Lose Yourself
Eminem Lyrics


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Look
If you had
One shot
Or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted
In 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, ope there goes gravity
Ope, 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's to these ropes
It don't matter, he's dope, he knows that, but he's broke
He's so stagnant, he knows, when he goes back to this mobile home, that's when it's
Back to the lab again, yo, this whole rhapsody
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

His soul's escaping, through this hole that is 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 super stardom's close to post mortem
It only grows harder, only grows hotter
He blows, it's 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
These 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-dum, da-dum, 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'ma 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 stepped right in the next cypher
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 goddamn food stamps don't buy diapers
And its no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer
This is my life and these times are so hard
And it's getting even harder tryna feed and water my seed, plus
Teeter totter, caught up between bein' a father and a prima donna
Baby mama drama, screamin' on her, too much
For me to wanna stay in one spot, another day of monotony's
Gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail I've got
To formulate a plot or end up in jail or shot
Success is my only motherfuckin' option, failure's not
Mom, I love you, but this trailer's got to go, I cannot grow old in Salem's Lot
So here I go, is my shot
Feet, fail me not, this may be 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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Lose Yourself" by Eminem speak to the idea of pursuing your dreams to the fullest extent, taking advantage of the opportunities presented to you, and keeping your focus on what matters most. The opening lines ask the listener to imagine a scenario where they have one chance to capture everything they've ever wanted, and the urgency of the situation is palpable.


The verses then follow the story of a struggling rapper, played by Eminem himself, who embodies the feeling of being nervous and unprepared for the biggest moment of his life. He's choking on the lyrics he's written, and the crowd is unforgiving. However, he refuses to give up, knowing that he has what it takes to succeed, despite his current difficulties. The song advances the idea of losing oneself in the moment, a feeling that is described as being meditative, transcendent, and powerful.


Overall, "Lose Yourself" delivers a powerful message about staying true to your dreams, even when faced with the most challenging of situations. Eminem captures the challenges of being an artist and trying to make one's way in the world, and the lyrics resonate with a wide variety of listeners.


Line by Line Meaning

Look
Pay attention


If you had
In the event that you possessed


One shot
A single chance


Or one opportunity
Or one opening


To seize everything you ever wanted
To gain all that you ever desired


In one moment
In a single instance


Would you capture it
Will you take hold of it


Or just let it slip?
Or let it pass you by?


His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
He is anxious and nervous


There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
His nervousness is making him ill


He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
He is frightened, but looks unafraid


To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin'
To perform well, but keeps forgetting his lyrics


What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud
He forgot what he practiced and the crowd is restless


He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out
He tries to speak but can't find the words


He's chokin', how, everybody's jokin' now
He's struggling, and everyone's mocking him now


The clocks run out, times up, over, blaow
Time is up


Snap back to reality, ope there goes gravity
Returning to the present, the pressure is on


Ope, there goes Rabbit, he choked
Oh, there goes the performer, he lost his nerve


He's so mad, but he won't give up that easy? No
He is furious but refuses to give up


He won't have it, he knows his whole back's to these ropes
He is cornered, with no room to move


It don't matter, he's dope, he knows that, but he's broke
Even though he is skilled, he is poor


He's so stagnant, he knows, when he goes back to this mobile home, that's when it's
He feels stuck, and knows he has an ordinary home to return to


Back to the lab again, yo, this whole rhapsody
He's going back to the recording studio to create his masterpiece


Better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him
He needs to seize this moment, as opportunities are rare


You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You need to immerse yourself in the music and the moment


You own it, you better never let it go
You possess it, and it should never slip away


You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
You have but one chance, do not waste it


This opportunity comes once in a lifetime
This rare chance to succeed only comes once


His soul's escaping, through this hole that is gaping
He feels like his spirit is leaving him


This world is mine for the taking
He believes he can conquer the world


Make me king, as we move toward a New World Order
He desires to rule and be part of the new world system


A normal life is borin', but super stardom's close to post mortem
A typical life is dull, and fame is nearly dead


