"Mr. X" as written by Christopher Thomas Allen, Warren Reginald Cann, William Currie and Midge Ure....
I found the perfect picture, of a perfect stranger.
It looked as if, it were taken in the forties sometime,
Judging by the style.

He could be a killer or a blind man with a cane,
Perhaps he died in a car crash, years ago.
Right now, it's impossible to tell.

I almost thought I saw him, standing, whistling on a bridge.
I asked him the time, but when he turned around,
I saw it wasn't him at all.

I'm still searching.
I'm still searching.

I saw him in an airport, while he was sitting on a wing.
And I waved to him, but I don't think he noticed me.
I've got a funny feeling I know who he is.

Mr. X (Repeat 14 times and fade)

Lyrics submitted by JpnGht

"Mr X" as written by Midge Ure Christopher Thomas Allen

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    General CommentI can't help but recall the enigmatic Mr. X from "The X Files".
    very good song.
    JpnGhton April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWarren Cann has stated that he wrote these lyrics about a particular person. As far as I know he hasn't revealed who it's about.
    MrLongroveon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThough Warren Cann later denied this,
    I first thought this song was vaguely about John Foxx:
    Foxx was born in the forties, sang lyrics about cars and planes;
    and most of all he, was an ex-Ultravox member/frontman, so it could've been a pun:
    Mr: X = mr. EX = John Foxx
    (but like I said, Warren Cann later denied the song being about Foxx)
    RoHLandon July 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI have a memory of Midge Ure using "Who is Mr X" as a quiz question on a UK children's Saturday morning show in the early 80's. Presumably it was answered the next week.

    I always assumed that Mr X was the singer's missing father.
    FatOldManon April 26, 2017   Link

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