Is there anybody out there waiting for me on my way?
If that somebody is you, then baby, I just wanna say
Tonight, nothing will bring us down
Tonight, we're at the lost and found
[ Ellie Goulding, "Delirium", from the song Lost and Found ]
The noun lost and found is :
A repository in a public place, as in a school or theater, where found items are kept for reclaiming by their owners.
[ The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language ]
The ODO provided an example which made me smile considering the song:
Sarah smiled expecting ratty old jeans and a tee shirt from the lost and found, but was once again surprised.
[ Oxford Dictionaries Online ]
Is there any reference I'm missing here to understand the idea behind two people being together at the lost and found?
What is the difference with just plain being together? Is this an expression about:
- them both looking for something and finding it;
- the idea that for all intents and purposes they're lost for everyone else because they're busy together tonight;
- a reminder that someone can still make a surprising discovery in life;
- love in a public place/space;
- no specific reference, so all of the above?