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So Strange Is Man

[Lal Waterson, Oliver Knight]

Lal Waterson sang her own song, accompanied by Oliver Knight on guitars and bass on their album Once in a Blue Moon.

Cover Versions

  1. Lavinia Blackwall and Alex Neilson on Migrating Bird: The Songs of Lal Waterson (2007)

Lyrics

So strange is man.
His smile breaks, and lands,
Come touch me with your healing hands,
So strange is man.
Would you really miss
Just one small kiss.

Play me over again,
Hear in me a long lost friend.
See in me those healing hands,
Scream through me and
If you cannot understand:
Dance with me then.

It's a long time
Since the glass on the wall,
It's many years
Since the draught in the hall
Bothered me.
Or I stole from the apple tree,
Last seen was the whore in me,
Oh but I adore
The strangeness you see.

So strange is man.
His smile breaks, and lands,
Come touch me with your healing hands,
So strange is man.
Would you really really miss
One small kiss.