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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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  • deathmyfriend
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    deathmyfriendApr 13, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    Never give up! I love this song. It gets me goin with my day. Coldplay totally needs more awards! Their music has so much meaning to it! Every song has a message to their fans and I love that in a band. You gotta love it!
  • h
    +2
    heresheis111Sep 14, 2008 at 2:47 am
    I love this song! It is so amazing! It makes me feel alive inside and I get butterflies every time I listen to it.
  • k
    +1
    kennsie8Nov 27, 2009 at 1:46 am
    ahlalala that is the longest comment i have ever seen in my whole entire life ok! anyway coldplay is an awsome band im not just saying that i REALLY mean it they have like what? billions of fans? im one of them pshh they have so many fans the number is so high that its emaginary. =)
  • a
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    ahlalalaOct 5, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    Just because I'm losing
    Doesn't mean I'm lost
    Doesn't mean I'll stop
    Doesn't mean I will cross

    Here, it is like 'losing the battle but winning the war', meaning that sometimes when things seem like they are at the end, they really are not, and you will still shed blood and stay proud.

    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

    Even if you are physically hurt, it doesn't mean that you are emotionally affected. Like in war, the damage is mutual. When somebody shoots you, you are physically hurt but not emotionally since it's 'the enemy' and you would have done the same if you had the opportunity, he just got to shoot before you for 'no better and no worse'. He is kind of neutral, he doesn't think it's necessarily good, but he doesn't object to it.

    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...

    Here he is really revealing what he feels. He is lost (obviously as it says) and he is explaining that he really cannot find a way sometimes and waits until '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

    This presents a bit of hubris -- although you might feel safe, you never truly are, and feeling so secure might lead you to doom and feeling lost.

    I believe this song is about war... Even towards the end he explains how he is waiting "till the firing starts." It explains about pride -- kind of a Spartan-like personality. But there is also the negative side and irony of how we sometimes get things when we don't expect them.

  • xLeafpool
    +1
    xLeafpoolJan 3, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    I love this song. I sang it and according to people, 'I ruined it because it was meant for guys to sing'.

    Sexist :P

    I still love this song thought (:

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