ARTIST: Billy Joel
TITLE: The Stranger
Lyrics and Chords

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Well, we all have a face that we hide away forever
And we take them out and show ourselves
When everyone has gone
Some are satin, some are steel
Some are silk and some are leather
They're the faces of a stranger
But we love to try them on

/ Em - Am Em / Am C7 / D B7 / 1st / Am DEm7 / DBm7 Em - / 
      ( / C7 - Em - C7 - / )

Well, we all fall in love but we disregard the danger
Though we share so many secrets
There are some we never tell
Why were you so surprised
That you never saw the stranger
Did you ever let your lover
See the stranger in yourself

Don't be afraid to try again
Everyone goes south every now and then, oo-ooh
You've done it, why can't someone else
You should know by now, you've been there yourself

/ Bm Bb+ Bm7 D / / / Bm Bb+ D Bm / 

Once I used to believe I was such a great romancer
Then I came home to a woman
That I could not recognize
When I pressed her for a reason
She refused to even answer
It was then I felt the stranger
Kick me right between the eyes

Well, we all fall in love but we disregard the danger...


You may never understand how the stranger is inspired
But he isn't always evil
And he is not always wrong
Though you drown in good intentions
You will never quench the fire
You'll give into your desires
When the stranger comes along

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