Her You Got Luck EP slid past a lot of people, but we are going to make sure whatever she comes out with next gets as much attention as possible.

Strangers is going get some people from the moment that it starts playing thanks to the throwback quality of the production that reminded us a little of a Act Like You Know by Fat Larry’s Band (it’s the funk bassline).

And listening closely is something that you can easily do because the lyrics on this track are strong.  Written by Sidibe herself, the correlation she makes between the way she felt for the man in question when they first met and now (implying they were strangers at both points) is effortless.  She also asks him not to treat her like a stranger and slam the door in her face.  She manages to put a lot of information on the song without going overboard on the poetics or dumbing it down too much that she’ just stating things right out.  That’s good songwriting at its core.

We don’t know if this is the first single from an upcoming album or EP, but we are interested in whatever she wants to give us after this.

Lyrics come from Sidibe’s BandCamp page for this track.

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Lyrics:
Strangers (4x)

Verse 1

Do you remember what it felt like
It felt pure
Was so sure
You used to tell me I was something
Soft sighs
Sleepless nights

Do you remember what it felt like
The first time that I let you in
(Stay forever)
Cause I remember what it felt like
Lost inside your scheme
Was it ever what it seemed

Chorus

I don’t know how to feel
Was our love ever real
How am I supposed to deal
When I don’t have the fight
And you won’t even try
Now you don’t seem so wise
Why should I be surprised
Now we’re just strangers
Strangers (3x)

Verse 2

I never thought we’d be forever
You can’t know
How life will go
But I still thought we’d be together
Just like that
You turned your back
Why did you have to write a letter
Just to tell me I was nothing
I really thought you’d treat me better
Now it’s clear to me
You were never what you seemed

Chorus

I don’t know how to feel
Was our love ever real
How am I supposed to deal
When I don’t have the fight
And you won’t even try
Now you don’t seem so wise
Why should I be surprised
And I wish I could cry
I don’t know how to feel
Was our love ever real
How am I supposed to deal
When I don’t have the fight
And you won’t even try
Now you don’t seem so wise
Why should I be surprised
Now we’re just strangers

Bridge

If you wanna know the real
Open up and let love heal
We can bridge this great divide
Up to you let you decide
If you wanna know the real
There’s not a thing that love can’t heal
We can both let go of pride
What is it you have to hide
Don’t be scared of me
I’m not a stranger
Don’t close the door on me
You’re not in danger
Don’t be scared of me
I’m not a stranger
Don’t be scared of me

Chorus/outro

I don’t know how to feel
Was our love ever real
How am I supposed to deal
When I don’t have the fight
And you won’t even try
Now you don’t seem so wise
Why should I be surprised
And I wish I could cry
I don’t know how to feel
Was our love ever real
How am I supposed to deal
When I don’t have the fight
And you won’t even try
Now you don’t seem so wise
Why should I be surprised
And I wish I could cry
I don’t know how to feel
Was our love ever real
How am I supposed to deal
When I don’t have the fight
And you won’t even try
Now you don’t seem so wise
Why should I be surprised
Now we’re just strangers
Strangers (3x)

Oh I thought I knew you
Oh oh thought I knew you
Oh, oh, I thought I knew you
Now we’re just strangers
I can’t even think about it
I can’t even think about it

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