Strangers


“Separateness… This is a central human dilemma… Virtually all humans have the feeling of being separate from the world…that we are somehow not part of the world, that we are an unfortunate accident, that external people and things are somehow not us…and that we are simply responding to what happens… All seems to be beyond our control… When one drifts into enlightened states, the separation between ‘self’ and ‘other’ become indistinguishable and undelineated… I often get into trouble because of my inability to discriminate…perhaps I just don’t know any better, being denied a few drops of sap at birth…  Not a viable state to engage in the world… As a child, I would often drift into altered states… I used to be ashamed of this when it was pointed out and I became aware of it… Yet, it is where I lived…a true Space Cadet… Perhaps you knew kids like this growing up?  Nuns with rulers as means of corporal punishment with a rap on the knuckles and one teacher that nearly tore my ear off…all trying to knock me back into C1 consciousness with the other kids! Ha!  But I was the Spaceman…and I couldn’t help it! I was just traveling on great adventures into the mystery!  I could see magic in the cracks of my wooden desktop! Still can!”


We’re strangers on a midnight drive
In the dawning of our lives
aFrom here we go into tomorrow
And there’s no wings
To hold our souls above this rising storm

Cause baby we’re just strangers
To a world that never felt
Born in something that’s about to burn
So we’re looking for something else
It’s easy to be brave when you know you have a lot
But let me tell you something, you hold on tight when you know it’s all you’ve got

I look up, and there’s one big sky
That can cloud up over night
Armed with two fists full of courage
And not a penny to our names
All we have is each other
And it might always be that way
Time won’t stop just because some hearts broke along the way

Cause baby we’re two strangers
In a life too tough to live
The way it’s all been running
Something has gotta give
One day you’re young, the next you’re old
As you ask the question “why?”
Hoping that the answer
Is waiting on the other side

I’m stranded in the rain outside
And it’s storming just like our lives
Promise me and I’ll promise you we’ll always speak the truth

Together we’ll be strangers
To a world that never felt
Born in something about that’s to burn
So we’re looking for something else
It’s easy to be brave when you know you have a lot
But let me tell you something, you hold on tight when you know it’s all you’ve got