"Lost & Found" as written by Ian Mcdonald, Selema Masekela, Sunny Levine, Zach Cowie and Eamon Ryland....
Come upstairs and I'll show you where all my
Where my demons hide from you
Just look at who I have become
I am so ashamed you were the one that made me feel the way I do

You broke me
And taught me
To truly hate myself
Unfold me
And teach me
How to be like somebody else

When I felt strong enough
I was discovered by the love
I had been waiting for so long
You told me none of that was real
I cannot hide how low I feel
To know that you were never wrong

You broke me
And taught me
To truly hate myself
Unfold me
And teach me
How to be like somebody else

You're lost and found
Fallen out
Broken down

You broke me
And taught me
To truly hate myself
Unfold me
And teach me
How to be like somebody else

You broke me
And taught me
To truly hate myself
Unfold me
And teach me
To be like somebody else


Lyrics submitted by adieuciel

"Lost & Found" as written by Matt Hales Lianne Charlotte Barnes

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song yet. This song is simple yet so full of beauty. Lianne La Havas is going to big this year!
    blessbabeon September 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI believe that this song is about a female or male, willing to change who they are for the person they trully love.
    Rather bittersweet.
    Ayeroon January 19, 2013   Link
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    General Commentthis song evokes so much pain and sadness and craziness, I love it. my explanation does not do it any justice.

    The person whom she had loved, or felt very passionately about had broken her. Love had found her (or atleast she thought it had) and this person usurped it from her (either by telling her it wasn't real? ) Maybe this person simply rejected her.or maybe just gave her the frank realization that her love will evolve into something nasty, something painful. And that's what it did. She's so bruised, she is disgusted with herself and cannot believe this person had so much influence /control over her emotions. So, in the beginning, it sounds like shes calling on this person to teach her how to move on from the skin she's stuck inside. Which, my god (if that's the right interpretation) , is so true. When you are so lost and hurt inside by someone else, it feels like (ironically) they are the only ones with enough power to help you or teach you how to move on. Please someone interpret this more fluidly. It needs a better analysis!!


    Go Lianne!!!!
    whenceon June 25, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is a bautiful, sad song about someone who loved a person more than they loved themsleves. They allowed themselves to become broken and lost trying to be something that they were not., teaching them to hate there authentic self. I've lived this song and I'm glad my heartbreak was written. This song reminds me not to be that person again. Beautifully, haunting, inspiring, encouraging.

    Lost and Found Rocks!!! Thanks Lianne
    MuzikMuzeon February 27, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningI don't think that this song necessarily has to be about someone who has wrecked her. It could also be about self-destruction and self criticism. The lyrics is written in a way so that it could be both, so that everyone can identify with it in some way.
    nothinggon March 06, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationFor me this song is about falling in love, and doing every thing including changing yourself for someone just so that they can see you. Then you realise they don't 'none of that was real' and in the process you have learned to not be true to yourself 'you broke me and taught me to truly hate myself, unfold me and teach me to be like somebody else'.
    So in a sense the song is about awakening when she says; ' come inside and i'll show you where my demons hide from you'
    My sense is that she is not talking to the lover who broke her heart but rather her heart itself and the part of her which was always broken and was seeking out someone who was always unavailable. She has done this to herself through her own lack of self love. She is ashamed of what she has become. The man is not important, just her inability to seek her own acceptance.
    MissOon November 06, 2015   Link

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