It only grows harder, only grows hotter
The challenges are getting more difficult and intense


He blows, it's all over, these hoes is all on him
Once he fails, he loses his fame and many women


Coast to coast shows, he's known as the Globetrotter
He has become famous worldwide


Lonely roads, God only knows, he's grown farther from home, he's no father
His fame has made him lonely and distant, and he is not a good parent


He goes home and barely knows his own daughter
He has been away so much, he doesn't really know his own child


But hold your nose 'cause here goes the cold water
He is diving into a new challenge, despite it being uncomfortable


These hoes don't want him no mo', he's cold product
Women aren't interested in him anymore, he has lost his appeal


They moved on to the next schmo who flows, he nose dove and sold nada
They've found another artist and his popularity has plummeted


So the soap opera is told and unfolds, I suppose it's old partna, but the beat goes on
His tragic story continues, nothing new but the music continues


Da-da-dum, da-dum, da-da
A musical interlude


No more games, I'ma change what you call rage
He's done playing around and will channel his energy differently


Tear this motherfuckin' roof off like two dogs caged
He will destroy everything in his path


I was playin' in the beginnin', the mood all changed
He was playing around early in his career, but things have gotten serious


I been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
He's been through the ringer and experienced rejection


But I kept rhymin' and stepped right in the next cypher
He continued to rap and participate in rap battles


Best believe somebody's payin' the Pied Piper
Someone will pay the price for his success


All the pain inside amplified by the
The pain he feels only grows more intense


Fact that I can't get by with my nine to
He can't afford to live on his regular job alone


Five and I can't provide the right type of
He can't provide the life he wants for his family


Life for my family 'cause man, these goddamn food stamps don't buy diapers
He can't take care of his kids, even with government assistance


And its no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer
His life is not a movie like Mekhi Phifer's character's was


This is my life and these times are so hard
This is his reality, and these are tough times


And it's getting even harder tryna feed and water my seed, plus
It's getting even more difficult to take care of his family


Teeter totter, caught up between bein' a father and a prima donna
He is split between being a parent and a diva


Baby mama drama, screamin' on her, too much
His child's mother is causing drama and screaming at him


For me to wanna stay in one spot, another day of monotony's
He can't bear the monotony of his life anymore


Gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail I've got
It's slowed him down, he feels stuck


To formulate a plot or end up in jail or shot
He needs to come up with a plan or risk jail or death


Success is my only motherfuckin' option, failure's not
He knows he must succeed, he has no other option


Mom, I love you, but this trailer's got to go, I cannot grow old in Salem's Lot
He must leave his childhood home and start anew


So here I go, is my shot
He's taking his chance now


Feet, fail me not, this may be the only opportunity that I got
He can't afford to fail, this is his best shot


You can do anything you set your mind to, man
He encourages others to follow their dreams and work hard to achieve them




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Jeffrey Irwin Bass, Marshall B Mathers, Luis Edgardo Resto

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28Rivals

@elchihuahua420 Damn bro, stay strong "You only get one shot don't miss your chance to blow." Don't let them bring you down in life and keep pushing

serenity noble

awesome

serenity noble

i love it
#eminemfan

Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@m35cobol

Played this song in the car with my friend
Friend: turn this trash off put on that lil pump



He has been in the hospital ever since


Omg, how tf i get 1.1k likes

Also, that same guy said mgk won the beef between him and Eminem





He is now in the coffin with benzino



All comments from YouTube:

@DJSkandalous

Universal needs to update this with a HD rip and actively promote it on the channel since the other version with 1 Billion Views isn't even on a Em channel.

@rafaelki8654

fr

@user-hl4xs6ib6k

verified person here :D

@chillvibestation720

Old is gold

@adithyam6960

@Robert Iamandei where ?

@alikaj3005

Back when eminem used to drop songs on 240p 😂😂 if that happens the song will get a tone of views in 2007 when YouTube removed this it was the 3rd most viewed YouTube video so this would be at least 3b

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@simongrunig1405

"It's okay to lose people, but never lose yourself"
-Eminem

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