"A Little Lost" as written by and Charles Arthur Russell....
I'm a little lost
Without you
That could be an understatement
Now I hope I have paid the cost
To let a day go on by and not
Call on you

'Cause I'm so busy, so busy

Thinking about kissing you

Now I want to do that

Without entertaining another thought

Out on the ocean surf
I'll have to pull myself together
Now it's harder I'm not on my turf
Just me and me and those big old waves
Rolling in

'Cause I'm so busy, so busy
Thinking about kissing you
Now I want to do that
Without entertaining another thought

I'm so unfinished
Our love affair
A voice in me
Is telling me to
Run away
I hope your feeling isn't diminished
I hope you need someone in your life
Someone like me

'Cause I'm so busy, so busy
Thinking about kissing you
Now I want to do that
Without entertaining another thought


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"A Little Lost" as written by Charles Arthur Russell

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    General Commentit's a shame that more people don't know about arthur russell. this is a wonderful song about a difficult relationship, one that is hard to let go of. russell's cello parts are lovely.
    staroftrackandfieldon May 27, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationGreat song! I must admit I had never heard of Arthur Russell before but heard a cover Sufjan Stevens did of this song and now I want to check out more of his stuff.

    I think Russell voiced really beautifully the tension when there is a person in your life you are attracted to, drawn to, and compelled to but the situation is messy and you can't just jump in and act on that feeling.

    There are misgivings for some reason (a voice is telling me to run away) and so even though he is drawn to her he has a conflict between the head and the heart. It brings him to this place where he is in uncharted waters ("out on the ocean surf" "not on my turf" metaphor) where he wants her but doesn't know if it will work, if she even feels the same or wants him.

    I found myself thinking "Shalalala... you gotta.... kiss the girl....." If only it were always that simple.
    rachel11louon August 17, 2014   Link

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