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Noir Excursion
by Gotye



A handsome stranger
Gave me a ride he had a suitcase full of lies that he sold me
But I sensed no danger and I was there right by his side
He said I compelled him to confide so he told me
Take this car and drive down state and take off the license plate wait for me

I could have argued but he said for my trouble I could keep half the money in the bag in the back seat
At least that's what he told me
And he said he thought I looked trust worthy I must admit that the thrill of it all got the better of me
so I drove down the highway with great speed till they resounded behind me
Sirens
The police

They pulled me over to the side of the road and told me that the car was stolen that's why I was followed
I tried to tell them I was only doing what I was told
But no they won't listen to me
They cuffed my hands and said now girl the money where did you hide
And without even checking the bag that there was no money inside
When they read me my rights I knew there is no use in saying I'm not lying
No please let me go
Let me go
Please listen to me
Let me go
I am not guilty
Let me go
A handsome stranger tricked me
Let me go
Why did he have to hand pick me

He told me to take this car and drive down state to take off the license plate wait there for him
Course they don't believe me so from there they drove me back to the station and after I'd been booked and there began a three day interrogation
I barely ate, I only slept an hour but somehow I stayed patient and calm
They did me no harm

The bag was the key to this mystery
Bought it the very same day that he robbed that bank upstate and then picked me to be his fall guy patsy

Five years later
When I'd almost forgotten that nightmarish day
I was struck by the handsome features of a stranger across the way
As he got out of a car, with a girl behind the wheel, and I heard him say
take this car drive down state and take off the license plates and wait for me
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Lyrics submitted by Renee Justice.