"Stranger" as written by Dave Bassett, Talay Riley and Nina Woodford....
It's so easy when you're fake believing
Untruly speaking, wrecking feelings
It's so easy sparking opposite ends
Fighting the good within, hiding my reasons

Stranger I know so well
You got me tripping over myself
Can't trust in you
'Cause as I reach for your hand
I still sink into quicksand
Isn't my good side worth rescuing?

It's not easy admitting your demons
Tangled up in seasons
Finding lame reasons
I can't fall asleep but I sure can dream

Stranger I know so well
You got me tripping over myself
Can't trust in you
'Cause as I reach for your hand
I still sink into quicksand
Isn't my good side worth rescuing?

I always flip myself into a shape I can't make
Thinking so hard about who we really are
You spark the good within
But I was never good at listening
Listen until you're gone

Stranger I know so well
You got me tripping over myself
Can't trust in you
'Cause as I reach for your hand
I still sink into quicksand
Isn't my good side worth rescuing?


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    Song MeaningSierra's view of the song:

    "Lyrically, the song is basically about two the distinctive sides a person has–a good one and a bad one. The first verse is the bad side, and the second verse is the good side. It flows into the same theme as "Figure It Out" and "Fixed At Zero." It basically cut my head in half and analyzed both of those sides in me. I'm completely aware of my bad side, but it doesn't mean that's who I really am. It's like there’s a stranger [inside], but no matter what, this stranger seems to take over. I think everyone can relate to that. Also, the song doesn't resolve at the end musically or lyrically. So you don't know if my bad or good side won. I've always loved that."
    versavulture04on July 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthow come there's like only two comments? this song is amazing and one of my favorites off their album. it sounds like it should be on a movie for batman or something. haha
    pastlimitfutureon November 29, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI honestly think that this song can relate to a girl and her boyfriend, saying the boyfriend doesn't trust the girl because of the mistakes she's made. The boyfriend must obviously only think that she has a bad side and she doesn't do anything good in life.
    For instance, I can relate to this. I somewhat cheated on my boyfriend and did a lot of bad stuff in our relationship, and it comes down to now that he doesn't trust that i wont do any of it again, i feel like MY good side isn't worth rescuing by him.

    sometimes it makes you think you knew him so much but then he feels so much like a stranger to u because of the way he's acting, especially when he has done some bad things too, and never suffered consequences.
    dinosawruson October 30, 2011   Link

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