Lost (Cold Chisel song)

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Single by Cold Chisel
from the album The Perfect Crime
Released 28 August 2015[1]
Format digital
Songwriter(s) Don Walker, Wes Carr
Cold Chisel singles chronology


"Lost" was a 2015 single from Australian rock band Cold Chisel. The single was released weeks before the album, The Perfect Crime, that it featured on. A mid-tempo ballad,[2] it reached number 92 in the Australian charts.[3]


"Lost" was written by regular Cold Chisel songwriter Don Walker and former Australian Idol contestant Wes Carr in 2012. The pair had a number of writing sessions together. Walker said, "After putting out an album of the normal stuff that Idol people have to record, he wanted to do an album of real songs and wanted to see if I could get involved in some co-writing."[4] Carr, who had played the song live for two years before Cold Chisel recorded it, said, ""Lost" is very close to my heart. For me, at that time, I was pretty lost in life. I've always felt like i never really truly have found my place in life."[5]

Barnes said, "The song was classic Cold Chisel. Don's chord changes were as tricky to sing over as ever, but once I found the way they moved, the melodies were perfect. We hadn't been on the singles chart for a long time."[6]

The song did not initially make the short list for the album, before strings and backing vocals were suggested by producer Kevin Shirley. Subsequently, put out as the single, a video was also released.[2]


The Australian called the song, "an honest crack at a stadium-worthy anthem that can be sung at full tilt by the audience, hitting its straps quickly by introducing what becomes the chorus after a mere four-line intro. Barnes’s voice soars, the bridge takes everything up a notch but only so that when it returns to the chorus everything can be stripped right back — and then built right up again."[7]

Rolling Stone Australia said, ""Lost" kicks in with the heart-stopping melody of some vintage Chisel single. Hey that's right, they do radio songs too."[8]


  1. ^ "COLD CHISEL ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, MORE SHOWS AND A SURPRISE SPECIAL GUEST". coldchisel.com. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  3. ^ Adrian Warren (9 September 2015). "Chartifacts: Wednesday 9th September 2015". Aria Charts. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  4. ^ Kathy McCabe (26 August 2015). "Don Walker and Wes Carr reveal the musical friendship behind new Cold Chisel single Lost". news.com.au. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  5. ^ "COLD CHISEL WILL BE RELEASING A SONG I WROTE". www.wescarr.com.au. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  6. ^ Jimmy Barnes (2017). Working Class Man. HarperCollins. p. 477. ISBN 978-1460752142.
  7. ^ Stephen Fitzpatrick (3 October 2015). "Cold Chisel: The Perfect Crime, 4.5 stars". The Australian. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  8. ^ Michael Dwyer (30 September 2015). "Cold Chisel The Perfect Crime". Rolling Stone Australia. Retrieved 13 October 2015.