"Just Recently Lost Something of Importance" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
Look who's talking to their shadow like one who hasn't got a friend
Like somebody with a broken heart that is never gonna mend

Look who's walking through the night in the rain like one who's under a spell
Like somebody with a lot on their mind, but no one to tell

Everyone you see seems so happy and carefree
They've found someone to love, but you are alone

Look who's flipping through the photographs of those happier days
Only losing something beautiful could make a person feel this way

Everyone you see seems so happy and carefree
They've found someone to love, but you are alone

Look who's talking to their shadow like one who hasn't got a friend
Like somebody with a broken heart that is never gonna mend..


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    General Commentperfectly describes that blank aimlessness you feel when you're completely alone in dealing with something that is totally weighing you down.

    also perfectly describes those private moments where you try to deal with the things bothering you, on your own -- which almost always winds up being sessions of dwelling on the past and looking at old photos & mementos, wondering what the fuck you did wrong.

    and finally, it ends where it begins. which, if you read into that, describes the feeling of loss in a nutshell; an unending circle of emotional double-takes, i guess you'd call it.

    an emotional double-take: waking up and wanting to tell your best friend something...so you pick up the phone, press the first digit of his/her phone number, and then as you wake up fully, reality slaps you in the face as you remember that you can't call, because that person isn't in your life anymore.

    Edited by delial on May 28 2008, at 01:57AM

    delialon February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are so sad, yet the music is oddly jaunty, and the ending? Doesn't fit, but nice and fun anyway.
    pumkinhedon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttotally agree with delial. The first of Montreal song I've heard and easily my favorite.
    When I came upon this song I had just lost two best friends of mine, and I can tell you this song completely describes how you feel when you loose something important to you. Either it be a friend, a pet, family, or a lover, that is how you feel pretty much. Everyone seems to have it so easy and it seems so unfair. You spend time just thinking it over again and again. You feel so alone, and you wonder why no one is there to help you or tell you everything is going to be ok. However, as the end of the song shows, things do get better. You turn the key in your door and you step out to face the sun, then you think 'you know, things aren't that bad'.
    onagoshion June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI personally think the ending is really sad. Like, this guy pours out his heart about how he feels, but in the end the world just goes on being happy without him.
    verbosityon August 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe saddest thing ever... everyone know this...
    muzackon February 21, 2012   Link

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