"Gained the World Feat. Manda" as written by and Paul David Godfrey Ross Charles Godfrey....
I heard I lost it on the grapevine
I must admit I had a great time
There are words for people like me
But I don't think there's very many

I've gained the world then lost my soul
Maybe it's 'cause I'm getting old
All the people that I know
Have gained the world then lost their soul

There's no persuasion that I'm into
That made some sense of what we've been through
We should form a new foundation
If we could find the right location

Is it prey on display?
I'm feeling well

I've gained the world then lost my soul
Maybe it's 'cause I'm getting old
All the people that I know
Have gained the world then lost their soul

I've gained the world then lost my soul
Maybe it's 'cause I'm getting old
All the people that I know
Have gained the world then lost their soul




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"Gained the World" as written by Ross Godfrey Paul David Godfrey

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    General Commentmorcheeba is amazing, im shocked this has no comments. her voice is gorgeous.
    tenderonion April 24, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI heard I lost it
    On the grapevine


    i believe "it" here refers to innocence, which i'll explain later
    whatever she's lost, it's been gossiped about, when losing something important ought to have been a private moment

    I must admit
    I had a great time


    the fact that she's "admit[ting]" she had a great time seems to imply that either she didn't actually have a good time, or she thinks that having a great time is somehow wrong--i believe it's the latter, as the next lyrics will explain

    There are words for people like me
    But I don't think there's very many


    we're not sure at this point what the implications of "los[ing] it" are, but the fact that she's said that there aren't many words for people like her suggests that her reaction is strange or odd

    [Chorus] I've gained the world and lost my soul

    the faith that she formerly held to is gone, but she's gained knowledge of the world--this is the lyric that leads me to believe she's talking about losing her innocence

    Maybe it's 'cause I'm getting old

    childlike innocence is gone

    All the people that I know
    Have gained the world then lost their souls


    this is a widespread phenomena
    [End Chorus]

    There's no persuasion that I'm into

    she denies any attempts to manipulate her

    I've made some sense of what we've been through

    she's had to think about it, but in the end it makes sense

    We should form a new foundation
    If we could find the right location


    the bulwark of innocence or faith is gone, but she believes that it's possible to rebuild, although "find[ing] the right location" may be difficult

    Is it prey
    On display
    I'm feeling well


    despite the questioning she thinks others would have ("is it prey / on display") she's "feeling well" about where she ended up

    [Chorus x2]

    (SORRY FOR THE MULTIPLE COMMENTS. Some of my formatting was off, and this site doesn't allow previews. Ugh.)
    saveyoursanityon August 22, 2012   Link
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    General Comment"tenderoni" so so true. Some songs of morcheeba simply amaze me, im out of comments. So so strange beauty in its text and music...I cant describe its beauty, it is so speechless.......This is one of them and next to it is "Enjoy the ride"
    elfnikon March 19, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI heard I lost it
    On the grapevine


    i believe "it" here refers to innocence, which i'll explain later
    whatever she's lost, it's been gossiped about, when losing something important ought to have been a private moment

    I must admit
    I had a great time


    the fact that she's "admit[ting]" she had a great time seems to imply that either she didn't actually have a good time, or she thinks that having a great time is somehow wrong
    saveyoursanityon August 22, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI heard I lost it
    On the grapevine


    i believe "it" here refers to innocence, which i'll explain later
    whatever she's lost, it's been gossiped about, when losing something important ought to have been a private moment

    I must admit
    I had a great time


    the fact that she's "admit[ting]" she had a great time seems to imply that either she didn't actually have a good time, or she thinks that having a great time is somehow wrong
    saveyoursanityon August 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the spiritual connection. About gaining all modern and "normal", yeah as described above..lost the purity (virginity) of her soul. She is modern, she have fun, she lives modern life with all modern pleasures...but lost her soul, spiritual meaning, where she came from and all other true human qualities. Sad song and it is connected to everyone of us, if we think deeper on this...but definitely a masterpeace.
    elfnikon January 28, 2015   Link

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