STRANGER

(D. Sacke, C. Freiboth)

Produced by Charles Keyz

Mixed by Kasland

Mastered by Romano Erafficci

Published by Room 28 Publishing (BMI)

[Verse 1]

I feel so motivated, see, I can't stop writing

But I can't stop fighting

For my purpose on this surface as I work so hard to heighten

Every step along my path until the words I speak enlighten

Look, lately things been weighing on me

And I don't know which way I'm falling

It was just the other night I swear my grandma came and saw me

Saw me still just standing still and said now we're not waiting, are we

Yup, see I grew up an only child

And now I'm running out of friends, I've been lonely for a while

I became a nervous wreck when out in public and I suck at

Making conversation, so I hide from people, never smile

And I never sleep at night and eat unhealthy, never question

Why I isolate myself, it's like I never learn my lesson

I guess I do it for protection

I guess I fear my own reflection

 

[Chorus]

Stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

I know deep inside I’ve got the strength to find

I’m a stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

Myself in this darkness, I just need some time

Who is this stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

I’m not looking for the answers, just some peace of mind

I’m a stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

Destroy the stranger in the mirror and let me survive

 

[Verse 2]

I reminisce on when I started and all that I have written 

All the confidence I had and standing tall, I hate just sitting

But I’ve been making up excuses just to compensate the villain

Cause I’m coping with the fact that I’ve been contemplating quitting

And it’s been a long ride, good and bad times, at times

I felt like I was king of the world, but then I had times

That all I felt was was guilt and it built up and bad vibes

Kept me in a slump so deep, I couldn’t even pad rhymes

I swear I’ve told so many lies

It’s like I wake up every morning just to put on a disguise

The only time I see the truth is when I dare to close my eyes 

But then it scares me half to death so I’m just restless through the nights

I can’t sleep without the aid of medication, I’m still facing

The fact that I could fall at any time and any pace and

I tried to stop the clock, I broke it’s hands, but I’m still aging

So there’s nothing I can do but grip the pen and flip the page then

 

[Chorus]

Stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

I know deep inside I’ve got the strength to find

I’m a stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

Myself in this darkness, I just need some time

Who is this stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

I’m not looking for the answers, just some peace of mind

I’m a stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

Destroy the stranger in the mirror and let me survive

 

[Verse 3]

I put a gun to my head, but couldn’t pull the trigger

Held a razor to my wrists, but didn’t have that in me either

So I balled up a fist, stared down the man in the mirror

And started beating his ass for being the one that put me here I

Can’t stand what I’ve done to myself, and now my hands are bloody

Looking at my broken image, oh yeah, you’re handsome, buddy

Screaming at the mirror out of anger while you’re plans are running

Out the door and now the floor is sinking while you’re standing on it

I should give up and hum and mumble

See I tried to warn myself, but all I heard was mumbo jumbo

Was so arrogant and wearing it like I’m not one to fumble

Now I’m trying to comprehend why my asylum’s become a jungle

Shit, now I’m caving, and why

Because I waited and I waited as the days would go by

So if you’re waiting for your moment then start saying goodbye

Cause if you’re waiting to live then you’re just waiting to die

 

[Chorus]

Stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

I know deep inside I’ve got the strength to find

I’m a stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

Myself in this darkness, I just need some time

Who is this stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

I’m not looking for the answers, just some peace of mind

I’m a stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

Destroy the stranger in the mirror and let me survive

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