Lost Boys
Death Grips Lyrics


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(Lost boys)
Other side of da tracks
Scuzz outsiders
Nothin ta loose
Strike of midnighters
Lost boys
True black and blues
No shoes, flat tires
Broke out da pen
Blood on barbed wire
Safe in your home
Gated zone terrorizers
Nowhere ta go
Far as I can get hitchhikers
(Lost boys)

Fuck a job might have ta rob
A don't know just ta get by word
On the road for lifers
Bullets in the fire
Check the chain link
Swayze I'm slummin
Let 'em know who da fuck we are
Low and dirty lost boys
Comin' out the cuts
Like your favorite scar

Crawlin' on tile, can't stand up
Been a while, kommodo gut
How ta take it
How ta give a fuck
How ta live wit pain
How ta get yo cut
How longs this been goin' on
Man shit no way ta tell too far gone go get those flames from hell bring em here
Don't trip no

I'll handle this
On some scandalous
Inland empire Los Angeles
Anti ego propaganda shit
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Who's comin up
Who's loosin ground
2012 I'm shady now, running game on every thang in town
Its such a long way down

Brown paper baggin' asphalt scrapin' all talk no action, what I'm waitin'
Weak tongue waggin'
Stray dog beggin'
Like don't hurt me
Yeah right, I'm sayin'

Beware you have been warned, the barrels still warm, ease up off that lip or step
How quick a bitch fit ta get checked mate
One false move'll get ya
Set straight
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Its such a long way down





Oh yeah yeah
(Ride through the sky of black mist)

Overall Meaning

"Lost Boys" by Death Grips is a song that vividly describes the lives of kids from the wrong side of the tracks. The song touches on themes of poverty, violence, and desperation that characterize the lives of these young people. The lyrics point out that there is nothing for these kids to lose, and with nowhere to turn to, they're often forced to resort to criminal activities to survive. The track highlights how these "scuzz outsiders" live in places that people on the other side of town wouldn't dare to go. They sleep rough, walk bare feet, and have to fight to survive with the little they have. They fight and cross barbed wire fences to be in a place where they can call home, far away from the terror that the gated zones represent.


The lyrics of "Lost Boys" paint a picture of hopelessness that these young people feel as they try to make sense of their lives. The chorus of the song repeats the phrase "Lost Boys" as a reminder of how alienated and isolated these young people feel from the rest of society. The song makes poignant use of imagery of crawling on tile, blood on barbed wire, and living with constant pain. The song ultimately ends on a hopeful note when the Lost Boys are urged to rise up and assert themselves.


Line by Line Meaning

(Lost boys)
The song is about people on the fringes of society that do not have much to lose.


Other side of da tracks
These people live in poverty or lower-income areas.


Scuzz outsiders
These people are looked down upon by society and seen as outcasts.


Nothin ta loose
These people do not have much to lose, so they are willing to take risks and be more daring.


Strike of midnighters
They are active and awake when most people are asleep.


Lost boys
They are like Peter Pan's Lost Boys, wandering aimlessly and without direction.


True black and blues
They have experienced hardship and struggle, represented by the black and blue bruises on their bodies.


No shoes, flat tires
They are struggling financially and cannot afford basic necessities.


Broke out da pen
They have been released from prison, suggesting a history of criminal behavior.


Blood on barbed wire
They have been hurt and impeded by society's restrictions and laws.


Safe in your home
Those in more privileged positions are safe and protected in their homes.


Gated zone terrorizers
Those who are protected often fear the 'outsiders' who live in poverty or on the fringes of society.


Nowhere ta go
These people may not have a home or a place to belong, so they feel lost and without direction.


Far as I can get hitchhikers
They are willing to take risks, including 'hitchhiking' as a way to escape their current situation.


Fuck a job might have ta rob
Without job opportunities, they may resort to criminal behavior for survival.


A don't know just ta get by word
They do not have the resources or means to live comfortably and must do whatever they can to survive.


On the road for lifers
They are marginalized and will remain so throughout their entire lives.


Bullets in the fire
They are surrounded by violence and danger.


Check the chain link
Their lives are restricted by physical barriers, such as chain-link fences.


