Menzingers, The - Strangers Forever Lyrics




My inner monologue is writing
S.O.S on deserted islands
And there's no one out there to read the signs
Just distant oceans and great blue skies

But my miserable memory is making me more miserable
My mundane mind is waiting on some kind of miracle

Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever
Maybe it's for the best we pretend like we never met
Forget everything that we've ever known
Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever

Strangers forever
Strangers forever
Strangers forever

Well I built a raft out of total desperation
And I got kidnapped by a pirate nation
Now somewhere out there I ramble and roar
You wouldn't recognize me anymore

But if I come into your periphery
Please just act like you don't see me
Out here looking for a glimpse of shore
A mirage of the life that we had before

Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever
Maybe it's for the best we pretend like we never met
Forget everything that we've ever known
Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever

Strangers forever
Strangers forever
Strangers forever
Strangers forever
Strangers forever
Strangers forever
Strangers forever





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Menzingers, The Strangers Forever Comments
  1. Richard

    Oh damnation, my heart literally missed a few beats when you smashed that beautiful Jaguar. Come on!

  2. Joey Woodpieces

    Fuckin' god is this great!

  3. The Best Of 1997

    please just act like you don't see me

  4. Leslie Dom

    Y'all ever just come here to cry

  5. Raymon

    I've been listening to these guys for like 2 years now. It's punk but mellowed down, catchy, not so straightforward punk. Anyways I don't know what I'm talking about, seeing them in Amsterdam in 2 months.

  6. Zingsterazn

    Every album is great for different reasons. Depends on my mood, but in every objective way I can think of they just get better and better with time. Truly amazing and underrated. They're as good as anything Jawbreaker or Social D. or even non political Clash ever penned down. I'm not talking crap about any of those just speaking to the fact that Menzingers trite songs with a similar level of songwriting.

  7. joshua nosbisch

    I want them to stop making songs that make me feel so much, but I desperately hope they never do.

  8. heraldofthegospel

    Just now hearing of these guys, hooked! Great song

  9. Djblue

    Holly shit i was like it would be cool if they fell in the water with instruments the menzingers never fail to make good stuff!

  10. Adam Payne

    The best and most underrated rock band in the world ATM

    c-hagg

    Amen to that.

    Djblue

    facts! this ^

  11. Nik Smith

    Can't wait to see you on Boston!

  12. Ryan M

    Seeing them tomorrow (11/9) in SF, can't wait to hear this song live!

  13. James Phillip Watson

    Legend has it that the smashed guitars ghost still parties near that rock for all eternity xD bravo btw guys!

  14. Lee Bonnar

    Outstanding

  15. Donkey Gazella

    I play in GORDON GAZELLA, much cooler stuff you crazy americans...

  16. Peter Jensen

    These guys have to be playing this live
    This and freaking me out back to back could be the whole show

  17. nabin goutam

    ♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏🙏

  18. Marcio Oliveira

    Fucking awesome! Come back to Brazil soon, guys!

  19. Mason Wentzel

    Am I the only one who feels uncomfortable for the guitars?

  20. thejking

    Man oh man is this music good! Please come back to Europe and take my money!

    gary chapman

    thejking in Europe in February

  21. Cesar Quintanilla

    2 more days :(

  22. post breakdown

    เจ๋งนะ เยี่ยมเลย

  23. Jazzy J

    All they ever do is create consistently amazing and perfect music that I can listen to on loop. Always a great reflection of progress without compromise and beautiful mood enducing themes that are relatable. Looking forward to another perfectly paced album with suprises great guitar work and passion. And that's just coming off of this single. I swear it's been a good year for rock. All of my favourite bands are lulling out gems whilst the world goes into disarray.

    BilltheGreek

    What other rock bands have you enjoyed listening to this year?

    Jazzy J

    @BilltheGreek killswitch engage, Blink 182, @ many others

  24. Bryan Martin

    You know that feeling you get when you hear a song and you're sure you've seen the band before, but you can't remember where, when, or with who? Here we are.

  25. tristanstewart

    very cool idea for a video. very uncool that it's not october 4th yet.

  26. Guilherme Saad

    Amazing song.

  27. Thunder Spud

    Miserable memory is making me more miserable...


    God... dammit...


    That hit deep.

