Stranger Land

“Stranger Land” Written by Lue Lyron
1.Freedom is spent in this night hour
Take me from those who crave evil power
on my very soul, on my very soul

chorus one:
Fugitive, refugee,
iron chains, your mastery
strangles my breath,
pitted against me
is any friend left?

Now down by law, I pray for the rain
washing my face of the blood and the pain
in the system, a stranger again, stranger again, stranger again, in a stranger land
/A stranger again, stranger again stranger again, in a stranger land.

2.In my dark hour, Mother abandoned me
damned and betrayed, torn from my family
my voice to the world, still and cold/ my voice to the world, still and cold

chorus two
Now down by law, I pray for the rain
washing my face of the blood and the pain
in the system, a stranger again, stranger again, in a stranger land.
A stranger again, stranger again–stranger again in a stranger land.

(instr. Bridge)
3. Whom to trust? I seem always wrong
faith bit the dust, I made it so long
still will I wait, and I will survive
My mad father’s curse, the serpent of his throne
Bow to this hell, or make it alone,
deep in my blood is my only home…
Bow to this hell, or make it alone, as a …

Chorus one again
Fugitive, refugee
iron chains, your mastery
strangles my breath,
pitted against me
—is any friend left?

Now down by law, I pray for the rain
washing my face of the blood and the pain
in the system, a stranger again, a stranger again, in a stranger land.
A stranger again, stranger again,
Stranger again, in a stranger land.

Dedicated to David Clark, Jr.  Austin and Ci Ci Clark

Love Lyron
7/13/15

This is like a heroic self melodrama of a real person’s life right now. That’s why it’s both besieged and strong.

A simple Dm-C-Bflat-A progression repeating will deliver the whole thing fine.  It’s in the way you play and sing it.

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