Losing My Way
Justin Timberlake Lyrics


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Hey, excuse me

Hi, my name is Bob, and I work at my job
I make forty-something dollars a day
I used to be the man in my hometown
Till I started to lose my way

It all goes back to when I dropped out of school
Having fun, I was living the life
But now I got a problem with that little white rock
See, I can't put down the pipe

And it's breaking me down
Watching the world spin 'round
While my dreams fall down
Is anybody out there?

It is breaking me down
No more friends around
And my dreams fall down
Is anybody out there?

Can anybody out there hear me?
'Cause I can't seem to hear myself
Can anybody out there see me?
'Cause I can't seem to see myself
There's gotta be a heaven somewhere
Can you save me from this hell?
Can anybody out there feel me?
'Cause I can't seem to feel myself

Losing my way
Keep losing my way
Keep losing my way
Can you help me find my way?
Losing my way
Keep losing my way
Keep losing my way
Can you help me find my way?

Now you gotta understand I was a family man
I would have done anything for my own
But I couldn't get a grip on my new found itch
So I ended up all alone
I remember where I was when I got my first buzz
See, I thought I was living the life
And the craziest thing is
I'll probably never know the color of my daughter's eyes

And it is breaking me down
Watching the world spin 'round
While my dreams fall down
Is anybody out there?

It is breaking me down
No more friend around
And my dreams fall down
Is anybody out there?

Can anybody out there hear me?
'Cause I can't seem to hear myself
Can anybody out there see me?
'Cause I can't seem to see myself
There's gotta be a heaven somewhere
Can you save me from this hell?
Can anybody out there feel me?
'Cause I can't seem to feel myself

Losing my way
Keep losing my way
Keep losing my way
Can you help me find my way?
Losing my way
Keep losing my way
Keep losing my way
Can you help me find my way?

Oh my god, please forgive me
(Father, hear my prayer)
'Cause I know I've done some wrong in this life
If I could do it all again
Have just one more chance
To take all those wrongs and make them right

Can anybody out there hear me?
'Cause I can't seem to hear myself
Can anybody out there see me?
'Cause I can't seem to see myself
There's gotta be a heaven somewhere
Can you save me from this hell?
Can anybody out there feel me?
'Cause I can't seem to feel myself

Can anybody out there hear me?
'Cause I can't seem to hear myself
Can anybody out there see me?
'Cause I can't seem to see myself
There's gotta be a heaven somewhere
Can you save me from this hell?
Can anybody out there feel me?
'Cause I can't seem to feel myself

Losing my way
Keep losing my way
Keep losing my way
Can you help me find my way?
Losing my way
Keep losing my way




Keep losing my way
Can you help me find my way?

Overall Meaning

The song, "Losing My Way" by Justin Timberlake is a tragic tale of a man named Bob who once had it all – a great job, a family, and the respect of his hometown. However, he fell into the grips of addiction, particularly crack cocaine, which ultimately led him down a path of self-destruction. Throughout the song, Bob laments his addiction and how it has taken over his life. He is no longer able to work, he has lost all his friends, and he can't even recognize his own daughter.


Bob's addiction has left him feeling lost and alone, which is reflected in the repeated refrain of "losing my way." He is crying out for help, desperately searching for someone who can hear him, see him, or feel his pain. But he is equally unable to hear, see, or feel himself. He recognizes that he has done wrong in his life and asks for forgiveness, hoping for another chance to make things right.


The song is a powerful commentary on addiction and the toll it can take on a person's life. It provides a glimpse into the mindset of someone struggling with addiction, highlighting the sense of hopelessness, isolation, and despair they feel. The haunting melody and lyrics convey the stark reality of the situation, making it clear that there are real people behind these struggles.


Line by Line Meaning

Hi, my name is Bob, and I work at my job
Introducing himself as Bob who works daily and earns a little


I make forty-something dollars a day
Describing his low income


I used to be the man in my hometown
Recalling his glorious past


Till I started to lose my way
Referring to his present situation


It all goes back to when I dropped out of school
Blaming his decision of quitting school for his present condition


Having fun, I was living the life
Justifying his choice to have fun in life


But now I got a problem with that little white rock
Revealing his addiction to cocaine


See, I can't put down the pipe
Admitting his inability to quit cocaine addiction


And it's breaking me down
Expressing how addiction is ruining him


Watching the world spin 'round
Feeling lost and confused


While my dreams fall down
Not able to achieve his dreams


Is anybody out there?
Calling for help


No more friends around
Losing all his friends due to addiction


Can anybody out there hear me?
Repeatedly asking for help


'Cause I can't seem to hear myself
Unaware of his own thoughts and feelings


Can you save me from this hell?
Seeking salvation from his addiction


Can anybody out there feel me?
Expressing his emotional numbness


Losing my way
Describing his current state


Keep losing my way
Emphasizing on his helplessness


Can you help me find my way?
Requesting for guidance


Oh my god, please forgive me
Repenting his mistakes


(Father, hear my prayer)
Seeking forgiveness from God


'Cause I know I've done some wrong in this life
Acknowledging his mistakes


If I could do it all again
Wishing for a second chance


Have just one more chance
Expressing his remorse


To take all those wrongs and make them right
Willing to Correct his mistakes




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Anthem Entertainment, Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: Timothy Mosley, Nate Hills, Justin Timberlake

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Sound's a calm, when we become the animals that we're made in the jungle

Why you staying so far away?

Running men is looking on, why
Why don't you come out to play
And get closer to your animal, inside
Baby I act like the gentleman that your mother would love, ooh get to me
Baby you act like a lady, don't have to cover it up, things you wanna show me
Make me remember the reason why I wanted to love, please be slowly
I think you're ready to try, walk a little closer and

Now take me to your jungle, I'm not afraid
And if you're looking for your animal, hop in my cage
Fall in a terror of height, don't talk
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

Show me your t-shirt, and sweat your sling
Down and dirty, you're loving me so loud
Play it breeze, but you wild as a strain
Side show in front of the whole crowd

Baby I act like the gentleman that your mother would love, ooh get to me
Baby you act like a lady, don't have to cover it up, things you wanna show me
Make me remember the reason why I wanted to love, please be slowly
I think you're ready to try, walk a little closer and

Now take me to your jungle, I'm not afraid
And if you're looking for your animal, hop in my cage
Fall in a terror of height, don't talk
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

Sound's a calm, when we become the animals that we're made in the jungle

Now take me to your jungle, I'm not afraid
And if you're looking for your animal, hop in my cage
Fall in a terror of height, don't talk
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

Sound's a calm, when we become the animals that we're made in the jungle

Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

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