I'm a Stranger Here

from by Kristina Stykos

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lyrics

I'M A STRANGER HERE

the land was lost here
a sacred ghost cries here
he said it’ll cost ya
he wanted to rip me off

i heard him clearly
though he did not speak to me
i thought he would like me
but my thoughts were cheap

yeah you’re right i’m a stranger here
he thought so too
i ain’t never going home again
how ‘bout you?

thirty-two dollars to fix my car
in a northern montana reservation body shop
i saw the sky

white woman you piss me off
i drove into the sunset
he was his own boss

yeah you’re right i’m a stranger here
he thought so too
i ain’t never going home again
how ‘bout you?

come to wyoming
i bought him a postcard
i bought a pack of camels
i smoked them all in the car

just an old canyon
and a roadside bed
those nights put an end to
the things he did

yeah you’re right i’m a stranger here
he thought so too
i ain’t never going home again
how ‘bout you?

it was a hard
hard black road
it had a cold cold
white line down the middle

there was a house there
there was a home there
children laughed and cried there
one two three

yeah you’re right i’m a stranger here
he thought so too
i ain’t never going home again
how ‘bout you?

the one in the photo
she was very discreet
the one that looks like me apologized
she was sweet

one picked him flowers from my garden
now there’s one in our bed
i remember when we bought it
in a hurry to be wed

credits

from The Lost Tapes: 1982​-​1992, released January 1, 2011

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Kristina Stykos Chelsea, Vermont

Kristina is a music producer, recording engineer, songwriter, performer and landscape gardener based in Vermont. Her recording studio, Pepperbox Studio, is solar, wind and generator powered. She has engineered & produced over 20 albums for herself and clients. Her songwriting and composing have been supported by the Ucross Foundation and Brush Creek Artist Residency in Wyoming. ... more

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