Taken by a Stranger

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"Taken by a Stranger" is a song recorded by German singer Lena for her second studio album Good News (2011), released as a CD single on 22 February 2011 by We Love Music. Gus Seyffert, Nicole Morier and Monica Birkenes wrote the song, while production was handled by Stefan Raab and Reinhard Schaub. Seyffert had originally penned the track for Birkenes to record, but her label rejected it and it was eventually given to Lena. Musically, "Taken by a Stranger" is a 1980s and grufti-influenced electropop song characterized by synthesizer sounds. Lyrically, it revolves around the connection between two strangers. While compared to the works of English band The Cure by one reviewer, other speculated lyrical themes were sadomasochism, psychosexual development, kidnapping and sexual fantasy. The track was Germany's entry for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, Germany, after winning the pre-selection show Unser Song für Deutschland. Lena had represented the country at Eurovision one year earlier, winning the contest. In Düsseldorf, the singer finished in tenth place with a total of 107 points. During her show, Lena performed on a dark stage enhanced with light rays. She wore a black outfit and heavy make-up, accompanied by background dancers and backing vocalists sporting silver body suits. Her performance was well-received by publications that noted its sexual elements. 


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2011
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She's got knuckle in her eye
He knows her
Cat call
Can't escape from telling lies
I heard her sayin'

Hey, mind if I take this chair?
Hey, mind if I take this chair?

He drops a pause
She looks annoyed
But she's so mean
He thinks she has to be the one

Taken by a stranger
Stranger things are starting to begin
Lured into the danger
Trip me up and spin me round again

You've got some coffee on your collar
And you forgot to comb your hair
But I can't wait 'til I do better
You're here
And I don't care

Can't help it if you like it, 'cause I won't be here tomorrow.
No one ever told you that you wouldn't be rejected.

Taken by a stranger;
Stranger things are starting to begin.
Lured into the danger (is a risky business!)
Trip me up and spin me round again.

Da, da, da-da, doo-doo-doo
Da, da, da-da, doo-doo-doo
Oh,oh, oh, oh
Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah

Put the blindfold on his eyes
She saw him peek through
Can't imagine her disguise
I heard her sayin'

“Hey, mind if I take this chair?”
Yeah, see if I care

Taken by a stranger
Stranger things are starting to begin
Lured into the danger (is a risky business)
Trip me up and spin me round again

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Written by: MONICA BIRKENES, NICOLE MORIER, GUS SEYFFERT

Lyrics © WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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