Standing on the corner, got myself in hand Waiting for ?them come? over me, cool ?...? Smiling stranger, smiling stranger every day Smiling stranger, smiling stranger every day
Standing at the airport with the smile of a saviour Selling off a piece of my favour, a favour Smiling stranger, smiling stranger every day I'm a smiling stranger, smiling stranger every day
Take good care of yourself and don't you worry so Love is coming for us as soon as we think it will Love is hard, yes I know, but it's harder still Loving a smiling stranger
Standing at the welfare with a pay-off in my hand Waiting for the gimme from the much-oblige man Smiling stranger, smiling stranger every day I'm a smiling stranger, smiling stranger every day
Writer/s: JOHN MARTYN
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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