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    "The Stranger" Lyrics

    Kenny Rogers

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    Stranger, I know where you'll find her
    Down the road from here
    About a mile and a quarter
    You'll know the place by a chucky barn
    Stands in the field by a run-down farm by a pond
    Filled up with stagnant water
    Then you'll see a shack nearby you'll ask yourself
    I wonder why it looks so cold and lifeless all around
    Chimney rocks are falling out
    It looks as though the fire's gone out on the biggest part
    Where the house is rutted down.

    No stranger, I ain't seen you lately
    She don't come around near like she used to
    You got a picture in your mind: pretty, gentle, sweet and kind
    You practiced every word you're gonna say
    You'll call her name but she won't hear you
    She's in the graveyard near you
    She died ten years ago last May.

    There was a man she talked about
    I meant she had to live without
    Years ago, he just turned and left one day
    He left her with an unborn child
    And her love for him will never die
    And an aching heart sent her to an early grave.

    Yes, stranger I know who you are
    I recognize you from afar
    But you ain't never seen me not one time
    Yes, I know that you're my dad
    From pictures that my mamma had
    And it was me and mamma that you left behind.

    Stranger, you will find me there
    In peaceful sleep on yonder hill
    Where we once walked as I do still
    To pick her flowers from the field.

    Mamma don't need you anymore
    And I don't need you like before
    You can go on back to where you went before
    You're just a stranger...
    This song was submitted on October 7th, 2004 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Dolly Parton.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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