How can you walk away
How can you look away
How can you run away
And make me feel bad

Hear what I have to say
Hear what I have to say
How can you look away
And make me so sad

Please don’t treat me like a stranger
No don’t treat me like a stranger
I knew you so well
You never can tell
Don’t treat me like a stranger

She was a friend of mine
Such a good a friend of mine
She was a friend of mine
And now it’s all over

And I don’t know why that is
And I don’t know what went wrong
I’ll fight like a tiger
If you put me in a corner

(Chorus) 2x

What am I supposed to say
What am I supposed to do
What’s left of me to say
If you don’t know me

That’s just the way it is
That’s just the way things go
If you’re so all alone
Why don’t you show me


Lyrics submitted by entourage606

Don't Treat Me Like A Stranger song meanings
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    General CommentI just heard this song for the first time yesterday and I liked it a lot. I'm not sure that I got every lyric correct, but I think that I get the main idea - and I hope that the meaning doesn't apply to me and a person I like.
    entourage606on June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, this is a stand-out tune in Tom Petty's vast library. I love his music in general but this one is a real gem. Though it's been around for many years, I just heard this for the first time on Sirius XM Tom Petty Radio channel 31 a couple days ago. While I was very excited to hear "new to me" Tom Petty music, it made me sad to know we'll never hear any more new music from him. RIP, Mr. are sorely missed.
    PugzKutteron October 28, 2017   Link

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