"Lost Ones" as written by Frederick Hibbert and Lauryn N. Hill....
It's funny how money change a situation
Miscommunication leads to complication
My emancipation don't fit your equation
I was on the humble, you on every station
Some wan' play young lauryn like she dumb
But remember not a game new under the sun
Everything you did has already been done
I know all the tricks from bricks to kingston
My ting done made your kingdom wan' run
Now understand "l-boogie's" non-violent
But if a thing test me, run for mi gun
Can't take a threat to mi new born son
L's been this way since creation
A groupie call, you fall from temptation
Now you want to ball over separation
Tarnish my image in your conversation
Who you gon' scrimmage, like you the champion?
You might win some but you just lost one

You might win some but you just lost one

Now, now how come your talk turn cold?
Gain the whole world for the price of your soul
Tryin' to grab hold of what you can't control
Now you all floss, what a sight to behold
Wisdom is better than silver and gold
I was hopeless, now I'm more hopeful
Every man want to act like he's exempt
Need to get down on his knees and repent
Can't slick talk on the day of judgment
Your movement's similar to a serpent
Tried to play straight, how your whole style bent?
Consequence is no coincidence
Hypocrites always want to play innocent
Always want to take it to the full out extent
Always want to make it seem like good intent
Never want to face it when it time for punishment
I know you don't want to hear my opinion
But there come many paths and you must choose one
And if you don't change then the rain soon come
See you might win some, but you just lost one

You might win some but you just lost one

You might win some, but you really lost one
You just lost one, it's so silly how come?
When it's all done, did you really gain from
What you done done? it's so silly how come?
You just lost one

Now don't you understand man universal law?
What you throw out comes back to you, star
Never underestimate those who you scar
Cause karma, karma, karma comes back to you hard!
You can't hold god's people back that long
The chain of shatan wasn't made that strong
Trying to pretend like your word is your bond
But until you do right, all you do will go wrong
Now some might mistake this for just a simple song
And some don't know what they have 'til it's gone
Now even when you're gone you can still be reborn
And, from the night can arrive the sweet dawn
Now, some might listen and some might shun
And some may think that they've reached perfection
If you look closely you'll see what you've become
Cause you might win some but you just lost one!

You might win some but you just lost one

You might win some, but you really lost one
You just lost one, it's so silly how come?
When it's all done, did you really gain from
What you done done, it's so silly how come?

You might win some, but you really lost one
You just lost one, it's so silly how come?
When it's all done, did you really gain from
What you done done, it's so silly how come?

You just lost one
What a bum-bum


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"Lost Ones" as written by Gene Clark Skip Scarborough

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentAbout the acrimonious breakup of the Fugees.
    Smokleron February 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so good, and this part:

    Every man want to act like he's exempt
    When him need to get down on his knees and repent
    Can't slick talk on the day of judgement
    Your movement's similar to a serpent
    Tried to play straight, how your whole style bent?
    Consequence is no coincidence


    is truely about how many men think and are socialized to do so in this country, needing to act "manly". It's all about pride for a lot of guys.
    TBRK98on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love these lines:

    Now don't you understand man universal law
    What you throw out comes back to you, star
    Never underestimate those who you scar
    Cause karma, karma, karma comes back to you hard

    (So true, I believe like Lauren that every cause has an effect and karma eventually comes back to you, whether good or bad)

    And:

    Trying to pretend like your word is your bond
    But until you do right, all you do will go wrong

    (I can't fathom these lines)

    I remember the feeling of listening to this when it just came out. It was so nice to hear positive hip hop, like today its not really out there. I wish that she'd make another solo album!!
    GrungyBeatleon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm not so sure if the first two people really seem to see the religious undertones (or however you wana say it) in this song. so when she says "man" it means man-kind... like.. not just males.. kinda how in the Bible, many times it just says "men" when it means "humans".

    a lot of this seems like she's talking about how people try to say they're right with God or think they are, when they aren't..
    aannggiieeon October 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbut isn't she also arguing that the human race in general is far too dominated by masculine principles which so far have just ruined it?
    dan105on July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot sure if this was common knowledge but the chorus sounds exactly like sister nancy - bam bam. Both good tunes.
    cookieodoon November 14, 2007   Link

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