I heard it from a friend
The revolution never happened
Sigh, a little die
No more a child, goodbye

Now where's the woolen sweater
You mentioned in the letter?
Imply the other guy
And scandalize the lion

A clean shave in the morning
And a full beard with no warning
Time has gotten by
On alibis and wine

Success is so forbidding
But it makes me think I'm winning
Quiet, dim the lights
Adopt another lifestyle

Come on come on come on
Over and over again

You look like David Bowie
But you've nothing new to show me
Start another fire
And watch it slowly die

Lyrics submitted by PuNkJaSo, edited by smallwonderrobot

Over and Over Again (Lost and Found) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI think maybe it's about getting older and how time goes by quickly? I don't know most of the lyrics don't really fit with that except for the first part and the beard part a little.
    positive_tensionon January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's just about relationships is it not?? A kind of dejected boredom about the whole cycle of starting and finishing with people... "start another fire and watch it slowly die"
    acerolaon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCould be a relationship, or just life. No more a child. Goodbye (to childhood or a relationship though?). Song title is over and over again (lost and found)... so it's kinda like Built To Spill's line "finally I don't mind endless tries at finding something else". Adopt another lifestyle. (cause you're tired of this one, been there, done that). Find another passion, just to watch your passion for it fade.
    duggahon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a life passing by. In the first verse the youth revolution that every generation is expected to have never occurs and the singer doesn't realize it until a friend points it out to him. The singer has let his youth pass him by, hence "no longer a child"
    I think the second verse encompasses relationships, both the formation and destruction thereof. To me, he's talking to an exgirlfriend who has found somebody else ("imply the other guy")
    "A clean shave in the morning/ A full beard with no warning" means that he's getting older. He no longer has the childlike face of youth, and time has gotten the best of him without him realizing it.
    The last two verses deal with success at work, but no joy in it. Adopting another lifestyle again is indicative of aging- most people change lifestyles throughout their lives, otherwise we'd have way more old hippies running around. Finally, I think the fire is dealing with the beginning and end of each stage of life (childhood, yound adulthood, middle age, etc.) and the singer's moving into the next phase of his life.
    That's just my take on it, could be way off
    justaguy81on February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou forgot the: "come on, come on..." part!!
    fouon December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhee

    I love this song..it's a definate "ear worm"

    Heather200408on December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentword, it is an earworm, but i'm stumped as to what it's about
    crawdadon December 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a cool song!! CYHSY are so great, cant wait to get their album
    bloc_party15on January 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAw wow :) this song is great.
    x_Heather_xon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the themepark vibe i get when i'm listening to this song..
    fouon February 19, 2006   Link

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