"Lose Your Soul" as written by and Ryan Gosling Zach Shields....
Oh,
You're gonna lose your soul, tonight
You're gonna lose your soul
You're gonna lose your soul
Tonight, tonight.

Oh,
You're gonna lose control, tonight
You're gonna lose control
You're gonna lose control
Tonight, tonight, tonight

I get up in the morning
To the beat of the drum
I get up to this feeling
Keeps me on the run
I get up in the morning
Put my dreams away
I get up, I get up, I get up again


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"Lose Your Soul" as written by Zach Shields Ryan Gosling

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    General CommentI believe it's about someone who lives life in a conventional routined fashion and wishes to break from the structural lifestyle. He/she can't fulfill their dreams because they are stuck in a repetitive routine of conformity and of what society expects of them, until suddenly he/she lets go. Now this could be in whatever way possible, he/she may let go through alcoholism, sex, adrenaline, dance or anything that brings fourth a sense of escape. I don't know about you, but Ryan Gosling can escape to my bedroom anytime. Ha ha... Jokes. Maybe ._.
    EscapeToWonderlandon October 14, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe children are right!
    for me this is a reference to the daily grind, everyday one has to get up, doing things your not fond of, but the beat of the drum (society, discipline) keeps you on the track. So you bury high hopes and dreams for the sake of keeping up.
    Lumpion December 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFor me, this song reminds of a guy who's kind of like the Narrator from Fight Club. During the day he's a typical office clerk, a nobody. But at night he decides to start living a real life. No matter what is this thing he does, but it's bigger than him, it's scary and even sad, but still very important to him.
    nice guyon August 30, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh, i'm in love.
    TheWrongGirlon November 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is about doing things to conform to the way society wants us to be and not liking them.
    Doing them and wiping emotions clean.
    Nothing.
    No dreams.
    Only what we are supposed to feel.

    That's what I think it is about.
    canarycriedkayeon January 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think the most interesting thing about this song is the juxtaposition between a seductively-sung verse that seems very strongly sexual innuendo (You're gonna lose your soul tonight ... You're gonna lose control tonight) and a forcefully-sung verse that very strongly implies a loss of willpower and self-determination in life (I get up in the morning...).

    I think the song is about surrendering willpower to society in all ways. For me it evoked the image of a person who abandons grand ambitions or dreams to start a family, and have a stable, demanding but boring career needed to sustain it, in effect trapping his/herself.
    spectator_ionon April 30, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is pertinent to this present society which we dwell upon, notably the young era of teenagers. The song is about adrenaline/power/not having control/wild/party/losing your spirit/changing for 'tonight'.

    "You're gonna lose your soul tonight" - "tonight" is rather immediate and "tonight" everything is going to unveil, "tonight" is in the evening, this is when it turns dark. The darkness of "tonight" is relevant towards losing your soul, the dark side of you is going to unveil. "You're gonna lose control" evidently, you're not in self control, thus a change in you.

    The children's choir adds to the adrenaline and power of the song:
    "i get up in the morning
    to the beat of the drum" suggest that adrenaline gets them going and determined to move on.

    "i get up in the morning,
    put my dreams away," suggests that it's a continual cycle, dreams are put on hold, suggesting the relaxing manner of "these" people of society, they're not taking life seriously, they're living young and making the most of it.
    aidaveon July 22, 2013   Link

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