"Stranger On the Town" as written by Raymond Ian Burns, Paul Gray, Christopher John Millar and David Vanian....
Did you ever see a man turned inside out
He can come and go without a sound
They say ok when they turn you down
'Cause someones always smiling when they really frown

You turf me out can't keep me down
'Cause I'm a stranger on the town
Don't put me down

And I only want a place to rest my head
But if looks could kill I might as well be dead
Get me on my feet take me to the door
I'll face the law might even get a bed

You turf me out can't keep me down
'Cause I'm a stranger on the town
Don't put me down
You turf me out can't keep me down
'Cause I'm a stranger on the town
Don't put me down

Don't need me
Won't feed me now
Just say the word
Just smile as I'm thrown out

You turf me out can't keep me down
'Cause I'm a stranger on the town
Don't put me down

And the city's new so the faces change
I know they're different yet they act the same
I've read the script and I know the score
I know it's only time before I'm shown the door

You turf me out can't keep me down
'Cause I'm a stranger on the town
Don't put me down
You turf me out can't keep me down
'Cause I'm a stranger on the town
Don't put me down

I've got some money
So do you love me now?
Now will you run me out
And they wonder why I shout

Even in a crowd when you're all alone
It's so far from home there's faces all around
They stare mean and proud you've gotta get away
You gotta get away

So I'm a stranger
And though you put me down you know I
Ain't no clown and you're a stranger
'Cause I'll see you around
When the chips are down

And I'm a stranger on the town....
Ooh ooh the city's new the faces change
I know they're different yet they act the same

'Cause I'm a stranger on the town
And I only want to place to rest my head
If looks could kill I might as well be dead

'Cause I'm a stranger on the town
Yes I am

And everyone tries to put you down
Nobody wants to have you around

'Cause I'm a stranger on the town
Yes I am


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"Stranger on the Town" as written by David Vanian Christopher John Millar

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    General Commentmy favourite damned song! reminds me of my husband who moved from milton keynes to tyneside at the age of 15!
    NEWROSEon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMakes me think of some young stud getting ready to pick up Audrey Hepburn for a date, doing a little shuck and jive while styling his hair and tweaking his clothes. Don't know why, but it's a very, very cool tune.
    FourthWishon June 14, 2011   Link

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