Lose Yourself

Album: 8 Mile Soundtrack (2002)
Charted: 1 1
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  • Yo, if you could just, for one minute
    Or one split second in time, forget everything
    Everything that bothers you, or your problems
    Everything, and follow me

    If I was frozen inside of a moment
    If I could capture time inside a capsule
    An hourglass full of sand in the palm of my hand, it passes through it
    If I can grasp it, and just control what happens to it
    Then I can trap it, so no more time elapses through it
    If raps could do it, maybe I could tap into it
    Then I could try to channel it through Cadillacs and Buicks
    To transmit through 'em, to make you put your ass into it
    And that's when you hit the roof because you can't sit through it
    Your passions too much for you to not to be dancing to it
    And as you do it, your movements become fast and fluent
    You're mashin' to it, moshing until you're black and bluish
    And shit you're acting foolish, this music it has influenced you to be rowdy but in an orderly fashion
    True it's chaotic, but it's got your body moving as a unit
    Uniting together tonight, so make it last and you better just

    Lose yourself in this music, this moment we own it
    We won't never let it go (go), you better move yourself
    Because tomorrow's ass can wait
    There is no time, to sit there and procrastinate
    Lose yourself in this music, this moment we own it
    We won't never let it go (go), you better move yourself
    Because tomorrow's ass can wait
    There is no time, to sit there and procrastinate

    'Cause when we descend together, we begin to move as one
    In perfect unison just like the moon and sun
    Illuminate the room and humans soon become aluminum
    Rhythmically in sync, if you'll excuse the pun
    But if you could lose it once, I mean if you could let shit go
    Relax, take a breath, and just let it exit slow
    Then rest your soul
    You could leave the rest to me, if I could give the world a hit of ecstasy
    To make 'em feel the feeling I'm feeling right this minute
    'Cause I feel like the night won't end til I get finished
    So close the shades, makin' sure no light gets in it
    The skies the limit tonight because the night's infinite
    A high percentage, of black people and white mixed in it
    But no one really gives a fuck because they just like what's spinnin'
    His life was spinnin', the whole entire night just spinnin'
    Like life's beginning so come out from inside your skin and quit hidin' in it

    Lose yourself in this music, this moment we own it
    We won't never let it go (go), you better move yourself
    Because tomorrow's ass can wait
    There is no time, to sit there and procrastinate
    Lose yourself in this music, this moment we own it
    We won't never let it go (go), you better move yourself
    Because tomorrow's ass can wait
    There is no time, to sit there and procrastinate Writer/s: Jeffrey Irwin Bass, Luis Edgardo Resto, Marshall B Mathers
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 46

