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Lost On You

Lyrics

playWhen you get older, plainer, saner
playWill you remember all the danger
playWe came from?
playBurning like embers, falling, tender
playLonging for the days of no surrender
playYears ago
playAnd well you know

playSo smoke 'em if you got 'em
play'Cause it's going down
playAll I ever wanted was you
playI'll never get to heaven
play'Cause I don't know how
playLet's raise a glass or two

playTo all the things I've lost on you
playOh-oh
playTell me are they lost on you?
playOh-oh
playJust that you could cut me loose
playOh-oh
playAfter everything I've lost on you
playIs that lost on you?

playOh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh
playOh-oh-oh-oh
playIs that lost on you?
playOh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh
playBaby, is that lost on you?
playIs that lost on you?

playWishin' I could see the machinations
playUnderstand the toil of expectations
playIn your mind
playHold me like you never lost your patience
playTell me that you love me more than hate me
playAll the time
playAnd you're still mine

playSo smoke 'em if you got 'em
play'Cause it's going down
playAll I ever wanted was you
playLet's take a drink of heaven
playThis can turn around
playLet's raise a glass or two

playTo all the things I've lost on you
playOh-oh
playTell me are they lost on you?
playOh-oh
playJust that you could cut me loose
playOh-oh
playAfter everything I've lost on you
playIs that lost on you?

playOh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh
playOh-oh-oh-oh
playIs that lost on you?
playOh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh
playBaby, is that lost on you?
playIs that lost on you?

playLet's raise a glass or two
playTo all the things I've lost on you
playOh-oh
playTell me are they lost on you?
playOh-oh
playJust that you could cut me loose
playOh-oh
playAfter everything I've lost on you
playIs that lost on you?
playIs that lost on you?

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meaningMeaning

This track is about the breakdown of LP's relationship with her ex-girlfriend.

"When I wrote that song I was actually a year away from breaking up with that person," she told The Independent. "It was like being suffocated slowly… I always go into a relationship wanting it to last forever, I think most people do, and then you have that scary period where you become aware that it isn't working."


Source: songfacts.com

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smoke 'em if you got 'em

The phrase "Smoke 'em if you got 'em" or "Smoke if you got 'em" is slang for "do what you want, if you have the means". The first phrase was popular in the United States military during World War II, meaning to take a break. Officers would say "Smoke 'em if you got 'em", allowing the soldiers to take a break and smoke their cigarettes, "if you got' em" referring to the vagaries of war. Cigarettes were nearly impossible to get in Europe during that time because of the deprivations of the war.


ember

Remains of a fire


cut me loose

To end a personal or professional relationship with someone, often abrupt. To free or remove someone or something from something, often by literally cutting.


toil

work

  1. It's nice to relax, once the day's toil is done.

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