Joe Jackson - Stranger Than You Lyrics




At a bar on 43rd at quarter to two
Met my friend the Chinese Elvis and hoisted a few
He talks like Mickey Mouse
And sees with x-ray eyes
Lives in a cardboard house
I almost gave him the prize

Until you
Came along - thanks for opening my eyes
Things you do - right or wrong
It should come as no surprise
When you live in a town where there's always somebody
Stranger than you

At 83rd and Amsterdam there's an Indian Jew
Who pierced all his private parts with a permanent screw
He sleeps on a bed of nails
Which came from outer space
And in my taller tales
I gave him pride of place

Until you
Came along - thanks for opening my eyes
Things you do - right or wrong
It should come as no surprise
When you live in a town where there's always somebody stranger than you
Stranger than you

I'm not complaining even though I'm not sure what you are
I've got the strangest feeling (good) about this love bizarre

I could have stayed in bed
Hiding from this freaky show
I'm happy that instead
I knew just where to go

When you came along - thanks for opening my eyes
Things you do - right or wrong
It should come as no surprise
When you live in a town where there's always somebody
Stranger than you

Are you a boy - are you a girl
Are you an oyster - are you a pearl
Are you a fish - are you a fowl?
Are you an angel - are you from hell





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  1. Art Knight

    He is gorgeous!

  2. AZJuggling

    Love this song. Good memories.

  3. DARREN BANKS

    'Hoisted a few' - simple yet brilliant lyric

  4. G Dogg

    Joe Jackson's best song in 20+ years - his songs you remember like it was yesterday - if not the best thing since sliced bread. Stranger Than You is Jackson's ace in the hole, larger than life, as good as the day is long. At the end of the day, unlike 90-plus percent of rock bands and blues players, Jackson is 110 percent cliché free and tells it like it is.

    Nick Winiarski

    @G Dogg I agree with everything you say, man.

  5. liquidgee13

    girl. oyster. fowl. hell.

  6. liquidgee13

    I think I'm any oyster, I think I'm a girl, can't be a fish 'cause I'm too fowl.

  7. Ward & Luca

    are you a fish? olol

    DARREN BANKS

    Are you a fowl?

  8. Yetanotherstringband

    This is a wonderful song.

  9. liquidgee13

    This song is the nuts!!! Luv it!!!