"Strangers" as written by and Dave Davies....
Where are you going I don't mind
I've killed my world and I've killed my time
So where do I go what do I see
I see many people coming after me
So where are you going to I don't mind
If I live too long I'm afraid I'll die
So I will follow you wherever you go
If your offered hand is still open to me
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
So you've been where I've just come
From the land that brings losers on
So we will share this road we walk
And mind our mouths and beware our talk
'Till peace we find tell you what I'll do
All the things I own I will share with you
If I feel tomorrow like I feel today
We'll take what we want and give the rest away
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
Holy man and holy priest
This love of life makes me weak at my knees
And when we get there make your play
'cause soon I feel you're gonna carry us away
In a promised lie you made us believe
For many men there is so much grief
And my mind is proud but it aches with rage
And if I live too long I'm afraid I'll die
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one


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"Strangers" as written by John Patrick Huerto Thomas James Davies

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    General CommentI'd say Oklahoma USA is their most delicate. This may be their most heart-felt and sincere
    spmuzikon September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know this has nothing to do with the song's "meaning," but I've thought for years that this song sounds like it belongs in a Wes Anderson film and now it's in Darjeeling. I feel psychic.
    foundherselfon February 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe fear of dying will never fade but the love for a life where everythings possible is never going to go away

    i've not seen darjeeling ltd but when ray's voice starts breaking it makes me want to lie on ground and never get up
    campfireon November 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song of becoming "aware", ie. "awareness". The strangers are his mind of which he is now aware. He will follow it. He will question it. "mind our mouths and beware our talk" The chatter is inside the mind between questioner and answerer. Sometimes you find yourself talking out loud as if talking to another but discover you're talking to your own mind. In a promised lie you made us believe
    For many men there is so much grief "having to become 'aware' or 'awaken' that they don't know what it's all about and it can drive you batty.
    And my mind is proud but it aches with rage... you have a proud ego, at the same time you're angry at it all especially when you want to turn back the clock before 'awareness'.
    Divion October 25, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI understand what some people are getting at when they describe the meaning of this song...especially the one about awareness. But I am fairly certain that, in particular, this song is about drug addiction.
    LazyShayon June 26, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe kinks' most delicate song.
    tired_hippoon June 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like this one very very much. its very filled with feelings and honest.
    SilentAssassinon January 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis songs fit so damn right in The Darjeeling Limited
    jexxicaon April 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI shed some tears during TDL when Adrien Brody emerged from the river with his boy to save. That entire sequence just kills me.
    I don't usually shed tears at songs or music or anything.

    Anyways, I just thing this song captures a lot of the struggle we all go through, but it has the optimism we all need. It really is touching.
    CamBam53on June 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it was in the royal tenenbaums at some point too... i may be completely wrong though but i remember dcwnloading the soundtrack for that before i saw darjeeling and strangers was on it./
    eating_for_youon August 07, 2008   Link

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