A Stranger in My Place

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About A Stranger in My Place

"A Stranger in My Place" is a song by Kenny Rogers and Kin Vassy (a member of The First Edition), first recorded on Kenny Rogers & The First Edition's 1970 album Something's Burning. The most successful charting single of the song was by Canadian country pop artist Anne Murray. Released in February 1971, it was the second single from her album Straight, Clean and Simple. It peaked at number 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. It also reached number 27 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in the United States. In the course of 1971, the song was also covered by Bill Anderson (on his album Always Remember) and Del Reeves (on his album The Del Reeves Album). In 1972 it was covered by Joan Baez on her Come from the Shadows album. In 1980 the song charted again for Jimmy "Orion" Ellis, reaching #69 on the country charts. 


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I see the town
Where we were born,
I see the place
We were raised,

I see all the things you wanted
That I never gave.
I see sadness,
I see sorrow,

I see pain in your face,
But I just can't see
A stranger in my place.

I can see now where we quarrelled,
I can see now I was wrong,
I can see where you might weaken

When I wasn't strong.
I see memories of a love gone bad
That time cannot erase,
But I just can't see a stranger in my place.

No one seems to know you quite like I do,
No one knows the thigs that make you cry.
Looking back it seems
I never showed you,

And now I lay alone and wonder why.
I can see now
Where you might grow tired of dreams
That don't come true,

I can see where I have fallen short
Of the things I promised you.
I can see mow through my tear filled eyes no love on your face,
I must get used to seein' strangers in my place.

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Kenny Rogers

Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and author. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone. more »

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