Beautiful Stranger Song Lyrics

Mike Heron

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John Cale: piano, harmonium, brass arrangement
Pat Donaldson: bass
Gerry Conway: drums
Tony Cox: VCS 3

Soft lapped the bark boats
A wounded shoulder hurt me not
Snake - like branches quietly hid my eyes so bright in the swamp-red sun
Soft edged the foreign words
Coloured by the dark waves splash in the mist
Brown the breasts and purple-stained
Dye deep-pounded with the stone
The warm wind now lifts the haze
I looked and I caught my breath
And I raised my head up high

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Call Me Diamond
  • 2 Flowers of the Forest
  • 3 Audrey
  • 4 Brindaban
  • 5 Feast of Stephen
  • 6 Spirit Beautiful
  • 7 Warm Heart Pastry
  • 8 Beautiful Stranger
  • 9 No Turning Back
  • credits


    album: Track 8 in album Smiling Men With Bad Reputations
    release date: 1971-5
    popularity : 59 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Rock & Roll/Folk Rock/Folk/Psychedelic Rock
    length: 7:18
    producer: Joe Boyd
    drums: Gerry Conway
    vocal: Mike Heron
    engineer: Roger Mayer
    arranger: John Cale
    acoustic guitar: Mike Heron
    piano & harmonium: John Cale
    synthesizer: Tony Cox
    bass guitar: Pat Donaldson
    composer: Mike Heron
    lyricist: Mike Heron

    Album Information

    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin