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Strangers
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Strangers

Kenya Grace
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Song Meaning and Background of Strangers by Kenya Grace


Kenya Grace explores the maelstrom of relationships in which each new partner replicates the actions of previous ones. Grace is caught in a never-ending cycle of bad love no matter who she is with.


The lyrics include a range of experiences that Grace has had, as well as experiences with her friends and observations of her surroundings.


"It's so common, in this day and age, that you'll see someone for a bit, and you'll speak all the time and then randomly one day, you just never speak again," Grace told Billboard. "It happens so much with Tinder and Hinge and things like that. It's so easy to just give up and swipe on to the next person. It's basically about that. It's happened to me. It's happened to all my friends."


In the summer of 2023, Kenya Grace penned "Strangers" in a little room in her rural home. She started out with just the chorus and nothing more. The sample resonated with her fans when she shared it on TikTok and Instagram Reels.


Grace's breakout song, it peaked at number one in the UK and went on to become a top ten smash in a number of other countries.


Lyrics of Strangers by Kenya Grace


Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh

 

Always ends the same

When it was me and you

But every time I meet somebody new

It's like déjà vu (Déjà vu)

I swear they sound the same

It's like they know my skin

Every word they say sounds just like him

And it goes like this

 

We'll get in your car and you'll lean to kiss me

We'll talk for hours and lie on the backseat

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh

And then one random night when everything changes

You won't reply and we'll go back to strangers

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

 

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh

 

It's something that I hate

How everyone's disposable

Every time I date somebody new

I feel vulnerable (Vulnerable)

That it'll never change

And it will just stay like this

Never endin' date and breakin' up

And it goes like this

 

We'll get in your car and you'll lean to kiss me

We'll talk for hours and lie on the backseat

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh

And then one random night when everything changes

You won't reply and we'll go back to strangers

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh

 

Always ends the same

When it was me and you

But every time I meet somebody new

It's like déjà vu (It's like déjà vu)

And when we spoke for months

Well, did you ever mean it? (Did you ever mean it?)

How can we say that this is love

When it goes like this?

 

We'll get in your car and you'll lean to kiss me

We'll talk for hours and lie on the backseat

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh

And then one random night when everything changes

You won't reply and we'll go back to strangers

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh (Go back to strangers)

 

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh (Go back to strangers)

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh

Uh-huh, uh-huh (Go back to strangers)

Release Date

2023

Songwriter/s

Kenya Grace

Producer/s

Kenya Grace

Label/s

Major, KGJ, Warner

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