"You know it's gonna get stranger, so let's get on with the show"

The Annotated "Feel Like a Stranger"

An installment in The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics.
By David Dodd
Library, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
"Feel Like a Stranger"
Words by John Perry Barlow; music by Bob Weir
Barlow has posted the lyrics to his songs.

"Feel Like a Stranger"

Written January, 1980, Mill Valley, California.

Recorded on

First performance: March 31, 1980, at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. "Stranger" appeared in the sixth position in the first set, following "Althea", and preceding "Far From Me." It remained in the repertoire thereafter.

First posted: January 30, 1996
Last revised: