23 November 2012

"Don't Be A Stranger" (lyrics)

"Don't Be A Stranger"
         
                                                   Lyrics: Peri Lyons  C.Juicyfruit Music/ASCAP 2012 all rights reserved

When we met- I don’t know why- you somehow felt like home.
You saw me to my soul, I saw.. Could I stand being known?
I couldn’t feel desire, back then, without some shallow "danger"...
But when I left you smiled again, and said : “Don’t be a stranger”

I wouldn’t kiss you, then, as well, ‘cause I desired another: 
Another shallow boy, who cared for no one but himself.
I truly thought love was a toy, and that there was no other
Way to love that was "exciting", so I put you on a shelf.

[chorus]
“Don’t be a stranger”-  
You meant more than I knew
I knew that I would never be a stranger- not to you- 
“Don’t be a stranger”
This was your gentle art
You taught me slowly not to be, a stranger to my heart

 [bridge:]
Just friends again for so long –then- I let myself be kissed
 And what I was so scared of,  I’m scared now I almost missed
My fear of boredom was the reason that I’d always flown:
Turns out the biggest bore of all,  was never being known

“Don’t be a stranger”
You meant more than I knew
You knew that I could never be a stranger- not to you- 
“Don’t be a stranger”
This was your gentle art:
You taught me slowly not to be
A stranger to my heart

We mostly are the opposite of how we play the world:
The ship that looks the fastest, never’s had its sails unfurled
The recipe that looks the best’s , the one’s that’s never made
The man who seems a player, is the man winds up played...

The love that travels deepest, is the love that never strayed;
The man who plays for keeps, is the one man who can’t be played;
The love who truly loves you, first can TRULY feel like danger;
The strangest and the strongest love is only when you’re not a stranger.

“Don’t be a stranger”
You meant more than I knew:
You knew that I would never be a stranger- not to you- 
“Don’t be a stranger”...
This was your gentle art:
You taught me slowly not to be
A stranger to my heart

(coda)
I’ll never be a stranger now, no matter where I roam
You showed me what freedom is 
when 
you gave 
this strange and stranger’s heart…
A home.



Peri Lyons  juicyfruit music/ASCAP 2012

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