Lost Boy

2018 The Midnight song (First single and track four from Kids)
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"Lost Boy"
Single by The Midnight
from the album Kids
  • July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13)
  • The Midnight Music
Producer(s)Tim McEwan
Kids track listing
The Midnight singles chronology
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Lost Boy

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America 2


Lost Boy[1] is a song by The Midnight. It is the first single and fourth track from their album Kids. The single was released on July 13, 2018.[1]

The song was written by band members Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle alongside Lenno Linjama and produced by McEwan. It has a running time of four minutes and 37 seconds and is in the key of F-sharp major.

In addition to appearing on The Midnight Remixed 02, the A.M.R Remix of Lost Boy appears on the Silk Music compilation Deep House Essentials 2020.[2]

The date on the single artwork for Lost Boy is July 31, 1987, a reference to the American release date of the movie The Lost Boys. In 2019, the song was featured in American television series 13 Reasons Why, appearing in the season three episode "There Are a Number of Problems with Clay Jensen".[3]

Demo version

An early demo of Lost Boy was released as a prize during the Fall 2020 ARG. Titled Lost Boy v2 (80%), the song is close to its final form, with the overall structure and sound being similar to the final. The main difference is slight changes in instrumentation, which are most notably heard in the chorus and second verse. The chorus is also slightly slower, and there is not a guitar solo prior to the final chorus. All of the vocals are present and are unchanged in the final version.

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We were the monsters and fire-breathers
We were the quiet sunrise leavers
You were a good girl, what could I do?
I was a lost boy when I met you

Hold me til I’m not lonely anymore
It’s only the crashing of the ocean to the shore

Because in the dark there are no strangers,
There are no strangers at all

We were the rebels, lone survivors
We were the cult of deep sea divers
We were young once then we grew old
We were shining, we were fool's gold

Hold me till I’m not lonely anymore
It’s only the crashing of the ocean to the shore

Because in the dark there are no strangers,
There are no strangers at all

Lyrics source[1]

Official versions

Lost Boy

from Kids

Lost Boy (Instrumental)

from Kids (The Instrumentals)

Lost Boy (A.M.R Remix)

from The Midnight Remixed 02


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Lost Boy | The Midnight". Bandcamp. July 13, 2018. Archived from the original on February 12, 2022. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
  2. "Deep House Essentials 2020 - Monstercat". Monstercat. February 15, 2020. Archived from the original on December 3, 2022. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  3. ""Lost Boy" by The Midnight | List of Movies & TV Shows". whatsong. Archived from the original on April 29, 2024. Retrieved April 29, 2024.