  28. Lee Bonnar

    Can't believe I found this band 5 years ago via a you'tube reccomend lol ta very much ♥️

  29. Canadian Metalhead

    Love this!! 🤘

  30. Dale Jacob

    This is the new Menzingers song I've been waiting for

  31. MrMotherfuck123

    Blonde was cute.

  32. Justin Barkdull

    This video takes place After the Party.

  33. Aidan Mungai

    Another classic banger

  34. Phil the guy

    2:04 Squad Goals

  35. MichelleR.

    Can't wait for the album to drop ❤️

  36. Hunter Kowalski

    Now that I've watched this video damn near 100 times, I can say that there is no better band at matching the feel of the song with a music video

  37. Patrick Ryan

    I got into you guys earlier this year, just stumbled across you by accident and I can't believe I hadn't really paid attention to you sooner. I'm in my early 40's but I still very much relate to your music. It reminds me of my past and songs like this hit home with me due to a recent life changing event. Just solid relatable lyrics all around.

  38. spanish mike

    good sound but I don't know if I like the echo.

  39. picklejoedeanbob

    Definitely my favorite track of the three

  40. Valéria Przysbeczyski

    Wow!!
    Amazing song and video! :)

  41. Robert Braun

    Life gets hard sometimes and then The Menzingers come out with a new album and things make sense again

  42. LJY985

    This is even better than the first 2 singles which were both completely awesome

  43. Jacob Schutz

    After the party was the anthem of my ex and I, now this is the post relationship anthem... fuck I need to see you guys live.

  44. Mustard Tiger

    The new rec is gonna be that hitter, gang.

  45. kichal

    Every time I watch this video and see Greg at 2:25 he reminds me of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. His facial expression and so on. Now you won't be able to watch this part without seeing Sheldon.

  46. teenagevegetable

    A thousand times I’ve smashed “that” guitar.

  47. Fright Fright

    Drew..... 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️💚
    I miss you. Rest In Peace

  48. Hugo G

    The Menzingers Anthem

  49. m.h

    Y’all have gotten those screaming vocals down for sure

  50. Chloe Mcholoe

    does the constant changing of direction of the guitar sound make anyone's head go weird? I don't like it it makes me very uncomfortable

  51. validore

    My inner monologue is writing
    S.O.S on deserted islands
    And there's no one out there to read the signs
    Just distant oceans and great blue skies

    But my miserable memory is making me more miserable
    My mundane mind is waiting on some kind of miracle

    Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever
    Maybe it's for the best we pretend like we never met
    Forget everything that we've ever known
    Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever

    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever

    Well I built a raft out of total desperation
    And I got kidnapped by a pirate nation
    Now somewhere out there I ramble and roar
    You wouldn't recognize me anymore

    But if I come into your periphery
    Please just act like you don't see me
    Out here looking for a glimpse of shore
    A mirage of the life that we had before

    Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever
    Maybe it's for the best we pretend like we never met
    Forget everything that we've ever known
    Maybe it's for the better we both stay strangers forever

    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever
    Strangers forever

  52. Random__itch

    Dedicated to my ex-friends.
    I forgive you. Goodbye forever.

    Marcio Oliveira

    Random__itch yes!

  53. Mike Harris

    Not sure how you continually put out great music. Thanks for being awesome!

  54. jonny26281

    I always hate it when guitars are smashed. It goes against every fibre of my being

  55. validore

    New favorite song. Chills. Ghostly chills. Hello Exile come faster!

  56. Nathan Kearns

    Wow this album could easily be their best yet !!!! Album of the Year is looking very likely after this

  57. Ashton Beebe

    So uh, pool party?

  58. every1getready

    They just keep knocking them outta the park, love the old greaser vibe the songs have with keeping them super melodic, or as like to call them ..”head bobbers”

  59. w/e

    This is the third time you guys have released this song this year. Are there gonna be *any* other songs on the new album or is it all gonna be this same song? Does Tom May even sing/write anymore?

  60. Scottydubs

    Meh. Not bad. I'm not totally off the bandwagon yet after the last video release. I miss the "after the party" days though.

    i0ki

    I'm hard diggin' every song off the new album (maybe this one the least behind Anna and America Freakin' me out) and After the Party's one of my fav all time albums. Let it grow on ya'! :)

    Scottydubs

    @i0ki hey dude. I'll always be a fan the america song pissed me off a little bit but they have their right to their opinion ya know. Freedom of speech is a beautiful thing. People have to learn to agree to disagree.

    i0ki

    @Scottydubs What about the America song pissed you off a little?

