20 Best Songs About Being Lost

By Nico Gonzalez

We’ve all been there-wondering around in circles, not sure which way to go. And sometimes, being lost can be just what we need to find ourselves. That’s the idea behind these 20 songs about being lost. Whether you’re literally lost somewhere without a map or figuratively lost in your own life, these songs will speak to you.


Lost In The World – Kanye West featuring Bon Iver

Kanye West - Lost In The World (Explicit) ft. Bon Iver

Lost in the World is a song by American rapper Kanye West, featuring vocals from indie folk band Bon Iver. The song was released as the third single from West’s fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The song is built around a sample of “Woods” by Bon Iver, and features a distinctive synth-driven production that has been compared to the work of electronic music duo Daft Punk. The lyrics of the song address the feeling of being lost and disconnected from the world.

Here I Go Again – Whitesnake

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again '87 (Official Music Video)

The song “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake is about a man who is struggling to find his way in life. He feels lost and confused, and he is searching for a way to get back on track. The song reflects the feelings of many people who are going through tough times. It is a reminder that we all go through periods of darkness, but eventually we will find our way back to the light. The song offers hope and encouragement, and it is a reminder that we all have the strength to overcome difficult times.

Another Lonely Night – Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert - Another Lonely Night [Official Music Video]

“Another Lonely Night” is a song by American singer Adam Lambert, released on September 25, 2015. The song was written by Lambert, along with Max Martin and Shellback, who also produced the track. “Another Lonely Night” is a mid-tempo pop ballad with a synth-pop sound that includes a “throbbing beat” and “euphoric synths”. The lyrics of the song discuss the feeling of being lost and alone after a breakup. Lambert has said that the song is about “the idea of post-breakup loneliness”.Critics have compared the song to the work of other artists such as Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, and Phil Collins. 

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Green Day

Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams [Official Music Video]

“Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is a song by American rock band Green Day, released as the second single from their seventh studio album American Idiot (2004). The song speaks from the point of view of American Idiot’s main character, Jesus of Suburbia, and explores his isolation and disillusionment. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is considered to be one of Green Day’s signature songs, and has been highly praised by music critics. The song’s working title was “Boulevard of Broken Dreams/Pain”, but the band decided to drop the second half of the title after recording the song. The song became one of Green Day’s biggest hits, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and winning the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

Rest At Ease – Blue Cheer

“Rest At Ease” by Blue Cheer is a song about being lost. The lyrics tell the story of someone who is wandering around, looking for a place to rest. They eventually find a spot where they can sit down and relax, but it isn’t long before they’re back on their feet again. The song reflects the feeling of being lost in life, and how difficult it can be to find a sense of peace. The Blue Cheer version of “Rest At Ease” is an upbeat and positive take on the subject, providing a hopeful message for those who are feeling lost. The song has become a popular choice for people who are looking for a source of motivation and inspiration.

All By Myself – Eric Carmen

Eric Carmen - All by Myself (Audio)

All By Myself is a song by American singer-songwriter Eric Carmen. The song was released in 1975 as the lead single from Carmen’s debut album, and it was later included on his Greatest Hits album. All By Myself is a pensive ballad about the loneliness and isolation that comes with being lost. The lyrics describe the feeling of being “all by myself, with nobody to love,” and the singer longs for someone to help him find his way. The song became a huge hit, reaching the top of the Billboard charts in the US and Canada. All By Myself has been covered by many artists, including Celine Dion, who released her version in 1996.

Breathe Me – Sia

“Breathe Me” is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Sia, released as the closing track on her debut studio album, OnlySee (1997). Written by Sia and Sam Littlemore, the song was produced by Greg Kurstin. Lyrically, it is a song about being lost and feeling alone. Musically, the song is a downtempo ballad with trip hop influences. Upon its release, “Breathe Me” received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its sound and lyrics. The song was also a commercial success, peaking at number four on the UK Singles Chart and becoming Sia’s first top-ten single in the United Kingdom.

Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith

Blind Faith ~ Can't Find My Way Home ~ (Original Acoustic Version) HQ Audio

Can’t Find My Way Home is a song written by Steve Winwood and first recorded by his short-lived group Blind Faith. The song was released as the B-side of their debut single, “Well All Right”, in June 1969. Although it was not released as an A-side in the UK, the song reached number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 1969. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked “Can’t Find My Way Home” at number 375 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. 

The lyrics of “Can’t Find My Way Home” describe a person who is lost and looking for direction. The narrator pleads for help from “you”, presumably referring to God or some other higher power. The song has been interpreted as a prayer for guidance or as a metaphor for drug addiction.

How To Disappear Completely – Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

How to Disappear Completely is a song by the English rock band Radiohead. The song was first released on their 2000 album Kid A. The lyrics of the song are written from the perspective of someone who is struggling with depression and anxiety. The narrator is trying to escape from their problems by disappearing completely. The lyrics describe the feeling of being lost and alone in the world. The song ends with the narrator saying that they are “not here, not anymore.” How to Disappear Completely is a powerful song about mental illness and the struggles of Trying to cope with it.

Lonely – Akon

Akon - Lonely (Official Music Video)

The song “Lonely” by Akon is a song about feeling lost and alone. The lyrics describe the singer’s feelings of isolation and despair, and how he yearns for someone to connect with. The song reflects the experience of many people who feel alone in the world, and its universality has helped it to become a popular choice for karaoke and other sing-along activities. “Lonely” also has an optimistic message, as the singer ultimately decides to “keep on running” towards his goals, despite feeling lonely.

