We might as well be strangers in another town
We might as well be living in another time
We might as well
We might as well
We might as well be strangers, be strangers

Keane - We Might as Well Be Strangers lyrics meaning

Meaning

The mighty emotional pull of this chorus is typical of Keane's cinematically anthemic piano rock. The three- (now four-) piece have always dealt in the currency of emotion, in their ability to tug at the heartstrings with the bittersweet devastation of love lost, of relationships crumbling.

"While talking to lead songwriter and pianist Tim Rice-Oxley, it’s difficult to count the number of times he uses the word “emotional”—because that’s what he and Keane have been going after for many years; music that grabs you by the collar until you cry honeyed tears. He readily admits that he is a child of the ‘80s and has a weak spot for big sounds coming from a big heart." (Popmatters.com)

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