Lost Cause (song)

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"Lost Cause"
Single by Beck
from the album Sea Change
FormatPromo single
GenreFolk rock
Songwriter(s)Beck Hansen
Producer(s)Nigel Godrich
Beck singles chronology
"Nicotine & Gravy"
"Lost Cause"
"Guess I'm Doing Fine"
Sea Change track listing
  1. "The Golden Age"
  2. "Paper Tiger"
  3. "Guess I'm Doing Fine"
  4. "Lonesome Tears"
  5. "Lost Cause"
  6. "End of the Day"
  7. "It's All in Your Mind"
  8. "Round the Bend"
  9. "Already Dead"
  10. "Sunday Sun"
  11. "Little One"
  12. "Side of the Road"

"Lost Cause" is the fifth song from Beck's fifth major-label studio album, Sea Change. It was also released as a promo single.

MTV.com described "Lost Cause" as "sparse and melancholy, driven by a folksy guitar passage and soft, sedated vocals and embellished with soft brush drumming."[1]

Beck has performed the song live many times.[2]

Music video[edit]

Two music videos were made for "Lost Cause", both directed by Garth Jennings. The original video features an effigy of Beck falling from the sky.[3] It was produced entirely in Adobe Photoshop. The second version just features the band playing the song.

Compilation albums[edit]


  1. ^ http://whiskeyclone.net/ghost/songinfo.php?songID=177
  2. ^ http://www.whiskeyclone.net/hijacked/results.php?column=songID&criterion=177&recorded=0
  3. ^ "'Lost Cause' (version 1)". MVDBase.com (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.

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