Eminem: Lose yourself lyrics

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Facts about Lose Yourself Lyrics

TitleContent
Song TitleLose Yourself
ArtistEminem
Movie8 Mile
Release Year2002
Recording ProcessLaid down all three verses in one take (as per engineer Steven King)
Writing ProcessIn-between shooting scenes for 8 Mile and taking care of his kids (as per Eminem’s autobiography)
Demo VersionAppeared on the SHADY XV compilation album in 2014 with almost entirely different lyrics
Commercial SuccessReached #1 in 20 countries, including the US; held the top position for 12 weeks
US Certification13x Multi-Platinum
Critical AcclaimWon two Grammys and became the first rap song to win the Oscar for Best Original Song
Cultural ImpactUsed in Apple commercials to promote iTunes and the iPod, and in a Chrysler Super Bowl commercial;

“Mom’s Spaghetti” lyric has been meme’d extensively and even has its own fan-made song;

Eminem opened a restaurant with the same name in 2021.

[Intro]

 

 

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

[Verse 1] 

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 forgetting

What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud

He opens his mouth, but the words won’t come out

He’s choking, how? Everybody’s joking now

The clock’s run out, time’s 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 old rhapsody

Better go capture this moment and hope it don’t pass him, and

[Chorus]

You better lose yourself in the music

The moment, you own it, you better never let it go (Go)

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo

You better lose yourself in the music

The moment, you own it, you better never let it go (Go)

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo

You better…

[Verse 2]

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 boring, but superstardom’s

Close to post-mortem, it only grows harder

Homie 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 more, he’s cold product

They moved on to the next schmoe who flows

He nose-dove and sold nada, and so the soap opera

Is told, it unfolds, I suppose it’s old, partner

But the beat goes on, da-da-dom, da-dom, dah-dah, dah-dah

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[Chorus]

You better lose yourself in the music

The moment, you own it, you better never let it go (Go)

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo

You better lose yourself in the music

The moment, you own it, you better never let it go (Go)

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo

You better…

[Verse 3] 

No more games, I’ma change what you call rage

Tear this motherfuckin’ roof off like two dogs caged

I was playin’ in the beginning, the mood all changed

I’ve 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 there’s no movie, there’s no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life

And these times are so hard, and it’s gettin’ 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, it’s my shot, feet, fail me not

This may be the only opportunity that I got

[Chorus]

You better lose yourself in the music

The moment, you own it, you better never let it go (Go)

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo

You better lose yourself in the music

The moment, you own it, you better never let it go (Go)

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo

You better…

[Outro]

You can do anything you set your mind to, man

 

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