"Lose Yourself" as written by Marshall B Mathers, Luis Edgardo Resto and Jeffrey Irwin Bass....
Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted
One moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?

Yo
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin'
What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out
He's chokin', how, everybody's jokin' now
The clocks run out, times up, over, blaow!
Snap back to reality, oh there goes gravity
Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He's so mad, but he won't give up that easy? No
He won't have it, he knows his whole back city's ropes
It don't matter,
He's dope, he knows that, but he's broke
He's so stacked that he knows
When he goes back to his mobile home, that's when it's
Back to the lab again yo, this whole rhapsody
He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime you better

The souls escaping, through this hole that it's gaping
This world is mine for the taking
Make me king, as we move toward a, new world order
A normal life is boring, but super stardom's close to post-mortem
It only grows harder, only grows hotter
He blows us all over, these hoes is all on him
Coast to coast shows, he's known as the globetrotter
Lonely roads, God only knows
He's grown farther from home, he's no father
He goes home and barely knows his own daughter
But hold your nose 'cause here goes the cold water
His hoes don't want him no mo, he's cold product
They moved on to the next schmo who flows
He nose dove and sold nada
So the soap opera is told and unfolds
I suppose it's old partna, but the beat goes on
Da da dumb da dumb da da

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime you better

No more games, I'm a change what you call rage
Tear this motherfuckin' roof off like two dogs caged
I was playin' in the beginnin', the mood all changed
I been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
But I kept rhymin' and stepwritin' the next cipher
Best believe somebody's payin' the pied piper
All the pain inside amplified by the fact
That I can't get by with my nine to five
And I can't provide the right type of life for my family
'Cause man, these God damn food stamps don't buy diapers
And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life
And these times are so hard and it's getting even harder
Tryin' to feed and water my seed, plus
See dishonor caught up between bein' a father and a prima donna
Baby mama drama screamin' on and Too much for me to want to Stay in one spot,
another day of monotony Has gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail
I've got to formulate a plot fore I end up in jail or shot
Success is my only motherfuckin' option, failures not
Mom, I love you, but this trail has got to go
I cannot grow old in Salem's lot
So here I go is my shot.
Feet fail me not 'cause maybe the only opportunity that I got

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime you better

You can do anything you set your mind to, man


Lyrics submitted by manyamore, edited by bAmPaLAmPaDiNgDonG, michaelfillier, GodSaveTheQuee, zoqu279

"Lose Yourself" as written by Luis Edgardo Resto Jeffrey Irwin Bass

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +11
    General CommentEminem is very talented in what he does and how he sings. He gets his message accross to the people the best way he knows how. All music is, is art...and you shouldn't criticize someone for their art work. It's all talent regardless. He is very talented in his way of showing his artistic talents.
    DeadAngelicHearton September 22, 2002   Link
  • +6
    Lyric CorrectionPretty sure several lines are wrong here. This transcription on Lyriki.com seems closer: lyriki.com/…

    Only one line in that version seems possibly wrong to me: "But I kept rhymin and stepped right in the next cypher" vs. the line here: "But I kept rhymin and stepwritin the next cypher"

    Honestly neither sound correct. It's the only line that doesn't seem right somehow. Maybe it's "But I kept rhymin in step, writing the next cypher"
    Fangorn81on August 28, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentUhm,
    to the person who wrote the quote which said
    "people who can't sing do rap"-
    have you heard his singing voice? it's brilliant
    he's great.
    My favorite bit in this song is

    " This world is mine for the taking"
    Ebonezaon September 19, 2006   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationThis song really means alot to me because its about how Eminem went through life and rose to stardom only to realize thats its not all he ever wanted.
    These next lines are the most important lines in the song I believe

    Too much for me to want to
    Stay in one spot, another jam or not
    Has gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail
    I've got to formulate a plot fore I end up in jail or shot

    These lines are saying that he is realizing that he is becoming stuck in his position and he doesn't like where he is at. He goes through his motions in an attempt to break out of the system in which he is becoming trapped. Any plan that he would make has to be a safe plan because he does not want to be killed or go to jail over it so he is thinking on what options are out there to get away from everything and go back to the old times. He is saying that he is a snail because he doesn't enjoy what he is doing and feels like his life is going by to slow for his liking.
    jblueon August 15, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Commentim not a big fan of eminem but this is a really good song. and this is the first eminem song that i actually like
    twilightbeautyon December 21, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe soul's escaping, through this hole that it's gaping
    This world is mine for the taking
    Make me king, as we move toward a, new world order
    A normal life is borin', but superstardom's close to post-mortem


    Anyone else find these lyrics creepy and out of the ordinary?
    Hes talking about selling his soul for the music industry saying superstars are practically dead because they have no souls.
    johnnyblueyeon October 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so damn true. Stage fright gets you your first few times in front of the underground crowd....it's fuckin crazy too, because you think you aren't nervous....
    OvercoveRon September 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is a kickass song i heard it on the radio yesterday im buying the 8mile osundtrack...but when i try to dl this song it loops everytime...help guys?
    uncgurlon September 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentheh how sweet is this two em albums in one year!!!!!!!!!! Lose yourself describes how people sort of get a "High" off of rapping and freestyling all the shit that bothers you everyday is gone and your in the zone but afterwards you feel like shit again
    McShineon September 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwohwho DeadAngelicHeart, you are awesome. Exactly what I would have said! This song is AWESOME! I can't stop playing it, and I can't help but get into it. It's great! I love the beat. "Da da dum da dum da da"
    lfhsgrlon September 25, 2002   Link

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