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Just because I'm losing
Doesn't mean I'm lost
Doesn't mean I'll stop
Doesn't mean I'm in a cross

Just because I'm hurting
Doesn't mean I'm hurt
Doesn't mean I didn't get what I deserve
No better and no worse

I just got lost
Every river that I've tried to cross
And every door I ever tried was locked
Ooh-Oh, And I'm just waiting till the shine wears off...

You might be a big fish
In a little pond
Doesn't mean you've won
'Cause along may come
A bigger one

And you'll be lost
Every river that you try to cross
Every gun you ever held went off
Ooh-Oh, And I'm just waiting till the firing stops
Ooh-Oh, And I'm just waiting till the shine wears off
Ooh-Oh, And I'm just waiting till the shine wears off
Ooh-Oh, And I'm just waiting till the shine wears off...



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    UnregisteredApr 4, 2012 at 2:46 am
    It's about not overreacting to current situations: just because things are going well for you right now (you're the "big fish in a little pond") or badly for you ("every door i ever tried was locked/every gun you ever held went off"), doesn't mean things will continue that way. It's about keeping things in perspective and not getting caught up in the moment like every person seems to do. You can't extrapolate out your instantaneous feeling of euphoria or depression out, life doesn't work like that. This song helps give me an even-keel mentality towards my life.
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    UnregisteredDec 31, 2011 at 12:31 am
    I think it's about when things aren't going right for you -- things don't work out -- and people turn against you and think they're better than you. Some people like to attack those in a weakened position; they are primal deep down (look for the weak animal to attack). Those are the ones that think they're the big fish. But the big fish will inevitably become lost too, when things don't go their way, and their shine will wear off and then we'll be all the same again.
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    UnregisteredOct 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    I love this song. I heard it for the first time in trinidad and tobago and I fell in love with this strengthing song. I almost gave up once when the river I tried to cross I fell in. But I got out dried my skin and clothes off and headed back to the drawing board. Thanks for the inspiration coldplay. May god keep blessing you guys to make healthy music.
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    sparkyutMay 22, 2009 at 1:54 am
    To me this song means uve never lost, and youll never truly lose. As long as youve got yourself and god your fine. Wich are two things you can't lose. Yea you might be big but that doesn't mean that your the best. It takes experience to hold a gun. You have to be trained not to lose. And your just waiting for the shine of your failure to wear off. Which you don't need to do. God never sees the shine once you ask for forgiveness. But others may.

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