Life is so… whatever.

We might as well be strangers for all I know of you now

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In The Sims2 as you progress in your job (and life in general), you need more and more friends. At around level 5 or so it gets pretty hard to manage your relationships as you really have to regularly devote time to each of them if you don’t want to receive a notification that So-and-So is not your friend anymore. A day in Sims time seems so inadequate to balance work+household stuff+maintaining your needs, let alone talk to 8 people on the phone to keep your relationship meter from going down.

I used to think that it was so ridiculous and unrealistic, the way your relationships with other sims deteriorate so quickly if not given enough attention. But after having a kinda-serious bonding session with Imang over lunch today, I realized that it actually isn’t so far from the truth. How many times has the above mentioned happened to my own relationships? How many friends have I lost this way? How many people come to mind when I listen to Keane’s We Might As Well Be Strangers?

I don’t know your face no more
Or feel your touch that I adore
I don’t know your face no more
It’s just a place I’m looking for
We might as well be strangers in another town
We might as well be living in a different world
We might as well
We might as well
We might as well

I don’t know your thoughts these days
We’re strangers in an empty space
I don’t understand your heart
It’s easier to be apart

We might as well be strangers in another town
We might as well be living in a another time
We might as well
We might as well
We might as well be strangers
Be strangers
For all I know of you now

For all I know of you now
For all I know of you now
For all I know

You think nothing’s changed even though you’re not together as often as before, but one day you just stop and think, Do I still know these people? I’m not just saying this for the really obvious ones (you know who you are) but for the countless people whom I considered friends at some point in my life, but now are not so in it anymore. Oh, if only you really could fully restore a friendship by just talking for an hour like in The Sims2. :(

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Written by eeeek

March 13, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Posted in Musings

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