Help Us Stranger Album Lyrics by The Raconteurs


The Raconteurs Lyrics

Help Us Stranger Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Bored and Razed

Rolling a juke joint box in the corner
Trolling myself in the mirror at night
Keeping an eye on my grindstone future
Staying away from the left and the right

California born and raised
But these days
She's living with another
Plastic features, perfect face
What a waste
And I'm still thinking of her

Laying the cardinal sins on the table
Pouring the coffee out on the grounds
Changing the losses to wins if I'm able
Switching the pitch to an audible sound

Running the rounds of the mundane soldier
Trading the cards and erasing the names
Feeling a pounding, insane, colder
Sounding, system, feeding the flames

Well I'm Detroit bored and razed
But these days
I'm living with another
You tell me she can be replaced
But that's not the case
I'm so lost without her

Rolling a juke joint box in the corner
Trolling myself in the mirror at night
Keeping an eye on my grindstone future
Staying away from the left and the right



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Help Me Stranger

If you call me I'll come running
And you can call me anytime
These sixteen strings we're strumming
They will back up every line, every line, every line

If you call me I'll come running
And you can call me anytime
And these sixteen strings we're strumming
They will back up every line

There's a motivation about you
That moves me when we're apart
It agitates my affection
And it wants to break my heart

Help me, stranger
Help me get it off my mind
Get me back on my feet
Brother, can you spare the time?
Help me, stranger
Help me get it off my mind
Get me back on my feet
Brother, can you spare the time?

It's not essential that I feel you
But it's a sensitive device
I'm reverential when I hear you
I genuflect to your advice

Well, I wish I had the words
And I want those words to rhyme
And I wish I had the nerve
'Cause I sure don't have the time

Help me, stranger
Help me get it off my mind
Get me back on my feet
Brother, can you spare the time?
Help me, stranger
Help me get it off my mind
Get me back on my feet
Brother, can you spare the time?

Brother can you spare the time?
Brother can you spare the time?
Brother can you spare the time?



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Only Child

Only child, only son
Treated like a criminal ever since day one

Only child, where do you go?
And are you coming back again? 'Cause no one wants to know

Only child, one of these days
Someone's gonna come around, and try to make you change

Only child, sensitive soul
You see the beauty in everything, without ever being told

I thought about leaving you, once or twice
Leaving it all behind, and never think twice
Somewhere far away on a beach sounds nice
Nothing on my mind, nothing on my mind

Only child, the prodigal son
Has come back home again to get his laundry done

And I thought about leaving here once or twice
Leaving it all behind and never think twice
Somewhere far away on a beach sounds nice
Nothing on my mind, nothing on my mind



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Don't Bother Me

(Don't bother me, bother me)
(Don't bother me, bother me)

Your hidden agenda (don't bother me, bother me)
You ruthless rule bender (don't bother me, bother me)
Your surface duplicity (don't bother me, bother me)
It's all nothing new to me (don't bother me, bother me)
The way you look in the mirror (don't bother me, bother me)
You're your biggest admirer (don't bother me, bother me)
All your clicking and swiping (don't bother me, bother me)
All your groping and griping (don't bother me, bother me)

Yeah!

The lack of your empathy (don't bother me, bother me)
Your "Who me?" fake apologies (don't bother me, bother me)
Your political science (don't bother me, bother me)
Your stupid island alliance (don't bother me, bother me)
Your squatting at my place (don't bother me, bother me)
Your grinning in my face (don't bother me, bother me)
You fake punk jacket liar (don't bother me, bother me)
Easy target, easy tiger (don't bother me, bother me)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

Oh!

Your both sides of the old fence (don't bother me)
Your malicious compliance (don't bother me)
The surplus of your apathy
It don't bother me

It's all nothing new to me
It don't bother me



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Shine the Light on Me

(Ooh)
(Ooh) what can you do?
(Ooh) what does it prove love?
New love comes so, what can you do?

When you're searching in the dark
It doesn't matter if you're blind does it?
Can't you see?
And even lightning's just a spark
But it's so enlightening when you need to
Shine the light on me

(Ooh) what can you do love?
(Ooh) if only we knew?
(Ooh) what does it prove love?
New love comes so, what can you do?

My hands are colder when you're gone
It makes it hard to play the notes
I write to warm your mind
But nothing's colder than a song
That's never played in a pile of papers left behind

And only God can know
Why the stories told
Over, and over again
But we don't need to know
Why the flowers grow
Let's just be happy they can

When you're searching in the dark
It doesn't matter if you're blind does it?
Can't you see?
And even lightning's just a spark
But it's so enlightening when you need to
Shine the light on me

(Ooh) what can we do?
(Ooh) what can we do?
Shine the light on me
(Ooh) what can we do?
Shine the light on me
(Ooh) what can we do?
(Ooh) what can we do?
Shine the light on me
(Ooh) what can we do?
Shine the light on me
(Ooh) what can we do?
Shine the light on me
(Ooh) what can we do?
Yeah



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Somedays (I Don't Feel Like Trying)

I've got so much to give
I got a lot a heart
Yeah, only trouble is, it's doomed from the start

