Mistaken for Strangers Song Lyrics

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You have to do it running
But you do everything that they ask you to
'Cause you don't mind seeing yourself in a picture
As long as you look faraway, as long as you look removed

Showered and blue-blazered, fill yourself with quarters
Showered and blue-blazered, fill yourself with quarters

You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
When you pass them at night
Under the silvery, silvery Citibank lights
Arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes, glazing under

Oh, you wouldn't want an angel watching over
Surprise, surprise, they wouldn't wanna watch
You have to do it running
But you do everything that they ask you to
'Cause you don't mind seeing yourself in a picture
As long as you look faraway, as long as you look removed

Showered and blue-blazered, fill yourself with quarters
Showered and blue-blazered, fill yourself with quarters

You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
When you pass them at night
Under the silvery, silvery Citibank lights
Arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes, glazing under

Oh, you wouldn't want an angel watching over
Surprise, surprise, they wouldn't wanna watch

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Fake Empire
  • 2 Mistaken for Strangers
  • 3 Brainy
  • 4 Squalor Victoria
  • 5 Green Gloves
  • 6 Slow Show
  • 7 Apartment Story
  • 8 Start a War
  • 9 Guest Room
  • 10 Racing Like a Pro
  • 11 Ada
  • 12 Gospel


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Aaron Brooking Dessner, Bryce David Dessner, Matthew Donald Berninger
    album: Track 2 in album Boxer
    release date: 2007-5-22
    popularity : 59 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Acoustic
    length: 3:31
    writer: Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner

    Album Information

    label: Beggars Banquet
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 607618025212
    script: Latin