Billy Joel "The Stranger" lyrics

Translation to: NL SV

Well, we all have a face that we hide away forever
And we take them out and show ourselves when everyone has gone
Some are satin, some are steel, some are silk, and some are leather
They're the faces of the stranger, but we love to try them on

Well, we all fall in love, but we disregard the danger
Though we share so many secrets, there are some we never tell
Why were you so surprised that you never saw the stranger
Did you ever let your lover see the stranger in yourself?

Don't be afraid to try again
Everyone goes south every now and then
You've done it, why can't someone else?
You should know by now
You've been there yourself

Once I used to believe I was such a great romancer
Then I came home to a woman that I could not recognize
When I pressed her for a reason, she refused to even answer
It was then I felt the stranger kick me right between the eyes

Well, we all fall in love, but we disregard the danger
Though we share so many secrets, there are some we never tell
Why were you so surprised that you never saw the stranger
Did you ever let your lover see the stranger in yourself?

Don't be afraid to try again
Everyone goes south every now and then
You've done it, why can't someone else?
You should know by now
You've been there yourself

You may never understand how the stranger is inspired
But he isn't always evil and he isn't always wrong
Though you drown in good intentions you will never quench the fire
You'll give in to your desire when the stranger comes along