I can't trust anyone or anything these days
If you are who you say you are then show your face
Came out of the ocean like you came out of a dream
Your voice it sounds familiar but you are not what you seem

All words of comfort can not take away my doubt
I've decided if it kills me I'll find out what you're about
I can't trust anyone or anything these days

But I know what you want and why
Of all the strangers you're the strangest that I see
I'm not afraid to die
I can't trust anyone or anything these days

You are not the one you say you are
You are not the one you say you are


I can't trust anyone or anything these days
If you are who you say you are then show me your face
Know enough to say you are not what you claim to be
I've kept close watch upon you and I don't like what I see


Can't escape the feeling that you'll get me in the night
I'll sleep with one eye open, and I'm not afraid to fight
I can't trust anyone or anything these days

But I know what you want and why
Of all the strangers you're the strangest that I see
I'm not afraid to die

I can't trust anyone or anything these days
Know what you want and why
Of all the strangers your the strangest that I see
I'm not afraid to die

I can't trust anyone no anything these days

You are not the one you say you are
You are not the one you say you are

You are not the one you say you are
You are not the one you say you are

Now that I've seen your face I'm haunted by the letters of your name
Now that I've seen your face I'm haunted by the letters of your name
Now that I've seen your face I'm haunted by the letters of your name
Now that I've seen your face I'm haunted by the letters of your name


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The Stranger song meanings
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    General CommentI don't know why no one has commented... this song is amazing and this band is stellar!
    monothematicon April 26, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI will comment and agree with you. This song is amazing. One of my favs!
    luckyluckyon April 29, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me the song is about a man who has been cheated on before or has been betrayed 'I can't trust anyone or anything these days'. As a result of this the man feels like he can't trust anything or anyone around him, maybe even his closest friends. When he says 'Your voice it sounds familiar but you are not what you seem' I think he is referring to the fact that he has met a new lover and that she sounds similar to his previous girl, causing him to have doubt as to whether she will remain faithful. 'All words of comfort can not take away my doubt, I've decided if it kills me I'll find out what you're about' with this lyric I think the artist is implying that no matter how many times she says she will not betray him, he cannot stop wondering whether she will or will not, so as a result he intends to find out. Then after investigating 'I've kept close watch upon you' the man becomes even more paranoid about her cheating and starts to fabricate thoughts that she has cheated 'and I don't like what I see'. I personally believe that the girl hasn't cheated, just the man's paranoia has corrupted his logical thought process. So he breaks up with her claiming that he still cannot trust anyone. Then at the end of the song which could be some time after the break up, I think that the man realises that he was wrong and as a result, he is haunted about the mistake he made by breaking up with the girl. He therefore thinks of this mistake and the girl every time he hears or sees her name written 'Now that I've seen your face I'm haunted by the letters of your name'.
    daviditson August 12, 2014   Link

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