Robert Barney
Lover of a Stranger
Lyrics
Lover of A Stranger

Verse 1:
A Lover of a stranger, did you cry today?
For the man who always was supposed to stay
To provide the comfort on long winter nights
The one who now has vanished with the morning light

B There is nothing you can do to find the man you thought you knew so well
Gone so suddenly, without a word he left the world you shared
world you thought was there
Refrain: What about the stranger, whatever happened to me?

Verse 2:
A Widow of a stranger mourns not at the grave
But, at the kitchen table, she knows no one is saved
His death is not in body but, dead is love once true
The candles in the darkness never burned for you

B So, you go along wondering why you couldn't stop the change
The nights you slept alone, no words could right the wrong that caused the pain
The tears, the shame
Refrain: What about the stranger, whatever happened to me

Verse 3:
A Now what of this stranger, and how he came to leave
The fighting and the payments were too much to beat
The ever present sorrow in an ever troubled home
And dreams of warmer places lured the stranger from home
Refrain: Nowhere is found the stranger, whatever happened to me?
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Robert Barney
Music Credits: Robert Barney
Producer Credits: Jim Pitman
Publisher Credits: Pitman Music
Performance Credits: BMI
Label Credits: Suntana Records
Description
Short Song Description:
This song is a rock ballad. Mourning over broken relationship/break up/divorce.
Long Song Description:
The structure is a ballad with an acoustic guitar base, using a travis picking style.
The lyrics speak of a relationship break up/divorce. The singer is speaking to the other person in the relationship and how they would feel about the break up. The singer refers to himself as a stranger, because his former partner doesn't really know him. He leaves the relationship because he can't deal with the fighting and the financial pressures.
Story Behind the Song:
The composer was struggling with the problems in the marriage at the time and looked at the break up from the partner's point of view.
Metadata
Song Length: 5:46
Primary Genre: Rock-Classic
Secondary Genre: Rock-Classic
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Divorce
Subject Matter 2: Breaking Up
Mood 1: Moving
Language: English
Era: 1980 - 1989