"Stranger" as written by and Charles Fink....
Last night I slept with a stranger
For the first time, since you've gone
Regretfully lying naked, I reflect on what I've done
Her leg still forced in between mine, sticking to my skin
Stroking my chest and my hair, head resting below my chin
I'm a fox trapped in the headlights
And I'm waiting, for the tires to spin over me

'Cause everything I love has gone away
Oh, 'cause everything I love has gone away

Oh the dark night is moving slower, and sleep wont rescue me
Leaving me here to suffer, this shameful misery
So I long for a taste of freedom, or at least freedom from this bed
Silently picking up my clothes, I turn on my heels and I fled
And the dark of the street is no solace to me
Oh and I don't believe my conscience, will ever be clear again

'Cause everything I love has gone away
Oh, 'cause everything I love has gone away

You know in a year, it's gonna be better
You know in a year, I'm gonna be happy


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"Stranger" as written by Charles Fink

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    General CommentI love this album, and it's beginning to seem like the songs connect to each other. If you chronologically follow the songs of this album you'll notice that each seems to be another step in getting over a relationship.
    Cyberghoston October 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentuhh wow, this song feels like it was lifted right out of my head. really really good.
    BluestLighton September 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song...it's about having a one-night stand to try and forget about your heartbreak, but it doesn't help, just makes it worse. Such good lyrics.
    missmeon September 25, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Oh the dark night is moving slower, and sleep wont rescue me
    Leaving me here to suffer, this shameful misery
    So I long for a taste of freedom, or at least freedom from this bed
    Silently picking up my clothes, I turn on my heels and I fled
    And the dark of the street is no solace to me
    Oh and I don't believe my conscience, will ever be clear again"

    Love that verse it is so intense and you can feel the sadness throughout the entire song. Beautiful song.
    lookinginwardon October 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentForgot to mention I love the ending!! There is always hope in any situation no matter how bad it is at the time. Time heals all wounds.
    lookinginwardon October 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThink the final lyrics are" And all in a year, its gonna be better. And all in a year, I'm gonna be happy." Like it will only take him a year to get over it, or maybe he is just giving himself a year even tho he knows it could be longer...
    beezybeaston February 18, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song and this album are so real and so beautiful
    pluieson July 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a true work of art. The beginning description of the regretful "morning after" is so chalk-full of amazing imagery, to me its almost John Darnielle-esque. I know how Fink felt (and realistically, might still feel) about this concept. I love my on-and-off (ex?) girlfriend with everything I have, and she's absolutely the beat thing to ever happen to my life. She's messed around with 2 guys, one the first time she left me, the second was after a few extremely short "on" periods. She knows this almost as well as I do, but I could never, WOULD never, ever exact revenge with even kissing another girl, whether she was allowing me to be DMAR [David McCarthy Alyssa Rice] with her, or rather asking me to rot in hell. To me, its cheating.. No matter the circumstance(s), I know who the love of my life is, my other half, shit, ny freaking soul mate! And to me, because she'll always be my one and only, I couldn't "sleep with a stranger" because, as Fink here describes the regret and sheer disappointment on letting yourself down. This song is a very strong realistic portrayal of something Fink and I. Certainly have in common. Well that's enough of my book-length thoughts brought to you by David's rambling manic brain! Now only 17 easy payments of 72.41! But wait! There's more#! Oh, there isn't more? Oh.. Okay.
    DMAR31611on September 18, 2013   Link

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