My beautiful liar
Why are you crying
On your knees
You've crucified yourself
And now denial is rising

Why
So tell me

So tell me how did you
lose yourself at sea
Drifting within
So tell me why did you
cast yourself away
It's such a sweet addiction
You should celebrate

My beautiful liar
You are drowning
In your fear
You're cutting into me
You think if I bleed
It can save you

Why
So tell me

So tell me how did you
lose yourself at sea
Drifting within this
So tell me why did you
cast yourself away
It's such a sweet addiction
You should celebrate

And you know if I could
I'd take your pain
But will you turn and
face your disease


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Lost At Sea song meanings
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    General CommentAgreed. 100%. This song is quite amazing. As is most In This Moment songs.
    MetalheadMikeyon February 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare you serious no one has commented on this song, well i think its ausem. great lyrics, ausem voice, good guitar, and drums are preet good too. ausem band
    amyleeobssessed!on December 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about a loved one who is addicted to drugs, at least thats how I read it.
    CptnBraindeadon March 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah this is about being addicted to drugs
    ITMFan1on June 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentActually I think it's about being lost in depression, kinda like give me a sign by Breaking Benjamin. But it could be about an addiction too, or both. I've been addicted which caused depression so they could be one and the same.
    jason10588on March 13, 2016   Link
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    General CommentAlright, so here goes my interpretation:

    "My beautiful liar
    Why are you crying
    On your knees
    You've crucified yourself
    And now denial is rising"
    This to me suggests the person has done something they are unwilling to face. They are playing victim (crucified yourself) and denying their role in whatever has happened (denial is rising).

    "Why
    So tell me

    So tell me how did you
    lose yourself at sea
    Drifting within
    So tell me why did you
    cast yourself away
    It's such a sweet addiction
    You should celebrate"
    The person, lost in themselves, in their own sea of turmoil, have come across this entity which confronts them asking why they are here. My first impression of this entity was something sinister, as if the person is being confronted by a monster about to pray on the weak.

    "My beautiful liar
    You are drowning
    In your fear
    You're cutting into me
    You think if I bleed
    It can save you"
    Here its implied that the longer the person hides away from the truth, the more dangerous things become, the more they're lost at sea. This person is attacking the entity as if it is the issue (much like self destructive tendencies). The entity remains calm however, and continues to ask this person why they're here and how they got here.

    "Why
    So tell me

    So tell me how did you
    lose yourself at sea
    Drifting within this
    So tell me why did you
    cast yourself away
    It's such a sweet addiction
    You should celebrate"
    Again the entity asks why this person is here. It is trying to confront them and break the cycle of lying to oneself. This is where my perception of the entity as something sinister changes to a more caring, accepting, and guiding type of being inside this person. The entity is acknowledging the person is lost in this mess. The sweet addiction they are referring to is this person's habit of playing the victim and lying to themselves. But the celebration this entity is referring to is actually the finding of themselves and the acknowledgement/confrontation of the issue.

    "And you know if I could
    I'd take your pain
    But will you turn and
    face your disease"
    Lastly, here the shift is completed. This once perceived dangerous entity is actually the self. This person that has been found in the sea of despair. They are saying to themselves, in order for this pain to go away and for you to survive, you must give up the role of victim and, for yourself by yourself, face your disease for what it is; the addiction to playing victim. In accepting this truth, this person will begin healing and the sea will dwindle.
    BritLeeon December 23, 2017   Link

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