"Lost on You" as written by and Nathaniel Campany Laura Pergolizzi....
When you get older, plainer, saner
Will you remember all the danger we came from?
Burning like embers, falling, tender
Longing for the days of no surrender years ago
And will you know

So smoke 'em if you got 'em 'cause it’s going down
All I ever wanted was you
I’ll never get to heaven 'cause I don’t know how
Let’s raise a glass or two

To all the things I’ve lost on you, oh
Tell me are they lost on you, oh
Just that you could cut me loose, oh
After everything I’ve lost on you
Is that lost on you
Oh-oh, oh-oh
Is that lost on you?
Oh
Baby, is that lost on you?
Is that lost on you?

Wishin' I could see the machinations
Understand the toil of expectations in your mind
Hold me like you never lost your patience
Tell me that you love me more than hate me all the time
And you’re still mine

So smoke 'em if you got 'em 'cause it’s going down
All I ever wanted was you
Let's take a drink of heaven this can turn around
Let’s raise a glass or two

To all the things I’ve lost on you, oh
Tell me are they lost on you, oh
Just that you could cut me loose, oh
After everything I’ve lost on you
Is that lost on you
Oh-oh, oh-oh
Is that lost on you?
Oh-oh
Baby, is that lost on you?
Is that lost on you?

(Lost on you)
(Lost on you)

Let's raise a glass or two
To all the things I’ve lost on you, oh
Tell me are they lost on you, oh
Just that you could cut me loose, oh
After everything I’ve lost on you
Is that lost on you?
Is that lost on you?


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"Lost on You" as written by Nathaniel Campany Laura Pergolizzi

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    My InterpretationThis song breaks my heart all over again it's so powerful.

    Some of my interpretation will be personal but this song literally speaks volumes to me it's so chilling.

    When you get older, plainer, saner

    My ex boyfriend was was mentally unstable but he had charm and charisma that made him different. She's saying when he gets healthy again and when he can't rely in his looks anymore.

    Will you remember all the danger we came from?

    We were having a relationship in secret, he was Christian and I was not (ex Catholic) and his best friend was in love with me- if the relationship went public he would have lost everything because of discrimination and the fact that he was seeing someone else in another state before we got together (sigh, I was the other women-I know and I never pursued him, he pursued me) so it was dangerous for us to be together- it killed me because I knew how many people we were hurting but I loved him.

    Burning like embers, falling, tender
    Longing for the days of no surrender, years ago

    We always knew it wouldn't be forever, he was American and I was moving back to England but we were grasping at any chance we had and we were kidding ourselves. We weren't thinking about the inevitable we were pretending it wasn't falling apart.

    And will you know

    Sometimes I question if he knew how much of a struggle it was. Will he know how hard it was for me to stay.

    So smoke them if you got em cause it's going down

    Basically a reference to smokers who know they will die so they are just like fuck it I will smoke anyway. That's what the relationship was like, he knew he was going to lose it so he just carried it on even though it was damaging to the both of us.

    All I ever wanted was you

    That's how I felt, I wanted him and nothing else. None of the drama. None of the religious stuff. None of the awkward love triangles. I just wanted him and I wanted it to be public but he refused.

    I'll never get to heaven cause I don't know how

    I'll never get to "his" heaven, the Christian heaven. That's not what I believe in and I have my own beliefs. I knew I would never truly fit into his world because of our differences and I tried to believe in what he did but it felt wrong to me, I didn't know how to be Christian.

    Let's raise a glass or two

    He was an alcoholic, this is her/me mocking him.

    To all the things I lost on you

    I lost so much from being with him, I put in so much effort to make it work and so that we could be together in the future and all that effort was wasted

    Tell me are they lost on you

    Did he ever realise how much I gave up for him?

    Just that you could cut me loose

    He acted like he didn't know me in public, he would grow distant and ignore me for weeks and then come back after seeing his girlfriend. I felt like a worthless doll. Why did he carry it on just so that he could toss me aside whenever he felt like it?

    Next verse

    Wishing I could see the machinations, understand the toil of expectations in your mind.

    I didn't understand what he wanted. I questioned him so many times and all he ever answered was "I don't know" I wanted to know why he couldn't just let me go because he knew it was hurting me and everyone else. I begged him to leave me because I couldn't bring myself to and yet he never did.

    Hold me like you never lost your patience

    Whenever I tried to pull away from him he got frustrated and tried to get me back. I was the one that refused to kiss him and he lost his nerve and kissed me, I resisted him even though I wanted him and it was so hard to not just let go. He was always the first one to give up and make a move.

    Tell me that you love me more than hate me

    In some ways e hated me because his best friend loved me too, and his best friend was pulling away from him. He blamed me. I knew he hated me too because our relationship was ruining his life but it wasn't all my fault and I was scared of him. I asked him if it was revenge and he said he really did care about me.

    And you're still mine

    I wanted him to tell me that he was still going to be there for me. I wanted him to tell me that.

    And that's all folks
    Basically I was the one that ended it, he began blackmailing me nearing the end of the relationship so I cut him out- I blocked him on social media and I told him best friend what had happened. I apologised because I knew I was partly responsible but I didn't deserve to be blackmailed into staying in an emotionally abusive relationship. I heard from his best friend later that his girlfriend had broken up with him and that everyone had cut him off, and that he had tried to commit suicide for attention.

    I never want to see him again but it still hurts. I hope one day he gets healthy and stops drinking but I won't be there when he does.
    Paddyeon November 11, 2016   Link

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