stranger in the city lyrics – merle haggard

“stranger in the city”

i can’t be with you this evening
i can’t be with you tonight
somehow you must have read me wrong
i need you to read me right

i’m a stranger in the city
a gypsy p*ssing through
my heart’s at home with someone else
i’d be killing time with you

i’m a stranger in the city
and you tried to lead me wrong
i’m in town to do a show tonight
this day, to sing my song

we can never get together
that leaves nothin’ left to do
i’m a stranger in the city
not the man for you

now i’m not ashamed to feel this way
’cause i’m a man who has a lot
the kind of love that i have at home, baby
can’t be sold or lost

you’ve got all it takes to run my life
i’ve risen to fame ’cause you do
i’m a stranger in the city
not the man for you
i’m a stranger in the city
not the man for you

/ merle haggard lyrics