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Michael Jackson

Stranger in Moscow

29 Jul, 1997

Jackson releases Stranger in Moscow the fifth single from HIStory. The song is an autobiographical look at Jackson’s tour in Moscow where he felt suddenly unknown and disconnected from his fans there.

I wrote that in Moscow. The lyrics are totally autobiographical. When you hear lines like, “Here abondoned in my fame…Armageddon of the brain” – at the time, on the last tour when we were in Moscow – that’s how I really felt. It kinda created itself. It fell into my lap, because that’s how I was feeling at the time. Just alone in my hotel and it was raining and I just started writing it.

Michael Jackson – Stranger In Moscow