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  • +12
    General Comment

    Eminem 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 Correction

    Pretty sure several lines are wrong here. This transcription on Lyriki.com seems closer: lyriki.com/Eminem:Lose_Yourself

    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 29, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General Comment

    Uhm, 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
    General Comment

    im 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
  • +4
    General Comment

    The 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
  • +4
    My Interpretation

    This 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
  • +1
    General Comment

    This 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 Comment

    this 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 Comment

    heh 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 Comment

    wohwho 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 26, 2002   Link

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