"Lost Stars" as written by Danielle Brisebois, Gregg Alexander, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood....
Please don't see just a boy caught up in dreams and fantasies
Please see me reaching out for someone I can't see
Take my hand let's see where we wake up tomorrow
Best laid plans sometimes are just a one night stand
I'd be damned Cupid's demanding back his arrow
So let's get drunk on our tears and

God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It's hunting season and the lambs are on the run
Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?

Who are we? Just a speck of dust within the galaxy?
Woe is me, if we're not careful turns into reality
Don't you dare let our best memories bring you sorrow
Yesterday I saw a lion kiss a deer
Turn the page maybe we'll find a brand new ending
Where we're dancing in our tears and

God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It's hunting season and the lambs are on the run
Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?

I thought I saw you out there crying
I thought I heard you call my name
I thought I heard you out there crying
Just the same

God, give us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It's hunting season and this lamb is on the run
Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?

I thought I saw you out there crying
I thought I heard you call my name
I thought I heard you out there crying

But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?
But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?


Lyrics submitted by PinkInk

"Lost Stars" as written by Gregg Alexander Danielle Brisebois

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    My Interpretationthe tune of the song along w/ its lyrics really make it sound that the person is lost and doesn't know his real purpose in life. The person or both of them are (quite) troubled yet they want to love each other purely & just goes along w/ it without thinking of the consequences. Whatever the song means, I find it relatable for many people which is why this song is a hit. And by the why, Adam Levine is extremely hot ❤️❤️❤️
    decipherbabeon September 13, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthis is actually one of my favorite songs because I think it has such a deep meaning. my interpretation of this song, is that its about a man who's wandered off his path in life. he's getting caught up in the fact that he hasn't accomplished the goals that he's been reaching for, and the illusion that they could still happen. he's coming to the realization that sometimes, things that you plan for just fall through or are a "one night stand". he continues to question if his life had any meaning at all, and if he's accomplished anything or made anything of himself. in the song (at least to me anyways) Adam compares himself to a lamb by saying "its hunting season and this lamb is on the run, searching for meaning" to me, the lamb represents the man, and hunting season is the end of his life drawing near. the man is running, trying desperately to find the meaning of his life. through the second verse after the first chorus, the man is a little more optimistic. he's hopeful that maybe there's more for him in life than he imagined for himself. he's saying that anything is possible in the end "don't you dare let our best memories bring you sorrow, yesterday I saw a lion kiss a dear" the last thing I noticed about this song, but i'm not sure if it has anything to do with the meaning, is that the song starts out nice and slow, but king of sad. the first chorus line is quieter, but the song starts to get louder as it progresses into the next chorus line. by the last chorus line, the singer sounds very urgent, and finally Identifies himself as being "the lamb" :)
    kgonves0328on February 02, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song invokes constellations, astrological signs (Aries and Leo), a story between a sheep and lion representing two lovers. Their love seemed ideal, as compatible together as Aries and Leo in horoscopes, but this song is more about separation of two lovers when they were young ("I thought I heard you out there crying"). The singer now wonders if there can be reconciliation ("Just the same").

    No matter the differences between two people, can it ever be that they can still love each other? Or as referenced from the Bible, that a lion lie down with a lamb? ("Lion kiss a deer")

    Young love can have partners that are selfish, too idealistic, and believing in fate without compromising. Sometimes the initial attraction doesn't lead to much else. (Or still, when compromising partners want too different things to be together).

    When he is older, the singer realizes that the relationship he had before was great, and that a truly ideal lover is rare to find. If fate comes once in a million years, the lambs who are "searching for meaning" are wasting their youth trying to find it. They are running from the differences (running from lions or the "hunting season") when they should actually make compromises.

    This is the common mistake that people make, and become like lost stars. I like to think that only a few lucky stars in the sky belong in a constellation, who have met fate, and that the numerous rest of us are just shining.

    And does it really matter? You can barely tell apart a constellation from the rest of the stars. The lesson is that there is happiness in love even when it's not perfect.
    RidingMyBikeon March 16, 2015   Link
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    General CommentOut of all the songs on the Begin Again soundtrack, this one is my favourite.
    LordJaeger6277on May 08, 2016   Link
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    General CommentGregg n Danielle wrote this while taking dictation from God.My wife and I cry so many tears of emotions, especially since we came to know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior!!! Reaching out for someone I can't see is to us,faith in Jesus Christ.God told Abraham his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky,we are all from either the light, God's young or the dark, satans children.This world is full of satans children,but Jesus Christ,the Lamb of God is gathering all the lambs(believers) as they are hunted by the darkness, which hates the light.Lost stars searching for the truth in a world that hated him (Christ) from the beginning!!. Jesus comes to save us, if we believe,his young lambs from the slaughter of Christians worldwide,where we go spend eternity with him in heaven as it is written in the Bible when the lion kisses the Lamb(deer)!! Brilliant, What a glorious day that will be!! Lord,is today the day? My wife and I are ready,Amen.Gregg n Danielle keep your pens writing while God speaks through you.We need truth,God doesn't lie!! Any lost stars out there please open the Bible and read it!! The gospel of John will open up eyes that couldn't see, my wife and I were blind but his miraculous grace gave us sight!

    Greatnewson March 17, 2017   Link

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