I was a stranger
When I came to town
Just yesterday
I was a stranger
They don't come much stranger

So why
Why did you believe
All every word I said
Why did you believe
Believe a stranger
A stranger

And why do you women in this town
Let me look at you so bold
When you should have seen what I was
In the last town
In the last town
You should have seen what I was
If I was a stranger
I was worse than a stranger
I was well-known


Lyrics submitted by sakebox, edited by fireeyedboy

I Was A Stranger song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe self doubt. the persona doesn't think he'd be accepted and doesn't like the notion of being known. He also wonders why they all let him look at them "so bold"which i think suggests he looks at the as equals, and they don't care. Social acceptance.
    the nogginmasteron June 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a song about being a celebrity (you don't find that out until the end of the song) and really being a stranger.

    Just because you see someone on tv or in the movies, you don't really KNOW them.

    Just because someone is famous, doesn't mean they're not lying to you.

    Just because someone is famous, doesn't mean they aren't trying to take advantage of you.
    sakeboxon March 01, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain