I Never Talk To Strangers – Bette Midler

Tom: um, stop me if you’ve heard this one,
But i feel as though we’ve met before.
Perhaps i am mistaken.
Bette: but it’s just that i remind you of
Someone you used to care about.
Oh, but that was long ago.
Now tell me, do you really think
I’d fall for that old line?
I was not born just yesterday.
Besides, i never talk to strangers anyway.

Tom: well, hell, i ain’t such a bad guy
Once you get to know me.
Just thought there ain’t no harm.
Bette: hey-e-yeh, just try minding your own business, bud.
Who asked you to annoy me
With your sad, sad repartee?
Besides, i never talk to strangers anyway.

Your life’s a dime store novel.
This town is full of guys like you.
And you’re looking for someone
To take the place of her.

Tom: you must be reading my mail.
‘n’ you’re bitter ’cause he left you.
That’s why you’re drinkin’ in this bar.
Bette&tom: well, only suckers fall in love
With perfect strangers.

Bette: it always takes one to know one, stranger.
Tom: maybe we’re just wiser now.
Bette: yeah, ‘n’ been around the block
So many times
Tom:that we don’t notice
Bette&tom: that we’re all just perfect strangers
As long as we ignore
That we all begin as strangers
Just before we find
We really aren’t strangers
Anymore.

Bette: “aw, you don’t look like such a chump.”

Tom: “aw, hey babe.”


Lyric I Never Talk To Strangers – Bette Midler