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 will 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
'Til peace we find, tell you what I'll do
All the things I own I will share with you
And, 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 fear you're gonna carry us away
And 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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    I 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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    i like this one very very much. its very filled with feelings and honest.

    SilentAssassinon January 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    I'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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    I don't think the song was a perfect fit, it tells such a story itself, and to me the moods don't match. I loved the movie by the way, but I love the song more.

    doctormondegreenon February 06, 2009   Link
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    the 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
  • +1
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    Dave Davies is the lead vocal on this song.

    Foolintherain1982on May 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
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    Every song that Dave Davies sang just sounds so soulful. This song is no exception.

    Phadedjadedon November 19, 2010   Link
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    This was my wedding march. In my opinion - this is the most BRUTALLY HONEST love song in the world.

    kaotic73on March 30, 2012   Link
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    This 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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    I 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

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