Stevie Nicks

Some Become Strangers

Some Become Strangers

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“Some Become Strangers” is Track 5 on Rock a Little (1985), Stevie Nicks’ third solo album. It follows “I Sing for the Things” and precedes “Imperial Hotel” in the album track order.

About ‘Some Become Strangers’

“Some Become Strangers” was co-written by David Williams, who, with his twin brother Andrew, is part of the duo Williams Brothers. David and Andrew are the nephews of late singer Andy Williams. In 1987, the duo recorded their own version of “Some Become Stranger” for their album Two Stories. The duo’s version was similar but omitted some of the lyrics used in Stevie’s rendition.

The Williams Brothers - Some Become Strangers

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‘Some Become Strangers’ Lyrics

In the beginning I believed in love and things
It happened like a hurricane
I could never really tell you what this did to me
I could never make it better for you
Anyway

The thing is
Time was
Part of me used to love you
Part of me still does
This light here
Some become strangers

Did it have to be so easy to live without it
I was hoping to remember you with just a smile
Now the memory of giving you is giving out
Well, I could say that I knew it all the while

Thing is
Time was
Part of me used to love you
Part of me still does
This light here
Some become strangers

Didn’t want to be the one to
Say goodbye
In a stranger’s eyes
Look how we’ve changed

I don’t really need this in my life
Why don’t we forget about it

The thing is (thing is)
Time was (time was)
Part of me used to love you
Part of me still does
This light here
Some become strangers
Let your soul become a stranger

Baby, you’re
Baby, you’re
Baby, you’re no stranger
You’re no stranger
Not that I am

Well, you’ve become that stranger
And let your soul become a stranger
Well, you’re no stranger not that I am

So you do it
This light here
I think that you should do it
Well you do it

(David Williams/Amy La Television/Peter Rafaelson) © 1985 Davand Music/Anyzoo Music/Spirit Music Group

Musicians

Sharon Celani Background vocals
Bob Glaub Bass
Steve Jordan Drums
Michael Landau Guitar
Marilyn Martin Background vocals
Lori Nicks Background vocals
Stevie Nicks Lead vocals
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards and synthesizer
Maria Vidal Background vocals

Production Credits

Mick Guzauski Mixer, Conway Studios
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Don Smith Overdubs, Record One
Gabe Veltri Recording Engineer, Village Recorders 

Release History

References

Nicks, S. (1985). [Liner notes]. In Rock a Little [CD]. Los Angeles: Modern Records.

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