Blue Jay Way – The Beatles

The Beatles - Blue Jay Way

The Beatles’ song “Blue Jay Way” is a haunting and atmospheric track that reflects the feeling of being lost. The song was written by George Harrison during a visit to Los Angeles, when he became stranded in the city’s Blue Jay Way neighborhood after missing his ride. The song’s lyrics capture the feeling of disorientation and confusion that Harrison felt at being lost in an unfamiliar place. The track features Harrison’s distinctive slide guitar playing, which creates a ethereal and otherworldly sound. The song was included on the band’s 1967 album Magical Mystery Tour, and has since become one of their most recognizable and iconic tracks.

Lost – Meat Puppets

The song “Lost” by the Meat Puppets is a haunting ballad about being lost and alone. The lyrics tell the story of a person who is searching for meaning in their life, but can’t seem to find it. The song is filled with images of darkness and despair, but also contains moments of hope and beauty. The music is slow and ethereal, creating a feeling of melancholy and loss. The song ends with the protagonist admitting that they may never find what they’re looking for, but they will continue to search nonetheless. “Lost” is a moving and powerful song that speaks to the human experience of feeling lost and alone in the world.

I know it’s Over – The Smiths

The Smiths - I Know It's Over (Official Audio)

“I Know it’s Over” is a song by the British rock band The Smiths. The song was released as the third and final single from the band’s 1986 album The Queen Is Dead. It peaked at number 26 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is notable for its dark and pessimistic lyrics, which deal with themes of abandonment, betrayal, and hopelessness. Singer Morrissey has said that the song is about “the death of hope.” Guitarist Johnny Marr has said that the song is about “the end of a relationship, and how that can sometimes be like a death.” The bleakness of the lyrics is offset by the upbeat melody and Marr’s optimistic guitar playing. “I Know it’s Over” is considered one of The Smiths’ best-known and most-loved songs.

Gods & Monsters – Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey’s “Gods & Monsters” is a song about being lost and feeling disconnected from the world. The lyrics describe a protagonist who is struggling to find her place in the world and feels like she doesn’t belong anywhere. The song reflects on the idea that we all have a dark side, and sometimes it can be hard to control. The chorus of the song speaks to the idea that we are all just monsters trying to Pretend to be gods. The song is both dark and haunting, but also has a sense of hope and resilience. It’s a reminder that even when we feel lost, we are never truly alone.

Hard Times – Paramore

Paramore: Hard Times [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Hard Times by Paramore is a song about being lost. The lyrics talk about how the singer has been through hard times and doesn’t know what to do. The song is about how the singer is struggling to find their way in life. The song is a sad song but it also has a message of hope. The song talks about how the singer is going to keep fighting and never give up. The song is an inspirational song and it gives people hope who are going through difficult times. The song is a reminder that everyone goes through tough times but it’s important to never give up and keep fighting.

Sober – Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson - Sober (Live From the Troubadour 10/19/11)

Kelly Clarkson’s song “Sober” is a haunting ballad about the pain of being lost and alone. The lyrics tell the story of a woman who is struggling to keep her life together after her husband leaves her. She is trying to hold on to her faith, but she feels like she is losing her way. The song is a reminder that even when we are at our lowest, we are never truly alone. We all have moments in our lives when we feel lost and confused, but ultimately we always find our way back home.

All These Years – Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello - All These Years (Official Audio)

All These Years is a song performed by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello. The song was released as a single on August 3, 2018, and is included on her second studio album, Romance. All These Years is a ballad with Latin influences that defies genre norms. The song’s lyrics describe the feeling of being lost and confused, and searching for answers. The song’s music video was shot in Havana, Cuba, and features Cabello wandering the streets of the city. All These Years was well-received by critics, who praised its emotion and Cabello’s vocal performance.

Wake Me Up – DJ Avicii

Avicii - Wake Me Up (Official Video)

DJ Avicii’s 2013 hit song “Wake Me Up” is a melancholic ode to feeling lost and alone. The lyrics tell the story of someone who is struggling to find their way in life, searching for a guiding light. The song reflects the feeling of being lost in the world and the desperation that comes with it. The narrator pleads for someone to “wake me up” and help them find their way. The song is both haunting and beautiful, and its message is one that resonates with many people. It is a reminder that we all feel lost at times, but that there is always hope for finding our way again.

I Wanna Get Better – The Bleachers

Bleachers - I Wanna Get Better

The Bleachers’ song “I Wanna Get Better” is a hauntingly beautiful ballad about struggling with depression and trying to find a way to recover. The lyrics are both deeply personal and relatable, capturing the feeling of being lost and not knowing where to turn. The song starts off with a feeling of hopelessness, but it slowly builds to a moment of realization and hope. The chorus is particularly powerful, with the line “I wanna get better” repeated over and over again. It’s a moving reminder that even when things seem impossible, there is always the possibility of recovery. The Bleachers have created a truly inspirational song that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with mental illness.

Astronaut – Simple Plan

Simple Plan - Astronaut [New Music Video]

Simple Plan’s “Astronaut” is a song about feeling lost and alone. The lyrics tell the story of a person who feels like they are floating through life without any purpose or direction. The song speaks to the feeling of being disconnected from the world and struggling to find a place to belong. Despite its dark subject matter, “Astronaut” is an uptempo, catchy song that has resonated with fans all over the world. The track was released as the lead single from Simple Plan’s fifth studio album, Get Your Heart On!, and went on to become one of the band’s biggest hits. “Astronaut” remains a fan-favorite to this day, and its message of hope continues to resonate with listeners who are struggling to find their way in life.