Here we see a coin almost as big as the mountain itself so far in the distance that you cant see the path.
As the first song on the album plays we get our framing of the metaphors in Spose’s “We All Got Lost” from the perspective of someone entering their twenties. The first verse and chorus is positive “we believe in you” that could be your parents or any other mentors you encountered in your youth. It’s finally your turn to take on the world and you can see all the things you want, now all you have to do is go get those things and set out on the path.
Our protagonist starts down the path with gusto but then gets distracted by one of the many doors along the path (according to Genius this one represents sex but the doors represent literally anything that distracts from the goals like food and any pleasure) and when he leaves he finds the mountaintop seems even farther.
One of my favourite lines on the album here is “So I jog like memories, I ran like Tehran”
The hiker then meets a man named Dan who represents, according to Spose, someone who has experienced the mountain top. He tries to show the beauty of whats around them but our protagonist who shrugs him off as crazy and continues.
He then gets distracted, finally smoking weed with his friends and procrastinating on his journey. He recognizes there’s a part of him that wants to stay in that space forever and just enjoy things. The song then introduces a very stressful sound that breaks up the music and makes it rather unpleasant; our protagonist has sobered up and is now in a panic concerning his journey’s state.
The sound intensifies and so do the lyrics. He’s in a panic. It’s not pleasant to listen to this part of the song if I’m being real. Then Dan taps him on the shoulder and Spose turns around to look at the ground he’s covered and he see’s a beautiful valley. All his stress falls away as he realizes he has achieved.
“I sat and the camera zoomed out till I’m nothing
See the coin twinkle like a gold moon up above him”
The song ends with this and we are left to wonder if the coin is above him as in further up the mountain, or if it is twinkling above him like when Mario gets the coin. Spose is saying this “looking back” appreciative moment is the only way to reach the coin.
Welcome to your twenties.