Who Sang Stranger In My Home Town? Foghat

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Release information
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Blues Rock/Pop Rock/Hard Rock
length: 4:25
producer: Tony Outeda, Foghat and Don Berman
mixer: Don Berman and Tony Outeda
engineer: Don Berman and Bob Coffee
bass: Craig MacGregor
guitar: Rod Price and Dave Peverett
drums (drum set): Roger Earl
assistant engineer: Jorge Ripley
lead vocals: Dave Peverett
Lyrics
Who's that stranger walking out in the cold?
Standing on the corner with his Kodachrome roll?
He may be a psychopath, he's acting so strange,
Lying to himself, saying nothing has changed.
He stares across at a house on the block,
Trying to find the courage to go over and knock.
What will he say when they open the door?
"This was my home, but it ain't no more."

He can't get Brixton, out of his system.
It seems so pathetic, yeah, but it's hard to forget it.

Way back in '59, a young boy was crying, he didn't want to leave, but what could he say?
Jumped into the lorry, left there in a hurry, never knowing he'd back some day.

Stranger in my home town, I'm just a stranger in my home town.
Could this street be a part of me? I can't believe it, this ain't no place to be.

Who's that Peeping Tom climbing the wall?
Staring at the back yard, he's gonna fall.
He looks so suspicious, I should called the law,
I wish I could remember where I've seen him before.

Sunrise to sundown, stumbling through London town.
He acts like he's stranded, but that's how he planned it.

Way back in '59, a young boy was crying, he didn't want to leave, but what could he say?
Jump into the lorry, left there in a hurry, never knowing he'd back some day.

Stranger in my home town, I'm just a stranger in my home town.
Could this street be a part of me? I can't believe it, this ain't no place to be.

Stranger in my home town, I'm just a stranger in my home town.
Could this street be a part of me? I can't believe it, this ain't no place to be.

Stranger in my home town, I'm just a stranger in my home town.
Stranger in my home town, whoo! Stranger in my home town. I'm just a stranger.

I'm a stranger, a stranger - I'm a stranger, a stranger

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Stranger In My Home Town
  • 2 Loose Ends
  • 3 Full Time Lover
  • 4 Baby, Can I Change Your Mind
  • 5 Too Late The Hero
  • 6 Dead End Street
  • 7 Be My Woman
  • 8 No Hard Feelings

  • Release information
    label: Bearsville Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin