"Strange Overtones" as written by and Leo Abraham Brian P.g. Eno....
I wake up every morning
I hear your feet on the stairs
You're in the next apartment
I hear you singing over there

This groove is out of fashion
These beats are 20 years old
I saw you lend a hand to
The ones out standing in the cold

Strange Overtones in the music you are playing
I'll harmonize
It is strong and you are tough
But a heart is not enough

Put on your socks and mittens
It's getting colder tonight
A snowball in my kitchen
I watched it melt before my eyes

Your song still needs a chorus
I know you'll figure it out
The rising of the verses
A change of key will let you out

Strange overtones though they're slightly out of fashion
I'll harmonize
I see the music in your face
That your words cannot explain

Strange Overtones in the music you are playing
We're not alone
It is strong and you are tough
But a heart is not enough

Lyrics submitted by mdon06

"Strange Overtones" as written by Leo Matthew Kevin Abrahams Brian Peter George Eno

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs on this album. Can't believe I'm the first comment.
    befuddledon April 21, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI always took this song as a sweet romance, sung by a lonely heart.

    It's about that person you see regularly in your life, whether it be a neighbor, somehow that attends your school, or rides your train; you're attracted to this person but there is never any practical reason for you to meet.

    And so, after a time, this person leaves your life. Maybe this person was your "soul mate". You'll never know.
    puzzudon October 26, 2015   Link

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