What does The Stranger Song mean?

Search Login

Leonard Cohen: The Stranger Song Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Song Released: 1971


Get "The Stranger Song" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon

The Stranger Song Lyrics

It's true that all the men you knew were dealers
who said they were through with dealing
Every time you gave them shelter
I know that kind of man
It's hard to hold the hand of anyone
who is reaching for the sky just to surrender
who is...

  1. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 13th 2020 report

    I believe this song deals with the conflict of a men who wants to settle down and on the other hand wants to follow his calling. Cohen is looking for a way to settle this conflict but he knows that it is a lost cause and that even if you agree to settle you will always wish you had moved on and that those who travel for many years wish they had settled. Check out the song "ten years" by led zepelin.

  2. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 7th 2018 report

    It certainly ain't what's written above on this page.

  3. kooljohn176
    click a star to vote
    Oct 13th 2016 report

    A beautiful in search of song of LEONARD CHOEN, about a man that is going through mid life crisis and is willing to stop being the dealer that doesn't need to be in control anymore. Getting a little needy now and is looking for some ''shelter from the storm'' in a woman to rest his head on. But she also knows it's not easy to hold on to him who's afraid to surrender his feelings to her. When he's really ''reaching for the sky just to surrender'' to the Higher Power. Where the woman knows she's not the one for him, but is willing to tell him like she did to the many other jokers, with love of the Higher Power to ''sit down young stranger'' and tell me where you've been'', to tell him also that gave him comfort and love to where to go from here.


More Leonard Cohen song meanings ยป


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]





Just Posted

What Is and What Should Never Be anonymous
We are Young anonymous
Shotgun anonymous
Budapest anonymous
Tonight and the Rest of My Life anonymous
Take It Back anonymous
Alone Again, Naturally anonymous
Fade Into You Lazycowboy
Tag You're It anonymous
Take It on the Run James1611
Cigarette Daydreams anonymous
Never Again anonymous
We Didn't Start the Fire anonymous
I Wanna Be Your Man anonymous
Little Red Rooster anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

County Line
Chase Matthew
Out In The Middle
Zac Brown Band
Am I The Only One
Aaron Lewis
Truth About You
Mitchell Tenpenny
Love Again
Dua Lipa
Wrecked
Imagine Dragons
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Malia J
Heart On Fire
Eric Church