Lost in the World Lyrics

Lost in the World is a song by¬†Kanye West from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The song features vocals by Justin Vernon of indie folk band Bon Iver, as well as sampling his 2009 song “Woods”. It also contains portions of “Soul Makossa” written by Manu Dibango, and samples of “Comment No. 1”, performed by Gil Scott-Heron. It was produced by West and Jeff Bhasker, who wrote the track with Vernon and Malik Jones.

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Cover
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Cover

I’m building a still to slow down the time
I’m up in the woods, I’m down on my mind
I’m building a still to slow down the time
I’m up in the woods, I’m down on my mind
I’m building a still to slow down the time

I’m lost in the World, I’m down on my mind
I’m new in the city, and I’m down for the night
down for the night
said she’s down for the night

I’m lost in the World, I’m down on my mind
I’m new in the city, and I’m down for the night
down for the night
said she’s down for the night

You’re my Devil, you’re my angel
You’re my Heaven, you’re my Hell
You’re my now, you’re my Forever
You’re my freedom, you’re my Jail
You’re my lies, you’re my truth
You’re my war, you’re my truce
You’re my questions, you’re my proof
You’re my stress and you’re my masseuse
Mama-say mama-say ma-ma-coo-sah
Lost in this plastic life,
Let’s break out of this fake ass party
Turn this in to a classic night
If we die in each other’s arms we still get laid in our afterlife
If we die in each other’s arms we still get laid

I’m up in the woods, I’m down on my mind
I’m building a still to slow down the time

I’m lost in the World, I’m down on my mind
I’m new in the city, and I’m down for the night
down for the night

(Who will survive in America)
(Who will survive in America)
(Who will survive in America)
(Who will survive in America)

I’m lost in the world, I’m down on my mind
I’m new in the city, and I’m down for the night
down for the night

I’m lost in the world, I’m down on my mind
I’m new in the city, and I’m down for the night
down for the night
said she’s down for the night

(who will survive in America)

Us living as we do upside-down
And the new words at hand is revolution
People don’t even want to hear the preachers spill or squeal
Because God’s whole card has been thoroughly peaked
And America is now blood and tears instead of milk and honey

The youngsters who were programmed to continue fucking up
Woke up one night
Digging Paul Revere and Nat Turner as the good guys

America stripped from bed
And we have not all yet closed our eyes
The signs of truth were tattooed
Across our authentic vagina

We learned to our amazement
The untold tale of scandal
Two long centuries buried in a rusty vault
Hosed down daily with a gagging perfume

America was a bastard
The illegitimate daughter of the mother country
Whose legs were then spread around the world
And a rapist known as freedom, freedom

Democracy, liberty and justice
Were revolutionary code names
That proceeded the bubbling, bubbling, bubbling
In the mother country’s crotch

What does Webster say about soul?
All I want is a good home and a wife and a children
And some food to feed them every night

After all is said and done, build a new route to China if they’ll have you
Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?

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