Lonely Stranger
Eric Clapton Lyrics


I must be invisible
No one knows me.
I have crawled down dead-end streets
On my hands and knees.

I was born with a ragin' thirst,
A hunger to be free,
But I've learned through the years.
Don't encourage me.
[Chorus:]
'cause I'm a lonely stranger here,
Well beyond my day.
And I don't know what's goin' on,
So I'll be on my way.

When I walk, stay behind;
Don't get close to me,
'cause it's sure to end in tears,
So just let me be.

Some will say that I'm no good;
Maybe I agree.
Take a look then walk away.
That's all right with me.

[Chorus]

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ERIC PATRICK CLAPTON

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

The Wolf

I must be invisible;
No one knows me.
I have crawled down dead-end streets
On my hands and knees.

I was born with a ragin' thirst,
A hunger to be free,
But I've learned through the years.
Don't encourage me.

[Chorus:]
'Cause I'm a lonely stranger here,
Well beyond my day.
And I don't know what's goin' on,
So I'll be on my way.

When I walk, stay behind;
Don't get close to me,
'Cause it's sure to end in tears,
So just let me be.

Some will say that I'm no good;
Maybe I agree.
Take a look then walk away.
That's all right with me.

[Chorus]



All comments from YouTube:

Chris Hamilton

After everything that I have experienced, this is the very theme song of my life.

The Wolf

I must be invisible;
No one knows me.
I have crawled down dead-end streets
On my hands and knees.

I was born with a ragin' thirst,
A hunger to be free,
But I've learned through the years.
Don't encourage me.

[Chorus:]
'Cause I'm a lonely stranger here,
Well beyond my day.
And I don't know what's goin' on,
So I'll be on my way.

When I walk, stay behind;
Don't get close to me,
'Cause it's sure to end in tears,
So just let me be.

Some will say that I'm no good;
Maybe I agree.
Take a look then walk away.
That's all right with me.

[Chorus]

greg pollash

Thank you Eric for encapsulating in one short song what I have been living through for nearly 60 years. I have always been the lonely stranger, even amongst friends, and will be all my days.

Hemant1460

The Best

Horusisone

Thanks Wolf!

Ron Sando

thanks

Chris Kellison

Sometimes in life we are all a lonely stranger, even to ourself. A classic masterpiece.❤️

Reconcile Love

Surely; each to each's own self. Thanks.

TJ Colatrella

After watching A Life in 12 Bars this tune is even more heart felt..I identified with it immediately..

ArgyleGroove

I can't comprehend the immense pain and sadness that this song was born out of...

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