thrills have been forgotten
The chill of night can call them home
And all the dreams that you left stranded
Will slowly start to come along

I felt it as she slipped away, slipped away
I didn't have the words to say
When I saw the stranger
A stranger on a quiet street
Stranger on a quiet street

You can go straight as an arrow
You can go straight as you dare
Walkin' the old straight and narrow
Don't always get you there

The sun was shining when I saw it all
She was moving to a different beat
When I met a stranger
A stranger on a quiet street
Stranger on a quiet street

It came to me out of the blue, out of the blue
There came the moment that I really knew
When I met a stranger
A stranger on a quiet street
Stranger on a quiet street

Stranger on a quiet street...
Stranger on a quiet street...
Stranger on a quiet street...
Stranger on a quiet street...
Stranger on a quiet street, on a quiet street
Stranger on a quiet street...
Stranger on a quiet street...
Stranger on a quiet street...


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"Stranger on a Quiet Street" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentJeff has commented that he wrote this song about Rosie Vela, his girlfriend at the time (and a backup singer for the 2001 version of the band).
    Kenobi65on February 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song from Zoom reminds me of classic ELO - wall of sound, reverb, echo, and Strings!

    Though the production qualities of Zoom suffered with too much mid-range in the vocals and the snare is not crisp on several tracks, it's a great album, just way too late (15 years) to re-invigorate the group. ELO and Jeff will remain popular for their earlier works.
    jmt1on March 01, 2009   Link

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