"Lost in Space" as written by Justin Harwood, Dean Wareham, Stanley Demeski and Sean Eden....
It's true
You're lazy
You're tired
And crazy
And you know there's something more
But you can't give it a name
Someone's selling all your heroes
And they seem so tame

You heard it all before
And said your case was tragic
You heard it all before
And now they say it's magic

You need
Time off
For good
Behavior
And you know there's something else
But you can't give a name
Someone's selling all your heroes
And it seems such a shame

You heard it all before
You said your case was tragic
You heard it all before
And now they say it's magic

You heard it all before
They said your case was tragic
You heard it all before
And now they say it's magic


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"Lost in Space" as written by Justin Harwood Dean Wareham

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    General CommentIt's sad that no one else has commented this song, but I'm glad to take a first shot at it's meaning. I believe that it's a song about a criminal thinking in his jail cell (as implied by the second verse). He agrees that he should be locked away in the first verse, but he can't quite put a finger on what's been bothering him so much: everyone's turned against him... all of his heroes (whether they be comic book superheroes or admired celebrities) speak out against the actions he commited, and the ones "selling his heroes" are the people who put him away or convicted him. The chorus states that at the time he had been convicted, it had been a tragedy, but now it's a legend that goes down in history.
    It could also be said that he was innocent. That the courts that convicted him "sold his heroes" and turned everyone against him... you could go either way with it.
    sdine07on October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Comment
    I don't think it's from the perspective of a criminal sitting in a jail cell at all. That doesn't seem to fit with Luna's very personal lyrics. Rarely do they venture farther than Dean Wareham's own perspective.

    I think it's Dean's way painting himself as feeling guilty, but he doesn't know the reason he feels the way he does. He conjectures in the song about having a hard time dealing with his idols selling out, and maybe thinks of himself as a "sellout."

    Just my two cents.
    PigWingon December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best on the album I think. I love the line "you need/time off/for good/
    behavior", can't get enough of that kind of wordplay. I'm not sure if the lyrics are Dean talking to himself or if it's directed toward a person who's acting out and feeling trapped and tired. Just my share of the two cents pile going on
    PairOFishon October 25, 2014   Link

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