"For the Strangers" as written by and Brett Lewis Anderson Neil John Codling....
Lips like semaphore to my heart we slither and slide and slip
Stings like aerosol in my eyes but nothing compares to this

And it's ever so plain and it's ever so clear for the strangers, the strangers
And it's ever so plain and it's ever so clear for all the strangers out there

Pips from oranges spat away to gutters and drains and bins,
Left like promises on a tray when you delivered yourself to him

And it's ever so plain...

...a paper trail on the road that was left for the gulls

and like the birds flying north it's been growing cold


Lyrics submitted by fatmendc, edited by sc0ttie

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    General Commentfirstly, i want to say how amazing the bloodsports album is, after 10 years away, Suede really gave back to their fans with that album.
    I think this song refers to the feelings one can have when in a place where you know nobody and you seem to be surrounded by strangers. It sometimes seems that people you dont know, out on the street, who appear to have it all, or just seem very confident and together, have it all worked out, it all must seem very clear to them, on what to do, in life etc. The other lyrics in the song, relate to pain and rejection, being left behind etc "Pips from oranges spat away to gutters and drains and bins, Left like promises on a tray when you delivered yourself to him". it is a beautiful, simple song, perhaps this is just my interpretation based upon my own life and experiences but this is how this song is for me.
    sc0ttieon March 27, 2013   Link

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