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Words & music by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan and Roger Glover


Strange, strange

I was born into confusion - My mother said to me
When you become a man you'll understand, but it's still a mystery
And if you want to get ahead get some decent clothes
The only way to make it, dress the part that gets right up my nose
And I think to myself in this river of doubt
This is something I can do without
But strangeways is what I got

The indians are coming I saw it on TV
They're 20 000 strong but they always get depleted by the cavalry
Salvation is at hand, it's guaranteed
Just send a donation straight to God 1-800 toll free
And I think to myself in this academy of fear
Where am I going? What am I doing here?
But strangeways is all I got

Aaaah aaaah aaaah

Have you seen the headlines? Princess engaged
3 million out of work but that's on the 2nd page
The alien has landed, finger in his ear
Can't hear a word I am saying but man that ain't such a bad idea
And I think to myself in this cradle of lust
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
But strangeways is all you get