The Stranger


waiting wanting
to see you in my eyes
finding feelings
that I thought were buried inside

because I never though that I
could ever love like this
but you have
proven me wrong

you the stranger who took a chance
held me at a distance so I could see myself
so thank you for everything you gave without knowing
and thank you for letting me fall in love
without withholding
without withholding

so let me in now
I am ready to move
and here comes fear and resistance from you
and for once I am willing and now what iíve got to wait?

these lessons are everywhere in my life
you know I never waited for anyone and I was always right
but ya now I give up I surrender
I would wait for you...forever

you the stranger who took a chance
held me at a distance so I could see myself
so thank you for everything you gave without knowing
and thank you for letting me fall in love with you
without withholding
without withholding

so come on and test me
go on and try it
because I know that I fit perfectly inside you
and to deny this love would be to deny your heart
and youíre going be the one who breaks it
baby if you choose to walk

you the stranger who took a chance
held me at a distance so I could see myself
so thank you for everything you gave without knowing
and thank you for letting me fall in love
you the stranger who took a chance
held me at a distance so I could see myself
so thank you for everything you gave without knowing
and thank you for letting me fall in love
without withholding
without withholding

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THE STRANGER
music and lyrics by melissa ferrick
published 1999 by nine two one music (ASCAP)