"Lost In The World" as written by Edwin J Bocage, Alfred Scramuzza, Kanye Omari West, Manu Dibango, Justin Vernon, Jeff Bhasker, James Brown and Gil Scott-heron....
I'm up in the woods
I'm down on my mind
I'm building a still
To slow down time

I'm up in the woods
I'm down on my mind
I'm building a still
To slow down the time

I'm up in the woods
I'm down on my line
I'm building a still
Down the time ooh

I'm lost in the world
I'm down on my line
I'm new in the city
And I'm down for the night
Down for the night
Said shes down for the night

I'm lost in the world
I'm down on my line
I'm new in the city
But I'm down for the night
Down for the night, down for the night

Your my devil, your my angel
Your my heaven, your my hell
You're my now, you're my forever
You're my freedom, your my jail
You're my lies, your my truth
You're my war, you're my truce
Your my questions, your my proof
Your my stress your masseuse
Mama say mama say mama gos-an
Lost in this plastic light
Let's break out of this fake ass party
Turn this into a classic night
If we die in each others arms
Still get laid in that afterlife
If we die in each others arms
Still get laid yea

I'm up in the woods
(Run from the lights, run from the night
Run for your life
I'm new in the city
And I'm down for the night
Down for the night, down for the night)

I'm lost in the world
I'm down on my line
I'm new in the city
And I'm down for the night
Down for the night, down for the night
Ya oh wow
Ya oh wow
Ya oh wow
Ya oh wow
Ya oh wow
Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?

I'm lost in the world
I'm down on my line
I'm new in the city
But I'm down for the night
Down for the night, down for the night

I'm lost in the world
I'm down on my line
I'm new in the city
But I'm down for the night
Down for the night, down for the night

Hey oh wow oh
Hey oh wow oh
Hey oh wow oh
Whoa whoa whoa
Hey oh wow oh
Hey oh wow oh
Hey oh wow oh
Whoa whoa
Hey oh wow oh
Hey oh wow oh
Hey oh wow oh
Whoa whoa whoa
Hey oh wow oh
Hey oh wow oh
Hey oh wow oh
Whoa whoa whoa


Lyrics submitted by strykerchick, edited by JoeNewman

"Lost in the World" as written by Edwin J Bocage Jeff Bhasker

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  • +5
    General Commentany song involving justin vernon is excellent.
    staybrutal28on November 25, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell, starts with Bon Iver song "woods"-very good by the way.
    Then Kanye's part is talking about someone who is his absolute everything.
    Gil-Scott Heron verse is a bit more complicated to me but here is my take on it...


    "People don't even want to hear the preacher spill or spiel because God's whole card has been thoroughly piqued. "
    -first he is saying how everyone has turned their back on religion and resented god.

    "The youngsters who were programmed to continue fucking up woke up one night digging Paul Revere and Nat Turner as the good guys."
    ~Nat Turner was an American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia
    -So, one night the younger generation (us I am guessing) woke up and realized, the "bad" guys weren't so bad after all


    "We learned to our amazement untold tale of scandal." "America stripped for bed and we had not all yet closed our eyes"
    -Truth started coming out, and not everyone was prepared.

    "Two long centuries buried in the musty vault, hosed down daily with a gagging perfume. "
    -Truth came out after 200 years of being covered up badly. Like a place that stinks trying to cover it up in bad perfume. We all now know about world war 1, 2, civil wars, ect etc.

    "America was a bastard the illegitimate daughter of the mother country whose legs were then spread around the world"
    -America is basically the daughter of Great Britain, who at the time had all the power in the world.

    "Democracy, liberty, and justice were revolutionary code names that preceded the bubbling, bubbling, bubbling, bubbling, bubbling in the mother country's crotch."
    -Lol, weird visual. What came out of the "mother" was democracy, liberty, and justice=america.

    "What does Websters say about soul?"
    -The dictionary defines words, but it surely doesn't "Define" them, such as looking up soul or the meanings of "life" on it does nothing.














    MASONMEANon November 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm building a STILL.
    tjwellson November 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't even get over how much I love this song

    “That was the last song on the album and emotionally it just fit the crescendo of everything that I was saying and what I wanted to say to this girl,” West told MTV News. “And it’s also my favorite eight bars that I’ve ever written in my life. I think it’s one of the greatest pieces of writing, that verse: ‘You’re my devil, you’re my angel/ You’re my heaven, you’re my hell/ You’re my now, you’re my forever/ You’re my freedom, you’re my jail/ You’re my lies, you’re my proof/ You’re my war, you’re my truce,’ and the last line is, ‘You’re my stress, you’re my masseuse.’ “
    CrashandBurrnon November 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe way this song progresses is perfect. When the beat comes in for the first time, the verse, the 'Run from the lights, run from the night, run for your life' bit, when Gil Scott-Heron turns up. Amazing.
    sadscienceon November 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmerica was a bastard: the illegitimate daughter of the mother country, whose legs were then spread around the world; and a rapist known as freedom - free doom.

    I'd add in that punctuation. Makes a lot more sense then.
    tjwellson December 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't get enough of this song. it's epic.
    pamnesiacon December 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThe correct lyrics are:

    'I'm building a sill to slow down the time.'
    susqubirdson January 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThe line "our open ended vagina" should be "our often-entered vagina". Makes a lot more sense for a vagina to be often-entered as opposed to open-ended :)

    Fantastic end to a fantastic album.
    webmeisteron February 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomeone being the world to a man and that he will break out of the twisted society and if the society consumes and kills him its ok, cause in heaven everything will be great and real.
    "Lost in this plastic life
    Let's break out of this fake ass party
    Turn this into a classic night
    If we die in each others arms
    Still get laid in that afterlife
    If we die in each others arms still get laid, yeah"
    MackeyBoomerson July 09, 2011   Link

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