"The Stranger" as written by Torquil Campbell....
The plane comes down
Behind enemy lines
The stars shine obscenely above you
You don't speak the language but
You've learned your lines
And you have a gift for making people love you

Now you're a stranger,
Now it feels better, it feels better and better
Till you feel nothing at all

You follow the river until you reach the top
Sleeping rough getting closer to the target
The nights and days have murdered all
Keeping you down, you dreaming like
Of all the things you'll have to forget

Now you're a strange,
Now it feels better, it feels better and better
Till you feel nothing at all
Now you're a STRANGER,
Now it feels better, it feels better and better

There is a billboard by the station
And behind it is the drop
You have one last thing you have to do
If you want all this to stop
Just remember who your friends are
Keep in mind you are the lone
Look inside the envelope, you're never going home

Now you're a stranger,
Now it feels better, it feels better and better
Till you feel nothing at all
Now you're a stranger,
Now it feels better, it feels better and better


Lyrics submitted by fendie, edited by ao76421, sam.user

"A Stranger" as written by Desi Campbell

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    MemoryOkay, so I know no one has posted on this song, but I just have to say that this is one of my absolute FAVORITE stars songs. It's just so relatable and it makes me think of this specific point in my life.

    So I used to have a crush on this guy, let's call him Bob (generic name lol XD) and he was probably the first boy I ever really liked, and the thing is, he liked me back. We would sit next to each other in class and talk about what we did in our spare time and stuff. So when the school year ended I looked forward to going back to school the entire summer so I could see him again.

    When the school year started up again, he started to ignore me. It wasn't anything too serious, but it just wasn't what it used to be like hanging out with him. He became really popular and started spending less time with me and more time with all the other girls in our school that were all wayyy more popular. Can't say I blame him, school is like that, but I'm not saying that what he did was necessarily right.

    Anyway, I've moved on and gotten over him, but I've noticed a pattern. Bob seems to make a girl - he's done this several times - think that he likes her, therefore making her like him. "And you have a gift for making people love you." And then, when he's had his fun teasing her and such, he ignores her and makes her think that it's all her fault that he doesn't like her anymore.

    I've talked to one of my close friends about this and she agrees. But the reason this song reminds me of Bob is because one day he'll have broken enough hearts for everyone to realize what he's done. "Now you're a stranger, now it feels better, it feels better and better, until you feel nothing at all." Then he'll know what it's like to be "The Stranger" and he'll feel the loneliness that he's caused all these people to feel.
    Cakemix105on September 18, 2016   Link

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