Lose Yourself


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"Lose Yourself" is a song by American rapper Eminem from the soundtrack to the 2002 motion picture 8 Mile. The song was written by Eminem and produced by Eminem along with longtime collaborator Jeff Bass, one half of the production duo Bass Brothers, and Luis Resto. It was released on October 28, 2002, as the lead single from the soundtrack. The song's lyrics explicitly sum up the background of Eminem's character in 8 Mile, B-Rabbit, with the first verse summing up much of the plot of the movie. The song incorporates several aggressive themes, largely dealing with the struggles dealt with by B-Rabbit, and how he eventually overcomes his many problems and obstacles to gain the respect of other rappers. "Lose Yourself" was a commercial success, becoming Eminem's first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single and remaining there for twelve consecutive weeks. It reached atop of the charts in nineteen other countries. "Lose Yourself" received acclaim from music critics, with many critics praising the song's inspiring, aggressive themes and describing it as Eminem's best work to date. Eminem's rapping ability, the lyrics and the production were also praised. In many retrospective reviews and lists, critics have cited the song among Eminem's finest, as well as one of the best hip hop songs of all time.  


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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? 

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 its 
Back to the lab again yo, this whole rhapsody 
He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him 

[Chorus: x2]
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 its 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 mortar 
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 

[Chorus: x2] 

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 its 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 say 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 
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 

[Chorus: x2]

You can do anything you set your mind to, man

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Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (/ˌɛmɪˈnɛm/; often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor. He is consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time in any genre, with Rolling Stone ranking him 83rd on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and labelling him the "King of Hip Hop". He will often be called " Slim Shady" at times. He has gotten into quite some rap battles against MGK, ( Machine Gun Kelly) Snoop Dog, etc. more »

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Written by: Jeffrey Irwin Bass, Marshall B Mathers, Luis Edgardo Resto

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