STRANGERS (© Words and music by Paul F. Cowlan)

Behind the familiar face of every friend or lover lives someone youíll never know. But as Leonard Cohen sings, ďDo not be afraid. Itís you my love, itís you, who are the stranger.í

Love grows stranger day by day.
The more you learn the less you say,
the less you learn the more you know.
Thatís the way love grows.

Whispers on the turning-ground,
hide-and-seek, and lost-and-found.
Reap the harvest that you sow.
Thatís the way love grows.

Walk the bridges in between
what youíve heard and what youíve seen.
From the knower to the known
watch the distance grow.

Something old and something new.
Lovers can be strangers too,
and who can say what strangers know
about the way love grows?

Love grows stranger day by day.
The less you know the more you say.
The more you learn the less you know.
Thatís how it goes.