Stranger Here
(Michael Timmins)

Stranger here. Face down in the river,
floating by, a backwards sky.
Stranger here. Hung by the neck.
Jeered by the crowd.
Stranger here. Stranger here.

And I could tell you about the time
I was looking for a rhyme,
communing with the planets above.
I am the righteous man.
The one you’re looking for.
I am a stranger here. I am a stranger here.

Stranger here.
The legend will be told about the boy
never hungry, never cold.
Stranger here.
Smoke in my eyes,
strange taste on my tongue.
I am a stranger here. I am a stranger here

And I could tell you about the evening
that I was out drinking
and fell asleep by the side of the well.
I am the righteous man.
the one you’re looking for.
I am a stranger here. I am a stranger here.

And I could tell you about the time
I was swinging from the twine
and saw you flirting with that Jack-in-the-crowd.
I am the righteous man.
the one you’re looking for.
I am a stranger here. I am a stranger here.

Stranger here.
Head on the pillow,
floating by, willows sigh.


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Last update: April 26, 2010
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