"How Strange" as written by and Emilie Autumn....
When you are sleeping do you dream of me
How strange, how strange
'Cause you know what they say
About the visions in your head and what they mean
How strange, how strange
That you should feel that way

I'm not living in an ordinary world
'Cause I'm not your ordinary good girl
And I don't believe in playing like I know that game
You're not heading for an ordinary love
'Cause I'm not the one that you should think of
And I'm not a prize that you can claim

You know I think it's strange
Just a little bit deranged
That you think I'm gonna change to make you happy
If you can tell me why
I should wait around then I
May be coming down
But until then this means
You can see me in your dreams

When you are sleeping do you
When you are sleeping do you
When you are sleeping do you dream
How strange

I'm more than happy in my candlelight
How strange, how strange
That you should come to my dominion
In the middle of the darkest night
How strange, how strange
That you should even try

I'm not living in an ordinary world
'Cause I'm not your ordinary good girl
And I don't believe in playing like I know that game
You're not heading for an ordinary love
'Cause I'm not the one that you should think of
And I'm not a prize that you can claim

You know I think it's strange
Just a little bit deranged
That you think I'm gonna change to make you happy
If you can tell me why
I should wait around then I
May be coming down
But until then this means
You can see me in your dreams

Just a little bit deranged
That you think I'm gonna change to make you happy
If you can tell me why
I should wait around then I
May be coming down
But until then this means
You can see me

Supernatural, yes it's true
Tell me what are you gonna do
About this love
Are you strong enough
To love me for the way I am
I don't think you understand
That you can't hold me in your hand
If you want me
You had better find a way to show me
But don't you think you know me
'Cause I'm not looking for a boy to call my own
I'll do just fine alone

You know I think it's strange
Just a little bit deranged
That you think I'm gonna change to make you happy
If you can tell me why
I should wait around then I
May be coming down
But until then this means
You can see me in your dreams

You know I think it's strange
That you think I'm gonna change to make you happy
If you can tell me why
I should wait around then I
May be coming down
But until then this means
You can see me in your dreams

I don't come when you call
I don't try to be nice
I don't care after all
I don't take your advice
I don't answer your prayers
I don't do as you say
Love if you really care
You'd better find another way

You know I think it's strange
That you think I'm gonna change to make you happy
If you can tell me why
I should wait around then I
May be coming down
But until then this means
You can see me in your dreams

When you are sleeping do you
When you are sleeping do you
When you are sleeping do you dream


Lyrics submitted by Neverish

"How Strange" as written by Kevin Coyne

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +1
    General CommentI've seen this song be interpreted as portraying humankind's disprespect for the supernatural, something I've always rather disagreed with. Emilie Autumn seems to be taking the metaphor of the supernatural and using it to describe the singer, whom a swain persists in trying to win the singer's affections, a pursuit that both amuses and vexes her . On the one hand, he claims to dream of her every night and to love her, yet he wants her to change in order to fit in more with what he thinks she is, or should be. The singer believes otherwise- she won't change for anyone, not even a lover. She doesn't need to please anybody but herself, and if that means she has no boyfriend, then so be it. Staying true to herself is more important than listening to what supposed loved ones say she should be.
    Ender666999on April 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti respect her quite a bit actaully, since i have the same vision as her. she wants to make sure that someone isnt going to jsut screw her over and shes not changing her selffor anyone so if you really like her you except her for her not anything else.
    midnitmoondancron June 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its good she has a strong will to not jsut jump on any guy that walks by her, like many people and artists now a days. she doesnt just get involved. the guy has to aactaully get close to her andn really care. not just ooh yeah your hot ill do you. which is around so much today that its good to finally have someone like her around to help correct that.
    midnitmoondancron June 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAt first i hated this song because it sounded really mainstream and.. as other people have said "R&B"
    I like this song just because instead of using metaphors(Not like I dislike them. i happen to be fond of them..) she being blunt and saying "Until you learn to treat me like you should... you can 'see me in your dreams'" C:
    demented-faerie.xon July 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't come when you call
    I don't try to be nice
    I don't care afterall
    I don't take your advice
    I don't answer your prayers
    I don't do as you say
    Love if you really care
    You'd better find another way



    lol
    all those useless things people demand and conjol with

    a list of demands
    not a basket of hope
    Matt Holckon November 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means so much to me. It describes the situation I was in about a year ago almost exactly. Especially the part;

    "You know I think it's strange
    Just a little bit deranged
    That you think I'm gonna change to make you happy"

    I love the lyrics and the music so much.
    Ophelia306on January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas dustybreeze says this is her only song that really sounds R&B and to really understand the lyrics you have to think into them to get the real understanding, she seems to always put deeper meanings into her songs.
    midnitmoondancron June 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it might be my favorite Emilie song, I'm not sure. It reminds me of myslf. I'm that supernatural weird girl.
    SparkleNShineon March 27, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti love emilie but this song sounds kind of too R&B and i don't think the lyrics are very intelligent.
    it just kind of feels like filler to me...
    dustybreezeon March 25, 2008   Link
  • -2
    General Commenti love emilie but this song sounds kind of too R&B and i don't think the lyrics are very intelligent.
    it just kind of feels like filler to me...
    dustybreezeon March 25, 2008   Link

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