Original Song – “Lost and Found”

Lost and Found is a fictional story about a husband who lost the love he shared with his wife and how he found it again.  He was reading the classified ads at breakfast with his wife and saw an advertisement: “It read lost and found, And in the paper, My love was found…If you want your love, Call the followin’ number…It was my own phone number…And I gave my wife a kiss, Honey I missed that tenderness, That I knew when we were young so long ago, Her touch caught my attention, She didn’t even have to mention, The love that I had found again inside…”  It’s a sweet song about focusing on what’s important in life, especially areas where we may have become complacent over time.  The moral of the song is to make sure we don’t neglect the most important things that matter most to our hearts!

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I recorded my original song “Lost And Found” on Set 3 in 1996, and it tells the fictional story of a husband who finds the love he’s lost for his wife through a ‘Lost and Found’ ad his wife places in the paper for him to read. It’s a sweet song that turned out pretty well ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Lost and Found" Pg 1 - "Three Chords and a Prayer", Collected Works Volume VI, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved Lost and Found, Pg 2, VI

Lost and Found

“Three Chords and a Prayer” – Collected Works Volume VI, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

        D                   G

I was sittin’ down to breakfast

       D                         G

Just readin’ the old newspaper

D                   G      A

Looking at the classified

      D                       G

The words caught my attention

      D                  G

The ad went on to mention

      D                   G    A

The love that I had lost inside

          D          G

It read lost and found

                A

And in the paper

                 G

My love was found

               D

Sooner or later

                 G

The ad said please

                        A

If you want your love

                       C

Call the followin’ number

                       G

Call the followin’ number

           D     D     G

It read four, two, nine

D     D    D      A

Five, six, eight, three

          D      D     G

It read four, two, nine

D    D     D     A

L     O     V     E

                               G

It was my own phone number

Verse Two:

            D                        G

I looked up from under my paper

                    D                           G

There was my wife just a lookin’ at me

        D                             G              A

And I knew she placed that ad just for me

   D                       G

It caught me by surprise

  D                   G

I didn’t even realize

      D                 G             A

She had that love I had lost inside

  D                 G

I put down the paper

                A

And in her eyes

                 G

My love was found

               D

Sooner or later

                  G

My love was found

                A

And it was sittin’

                             C

Right in front of my eyes

                             G

Right in front of my eyes

          D      D     G

It read four, two, nine

D     D    D       A

Five, six, eight, three

          D      D     G

It read four, two, nine

D    D     D     A

L     O     V     E

                               G

It was my own phone number

Verse Three:

         D                   G

And I gave my wife a kiss

            D                        G

Honey I missed that tenderness

         D                           G                   A

That I knew when we were young so long ago

      D                             G

Her touch caught my attention

       D                         G

She didn’t even have to mention

      D                   G                A

The love that I had found again inside

          D          G

It read lost and found

                A

And in the paper

                 G

My love was found

               D

Sooner or later

                  G

The ad said please

                        A

If you want your love

                       C

Call the followin’ number

                       G

Call the followin’ number

          D      D     G

It read four, two, nine

D     D    D       A

Five, six, eight, three

          D      D     G

It read four, two, nine

D    D     D     A

L     O     V     E

                               G

It was my own phone number

                               C

It was my own phone number

                               D

It was my own phone number

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7 thoughts on “Original Song – “Lost and Found”

  1. This one has really done it for me. Tears are streaming down my face as I can connect to this on a very personal level. My husband and I were just talking about this last night.
    With my disabilities … well, I know you understand as a brother in Christ.
    God Bless, this is now on the radio station in my head.

  2. Jade,

    The beauty of words is found in their meaning and no matter where we read or hear them, words have the power to move and affect us deeply. Songs take that affect another step further by creating an emotional atmosphere of melody and rhythm that carries and accentuates both words and meaning. I’m so glad you find meaning in my songs and as your brother in Christ I understand your feelings…

    Love in Christ and Happy Easter!

    Mark

    • Mark,

      First off I pray you had a wonderful Easter.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my comment I realize you are very busy right now. I appreciate it because I know you understand my initial comment as a brother in Christ.

      I agree completely with all that you have said. I do believe that what touches one persons inner spirit may mean nothing to someone else. Music is, due to it’s very nature, totally subjective. Having said that I have yet to leave out any of your songs from my private radio station in my head. I love it … when i am feeling low or cannot sleep, or just because; I will close my eyes and listen to that radio station and all is right with the world.

      With love in Christ,
      Jade

  3. Jade,

    Thanks for your comment and I’m so glad that my songs bring you joy! I hope you’re recovering from your recent setback and I pray you’ll receive strength, wellness and healing!

    Yes, lyrics and music are always subjective, as well as the style they’re played in. If you give a song and lyrics to artists who play different genres, each one will interpret it in their own distinctive style and individual way. That’s the beauty of music!

    Love in Christ!

    Mark

    • Hi Mark,

      I am using my new program that lets me talk and it types for me. I hope this works right as I cannot type at the moment. However, as you well know, nothing in this life is permanent it is but a journey we walk hoping to touch others so that at the end of this road we call life are the gates to Heaven.

      I feel music is the only true universal language. You can say so much with music, even if there are no words. Your music sends out so very much love and it is filled with the Holy Spirit 🙂

      God bless you & have a GREAT day.

      Your sister in Christ,

      Jade

  4. Jade,

    Thank you very much for your kind words and yes we had a wonderful Easter! ♥ I’m sorry to hear of your setback but I’m glad you’re able to rely on the program that types your words for you – never give up hope that you’ll soon recover fully! Remember, God promises us that we won’t be given more than we can handle and you’ve successfully overcome this most recent hurdle! Do your best, Jade, to rest and regain your strength – and by this time next week I’ll have posted another song for you to add to your station!

    Love in Christ! 🙂

    Mark

    • Mark,

      Me, give up hope? NEVER!!! I have Faith and that exceeds any hopes. I will prevail as I know God will heal me.

      I thank you for your kindness & I am going back to bed, where I can listen to my special radio station to fall asleep, for a bit before my hubby goes off to work and my caregiver arrives.

      With Love in Christ♥,

      Jade

      God Bless you I look forward to your next song.

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