"Don't Be a Stranger" as written by and Mick Jagger Keith Richards....
One, two, three, four
One, two, three,

Well I haven't seen your face for years
I thought you had just disappeared
Don't you worry, what are friends for?

You can call me up most anytime
I never go to bed 'til five
Don't be a stranger
Just knock on my door

I heard you're in the south of Spain
Never coming back again

Don't be a stranger
A stranger no more
Don't be a stranger
Just knock on my door

Well the key is hanging on the chain
Are you still drinkin' the same champagne
While I been waiting on the fifteenth floor?

Have a glass while I light the fire
You still have those hungry eyes
Don't be a stranger
Just knock on my door

You can tell me about your escapades
The story of your lost decade

Don't be a stranger
A stranger no more
Don't be a stranger
Just knock on my door

(Hey baby)

Do you still drive the young men wild?
You were all so very versatile
I need your lovin' like never before

Well you walk with the same old swatch
I still got the same old couch
You see the painting that you always adored

And I love you sittin' in my chair
Come closer let me smell your hair

Don't be a stranger
A stranger no more
Don't be a stranger
Just knock on my door

Don't be a stranger
Don't be a stranger
Don't be a stranger
Don't be a stranger
Don't be a stranger
Don't be a stranger


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"Don't Be A Stranger" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentI love this song. Super upbeat and easy-going, with a message of never being afraid to reconnect with a person, whether it be romantic or otherwise.

    I usually think of this song as being addressed to two different people. The first person he's talking to is a friend of his who has maybe abandoned a lot of the people he knows for "greener pastures." And while a lot of the people he abandoned are probably resentful and don't really ever want to talk with him again, the narrator of the song is saying to swing by and hang out whenever, because after all, "what are friends for?" The narrator doesn't mind if the person disappeared or took a mental break, and they haven't spoken in some time. He just likes to have company, and doesn't take anything personally.

    The second person the narrator addresses is obviously an "old flame" of some sort. He's basically saying "a decade has transpired since we last saw each other, but it's all good. Oh, and by the way... you've still got it..." Which is kind of funny, but it's also pretty common with the Stones. They view love as pretty fluid, and something to just be enjoyed when it can be.
    zachwhitedevon August 30, 2019   Link

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