Goddamn this dusty room
This hazy afternoon
I'm breathing in this silence
Like never before

This feeling that I get
This one last cigarette
As I lay awake
And wait for you to come through the door

Oh maybe maybe maybe
I can share it with you
I behave I behave I behave
So I can share it with you

You were not alone
Dear loneliness
You forgot
But I remember this
Oh stranger stranger
Stranger things have happened, I know

I am not alone
Dear loneliness
I forgot
That I remember this
Oh stranger stranger
Stranger things have happened, I know
Oh, oh
Oh, oh

We'll dream about somewhere
Our smoke will fill the air
As I lay awake and wait
For you to walk out that door
I can change I can change I can change
But who do you want me to be
I'm the same I'm the same I'm the same
Oh do you want me to be

You were not alone
Dear loneliness
You forgot
But I remember this
Oh stranger stranger
Stranger things have happened, I know
Oh, oh
Oh, oh

I'm not alone
Dear loneliness
I forgot
That I remember this
You were not alone
Dear loneliness
You forgot
But I remember this
Oh stranger stranger
Stranger things have happened, I know

I'm not alone
Dear loneliness
I forgot
That I remember this
Oh stranger stranger
Stranger things have happened, I know
Oh, oh
Oh, oh



Lyrics submitted by risefromtheashes

"Stranger Things Have Happened" as written by David Eric Grohl

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind


Stranger Things Have Happened song meanings
Add your thoughts

30 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General Comment:Amazing but super sad song! It's about when your someone gets tired of you or the situation or something. They can't even describe why, but you know as well as they do that they are bored and have let the relationship go sour in their mind... past the point of no return. "Goddam this dusty room" - Things are getting old. "this hazy afternoon" – How you feel about the relationship is getting confusing. "breathing in this silence" - it's getting obvious that things are no longer as exciting as in the beginning and there's not much left to say.

    He wonders if he should wait to share experiences (maybe sex) til she comes through the door or just take care of it himself now before she comes home. Maybe that aspect of the relationship is getting boring as well, yet he “behaves” so he can share it with her.

    "You'll dream about somewhere
    A smoke will fill the air
    As I lay awake and wait
    For you to walk out that door"
    ...he's restlessly waiting for her disinterest in the relationship to be overcome by temptation, and he knows she will soon leave him and he will watch as she goes elsewhere for excitement.

    Then, he talks about the conflict between how she wants him to constantly change and keep things exciting. Routines get boring. However, she also wants him to never change, always be there for her, and be a source of stability. Both cannot be accomplished simultaneously and neither alone will satisfy. This is torture for a guy who truly cares about a girl.

    I am HOPING that the rest of you are right about the remaining lyrics being about hope. Or maybe it’s just a reminder that this is not that big of a deal. Loneliness tells you to feel bad, but then you remember that it’s not something to worry about because it happens all the time and everybody’s been there. Your existence does not depend on that of others, and it’s not the worst thing in the world to lose someone.
    loggfatheron October 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think that this song is about wanting someone that you once had, but cant have anymore. If you’ve been in a situation like this you know what I’m talking about. The guy in the song spends the day by just sitting their wishing that the person he has been thinking about all day would change their mind and come back to him. The music in the song (mostly the guitar) gives off a somber type tone, which indicates some sort of regret. Yet despite all this, the song is slightly up beat, which shows that he still has hope that he would change if she gave him a second chance, and that Stranger Things Have Happened than a girl coming back to a person.
    zepfan764on September 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Best song on the album. Love the metronome.
    broncojohn99on September 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is amazing. Obviously about a relationship. Not sure what it's about beyond that...
    ramb0on September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Fantasic Song! Sounds like Disc 2 of IYH.
    Monkeywrench74on September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's about hope... Great!
    oldenemyon September 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:it's not "lonely miss", it's "lonelyness"...
    but yeah most probably about a relationship, love the guitar
    pointless nostalgicon September 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Such a good song. Best "ballad" on the album (and it's chock-full of them).

    Kind of reminds me of Come As You Are. To be honest, I have no clue why.
    T_Capon September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:its when the acoustic sounds all bassy. i thought it sounded like the opening of come as you are the first time i heard it too.
    nirvana_calion September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Impressive. Its probably about hope, as oldenemy mentioned
    Lateralus518on September 27, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain