Lover I remember
Laying out a map
Throwing our possessions
In the van

Your tapes piled on the backseat
And a camera in your hand
Dressed for our arrival
In the Strangeland

Strangeland blind
You got no reason, you got no rhyme
You give no time
To put things right (x2)

You drove across the border
As the winter rains ran dry
And only fateful birdsong
Filled the sky

You threw your head back screaming
As we raced across wet sand
And lept into the waters
Of the Strangeland

Strangeland blind
You got no reason, you got no rhyme
You give no time
To put things right (x2)

You wound the rope around me
And you pulled the knots in tight
And shook me like a bad dream
From your sight

And now the things I've done to forget you
Well it's not what I had planned
The sweetest thoughts get twisted
In the Strangeland

Strangeland blind
You got no reason, you got no rhyme
You give no time to put things right
To put things-

Strangeland dreams
You tore my baby away from me
We get no time
To put things right (x2)

You give no time
To put things right (x4)

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  • +3
    My InterpretationAlright so i'm an idealistic person and this song took a while to sink in for me, but i guess i understand the concept and i'd like to share with you.

    We know this is a breakup\reminisce album based on the project as a whole. This is very important to catch the meaning of this extraordinary song.

    The songs talks about two very idealistic people who decide to go on a journey to explore life and existence together. They do the planning, set everything as it should be and start living this experience.

    Midway, the girl gets caught up by things that brings some sense to her existence. The other partern still wants to keep that sense of exploration and idealism.

    When they are both flirting with the uncertainty, the woman "leaps into the water of the strangeland" and the boy becomes a weird sight for her.

    From a idealistic perspective, and i strongly believe that Tim\Tom shares this personality, leaving the world of ideas and exploration to live in the real world can be a violent transition. That's why this new state is called strangeland because the idealistic can't seem to fit in it.

    He gets sad because he can't reach this new person that the girl has become. He blames the temptations of the real world, saying that they took his babe away from him in an attemp to convey that fact that she probably just found out some purpose in her existence.

    Pretty good song, i feel like every world builds up a short but powerful story of exploration and disillusion
    jonovatoon January 21, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General of their more profound songs (bonus track? cmon!!). It sounds like a mental version of hell to me...any place where the "sweetest thoughts get twisted" is a truly terrible place to be. The references to "sand" make it even more pointed.

    And the worst part (always): "you get no time to put things right" :-/
    bernlin2000on March 29, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe best!
    innuendo14on May 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song. Stumped on the meaning.
    GrayDorianon July 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about progressing in a relationship and at first being lost as to where to go and if this feels right, etc. The strangeland represents the stage of the relationship which the lovers have reached.
    georgyton August 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe strangeland could also represent all the awkward emotions the lovers may be experiencing, such as awkwardness, anxiety, and uncertainty.
    georgyton August 23, 2013   Link

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