Singled Out: The Damnwells' Lost
I started working on "Lost" right when I got back from Nashville. I literally walked in the door, sat down, and started playing the verse chords and melody. I brought what I had to my buddy Sandy Chila, who wrote the song with me, and he said he really loved what I had, but felt it was more of a verse than a chorus. (I had assumed it would be the chorus when I wrote it.)
We started working on different changes, going major at the top of the chorus and singing out some long, emotional notes, but all the lyrics I had were stupid and melodramatic. Stuff like "I miss you," and crap that never leaves the cutting room floor. We took a break, got some coffee, and just started talking.
I was still going through a divorce, and now a post marriage break-up. It's hard to write about those things without sounding like an cliched idiot. And then I thought f*** it. I'm just going to say how I feel. I don't feel sad. I don't feel mad. I don't feel happy or anything like that either. I wasn't numb or tired or restless. I was lost. Plain and simple. So, that's what I sang.