And I've been riding this thing out
Since I was 8 yrs old
And if you could just see inside of me
You'd see a heart made of gold
And I try to live a good life
And keep an open mind
Gave up everything I love
And kept it all inside

Somedays, I just feel like crying
Somedays, I don't feel like trying
Somedays, I just feel like crying
Somedays, I don't feel like trying

Somedays, I just feel like crying
Somedays, I don't feel like trying
Somedays, I just feel like crying
Somedays, I don't feel like trying

Somedays
Somedays
Somedays
Somedays

I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet
I'm here right now
I'm not dead yet



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Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)

I'll buy you a Chevrolet
I'll buy you a Chevrolet
I'll buy you a Chevrolet
If you just give me some of your love, girl
Just give me some of your love
Just give me some of your love, babe
Just give me some of your love

I'll buy you a diamond ring
I'll buy you a diamond ring
I'll buy you a diamond ring
If you just give me some of your love, girl
Just give me some of your love, babe
Just give me some of your love, girl
Just give me some of your love

I'll buy you a Cadillac
I'll buy you a Cadillac
I'll buy you a Cadillac
If you just give me some of your love, girl
Just give me some of your love
Just give me some of your love, babe
Just give me some of your love

I'll buy you a sugar cube
I'll buy you a sugar cube
I'll buy you a sugar cube
If you just give me some of your love, man
Just give me some of your love
Just give me some of your love, girl
If you just give me some of your love



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Sunday Driver

Woo!

Here comes the Sunday driver
Came to get my sister
We know he's such a liar
Can't believe I missed her

Ain't it right? Yeah
Ain't it wrong?
It's a fact
Sing my song

If I know he's gonna spin it
Can't believe she kissed him
He said, "Give me just a minute
I'm working on a system"

Ain't it right? Woo!
Ain't it wrong?
It's a fact, yeah
Sing my song

Woo!

Let's take a drive
Let's take our time
Paying no mind
To people behind

The road stretches wide
You're close by my side
Let's kill some time
Let's go for a drive

It ain't right, woo!
It ain't wrong
It's a fact
Sing my song

Woo!

Here comes the Sunday driver



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Now That You're Gone

(Never thought it would be like this)

What will you do
Now that you're gone?
On to somebody new
Well, that didn't take long

And where you gonna go?
Not that I care
And who can you trust
Now that I'm not there?

Never known such unhappiness
Never thought it would be like this
What will I do now that you're gone?
Now that you're gone

And what will you do?
Now you're all alone
Who's gonna keep you warm
Out there in the cold?

And who's gonna rescue you
When you're lost at sea?
And who's gonna love you
If it isn't me?

Never known such unhappiness
Never thought it would end like this
Oh, what will I do now that you're gone?
Now that you're gone

Now, you're lost in the wilderness
You never dreamed it would end like this
What will they say
Now that you're gone?
Now that you're, now that you're gone



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Live a Lie

I like it better when you tell me lies
When you hide what's behind those eyes
Don't wanna know about the things you do
I just wanna live a lie with you

I just wanna lie with you
I just wanna live a lie with you
I just wanna lie with you
I just wanna live a lie with you

I like it better when you lie to me
I can't take all this honesty
And I don't need to know the cold hard truth
I just wanna live a lie with you

I just wanna lie with you
I just wanna live a lie with you
I just wanna lie with you
I just wanna live a lie with you

I wanna see you say it to my face
Come on man now cut to the chase
Tell me it doesn't thrill you too
I just wanna live a lie with you

I just wanna lie with you
I just wanna live a lie with you
I just wanna lie with you
I just wanna live a lie with you



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What's Yours is Mine

There ain't no difference between yours and mine
I think about this almost every time

So listen very closely
'Cause I'm only gonna say it twice

Kid why you think that you can blow my mind?
Listen, I think about this nearly every time

Listen very closely
'Cause I'm only gonna say it twice
And if I have to say it again
It's probably bad advice

Yours is mine
Yours is mine
Yours is mine
Yours is mine
Yours is mine
Yours is mine
Yours is mine

Yours is mine

There ain't no difference between yours and mine
I think about this nearly every time

It doesn't matter where you draw the line
I'm gonna cross it almost every time

Pay attention to me
'Cause I'm only gonna do it again

What's yours is mine
What's mine is yours
What's yours is mine



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Thoughts and Prayers

How can the grim reaper creep
If he really doesn't have the time?
And how long would you sleep
If the sun decided not to shine?

There's a man who lives up the block
He doesn't even own a clock
Sometimes he stays awake for days
He's doing it his own way

I used to give my friends a call
Now there's no one left at all
I think my father used to say
There's got to be a different way
To make myself feel OK
Or maybe that's just how he used to pray

And who cares how people live
If living's all they got?
And who knows how money grows?
Drop a nickel in the pot

I wrote a letter down to you
Like I'm Sullivan Ballou
It's a recipe for blue
Like it's 1862

Maybe I'm just a cast away
Or a poor boy led astray
There's no one left here to betray
The only child of the earth
Nobody left here to give birth
It's hard to tell what that's worth

I used to look up at the sky
Up at the beautiful blue sky
But now the earth has turned to gray
There's got to be a better way
To talk to God and hear her say
There are reasons why it is this way
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