Stranger Than You Lyrics

by Joe Jackson

At a bar on 43rd at quarter to two
Met my friend the Chinese Elvis
And hoisted a few

He talks like Mickey Mouse
And sees with x-ray eyes
Lives in a cardboard house
I almost gave him the prize

Until you came along
Thanks for opening my eyes
Things you do, right or wrong
It should come as no surprise

When you live in a town
Where there's always somebody
Stranger than you
(Stranger than you)

At 83rd and Amsterdam
There's an Indian Jew
Who pierced all his private parts
With a permanent screw

He sleeps on a bed of nails
Which came from outer space
And in my taller tales
I gave him pride of place

Until you came along
Thanks for opening my eyes
Things you do, right or wrong
It should come as no surprise

When you live in a town
Where there's always somebody
Stranger than you
(Stranger than you)

I'm not complaining even though
I'm not sure what you are
I've got the strangest feeling
Good about this love bizarre

I could have stayed in bed
Hiding from this freaky show
I'm happy that instead
I knew just where to go

When you came along
Thanks for opening my eyes
Things you do, right or wrong
It should come as no surprise

When you live in a town
Where there's always somebody
Stranger than you
(Stranger than you)

Are you a boy?
(Stranger than you)
Are you a girl?
(Stranger than you)

Are you an oyster?
(Stranger than you)
Are you a pearl?
(Stranger than you)

Are you a fish?
(Stranger than you)
Are you a fowl?
(Stranger than you)

Are you an angel?
(Stranger than you)
Are you from hell?
(Stranger than you)

Are you a boy?
(Stranger than you)
Are you a girl?
(Stranger than you)

Are you an oyster?
(Stranger than you)
Are you a pearl?
(Stranger than you)

Are you a fish?
(Stranger than you)