"Love Lost" as written by and Dougie Mandagi Jonathan Aherne....
Our love was lost
But now we've found it
Our love was lost
And hope was gone

Our love was lost
But now we've found it
And if you flash your heart
I won't deny it
I promise

I promise

Your walls are up
Too cold to touch it
Your walls are up
Too high to climb

I know it's hard
But I can still hear it beating
So if you flash your heart
I won't mistreat it
I promise

I promise

Our love was lost
In the rubble are all the things
That you've, you've been dreaming of
Keep me in mind
When you're ready
I am here
To take you every time

Oh, our love was lost
Lost, lost, lost, lost
Our love was lost
But now it's found


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"Love Lost" as written by Jonathan David Aherne Abby Mandagi

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  • +4
    General CommentI predict the "comments" for this song will increase from 3 to 300 very soon. This is truley an amazing song by The Temper Trap. Whilst the lyrics are self explanatory, I feel a sense of depression and saddness from the singer. Although he is willing to love again and not neglect it, I personally think he will be waiting for the rest of his life...
    DrMeaningfulon April 09, 2010   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationThis song is a perfect replica of my relationship at the moment.

    Its about two people who are going through things with one being more committed to the relationship and always trying despite the hostility and lack of hope from the other participant.
    'I know it's hard
    But I can still hear it beating
    So if you flash your heart
    I won't mistreat it
    I promise'

    The person who isn't trying has made the relationship up in their head from day one and has high expectations that aren't met and their 'love was lost' but the other person keeps on trying.
    'Our love was lost
    In the rubble are all the things
    That you've, you've been dreaming of
    Keep me in mind
    When you're ready
    I am here
    To take you every time'

    The person isn't ready and committed to the relationship and the trying partner cant appeal to them as they are to closed off.
    'Your walls are up
    Too cold to touch it
    Your walls are up
    Too high to climb'

    Sadly I cant tell if they get back together or separate. I wish the Temper Trap could have told us this as then I would know what to do.

    The video clip also shows this. The boys are running through the woods appealing with their arms out to the girls. The boys are muddy and dirty from trying to do so, yet they keep going. Then the girls come in who are clean and perfect from not trying. The boys cant appeal to them and the girls run on a different path.
    amy0slothon October 26, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTemper Trap is so under rated and this is my favourite song of their's XD.
    songlikeron August 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's pretty obvious; his relationship with this person broke up previously. "Our love was lost, and hope was gone." They've come to reconcile their differences, and now the singer is waiting for the other to come back into his life and let him in again. (It's really nicely said - "and if you flash your heart, i won't deny it - I promise.")

    The other person is really scared to try this again with all the walls they've built up and is reluctant to do the relationship again but the singer is willing to wait until they're ready. <3 so cute. "Keep me in mind, when you're ready I am here to take you every time". I wish someone loved me like that..
    hplssrmantcxoxon October 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love love love the temper trap, but this is my favorite song.. by far! been listening to it for a while now... and i just cant get tired of it haha.

    when he sings:
    " Our love was lost in the rubble are all things that
    you've, you've been dreaming of
    Keep me in mind when you're ready
    I am here to take you every time"

    It always gives me chills :)

    mrsspoonlegson November 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are just devine. It's everything I am in at the moment.

    "Your walls are up too cold to touch it,
    Your walls are up too high to climb

    I know it's hard but I can still hear it beating,
    So if you flash you heart,
    I won't mistreat it
    I promise"

    The MV itself is beautiful. The boys running through a course thats horrid and dirty, theres no hope... just mud. Yet they run right back to where they start. Them stopping, is like a hiccup in the relationship... where later the girls come running back into the picture. Yet they weren't on the same path... the girls were on the greener side, with clean clothes and polished image whilst the boys were stuck on the muddy road. I guess, they never truely got back together... it's like living in a paralelle universe.

    Which is really like reality. How could two people possibly get together if you don't ever confess that you still want them back. Even if one is willing to take you back no-matter what... there's always that second thought that they might have moved on... even though they never will.
    kaya9on May 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Our love was lost.
    In the rubble are all the things that you've,you've been dreaming of.
    Keep me in mind,
    When you're ready I am here
    To take you every time.'

    Such beautiful lyrics. And the way the music stops before those lines and then all comes in at once is amazing. The way it builds through the lines to 'our love was lost, lost, lost, lost...'just gives me chills.
    It's amazing.
    GGJon October 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Our love was lost in the rubble are all things that you've, you've been dreaming of
    Keep me in mind when you're ready
    I am here to take you every time"

    probably the best lines a song by any artst has ever produced?
    TomTheTomon April 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this band. Such amazing lyrics. agreed.

    I agree this could song could apply to any relationship/breakup.
    however...
    I know this band quite well and apparently this song is actually about the Love the God has us.
    "Our love was lost but now we've found it"

    "I know it's hard but I can still hear it beating,
    So if you flash you heart,
    I won't mistreat it
    I promise (I promise)" -what an awesome example of how god sees through us, even if we deny him... he still wants our heart, ....its like he yearns for us to come home . he promises he won't leave us dry or "mistreat" our hearts.

    so freakin. awesome.
    awakeningthedreamon April 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree mrsspoonlegs, that part of the song gives me chills too!
    god hes got an amazing voice.
    diddleon April 29, 2010   Link

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