(+Lyrics + meaning + translation) Music review- Lose Yourself by Eminem

Lose Yourself by Eminem was composed by Eminem during intervals at the “8 Mile,” movie shoot. It is also a soundtrack for the movie. Eminem featured in the movie and acted as Jimmy Smith Jr. Jimmy in the movie was a struggling rapper which is synonymous with his struggles in the early days.

What is the song “Lose Yourself,” by Eminem all about?

“Lose Yourself,” means to give your undivided attention or full focus on something in such a way that objects, movements, speeches around you are not conspicuous. 

Eminem in this song gives a glimpse about his childhood experience from his desire to be a successful rapper to the kind of parental care he had.

Eminem showed determination all through his early days regardless of the number of times he was anxious and forgot some lines. 

He however encouraged people to be determined, keep pushing, and also to capitalize on opportunities and not let them slip away, regardless of the tension, fears that may spring forth at the onset.

In particular, Eminem advised musicians to be focused and keep moving so that when the one-time opportunity to be famous comes, they can grab it quickly, and make proper use of it.

Lyrics to Lose Yourself by Eminem

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

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 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!

Snapback 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

Chorus

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

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

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 ho-s 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-da-da

Chorus

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

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

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 9-to-5

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

You can do anything you set your mind to, man

Watch the video for Lose Yourself by Eminem below



Duration- 5 minutes 24 seconds

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