What does Lost Control mean?

Alan Walker: Lost Control Meaning

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Lost Control Lyrics

Everything they ever liked
Don't see myself inside
Why can't I get it right?
I don't know

You're always watching me fall
Shadows, they like my wall
Why do I feel so small?
I don't know

So I walk into the dead of night
Where my...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 29th 2020 !⃝

    I think it means that the person has repeated a past mistake and has fallen into an addiction of something, whether it is of a thing or that of a person that they cared for. The singer reflects on themself and undoubtedly realizes that the the thing/person that they have become addicted to or obsessed with is not good for them and is damaging for them in the long run so they try to leave it behind, but it feels so good and satisfying and its so hard to leave behind, and the chaos it brings is almost enjoyable. But the singer is constantly struggling to stay in control but keeps losing it and spends nights awake alone in the dark, full of regret, trying to figure out how to fix this problem, because they are the one to blame for the trouble that is being caused.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    May 28th 2019 !⃝

    The official video shows a lot of travel, and consumption of alcohol. It could be a recovering Alcoholic, who keeps losing control of their drinking. It also shows relationships between the actors, so it could be the lose we feel when we out of control in a relation. I could be off on all levels, but I do connect with this song because I never really feel in "control" of my life, which I have to be ok with.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 22nd 2019 !⃝

    This song is clearly to represent all of the mistakes that we all make. However, it is presented in what I would call an "evil" air. The talk about "monsters", etc. gives me a bad feel about their song message. However, toward the end of the song, they talk of "praying for help", etc. which gives me an easier feel of that it is just a normal "mess-up" song. :)

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 28th !⃝

    I think that this song is about a girl who has anger issues ( I lost, I lost, I lost control again! ) and she keeps accidentally letting it out and is hurting other people, ( always do the same, and I'm to blame, I lost control again. ) and she's basically slowly letting this 'anger monster,' that she doesn't realize she's letting in, and this monster keeps telling her to hurt people, ( I don't, I don't, I don't know who I am, always do the same... ) and ( so I walked into the dead of night, where my monsters like to hide ) the night is actually her dark side and these monsters who are hiding in her dark side and lurking and waiting for another victim to hurt, and this happens when she gets angry at someone.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2022 !⃝

    I think it is about something related to drinking alcohol, because all the lyrics do kind of match alcohol addiction. But, maybe I'm wrong.

  6. Charmey
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    Mar 10th 2022 !⃝

    Boarderline Personality Disorder....to a T. Exactly. (Cluster B Personality Disorder)
    Mental illness.

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2022 !⃝

    This song relates about all mistakes we make and always we do the same and we regret later
    As this verse says

    Oh I'm feeling afraid,
    But lately i lost my faith,

    However before he/she was faith and now he lost his/her faith maybe always he/she do mistakes
    After regret about what he/she wants he/she tries toget it by praying
    As this verse says

    I know that I'm a mess,
    But i ain't tryna be the best,
    So whatever's come the next
    I better pray

    That's my opinion s maybe I'm not right

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 15th 2022 !⃝

    If kinda sounds like a serial killer go on hunting every night.(

    Person definitely has a ASD, maybe psychopath. Person understands that she/he is different and always was.
    "Why can't I get it right?
    I don't know."
    She/he doesn’t know who she/he is. All she/he thought to be doing Ok, turned out wrong. So “You're always watching me fall”

    She/he was a victim of domestic violence, maybe for his not normal behaviour.So she/his got used to it.
    “What is love without pain?
    It ain't home”

    So when grew up, she/he gave himself away to her/his monsters and started commiting murder. "I walk into the dead of night
    Where my monsters like to hide
    Chaos feels so good inside, no more."
    She/He lost to his desires, but felt free of any bothersome thought and feeling that she/had before at a daytime.
    "I don't, I don't
    I don't know who I am
    Always do the same and I'm to blame
    I lost control again" She/he can't do anything about his desires, can't control them.

    Then she/he got caught on place of crime. Awful but doing the thing he enjoys the most.
    “You're watching me, but I'm in love” So she/he doesn’t know what to do next.

    Then comes her/his last words:
    "I know that I'm a mess
    But I ain't tryna be the best".

  9. Umarfaruqsh
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    Sep 30th 2020 !⃝

    You will never denied what you had did in the past getting deeply thinking, and you are contemplating whether you are the one who did it,finding youself in a state of not being arranged in an orderly manner, problems happenning in reciprocal action, also disoder where you can't even remember youself but you you know you cause it all.
    As we are aware loves sometimes comes with difficulty, you are being fearful to the extent of getting annoyed
    And lately you understand all things happening due to lost of believed, at the end you had a good faith and believed, knowing that praying is solution to all problems.

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2020 !⃝

    In my opinion, its about a person with a mental disorder or personality disorder. The first verse says that whatever normal people do and like, for him it's not really "normal"
    But he still tries his best to blend it but there is always that difference in him that exposes everything.
    "You're always watching me fall
    Shadows, they like my wall,
    Why do I feel so small,I don't know"
    So many people has witnessed him fall or break down but doesn't bother helping him, because of that he started building some kind of wall, like a defense mechanism, but when that "wall" breaks, he feels inferior to others, he feels so small, making him depressed and lonely
    "So I walk into the dead of nights
    Where my mosters like to hide
    Chaos feels so good inside, no more"
    So he went outside to take loosen up, then suddenly everything around him seems like a blur, which feels good to him, only then to realize that he actually lost control whether to his emotions or other reasons, thus his disorder
    "Oh, I'm feeling afraid
    But lately I lost my faith
    What is love without pain
    It ain't home"
    He starts feeling scared of himself, and lost hope of treatments and recovering, his family and friends try their best to help him but it is way too painful and way too hard, thus "what is love without pain, it ain't home" if there is love with no pain then that is not normal

    And so on and so forth, sorry if its too long, i'm not a psychiatrist so I'm not an expert on this, please tell me if there is something wrong
    P.S this is only my opinion

  11. anonymous
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    Aug 13th 2020 !⃝

    I think it’s about when people like me keep everyone bottled up and you can’t keep it inside and you loose and take it out on someone or something

  12. anonymous
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    Aug 2nd 2020 !⃝

    Maybe related to lily like the girl in lily is the same person as the person in lost control just that she’s grown up but still is like traumatised.

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 27th 2020 !⃝

    I think it's about someone who got his/her heart broken. And then, after a time felt in love again, the person feels like he/she lost control and now is gonna repeat the same painful experience of a unrequited love.

    "Oh, I am feeling afraid
    But lately I lost my faith
    What is love without pain?
    It ain't home"

    "Chaos feel so Good inside, now I know", I think it refers to the fact that loving someone can be beautiful and painful at the same time.

    Idk, it's just my opinion. Maybe I'm wrong

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2019 !⃝

    I think this is about dark desires of someone. She wants to ignore it, but "Chaos feels so good inside". She wants to do it, but she also doesn't. "Mirrors they never lie" might mean the mirror (Memory?) reflects her dark side.

  15. anonymous
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    Aug 28th 2019 !⃝

    They are constantly trying to get a problem in their life(or their life)under control, but they constantly fail and at this point they're starting to really question and hate what's happening to themselves.

  16. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2019 !⃝

    It could mean someone is fighting his/her demons or the "monsters".

  17. anonymous
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    Apr 29th 2019 !⃝

    The person has ADHD, it could be me singing that song about misstakes and monsters inside.

  18. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2019 !⃝

    It is about drugs, how someone lost control and doesn't know what to do next. Praying somehow it will get better.

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