"Lost!" as written by Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland and William Champion....
Just because I'm losing
Doesn't mean I'm lost
Doesn't mean I'll stop
Doesn't mean I will cross

Just because I'm hurting
Doesn't mean I'm hurt
Doesn't mean I didn't get what I deserve
No better and no worse

I just got lost
Every river that I've tried to cross
And every door I ever tried was locked
Oh, and I'm just waiting 'till the shine wears off

You might be a big fish
In a little pond
Doesn't mean you've won
'Cause along may come
A bigger one
And you'll be lost

Every river that you tried to cross
Every gun you ever held went off
Oh, and I'm just waiting 'till the firing starts
Oh, and I'm just waiting 'till the shine wears off
Oh, and I'm just waiting 'till the shine wears off

Oh, and I'm just waiting 'till the shine wears off
Oh, and I'm just waiting 'till the shine wears off


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"Lost!" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

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  • +4
    General CommentI interpret this song as one person expressing how they faltered and got lost...but in the end they learned their lesson and came out alright...completely reminds me of my life! Amazing song!
    RocMedon July 02, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commentin my opinion, this song means that even though your being beaten down doesnt mean you have to give in. someone can physicaly hurt you without hurting your feelings or resolve. i frikkin love this song, it reminds me to fight for a stand everyday :)
    Ladyhawk491on October 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Basically the song is about trying to get someone back. Realizing in the end that there is 'other fish in the sea' as everyone kept telling me. Truth is there is only one fish for me and I already knew that I just struggled to let the other fish off my hook. You can only fight for so long and then like the song says, I was just waiting for the shine to wear off. Once it did, I wasn't blind by my feelings of my ex but now I could finally see the truth of love at its finest. I got the best catch and I'll never release it."
    nmthomas88on June 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIncredible.

    "Lost?" is, I believe, the piano acoustic version of the album track, "Lost!". I find it hard to believe the album track can better this. It's far beyond what Fix You ever was in terms of beauty, and far beyond what Amsterdam ever was in terms of hurting me.

    The lyrics are self-explanatory. Why they ring so true is not.
    3lanceron May 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentChange that to "amazing guitar solo" for the album version!

    This song is too cool. Love the "big fish" lyric.
    tcaporaleon June 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove.my.sins, i think you need to reread those first couple stanzas. he says he isn't lost and he isn't hurt, not that he IS both of those things
    brooks450on November 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlost! > lost?


    sorry, but the non-acoustic version is much better.
    Richie45069on June 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI love this song, especially the acoustic version which is utterly gorgeous.
    To me the lyrics sound like the captured solder of a revolution.

    "Just because I'm losing
    Doesn't mean I'm lost
    Doesn't mean I'll stop
    Doesn't mean I would cross"
    Telling the King/oppressor: We may be down, but we are not out, we will keep fighting, we will not bow before you.

    "Just because I'm hurting
    Doesn't mean I'm hurt"
    This is the only part I'm not sure about. It could be about torture, telling the interigater that he will not break.

    "Doesn't mean I didn't get
    What I deserved
    No better and no worse

    I just got lost
    Every river that I tried to cross
    Every door I ever tried was locked"
    I love this bit and can totally see it as him admitting that he went too far in his fight, that he still believes in his cause, but he choose the wrong way to support it which is why he got caught: this is Karma.

    "You might be a big fish
    In a little pond
    Doesn't mean you've won
    'Cause a long may come
    A bigger one"
    You might control us now, but victory is not yet yours because there's always something (neighboring places, grassroots movement)/someone (all the opposing people/the real king/God) that is stronger than you.

    "And you'll be lost
    Every river that you tried to cross
    Every gun you ever held went off
    Ohhh and I'm...
    Just waiting until the firing stopped
    Ohhh and I'm...
    Just waiting 'til the shine wears off"
    Now that he can't fight he has to wait until "The King's" plans cause his own doom and others see the truth, find the worm beneath the shiny surface and (insert relevant bad guy here) is finally given his just desserts.
    Bloodannaon March 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. My Senior Year has been a kinda roller coaster, so I think I ended up feeling pretty lost.
    hernandez23on May 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like "Violet Hill", liked "Viva la Vida" even better, and this song.... I absolutely love. Already I am ranking this in Coldplay's top 5 with the likes of "Fix You" This song is just amazing. No explanation needed. Chris Martin is a genious and this song will shun any thoughts that Coldpay changed their style for the worst. This song does a great job of making me want to cry
    yankeeh8er847on May 16, 2008   Link

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