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Stranger in the Crowd

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Words & Music: Winfield Scott
I've been standing on a corner
Since a quarter after seven
I was down to my last cigarette
And the clock in the window
At a quarter to eleven

I was watching all the people
Passing by me going places
Just the loneliest guy in the town
Looking for a friendly smile
But all I see were faces

And then, just like the taste of milk and honey
I found the stranger I've been looking for
Like a wave, my cup of love was overflowing
I knew the stranger in the crowd
And I would be stranger no more

The love that comes on the corner
At a quarter to eleven
I thought you were to good to be true
All my life I had believed
That angels only live in heaven
But now, we share the taste of milk and honey
Each day is sweeter than the day before

My cup runned overflowing
because the stranger in the crowd
And I would be stranger no more

Deep inside, my cup of love was overflowing
I found the stranger I've been looking for
Like a wave, my cup of love was overflowing
I knew the stranger in the crowd
And I would be stranger no more
Recorded: 1970/06/05, first released on That's the Way It Is

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 13, 2013report abuse
One of a few songs that has a love theme that went right, instead off wrong. Great drumming by Tutt on the live version.
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2012report abuse
Great album and great song. Very modern/comtemporary at the time.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2012report abuse
Yep could have, and should have been at least one side of a single release. This beautiful song with a great rhythm, hints at the Latino Elvis voice which I like a lot and receives 5 stars all the way from me.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2012report abuse
This is such a splendid song and it's one of nine songs that Elvis recorded that was written by Winfield Scott. It's such a shame that this song wasn't a hit for Elvis.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2012report abuse
I love this song. I recommended this album and this song in particular to a non-fan as an example of a great non-famous Elvis tune. 5 stars all day long
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2012report abuse
I just love it ! Catchy rhythm ! Just great. One of my all time favourites. Always El.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2012report abuse
A good song from a good LP.Never to be repeated sadly. Btw..what is a "canned" telegram ref to the one sent to the Beatles ?
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2012report abuse
One of my favourites! I love the extended version for the FTD version of TTWII. The live version I think could be better. Probably a better single choice than some of the songs selected from the 1970 sessions (e.g. 'Life'). I don't think it would have been a big hit even though it deserved to be. 5 stars from me.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 19, 2009report abuse
A single choice indeed. A wasted chance for another top 10 and it could have been used to promote the film. Instead they issued a song like You Dont Have to Say You Love Me already done by Dusty 4 yrs prior! What was RCA thinking?
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2009report abuse
Great song and performance. The Live versions in Vegas, even better should have been a single.
adzzan (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2009report abuse
Love it. Top five on my all time elvis favourite's list.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2009report abuse
From my favorite album of all time "That's The Way It Is" (1970). A strong song with Elvis in complete control, yet still not one of the best songs from this fantastic album. This song would have been a stand out on many albums ("Love Letters From Elvis", "Elvis Now", "Raised On Rock", and "Elvis" come to mind), but on this classic LP, it is just average. Of course, on an album with "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Just Pretend", "The Next Step Is Love", "How the Web Was Woven", "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and "Twenty Days and Twenty Nights", average is outstanding.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2009report abuse
Yes, this is one of the best songs from 1970 and would have been a better choice as a single than those that were chosen that year. Great pop song, vocal, & band.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2009report abuse
Definitely one of my favourite songs.
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2009report abuse
This cute little popsong comes so easy to Elvis that he seems to soar through it.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2009report abuse
Love this song, Love its lyrics, love its beat and love its live version. Never get tiered of it!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2009report abuse
An average song from Winifred Scott who was the co writer of Return to Sender. A song I rarely play.
burninglove92 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2009report abuse
Great Song from a great year from a great album from a great artist. EP at his best. TCB
Jay (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2009report abuse
One of my fav tracks on TTWII. Although every track is awesome on that album.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 3, 2009report abuse
Don't know why, but it has always been among my favourites, it catches me every time.

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