HAIM Lyrics “Lost Track”

Tryin’ to get on top
But it’s never easy
Mastered my own luck
But it wasn’t easy
I’m tryin’ to feel alright
Around all these people
I try, but I’m just numb
This time

Deepest cut that I can’t feel
Find my grip on the steering wheel
I know our pieces stuck
You can sit down if you don’t mind me standin’ up (Mind me standin’ up)
I know I was too good to pass up (Too good to pass up)
Meeting you caused a chain reaction (Chain reaction)
I’d take the smallest crumb
But I’ll never get back what I lost track of

Laugh when I’m still cryin’
Yeah, you know the deal
Burnt but it’s still frying (Huh)
Yeah, you know the deal
Can’t redeem my love
At such a steal
But you can’t say I’m not tryin’
This time

Deepest cut that I can’t feel
Find my grip on the steering wheel
I know our pieces stuck
You can sit down if you don’t mind me standin’ up (Mind me standin’ up)
I know I was too good to pass up (Too good to pass up)
Meeting you caused a chain reaction (Chain reaction)
I’d take the smallest crumb
But I’ll never get back what I lost track of
I’ll never get back what I lost track of
I’ll never get back what I lost track of
I’ll never get back what I lost track of

I’ll never get back but I’ve lost track
I’ll never get back but I’ve lost track
I’ll never get back but I’ve lost track
I’ll never get back but I’ve lost track

According to HAIM, the song was inspired by the John O’Hara novel “Appointment In Samarra”, “Paul [Thomas Anderson] mentioned having the book ‘Appointment in Samarra’ as a possible direction. So we did some digging around the book and were inspired by the scene where the main character throws a drink in someone’s face at a country club. We were inspired by the idea of someone doing something so drastic to get out of a situation they felt uncomfortable in – just to feel something.”

 

The music video for “Lost Track” was directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson and was inspired by San Fernando Valley women and their social club activities in the 1950s. Sisters Alana, Danielle, and Este Haim perform the song in the fictional society. The music video first debuted in theaters before screenings of “Licorice Pizza”, the film which Alana Haim stars in.