Only the losers win
They've got nothing to prove
They'll leave the world with nothing to lose

You can laugh at the weirdos now
Wait till wrongs are right
They'll be the ones with nothing to hide

‘Cause I’ve been thinking, thinking
I've got a plan to lose it all
I've got a contract pending on eternity
If I haven't already given it away
I've got a plan to lose it all

I've been the burnout kid
I've been the idiot
I'll turn the other cheek to be hit

You can take what you want from me
Empty me till I’m depleted
I'll be around if I’m ever needed

'Cause I've been thinking, thinking
I've got a plan to lose it all
I've got a contract pending on eternity
If I haven't already given it away
I've got a plan to lose it all

I wrote this song for you
To show how I’m selling out
I'll take the benefit of the doubt

Because I've been thinking, thinking
I've got a plan to lose it all
I've got a contract pending on eternity
If I haven't already given it away
I've got a plan to lose it all
I've got a plan to lose it all
I've got a plan to lose it all


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    General Comment"That's a fun song. It originally was a lot more Reggae and we had to kind of tone it down a little for the album. We came to the conclusion that we were white......very white. The song itself is about the upside down aspect of the kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven. How the last will be first and the first will be last. Blessed are the people who are on the bottom because they're gonna be on top. That's what "The Loser" is about." -Jon Foreman
    ThisSettingSunon August 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"to live is christ, and to die is gain." this song says it all, only more applicationally than paul did. "what does it matter" we've got a contract pending on eternity... kind of puts things in perspective.
    kryngeon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkrynge, I totally agree with you. This song (olong with "Only Hope" also by Switchfoot) helped me to focus my life on God. It really doesn't matter what other people think, all that matters is that you keep your focus on God. After all, He's the only thing that really matters.
    infatuatedon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's talking about how down here on earth we're nothing but losers in the eyes of other people but when we make it to heaven none of that will matter 'cos we're everything to God when we're not even worthy.
    Title_Trackon March 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe loser is really about living in chirst like krygne said, and humbling yourself down to him
    GusTer34on May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about what it means to live for Jesus Christ. Jesus said, "If you insist on saving your life, you will lose it. Only those who throw away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live." (Mark 8:35) We can try to live our lives gaining things for ourselves - money, status, etc., but in the end, those things are all vanity. It's only the people who forsake living life for themselves, but rather live for Jesus and the gospel that find the real reason for living.

    If you have any other questions about "losing it all", feel free to email me at carag@rocketmail.com
    rider19on May 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of their best songs, yet only one (well, two now) people have commented! It is, as rider basically said, giving up everything for God's purpose and how some people will laugh and point and shun us. We win in the end though.
    theonethatison May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah...it's about losing yourself to Christ. I really like the lyrics...nice song to sing to sombody when they call you a loser...
    neverlearnon June 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentye, for me It's like in school, when everyone call you "Loser", but if you are christian you'd say... "Maybe I've got no friends here, but I have a greater -someone-, it's Jesus, and I'd lose everything in the world to be with Him, so wtf!"
    Fernando Massuon October 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGood stuff man this song... but as the one that is said.. so few ppl posted... great song and great meaning to remind us that life is not about here and now and all the winners have alot to lose in the end
    bozogammeron October 14, 2006   Link

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