"We Might As Well Be Strangers" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin and Richard David Hughes....
I don't know your face no more
Or feel the touch that I adore
I don't know your face no more
It's just a place I'm looking for

We might as well be strangers in another town
We might as well be living in a different world
We might as well
We might as well
We might as well

I don't know your thoughts these days
We're strangers in an empty space
I don't understand your heart
It's easier to be apart

We might as well be strangers in another town
We might as well be living in another town
We might as well
We might as well
We might as well be strangers
Be strangers

For all I know of you now
For all I know of you now
For all I know of you now
For all I know


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"We Might as Well Be Strangers [DVD]" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley Richard David Hughes

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    General CommentThe way it relates to me is a relationship that ended...and then the two grew apart//couldn't be friends anymore. And the person doesn't understand the other anymore, even though they were once very very close. You miss them for who you knew them as.

    It's an amazing song.
    Poisonedbeautyon January 26, 2005   Link
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    Song MeaningI take this songs meaning as 2 people who are still together but their relationship has broke down and they dont know each other anymore, like they have grew apart or perhaps on her part she's stopped loving him. However he still suggests in the song that he is still in love with her and longs for her but her rejection and his lack of understand her feelings and heart makes things "easier to be apart"

    The lyrics "we might as well be strangers" suggests they are together, its talking about present tense, not past tense also this is backed up by the line "we're strangers in an empty space" which suggests they share time or space with each other.
    uber79on July 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn, good song. i got the first post. go me.
    high fidelityon October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is totally amazing..there isnt much to read into..
    but it just relates to me A LOT

    go keane!
    midnight_showon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favourites...simple yet so beautiful, and the way it builds so briefly and then drops away again is brilliant.
    Silverdewon October 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me? at concert he said "this songs about something good that finishes"
    deacon_froston November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere was definitely something good there that ended. Great song.
    Synapse2Synapseon November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its like... a friendship/relationship that seems to fade without any real known reason.... like there's no concrete break up, or fight, or anything. you just kind of grow apart.
    themrschasezon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh dear goodness this song is amazing!!!
    HELLOIMJVOon December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about him forgeting a lost love. i cant wait to see them in concert in febuary.
    savestheday1389on December 14, 2004   Link

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