a stranger in my place lyrics – joan baez

i see the town
where we were born,
i see the place
we were raised,
i see all the things you wanted
that i never gave.

i see sadness,
i see sorrow,
i see pain in your face,
but i just can’t see
a stranger in my place.

i can see now where we quarrelled,
i can see now i was wrong,
i can see where you might weaken
when i wasn’t strong.
i see mem’ries of a love gone bad
that time cannot erase,
but i just can’t see a stranger in my place.

no one seems to know you quite like i do,
no one knows the things that make you cry.
looking back it seems
i never showed you,
and now i lay alone and wonder why.

i can see now
where you might grow tired of dreams
that don’t come true,
i can see where i have fallen short
of the things i promised you.
i can see mow through my tear filled eyes no love on your face,
i must get used to seein’ strangers in my place.

/ joan baez lyrics