Eminem – Lose Yourself Lyrics

Produced By: Eminem, Jeff Bass & Luis Resto
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[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?


[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
Oh - there goes gravity
Oh - there goes Rabbit, he choked
He's so mad but he won't
Give up that easy nope,
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
He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him

[Hook 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, yo


[Verse 2]
The 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 mo', 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-dum da-dum da-dah

[Hook]

[Verse 3]
No more games, I'mma change what you call rage
Tear this motherfuckin' roof off like two dogs caged

I was playing in the beginning, the mood all changed
I've been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage

But I kept rhyming and stepped right in the next cypher
Best believe somebody's paying 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 there's 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 being a father and a prima donna
Baby momma drama, screaming on her too much for me to wanna
Stay in one spot, another day of monotony
Has 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


[Hook]

[Outro]
You can do anything you set your mind to, man

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