Who Sang Stranger in a Strange Land? Leon Russell

Leon Russell Leon Russell and the Shelter People cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Don J. Preston, Leon Russell
release date: 1971
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:03
writer: Don Preston, Leon Russell
How many days has it been
Since I was born
How many days until I die
Do I know any ways
That I can make you laugh
Or do I only know how to make you cry

When the baby looks around him
It's such a sight to see
He shares a simple secret
With the wise man

He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land
Tell me why
He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land

How many miles will it take
To see the sun
And how many years until it's done
Kiss my confusion away in the night
Lay by side when the morning comes

And the baby looks around him
And shares his bed of hay
With the burrow in the palace of the king

He's a stranger in a strange land
Tell me why
He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land

Well, I don't exactly know
What's going on in the world today
Don't know what there is to say
About the way the people are treating
Each other, not like brothers

Leaders take us far away from ecology
With mythology and astrology
Has got some words to say
About the way we live today
Why can't we learn to love each other
It's time to turn a new face
To the whole world wide human race

Stop the money chase
Lay back, relax
Get back on the human track
Stop racing toward oblivion
Oh, such a sad, sad state we're in
And that's a thing

Do you recognize the bells of truth
When you hear them ring
Won't you stop and listen
To the children sing
Won't you come on and sing it children

He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Stranger in a Strange Land
  • 2 Of Thee I Sing
  • 3 It’s a Hard Rain Gonna Fall
  • 4 Crystal Closet Queen
  • 5 Home Sweet Oklahoma
  • 6 Alcatraz
  • 7 The Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  • 8 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
  • 9 She Smiles Like a River
  • 10 Sweet Emily
  • 11 Beware of Darkness
  • 12 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  • 13 Love Minus Zero/No Limit
  • 14 She Belongs To Me