If I Lose Myself - OneRepublic



The Experience: OneRepublic sends us off in search of happiness, without any guarantees. If I Lose Myself threatens loss, demands commitment, and promises love...


Music video: A group of friends get the invite to a OneRepublic performance at the disco, and follow a hooded skater on a treasure hunt through the sleeping city. As a video, If I Lose Myself adds two elements to the loss, love and perseverance already present in the lyrics: searching for happiness - or at least fun - and doing it with friends you trust.


The Meaning of If I Lose Myself: Built around the image of OneRepublic flying through the night and looking down on their life through the plane's window, If I Lose Myself is a mix of powerful themes. Loss - thought of all of the people, places and things I've loved... you can feel the light start to tremble, washing what you know out to sea. Love - if I lose myself tonight, it'll be by your side... it'll be you and I. Fidelity - you were the one next to me. Perseverance - take us down and we keep trying, forty thousand feet, keep flying. If you string those four together - loss, love, fidelity and perseverance - you get a powerful look at the risk and the beauty of love. You have to give up who you are, and become something new: us, you and I.

Ask yourself: What do you hold back for yourself?


LYRICS:

I stared up at the sun,
Thought of all of the people, places and things I've loved.
I stared up just to see
With all of the faces, you were the one next to me.

You can feel the light start to tremble,
Washing what you know out to sea.
You can see your life out of the window tonight.

If I lose myself tonight,
It'll be by your side.
I lose myself tonight...
(Oh) yeah, yeah, yeah.

If I lose myself tonight,
It'll be you and I.
Lose myself tonight...

I woke up with the sun,
Thought of all of the people, places and things I've loved.
I woke up just to see
With all of the faces, you were the one next to me.

You can feel the light start to tremble,
Washing what you know out to sea.
You can see your life out of the window tonight.

If I lose myself tonight,
It'll be by your side.
I lose myself tonight...
(oh) yeah, yeah, yeah.

If I lose myself tonight,
It’ll be you and I.
Lose myself tonight...
Whoooooooooo

(Whoa)

Take us down and we keep trying,
Forty thousand feet, keep flying.
Take us down and we keep trying,
Forty thousand feet, keep flying.
Take us down and we keep trying,
Forty thousand feet, keep flying.
Take us down and we keep trying,
Forty thousand feet, keep flying.

(Lose myself)
If I lose myself tonight...

Whoa
Whoa, whoa,
Whoa

Whoa
Whoa, whoa,
Whoa

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