Stranger In A Strange Land
by U2

Album: October (1981)
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  • Stranger
    Stranger in a strange land
    He looked at me like I
    Was the one who should run
    We asked him to smile for a photograph
    Waited a while to see if we could
    Make him laugh

    A soldier asked for a cigarette
    His smiling face I can't forget
    He looked like you across the street
    But that's a long way here

    And I wish you were here
    And I wish you were here

    A stranger in a strange land
    He look at me like I
    Was the one who should run
    I watched as he watched us
    Get back on the bus
    I watched the way it was
    The way it was when he was with us

    And I really don't mind
    Sleeping on the floor
    But I couldn't sleep after what I saw
    I wrote this letter to tell you
    The way I feel

    I wish you were here
    I wish you were here
    To see what I could see
    To hear
    And I wish you were here Writer/s: Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Larry Mullen, Paul Hewson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 4

  • AnonymousHard to miss is that this is also a scriptural reference from the book of Exodus in the Bible. U2’s October album was recorded and written at a time when the band was very involved in their Christian faiths and there are a variety of biblical references throughout the album.
  • Al from Niagara Falls, NyThe Man Who Fell to Earth was published by Walter Tevis in 1963. You're thinking of Heinlein's A Stranger in a Strange land.
  • Nonoy Bonzon from Manila, Philippinesyes Leon Russell wrote a great song with the same title. this version was also in a compilation album that Mel Gibson produced after his Passion of the Christ movie. "The Passion of the Christ - songs inspired by"

    it couldn't have been more fitting.
  • Wayne from Crockett, TxLeon Russell and the Shelter People also have a song by the same name, different lyrics. It's a great song. Check it out.
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