The Airborne Toxic Event Lyrics: Strangers

The Airborne Toxic Event, Songs of God and WhiskeyFrom The Album Songs of God and Whiskey (2015)
Published by The Airborne Toxic Event
Lyrics by Mikel Jollett

Strangers

Every day at sunrise, I’ve got to
Empty my pockets, I’ve got
Four cups of coffee
And these empty sockets
And the dreams I held so tender loom
In the air around my bedroom
I think about the rising sun
And the day to come and I wonder

Where you went, where you went
Are you wide awake?
Did you read all the letters that I sent?
Are you fast asleep?
Did you know I keep your memory buried away so deep?

Till all the walls fall we’ll just keep being strangers
As the world rearranges
Every blade, every seed, every ounce of green
And the sunrise is a welcome thing
But I wish it was more welcoming
‘Cause this life has such an awful sting
And a price to pay for everything

And every day they say, just get away
They say, just get back up
They say, stand tough you’ve got to keep it up
You’ve got to learn to play rough
You’ve got to run through a field on a sunlit day
Laugh it off and sleep at night

But I don’t care, I just don’t care
‘Cause if you’re not here there’s no one to laugh at the jokes we share
Are you fast asleep?
Did you know I keep your memory buried away so deep?

Till all the walls fall we’ll just keep being strangers
As the world rearranges
Every blade, every seed, every ounce of green
And the sunrise is a welcome thing
But I wish it was more welcoming
‘Cause this life has such an awful sting
And a price to pay for everything

I saw you last night in the cell where I sleep
And your shyness was such a surprise
And you said, I hold you in me like a secret I keep
And the truth of that moment defies all that we know

Where we go

So I think till all the walls fall,
I’ll just keep getting stranger
The world will rearrange her
Into something just as beautiful
I know that I won’t know you then
But I see no reason to pretend
‘Cause I love you now and I’ll love you then
And the sun will shine on everything

Till all the walls fall,
We’ll just keep being strangers
And the world will rearrange us
Into things we never planned to be
As the sun rises around us
And continues to confound us
Its beauty will surround us
And share its life with everything

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Comments
  1. Andy Jard says:

    I always thought the lyric was:
    “So I think till all the walls fall,
    I’ll just keep getting stranger
    The world will rearrange *her*
    Into something just as beautiful”

    I thought it was “her” instead of “it”

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  2. felipe says:

    I’ve always understood “cause if you’re not here there’s no one to love but the dogs we share” which seemed like an awesome thing to say until this very moment, in which I find it very silly now that I know the actual lyrics. 😛

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  3. Shane says:

    I think that the lyric “and the dreams I have soaked in the loom, in the air around my bedroom” is actually “and the dreams I held so tenderly loom, in the air around my bedroom” I think that dreams I held so tenderly fit better with in the air around my bedroom.

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