I just got lost
Every river that I tried to cross
Every door I ever tried was locked
Oh and I'm just waiting 'til the shine wears off

Coldplay - Lost! lyrics meaning

Meaning

Ian Young of the BBC calls it "...a typical Chris Martin chorus that mixes insecurity with determination." There's a sense of coming to grips with reality. Perhaps it is the reality that no matter what greatness one achieves, we're all human. Whatever shine people might buff out of us will soon wear off, and maybe the sooner the better.

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