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Stranger In The House Lyrics

Artist: Elvis Costello
Album: My Aim Is True

This never was one of the great romances
But I thought you'd always have those young girl's eyes
But now they look in tired and bitter glances
At the ghost of a man who walks 'round in my disguise

I get the feeling that I don't belong here
But there's no welcome in the window anyway
And I look down for a number on my keychain
'Cause it feels more like a hotel everyday

There's a stranger in the house; nobody's seen his face
But everybody says he's taken my place
There's a stranger in the house no one will ever see
But everybody says he looks like me

And now you say you've got no expectations
But I know you also miss those carefree days
And for all the angry words that passed between us
You still don't understand me when I say

There's a stranger in the house; nobody's seen his face
But everybody says he's taken my place
There's a stranger in the house no one will ever see
But everybody says he looks like me
Comments/Interpretations
by Tracy Jenks on 5/11/2008 10:58pm
Elvis wrote this country song for George Jones and they perform it on a duet album Jones released about twenty five or thirty years ago. It's a classic. At the end of the song you can hear George Jones whisper "Thank You, Elvis." My favorite line about this alienated husband whose marriage is on the rocks is "he looks for a number on his keychain, cuz it feels more like a hotel every day."

What a great song.


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