    Scottydubs

    @i0ki I didn't agree with the message. I think the left has a skewed view of conservative ideology because of mainstream media propaganda. I guess the video had me more triggered than the music itself.

  61. Timothy

    Damn. This is a beautifully shot video. The colors. The composition.

  62. El Duderino

    Gaslight anthem RIP off

  63. Anthony Ricci

    It hurt seeing those guitars go underwater but I'm fucking digging the song.

  64. Hyperion Helios

    Awesome! Sad the Jaguar had to die though.

  65. heidi morrow

    Greg can always make me happy. Secret crush for sure.

  66. SGHDrums

    Don't ever change, looking forward to the new album!

  67. Marlon Brenes

    Such a waste of a perfectly good axe.

  68. Tyler Birman

    Another amazing tune

  69. ELL-S-D GREEN

    Nice work,Thumbs up from ENGLAND 👍👍👍👍👍

  70. kokos89891

    this album's gonna be fire

  71. Anton Grigori

    Great stuff. I'm going through a break up - good timing boys.

  72. Volodymyr Vaskivskyi

    The Menzingers in October exactly what the doctor ordered, сan’t wait to new album

  73. Leo Traila

    It had to be The Menzingers to come out with the best antidote for the depression caused by After The Party video.

  74. Luis Guillen

    Color suits? Who are you? The Maine? Love It. It's right a some season In my life :( can't wait for HEx

  75. The Notorious CED

    This screaming "maybe" makes me goosebumps!!! F...ing love The Menzingers! Greets from Austria

  76. atikah rostam

    Welp. Just discovered my new favourite band

  77. Azerothic

    First song I've ever heard of these guys, I'm in love

    Wilhelms Cream

    Check out Chamberlain Waits, great album.

    Azerothic

    @Wilhelms Cream listening to it rn, it's very good indeed. Thanks a lot 👍

  78. Алексей Сидоров

    Заебок

  79. dexterman00

    The Menzingers never disappoint.

  80. Tiltman Music

    And they say there are no more good bands left?
    Exibit A..

    GLBizzie

    Who told u that BS? There are s lot of amazing bands out there

  81. Ryan Pittenger

    I dig this. Still Menzingers with a bit of growth or change..its written so well..I've loved every album for different reasons. Good is good even if it's a tad different!

  82. W L T V

    Dam she fine

  83. TheNoahdjong

    Holy shit. The cinematography is amazing!

  84. Wow No

    Not a fan of the radio rock direction theyre going. I miss good guitar work.

  85. Carter G

    THE HYPE AGHHHHHHH

  86. Jake D

    Okay but that transition at 2:13 did not have to go that hard

  87. Simone Betta

    Dropping bombs

  88. Steven Suarez

    My boy Toms songs are always overlooked for singles lol

    Wow No

    Yeah, he didnt even get one this time, what the hell.

  89. Brian C

    This band is so good

  90. Enforcer

    I don't really watch music videos anymore but I will for The Menzingers.

  91. Pete Ferraro

    Jesus, these lyrics hit in the fuggin’ heart...

  92. Tyler Francis

    Magnificent!

  93. 4stringring

    I would've gladly given that Jazzmaster a good home. :(

    Wow No

    It was probably a cheap Squier, i hope they wouldnt wreck a Fender Jazzmaster.

  94. tigressjolie

    Greg Barnett you have cut me to my core. The timing of this song is insane. As soon as the chorus hit I was sobbing. I can’t believe how this song completely captures my breakup, the circumstances, and the emotions.

    andrew lejeune

    completely ended everything with my ex today. Quoted this song when I told her I was done.

  95. Aesthetically Mercury

    I love this guys

  96. AJYoungGun

    You have easily become one of my favourite bands after I have stumbled upon by accident about a year ago

    Needed music to relate with in my late 20's and this is fitting perfectly!

  97. Vaughn Goatson

    This is one of the only bands that has the perfect balance of great songs and great videos.

  98. Jeff Jensen

    Man, the new songs sound great! I can't wait for the album.