Atutally the credit for this inspired song choice should go, not to wes anderson, but to some youtuber who made a montage tribute many years ago to the unrequited love of margo and her brother from the royal tenenbaums It was a truly beautiful, creative, poignant and well edited montage with this song playing the the background and it was made more than two or three or maybe even four years ago. It's folky, yes, but apocalyptic too, and Dave is in truth-seeking mode here. StrangersKinks Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. A classic folk ballad image, the exiled wanderer. The Darjeeling Limited is about three brothers and their complicated love-hate relationship, so how perfect is it to use songs by the warring Davies brothers.
Like it or not, it's been the one constant in their turbulent lives. I really hope he gave credit where it was due and I hope the original youtube clip wasnt pulled for a fishy reason like perhaps that people would realize that wes didnt dream up the song choice himself, which I can guarantee he didnt The song is absolutely perfect for wes anderson's films but the inspiration belonged to a youtuber who was an early user of the site. Kinks Miscellaneous Strangers Where are you going I don't mind I've killed my world and I've killed my time So where do I go what do I see I see many people coming after me So where are you going to I don't mind If I live too long I'm afraid I'll die So I will follow you wherever you go If your offered hand is still open to me Strangers on this road we are on We are not two we are one So you've been where I've just come From the land that brings losers on So we will share this road we walk And mind our mouths and beware our talk 'Till peace we find tell you what I'll do All the things I own I will share with you If I feel tomorrow like I feel today We'll take what we want and give the rest away Strangers on this road we are on We are not two we are one Holy man and holy priest This love of life makes me weak at my knees And when we get there make your play 'Cos soon I feel you're gonna carry us away In a promised lie you made us believe For many men there is so much grief And my mind is proud but it aches with rage And if I live too long I'm afraid I'll die Strangers on this road we are on We are not two we are one Strangers on this road we are on We are not two we are one Get the embed code Kinks - Miscellaneous Album Lyrics1. I think back to 1970, when this song was released on the album Lola Versus Powerman and the Money-go-round Part One by the way, Dave and Ray, we're still waiting for Part Two , and I recall George Harrison and all the hazy Eastern philosophy going around London's music world at the time. Still, the plaintive way Dave sings the chorus make his yearning for connection seem totally geniune. Dave's strangled vocals not wild, yet untamed convey the anguish, the angst, and yes, the caring we might share with others in this no exit life. I don't know why, but I accept it.
I haven't got a clue. But then, neither does the singer of his song; he's just sitting at the side of the road, rubbing his aching feet and musing wistfully. And somehow, all of this manages to come out haunting and evocative and tender. Kudos to Wes Anderson for an absolutely inspired choice. This website respects all music copyrights. The drums slap wearily along, an organ sighs like an exhaled breath. The moment when it bursts into the film, about two-thirds of the way through --well, I won't give away the plot, but it's a beautiful moment of acceptance and enlightenment, and this is the perfect song for that moment.
Of course it's about the brotherhood of man, but for some reason I've never been able to hear this line without also thinking of Ray and Dave and their intense love-hate bond. This is just a preview! Without permission, all uses other than home and private use are forbidden. All musical material is re-recorded and does not use in any form the original music or original vocals or any feature of the original recording. The quest still beckons, and it isn't a quest anyone should undertake alone. Powerman is an album full of songs that reject accepted orthodoxies --labor unions, record company executives, music promoters, lawyers, bankers -- so why not kick back against religion while you're at it? So what in the end does this song mean? I used to listen to it very often and had it in my favorites but when I looked in my favorites page, the clip has disappeared. I looked it up and now I see Wes must have seen the youtuber's tribute and recognized the perfection of the song for his films and decided to use it in his next film, darjeeling.
Gotta Get The First Plane Home14. Maybe it has something to do with the sad election and its sad consequences, but I have woken up lately needing to hear this song, and it gets to me every time- heartbreaking, beautiful, desperate and resolved. How Do I Get Close16. All rights are reserved for the protected works reproduced on this website. A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy2. It could almost be a track from the Band; Dave's lonesome vocal here is distinctly Levon Helm-like.
And more moving than any other Kinks song. . And there stands bad boy Dave Davies, wanting to believe in all this peace-and-love stuff, yet at the same time hating the idea of jumping on anybody else's flower-festooned bandwagon. When a great voice breaks, so do I. Down All The Days To 1992 11. I really like what you wrote about it, and I made the same connection with The Band, particularly the line If I live too long I'm afraid i'll die.
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