i never talk to strangers lyrics – bette midler

bette: “bartender, i’d like a manhattan, please.”

tom: um, stop me if you’ve heard this one,
but i feel as though we’ve met before.
perhaps i am mistaken.
bette: but it’s just that i remind you of
someone you used to care about.
oh, but that was long ago.
now tell me, do you really think
i’d fall for that old line?
i was not born just yesterday.
besides, i never talk to strangers anyway.

tom: well, h*ll, i ain’t such a bad guy
once you get to know me.
just thought there ain’t no harm.
bette: hey-e-yeh, just try minding your own business, bud.
who asked you to annoy me
with your sad, sad repartee?
besides, i never talk to strangers anyway.

your life’s a dime store novel.
this town is full of guys like you.
and you’re looking for someone
to take the place of her.

tom: you must be reading my mail.
‘n’ you’re bitter ’cause he left you.
that’s why you’re drinkin’ in this bar.
bette&tom: well, only suckers fall in love
with perfect strangers.

bette: it always takes one to know one, stranger.
tom: maybe we’re just wiser now.
bette: yeah, ‘n’ been around the block
so many times
tom: that we don’t notice
bette&tom: that we’re all just perfect strangers
as long as we ignore
that we all begin as strangers
just before we find
we really aren’t strangers

bette: “aw, you don’t look like such a chump.”

tom: “aw, hey babe.”

/ bette midler lyrics