6 Great Songs With Lost In The Title

Songs with lost in the title
Written by Corey Morgan

What do you think about songs with lost in the title? Whenever we hear the word “lost,” our minds automatically jump to the idea of something that has been misplaced. Some surprisingly great songs have been released over the years with the word “lost” anywhere in the title. Most of the songs whose titles include the word “lost” are critical of modern society, while others lament personal losses such as love or health.

The following songs all use the word “lost” somewhere in the title, and they are all fantastic.

1. Lost on You by LP

LP - Lost On You (Official Music Video)

This song is quite amazing as the singer muses over the difficulties in a relationship. The narrator is “trying to shed light on the wisdom it takes to invest into a relationship for her partner, and if that investment is not appreciated, it is an indicator of how her sacrifices and efforts are lost on.” the person she admires.

Aside from that, she muses about how she would like to learn more about her boyfriend and her expectations, as well as how her mind is mapped out. She doesn’t know what her spouse is thinking or feeling, but she has faith that “we can turn things around.”

To paraphrase: “Just think you can let me go.” … She’s reassuring her lover that she’s not someone to be played with or thrown away, and I think she may also be hinting that her lover needs to see how much she’s relied on her.

Overall, the song describes a struggle between her feelings for her partner and her determination to go on after being let down.

2. Lost Cause by Beck

If I had to guess, I’d say the girl the narrator was with at the time of this song’s events was either insane or clinically depressed. I believe he has tried to help her for a long time, but there is little you can do if they refuse to help themselves.

That’s why I think he’s leaving her: he’s exhausted from fighting for a hopeless cause (“I’m tired of battling…fighting for a lost cause”), and he’s realized that he can’t save her from her craziness. He realizes there is no hope for her and accepts this as a fact. She’s a cutter, thus it stands to reason that she has both mental and physical scars, making the words “wearing your wounds” seem trite.

The opening sentence of the song gives me the impression that he loves her very much. He feels bad about abandoning her because she seems so helpless, but he knows he must.

The first two lyrics of the last stanza, “There’s a place where you are going you ain’t ever been before,” sound like they could be referring to the afterlife to me. He believes she will not be able to bear it any longer and that she will end her life.

3. Lost In My Mind song by The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart - Lost in My Mind [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

To extrapolate from the song’s lyrical content, I would say it’s about dwelling on the past or anticipating the future at the expense of enjoying the here and now. The lyricist is singing to himself, “Put your hopes away for now”, urging himself to quit worrying about the future and enjoy the now.

He is aware that he should not act in that way. As my mother always taught me, “You’re already home where you feel love.” Even though the musician has a lot of people who care about him and would do anything for him to just enjoy his company, he seems preoccupied with the future and his goals.

He wonders if he’s paying attention to the task at hand rather than daydreaming about the future. He tends to get stuck in his daydreams, unable to take action in the present.

4. Lost Stars by Adam Levine

Adam Levine - Lost Stars (from Begin Again)

Because I find its meaning to be so profound, this is one of my favorite songs.

Typically of songs with lost in the title, it tells the story of a man who has lost his way. He’s getting caught up in the idea that his aspirations still have a chance of coming true even though he hasn’t yet achieved them. Sometimes the things you prepare for don’t work out, or they’re simply a “one-night stand,” he’s realizing. For the rest of his life, he can’t help but wonder if he’s accomplished something worthwhile.

Adam later uses the lamb analogy to describe himself, singing, “is hunting season and this lamb is on the run, searching for meaning.” In my mind, the lamb stands in for the man, and the advent of hunting season signifies the impending end of his life. The man is on the run, searching fruitlessly for his life’s purpose. After the first chorus, the man gains some optimism that carries over into the second stanza.

He has faith that he can accomplish more than he has so far thought possible. In other words, he’s stating that you shouldn’t let your happy memories bring you down.

The song has a wonderful, mellow, and somewhat melancholy beginning, which may or may not be significant to the overall message. There is a gradual increase in volume throughout the song, beginning with the first chorus line and peaking in the final chorus line. By the time we get to the final chorus line, the singer has developed an urgent tone and has revealed himself to be “the lamb”:)

5. Lost In Hollywood by System of a Down

System Of A Down - Lost In Hollywood (Official Audio)

II think this song is about someone mourning the loss of their true identity. People trying to mold them into something they aren’t, leading them to lose touch with their true selves. They just said that they “lost themselves” in Hollywood.

The bridge contains most of the evidence. They may be saying something like, “I lost who I am, but I’m coming back; this is my home page, this is my new wrath, all you maggots on Santa Monica boulevard.”

Now is MY opportunity to speak. That’s the latest craze, and it’s ME. Folks who have also lost themselves but who lie about reforming are the “fake people who come to pray” and so on. They don’t give a hoot about it. They simply crave attention. As I see it, this is an issue

6. She’s Lost Control by Joy Division

She's Lost Control (2007 Remaster)

According to my interpretation, this song is about the effects of having epilepsy. The protagonist of this song is still a conscious, feeling human being while being unable to move or speak during an attack, which is why the phrase “She’s lost control” is used so frequently.

But she found several outlets for her emotions until finally…She lost control once more. She’s a complex person like anybody else, with a wide range of passions and pursuits, but her epilepsy limits her potential. Instead of being self-sufficient, as she would want, she is dependent on others; as the saying goes, “she’s clutching on to the nearest passer-by.”

It seems to me that Ian Curtis was writing about his feelings of helplessness just before he took his own life in this song.