"Lost+ (feat. Jay-Z)" 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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  • +2
    General CommentJay-Z adds nothing but pure win to top off this great song.
    His verse is pretty obvious if you think about it..
    Just because you're successful doesn't mean you won't fall. All of those named fell hard.

    "With the same sword they knight you, they gon' good night you with"
    To me that means the same way or people that made you famous will be your demise. perfect example being "Don't believe me, ask Michael" Media made him famous and destroyed him. (RIP)


    "see success is like suicide
    If you succeed, prepare to be crucified"
    Again self explanatory.

    so what it all comes down to is.
    "Is to have had and lost
    Better than not having at all?"
    Fr1sc0on July 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentParablade, I disagree. Even with it being acceptable as an opinion. The things Jay-Z says are 110% true in a way that hardly anyone thinks. He clearly makes you see the situation through his eyes in a light that many people most likely do not see. In that is art, and he did well as an artist. I'm a fan of rap and I'm a fan of rock. As someone who has 0 discrimination in genres and sees music as an art and nothing else, I can say with no cloud of judgment his verse is very commendable.

    I do not know if it's some sort of territorial pride, ignorance, or just a lack of common respect that blinds you. Either way, it's not my loss. You may disagree if you want, but I'm sure that I'm right indubitably. Ignorance is bliss and you are entitled to your opinion. And I'm entitled to tell you you're wrong.
    Bell3018on December 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the climax of jay's verse with the guitars wailing as he pays homage to the gravediggaz "suicide, it's a suicide" -- his name drops make me shiver how well they fit the theme and how well they rhyme. And the build-up to Jay's verse with "C. martin" just killin it - classic, enough said.
    w10on May 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMichael = Michael Jackson... complete prediction of his death right there!!

    With the same sword they knight you,
    they gone goodnight with it.
    GOSHADEZon July 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"See Martin".... C. Martin

    INTERESTING HEY

    anyway i wish there was more of Jay-Z in this his rapping is really good. I think Coldplay were afraid of aggravating their fanbase so they didnt go balls out with the hiphop and used him for only one verse.
    captain amazoon October 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentP.S guys i know the Martin he is referring to is Martin Luther King but i think its a BRILLIANT double entandre
    captain amazoon October 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey both played this summer at the Pemberton Festival. I wonder if that's where they hooked up for this song!?
    ImaginaryButtonson November 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBell3018 - Everyone has different taste, you might think Jay-Z's verse is "poweful" and others might feel it's weak. At the end of the day they're all opinions and yours is no more correct than the guy who said this version of the song is terrible. For the record I also feel this version of the song is terrible, I feel that Jay-Z's verse was boring and added nothing to the song. You can disagree and that is fine but it doesn't mean you are "right" and I am "wrong", they are all just opinions.
    Parabladeon December 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIn my opinion, this version with Jay-Z makes the song meaning much clearer. To me, it's about a person with huge success and fame [maybe even Chris himself haha], but they don't want to fall, or they just don't want it to change them. The line "I'm just waiting till the shine wears off" is a metaphor; he just wants to perform without all the money and fame, because that's not REAL, it's just temporary.

    See Biggie, see Pac, see success and its outcome
    See Jesus, see Judas
    See Caesar, see Brutus, see success is like suicide.

    I think that speaks for itself.
    Great song (: & I think Jay-Z is a great addition.
    juliet88on December 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually like this version of the song better. My one gripe might be how Jay-Z starts off, but it's still really good.

    You know, my first thought on Martin was Martin Luther, not MLK.
    zephidon February 04, 2009   Link

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