"Stranger" as written by Jonathan Dean White, Lindsey Lee and Thomas Kipp Williams....
Soft like a rose cloaked in daggers
Your grin I can lease for the anger
I'm sorry
You felt that
You needed to hide
The difference inside you

You know I'm filthy

Shut up,
And listen
Why don't you give up
This mission?
Shut up,
And look at me
I'm just a stranger
Who let you think you knew me?

You crept up on me
Like cat on a mouse
Light on my feet
Loose in the mouth

You waited
Until you
Saw me
Go so
The moment you break me

I'll say it simply

Shut up,
And listen
Why don't you give up
This mission?
Shut up,
And look at me
I'm just a stranger
Who let you think you knew me?

Words on the tip of my tongue
Taking anger back just for fun
I am not your prodigal son
(Son, son, son, son...)

Shut up,
And listen
Why don't you give up
This mission?
Shut up,
And look at me
I'm just a stranger
Who let you think
I'm just a stranger
Who let you think
I'm just a stranger
Who let you think you knew me?


Lyrics submitted by bonky109

"Stranger" as written by Jon White Kipp Williams

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    General CommentI couldnt find ANY other source to verify these lyrics. i just listened to the song like five times while i wrote and revised this. i am pretty sure
    "Your grin I can lease for the anger" is wrong
    and the word "different" is probably something else...
    and "Lied on my feet/Loosen the mouth" sounds weird...?
    and i think the word "ghost" is wrong
    and i think "taking anger back just for fun" sounds wrong

    can anyone help me with this???
    bonky109on February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure about the lyrics, but I really love this song right now as I can relate to it so well. I can't say right out what it means exactly; I'm bad at explaining things.
    kinderXwhoreon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit actually reminds me of my ex. he was soft as a rose cloaked in daggers wich to me basically meant, he was a good person but he would hide behind the way he dressed and this rebel image to seem tough to everyone to hide the differences (im sorry you felt that you needed to hide the different inside you) that he felt weak about. we only dated for two monthes and when he dumped me he started acting like he knew all about my life like as if we were married before. and i am basically just like, you think you knew me? he didnt know anything about me compared to most people in my life. and "give up this mision" was a thing like... he was always giving me this advice as if he knew all about my life and once (way before i even heard this) i sent him a message like basically telling him to shut up he had no idea what he was talking about and he needed to stop trying to give me advice on things because he didnt know what he was talking about
    "Shut up,
    And listen
    Why don't you give up
    This mission
    Shut up,
    And look at me
    I'm just a stranger
    Who let you think you knew me??"
    and once i said some kind of bitchy things to him and he started lecturing me with all this advice hoping i'd apoligize to him and go back to him
    so i just said "i can say what i want, but i take it back because i want to sound classy, and im not going to want you back now or ever."
    wich makes me think of
    "Words on the tip of my tongue
    Taking anger back just for fun
    I am not your prodigal son"


    but like... i could probably make any song sound like its about my ex when i get mad enough at him....
    bonky109on February 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Your grin I can lease for the anger" I think should be "your grin, a guise, for all the anger"

    ''Lied on my feet, Loosen the mouth"
    I think should be "light on their feet, and loosened their mouth" because of the line before it.
    "You crept up to me, like a cat on a mouse."

    "You waited Until you Saw me Ghost" I'm not sure if the word is "ghost" because in the song there are two syllables..."Ghosted" ?

    or, it could be
    "You waited until you, Saw me, Ghost-and, the moment..." with almost no pause between 'Ghost' and 'and'
    'Ghost' could be used as a name in this way.

    "Taking anger back just for fun" There aren't enough syllables for this to be right, I got " Taking aim, Cocked back just for fun" as if there was a gun involved.
    :)
    PaperCupson March 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that it is
    "I'm sorry
    You felt that
    You needed to hide
    The dirt from inside you", considering the next line.

    and the line
    "Light on the feet and loose in the mouth"
    Valentine01on August 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthanks valentine, that makes sense! i changed it
    bonky109on November 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentok, i saw that some words in this song are being questioned, so i went to look up the words in the johnny hollow game: skuttlebuggery, which has the words written on paper in the game.

    1." Your grin I can lease for the anger" is suppost to be: "your grin a guise for all the anger"

    2. "Taking anger back just for fun" is "taking aim cocked back just for fun"

    3. "You waited Until you Saw me Go so" : its suppost to be "go still"

    4. last, "I'm just a stranger
    Who let you think you knew me?" on the website there is no question mark after me, and im pretty sure its not suppost to be a question.:
    "Im just a stranger, who let you think you knew me"

    ok. well hope that cleared some things up.
    guienevereon December 01, 2007   Link

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