Elton John - "Strangers" lyrics

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Gary Osborne
Released as a UK B-side in 1979

Two people caught on a string
A high-wire act above the center ring
While the audience is wondering
If we'll make it back

Two people up on a wire
Overhead and under fire
While the audience enquire
If it's just a knack


Strangers, after all, we find we're strangers
After all this time
We've made the long and the lonely climb
And now we've reached the part
Where we find we're strangers
We were strangers from the start


Two people caught in the tide
On the edge of love and pride
And both afraid to approach the side
And fall again


Two people playing the part
But which is life and which is art
And isn't it a little late
To start it all again