"Perfect Strangers" is a song by the British hard rock band Deep Purple. It is the title track of their 1984 comeback album Perfect Strangers.
It is one of the few Deep Purple songs not to feature a guitar solo. Nevertheless, band guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has called it his favorite Deep Purple song.
Can you remember Remember my name As I flow through your life A thousand oceans I have flown
And cold Cold spirits of ice All my life I am the echo of your past
I am returning the echo of a point in time And distant faces shine A thousand warriors I have known
And laughing as the spirits appear All your life Shadows of another day And if you hear me talking on the wind You've got to understand We must remain Perfect Strangers
I know I must remain inside this silent well of sorrow A strand of silver hanging through the sky Touching more than you see
The voice of ages in your mind Is aching with the dead of the night Precious life (your tears are lost in falling rain) And if you hear me talking on the wind You've got to understand We must remain Perfect Strangers