"Destination unknown" as written by David Jaymes, Geoff Deane, Stefano Scarpellini, Alfonso Fortunato Gaudino and Sharon May Linn....
Life is so strange when you don't know
How can you tell where you're going to
You can't be sure of any situation
Something could change and then you won't know

Ask yourself
Where do we go from here
It seems so all to near
Just as far beyond as I can see
I still don't know what this all means to me

Tell yourself
I have nowhere to go
I don't know what to do
And I don't even know the time of day
I guess it doesn't matter any way

Life is so strange
Destination unknown
When you don't know
Your destination
Something could change
It's unknown
And then you won't know
Destination unknown

Life is so strange
Destination unknown
When you don't know
Your destination
Something could change
It's unknown
And then you won't know
Destination unknown

You ask yourself
When will my time come
Has it all been said and done
I know I'll leave when it's my time to go
'Til then I'll carry on with what I know

Life is so strange
Destination unknown
When you don't know
Your destination
Something could change
It's unknown
And then you won't know
Destination unknown

Life is so strange
Destination unknown
When you don't know
Your destination
And something could change
It's unknown
And then you won't know
Destination unknown

Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange
Life is so strange


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"Destination Unknown" as written by Stefano Scarpellini Gaudino Alfonso Fortunato

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    General Commentthis songs about making responsible, independent decisions cause one day one might wake up and say were the fuck did the last ten years of my life go!
    in2sighton February 02, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI like how people can pull what they want from this song, but personally I think this song deals with existentialism. You were born, you always questioned, why am I here? what will I do? for what reason? what does it exactly mean to be alive? is this a personal feeling, or mutual? Stuff like that we all think sub consciously throughout our lives, we all approach it differently, some through science, others religion, or for others just putting it off and ignoring it. I saw Missing Persons perform live last night, this was the second to last song they played for the night, (they played walking in la last), but Dale went on a rant for what seemed like 20 minutes before actually playing the song. She spoke mostly about her personal trials and tribulations, politics, current world affairs, the individual and your importance, sticking it to the man, and numerous other topics. But even though she was drunk she was making sense. I don't know who personally wrote this particular song but she seemed to have a deep personal connection to it and my guess is she wrote the lyrics. She also spoke about religion and how we must be humble and not give in to the rat race and all the greed in the world, because God could snatch it away from you in an instant. Anyways I love this song and whenever I question the big picture and why the fuck we are here, I just listen to this song and it makes me know and feel better that others are in the same situation. IMO one of the best songs from the new wave era, its intelligent, well written and catchy. Something that many bands lack to do in their music.
    deanerthebeaneron February 28, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a very cool song. It describes about living your life carefree and just not worrying about where you end up. Some things happen that years ago you couldn't imagine yourself being in this certain point or place. It makes me just want to randomly buy some plane tickets to some country and not even caring where it is. Just take it easy.
    destructingparabolaon August 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOld skool. :) ;)
    redshiftdazzleron December 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    MemoryDale definitely had a lot of input on their lyrics. One of the best new wave-era songs with surprisingly unselfish lyrics. I think music and musicians from the 80s tend to get pigeonholed into a "me first", capitalist/reagonomics, self-centered schtick. I do NOT think this song is that at all. There's a lot of uncertainty and self doubt in it....but ultimately perseverance which she gets through before the end. Catchy lyrics and melody..... a great song.
    Cutecartonon April 16, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretation***Facepalm***

    When I saw the name Song Meanings, I knew immediately they were not secretly on a mission to educate people about my clueless, subjective conjecture. Save that pollution for the appropriate social media-dumpster as well as the probable nonsequitur of biased, blubbering blatherskite as well as the easily offended tearful pleas. Your feigned outrage is irrelevant; especially if you weren't even born yet. Scores a perfect 10 on my generation's Dont Give A Shit list.
    You lazy little assholes act like u cant even Google better than an old fart like me, lol

    Unless its your song, nobody gives a credible shit about your impetuous, unqualified opines.
    In spite of our generational values' contrast from 1982 til present time, you should have enough sense in your head to not have to be told that legitimate interpretations of song meanings, if any, truly belongs to those who created it. And I meant all the aforementioned in the nicest way possible.

    NOW STFU AND PAY ATTENTION, GODDAMMIT:

    From Dale's 2014 interview about the album "Missing In Action"

    "Coping with the death of her brother has led Bozzio to bring up one of Missing Persons' biggest hits, which back in 1982 seemed like a slice of lightweight new wave pop, but now it has taken on much heavier meaning. "I wrote 'Destination Unknown' about this exact situation," she says, "knowing that someday I would pass away. It was just the way it was going to be. I wouldn't have a chance to say 'yes' or 'no.'"

    yahoo.com/music/blogs/music-news/…

    My comment wins.
    halimah1031on July 27, 2017   Link

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