Lost Cause
Beck Lyrics


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Your sorry eyes, they cut through bone
They make it hard to leave you alone
Leave you here wearing your wounds
Waving your guns at somebody new

Baby, you're lost
Baby, you're lost
Baby, you're a lost cause

There's too many people you used to know
They see you coming, they see you go
They know your secrets and you know theirs
This town is crazy, nobody cares

Baby, you're lost
Baby, you're lost
Baby, you're a lost cause

I'm tired of fighting
I'm tired of fighting
Fighting for a lost cause

There's a place where you are going
You ain't never been before
No one laughing at your back now
No one standing at your door
That's what you thought love was for

Baby, you're lost
Baby, you're lost
Baby, you're a lost cause

I'm tired of fighting




I'm tired of fighting
Fighting for a lost cause

Overall Meaning

In Beck's song Lost Cause, the lyrics explore the painful feelings of being trapped in a doomed relationship. The song portrays a toxic love affair where the singer feels like he's fighting a lost cause. He describes how sorry the other person is, and the intense pain they feel when he tries to walk away, causing him to feel stuck. The contradictory feeling of being unable to leave but feeling like it's impossible to stay is reflected in the lines, "Your sorry eyes, they cut through bone, they make it hard to leave you alone, leave you here wearing your wounds, waving your guns at somebody new."


The singer mentions that there are too many people who used to know his significant other, the secrets that they both have shared, and the town where they live, which has driven them both to the edge of insanity. All these factors combine, leaving the singer feeling helpless, knowing that the other person has already lost themselves, stating "Baby, you're lost, Baby, you're a lost cause." He is tired of fighting his own emotions and trying to save the relationship, as he has lost all hope of the other person changing, and he is tired of fighting against impossible odds.


The singer envisions a brighter future outside of their doomed relationship, painting a picture of a place where he feels free, in which nobody is judging him, and no one is standing at his door. The song ends with a sense of relief, by acknowledging he's tired of fighting and he's fighting for a lost cause.


Line by Line Meaning

Your sorry eyes, they cut through bone
Your eyes display a sorrowful demeanor that seems to penetrate deeply.


They make it hard to leave you alone
Your eyes make it difficult for people to distance themselves from you.


Leave you here wearing your wounds
You're left here bearing the scars of your past hurt.


Waving your guns at somebody new
You're pushing others away with your aggression and hostility.


Baby, you're lost
You seem to have lost your way in life.


There's too many people you used to know
Your past acquaintances are still present in this place.


They see you coming, they see you go
They witness your arrival and departure without offering any comfort.


They know your secrets and you know theirs
They're aware of your secrets and vice versa.


This town is crazy, nobody cares
The place is insane and people are indifferent towards others.


I'm tired of fighting
I've exhausted all my efforts.


Fighting for a lost cause
Striving for something that's already beyond hope.


There's a place where you are going
You'll eventually end up in a place you've never been before.


You ain't never been before
This place is completely unfamiliar to you.


No one laughing at your back now
There won't be any ridicule directed towards you anymore.


No one standing at your door
No one will be waiting for you at your doorstep.


That's what you thought love was for
Love seemed like the remedy for all your problems.


Baby, you're a lost cause
You're beyond redemption at this point in life.


I'm tired of fighting
I can't put in any more effort.


Fighting for a lost cause
My attempts to help you are futile.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Beck David Hansen

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Lyrics
Your sorry eyes cut through the bone
They make it hard to leave you alone
Leave you here wearing your wounds
Waving your guns at somebody new

Baby you're lost
Baby you're lost
Baby you're a lost cause

There's too many people you used to know
They see you coming they see you go
They know your secrets and you know theirs
This town is crazy; nobody cares

Baby you're lost
Baby you're lost
Baby you're a lost cause

I'm tired of fighting
I'm tired of fighting
Fighting for a lost cause

Thereâ??s a place where you are going
You ain't never been before
No one left to watch your back now
No one standing at your door
That's what you thought love was for

Baby you're lost
Baby you're lost
Baby you're a lost cause

I'm tired of fighting
I'm tired of fighting
Fighting for a lost cause



All comments from YouTube:

@astrangerontheinternet1

when i was a teenager, probably 15 or 16, i was going through a really hard time and felt very lost and worthless. My dad played this song for me and we drove around for a while and just cried together. This week, i drove up to his hometown and listened to this on repeat in his car. I love you, Dad

@yourmercenaryfilms

Thank you

@beckbrandpg

@@yourmercenaryfilms you are welcome, please where are you from?

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@@beckbrandpg thank you beck

@beckbrandpg

@@nicko5917 you are always welcome, where are you from please?

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@marcosias9465

My dad used to drink and cry to this song 😣 I played this song for him as I held him while he took his last breaths against his fight with lung cancer 😔

@CamperVanClark

I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad. Stay strong. Be the best you can for as long as you can.

@beckbrandpg

Thank you for liking my page, support showed on me is unbelievable I hope you never stop believing in my career aspirations.

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