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'Lost' vs 'Only When I Lose Myself'
« on: March 20, 2014, 10:50:50 »
The Cure vs Depeche Mode here. Two of my favourite bands, by the way, but what is interesting about these 2 songs is that they seem to describe exactly two opposite ways of feeling/understanding the same (or similar) situation. I prefer 'Lost' overall - it's just one of The Cure's most powerful songs ever, but lyrically I'm more inclined to share the view of 'Only When I Lose Myself' (I'm probably not as dark as RS is or can be sometimes).

Anyway, here are the lyrics to both songs:


The Cure ‘Lost’

I can't find myself
I can't find myself
I can't find myself
I can't find myself
In the head of this stranger in love
Holding on, given up
To another under faded setting sun
And I wonder where I am
Could she run away with him?
So happy and so young
And I stare
As I sing in the lost voice of a stranger in love
Out of time, letting go
In another world that spins around for fun
And I wonder where I am
Could he ever ask her why?
So happy and so young
And I stare
But I can't find myself
I can't find myself
I can't find myself
I can't find myself
In the heart of this stranger in love
Given up, holding on
To this other under faded setting sun
And I'm not sure where I am
Would he really turn away?
So happy and so young
And I stare
As I play out the passion of a stranger in love
Letting go of the time
In this other world that spins around for one
And I'm not sure where I am
Would she know it was a lie?
So happy and so young
And I stare
But I can't find myself
I can't find myself
I can't find myself
I can't find myself
In the soul of this stranger in love
No control over one
To the other under faded setting sun
I don't know where I am
Should he beg her to forgive?
So happy and so young
And I stare
As I live out the story of a stranger in love
Waking up going on
In the other world that spins around undone
I don't know where I am
Should she really say goodbye?
So happy and so young
And I stare
But I can't find myself
I can't find myself
I can't find myself
I got lost in someone else




Depeche Mode ‘Only When I Lose Myself’

It's only when I lose myself in someone else
That I find myself
I find myself
It's only when I lose myself in someone else
That I find myself
I find myself

Something beautiful is happening inside of me
Something sensual, it's full of fire and mystery
I feel hypnotized, I feel paralyzed
I have found heaven
There's a thousand reasons
Why I shouldn't spend my time with you
For every reason not to be here I can think of two
Keep me hanging on
Feeling nothing's wrong
Inside your heaven

It's only when I lose myself in someone else
That I find myself
I find myself
It's only when I lose myself in someone else
That I find myself
I find myself

I can feel the emptiness inside me fade and disappear
There's a feeling of contentment now that you are here
I feel satisfied
I belong inside
Your velvet heaven

Did I need to sell my soul
For pleasure like this
Did I have to lose control
To treasure your kiss
Did I need to place my heart
In the palm of your hand
Before I could even start
To understand

It's only when I lose myself in someone else
That I find myself
I find myself
It's only when I lose myself in someone else
That I find myself
I find myself