The Place Where Lost Things Go

Album: Mary Poppins Returns (2019)
  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This quiet song is sung by UK actress Emily Blunt, who plays the titular character in the 2018 movie Mary Poppins Returns. She sings the tune to the children after they wake up from what they believe is a bad dream. Mary consoles them that their late mother is still "waiting in the place where lost things go."
  • The song was written by composer-songwriter Marc Shaiman and his frequent Broadway collaborator Scott Whitman. It is one of nine original songs they penned for the Rob Marshall-directed film.

    "Scott remembered that. We knew from working with Rob [Marshall] and screenwriter David Magee the importance of this moment," Shaiman told Billboard. "How do you sing to children about the loss of their mother and still soothe them? We came up with that title, and it all made sense."
  • In 2019, Bette Midler performed this at the Oscars, where it was nominated for Best Original Song (it lost to "Shallow" from A Star Is Born).
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Jesus In Pop Hits: The Gospel Songs That Went MainstreamSong Writing

These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"They're Playing My Song

Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.

Famous Singers' First FilmsSong Writing

A look at the good (Diana Ross, Eminem), the bad (Madonna, Bob Dylan) and the peculiar (David Bowie, Michael Jackson) film debuts of superstar singers.

Rosanne CashSongwriter Interviews

Rosanne talks about the journey that inspired her songs on her album The River & the Thread, including a stop at the Tallahatchie Bridge.

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)Songwriter Interviews

The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.

Movie Stars In Music VideosSong Writing

Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and John Malkovich are just a few of the film stars who have moonlighted in music videos.