Swayze I'm slummin
They are living in poverty and struggling to survive, similar to Patrick Swayze's character in the movie Slumdog Millionaire.


Let 'em know who da fuck we are
They want to assert their identity and let others know they are not going to be pushed around.


Low and dirty lost boys
They are low on the social ladder and have little respect from society.


Comin' out the cuts
They are emerging from the fringes of society and claiming their space.


Like your favorite scar
They are memorable and leave a lasting impression, much like a scar.


Crawlin' on tile, can't stand up
They are struggling and cannot stand on their own two feet.


Been a while, kommodo gut
They have been struggling and enduring hardship for a long time, represented by a sickly or dying komodo dragon.


How ta take it
They must deal with the difficulties and hardships they encounter.


How ta give a fuck
They must also care for their own well-being.


How ta live wit pain
They must learn to endure pain and discomfort regularly.


How ta get yo cut
They must learn how to take advantage of opportunities and get what they need to survive.


How longs this been goin' on
They have been struggling for so long that they cannot recall when it all started.


Man shit no way ta tell too far gone go get those flames from hell bring em here
They are so deep in their struggle that they cannot see the way out, and it seems like only something as drastic as bringing flames from hell would help their situation.


Don't trip no
They are trying to reassure themselves and others that everything will be okay.


I'll handle this
They are ready to take responsibility and take control of their lives.


On some scandalous
They may have to resort to unethical or illegal behavior to survive.


Inland empire Los Angeles
Refers to an impoverished and marginalized area in Southern California.


Anti ego propaganda shit
They are rejecting the values and morals of the mainstream society.


Who's comin up
They are aware of the struggle to improve one's social status and gain respect.


Who's loosin ground
They are also aware of those who are struggling more and losing their place in society.


2012 I'm shady now, running game on every thang in town
Refers to the year 2012, when they will be taking advantage of as many opportunities as possible to better their situation.


Its such a long way down
They may feel as though there is a great distance between them and those in more privileged positions.


Brown paper baggin' asphalt scrapin' all talk no action, what I'm waitin'
They may appear to have a tough exterior or view themselves as more hardened than they really are, and waiting for someone to help them.


Weak tongue waggin'
Others may underestimate them because they do not have the means to speak in a more articulate or educated manner.


Stray dog beggin'
They are struggling to find food and basic necessities, like a stray dog.


Like don't hurt me
They may try to appeal to others' sense of compassion or pity.


Beware you have been warned, the barrels still warm, ease up off that lip or step
They are warning others not to underestimate them, and that they are still ready to fight if necessary.


How quick a bitch fit ta get checked mate
Others may quickly regret trying to fight or disrespect them.


One false move'll get ya
They are always on guard and ready to defend themselves.


Set straight
They will not allow themselves to be pushed around or treated unfairly.


Oh yeah yeah
A closing remark, possibly signifying that their struggle is ongoing and far from over.


(Ride through the sky of black mist)
A refrain that is open to interpretation but may suggest a sense of despair or being lost in the dark.




Lyrics © WARP MUSIC LIMITED
Written by: Andrew Morin, Stefan Corbin Burnett, Zachary Charles Hill

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Comments from YouTube:

@shollyboster9115

I play this song full blast whenever I haven't seen my mom for ten seconds at Target.

@gustubo5602

U n d e r r a t e d c o m m e n t

@nekogirls1865

i do the same but instead of blasting this song i start crying and pissing and shitting all over the floor. once people start gathering around me i projectile vomit at them in hopes that my mom will see me through the now dispersing crowd

@shatnerhasselhoff

Lulz

@gimmedataids

I do the same but instead of blasting the song I plop my emergency dildo on the floor and start riding it hard until my mom locates me from the stink

@november8039

I do the same but instead of Target it's deep in the Congo and instead of my mom it's 7 men who I only know are there by the symphony of bodies crashing through dense foliage and the distant sound of panicked African French.

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@toaster9922

That droning noise sounds like some sort of futuristic generator powering a spaceship that the crew isn't allowed to go within 13 feet of because It'll drive them insane with psychic visions.

@eragonandsaphira1843

Oiiii I've seen u in multiple dg videos now 😂

@jaykelley103

Event horizon is sick

@lightningkitten

warhammer 40k

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