  • Vonda Grant from MichiganIt was God that placed Eminem in the right place at the right time... I am the inspiration for the "Lose Yourself", and put him in contact with Radio Personality "Bushman" who at the time was a popular DJ at FM 98 Radio Station located in Detroit, Michigan, that was looking for local talent, and he saw the vision and ran with it helping enhanced Eminem's career as a Rapper... I'd love to share the full story, and I am happy for all his success but I felt the need to share my truth...
  • M.e.This song has been changed by the current event called: The Mandela Effect
  • Rick from UnknownAs I am reading the comments I see some people accusing this song of using hollow lyrics. Really? Did you even take time to read or listen to this work of art? Maybe, it's not the best in the world. In my opinion it's sure could be. I could agree to someone not liking this song or type of music it's not for everyone. One thing you can't say against this song is "hollow lyrics". This song is as real as it gets. Eminem speaks the truth weather you like it or not. He also elevated the rap genre to a whole new level. He is not know as a lyrical god of rap by mistake. The man in question is humble, real and honest. Not Hollow. In my opinion If Pac wasn't dead (R.I.P TuPac!) He may not be the best rapper alive but he sure is now. You need to respect this man's work of art because it is art.
  • Crazyc63312 from Pittsburgh, Pa"Weird Al" Yankovic did a parody of this called 'Couch Potato', but Eminem/Marshal/Slim Shady declined permission for a music video. Here's a sample-lyric from 'Couch Potato' about the Osbourne Family Show:
    Oh! Ozzy's family Sho' loves profanity
    PS. I like weird al.
  • Andrew from Charlotte, Ncthis song actually isnt considered a rap song
  • Saltine from Htown, TxOne of the best of Eminem and its really deep.
  • Adam from Montreal, QcWooooooooooooooo...first, Eminem has not sampled Kashmir, if you listen to both songs back to back they don't sound alike...second, eminem rocks!!!!he is the best rapper i've listened to...and i have listened to a lot of them trust me.His lyrics, they mean somenthing. Good song to do some weight lifting at the gym.
  • Gerald from Marlboruough, Zimbabwebest song and lyrics ever in my lyf
    this song really motivates me and is very encourageous i just wsh to be part of eminem's crew
    i give gs to Mate Millbrae by saying hotly yes
    that's pefect emi'wish u could giv us anotherI wch mvates us
  • Moses from River John, NsThis is a reply to Terry, Houston, TX post up above. Eminem made millions off of 50 cent, how do you figure he should never have signed him.
  • Andrew from Bartlett, TnOne of the best and biggest rap songs of all time! Possibly the most remembered lyrics and love songs of the 21st century.
  • Scott from New Bedford, MaThis song can be for the singer or for any person because it basically is saying to do your absolute best in what ever you do "lose yourself" this is your chance! What are you gonna do take it or choke?
  • Jai from Mumbai, IndiaEminem is "the" biggest rapper and if you beleive he didn't deserve the oscar then dude go back to 8 Mile and check the biggest track in the world "LOSE YOURSELF".To do hell with U2.
  • Nikki from Heights, Txeminem is the $h*t
  • Heather from Pittsburg, PaThis song gets me pumped...i dont know why..Maybe because I'd like to help people like that..Or maybe becasue theres actualy people that have to suffer like that...Great song, Eminem..Keep it up!
  • Brian from Vancouver, Canadai think he did a good job in making the story of the movie into a song, i think eminems the no.1 artist of our time
  • Scotty from Camas, Wasweet song
  • Robin from Bruges, BelgiumI love this song. One of the best beats I ever heard. He's the best rapper. EMINEM ROCKS!!
  • Terry from Houston, TxI don't usually do this...but I feel like Em is a pioneer in so much. 50 Cent in other words....took all of Em's idea and wore the mout. He has become to commercial. Em signs 50, fifty creates G unit...modeled after Em's group....D-12, then he decides to make a movie loosely based on his life....just like Em did. 50 is a follower, not a leader. He didn't do squat, original. He took ALL of Em's ideas and ran with them. 50 Cent is a poser and a commercial rip off. Em should hav edropped him, or better yet, never signed him in the first place.
  • Jeevan from Brampton, CanadaEminem's song are wicked! I think he acted good in 8 Mile. A lot of people didn't think he would do a good job, but he was wicked!
  • Nikki from Brampton, Canadai think eminem's acting in 8 mile was awesome. and this song just goes so good with the movie. for some reason that song encourages me, and thats a good thing.
  • Julian from Anaheim, CaI am not really a fan of rap, but Eminem's songs are comedic and very well thought out. IN other words they rock!
  • Dmytro from Toronto, Canadathis song is really cool and i think it has a lot to do with eminem's life and how tough it was for him to be growing up in detroit and becoming the successful rapper that he is today.
  • Valerie from Evansville, InThis is one of like three rap songs that I like. I just love the guitar part, and the lyrics are so right. "Opportunity comes once in a lifetime."
  • Drew from Hamilton, CanadaOne of the only "rap" songs I enjoy.
  • David from Orlando, FlI love this song it is awesome (lose yourself in the music the moment)
  • Linus from Hamilton, On, CanadaThis is not a good song - - hollow lyrics, not good rap.
  • Kevin from New York, NyEminiem is the coolest person on earth!
  • Matt from Millbrae, CaEminem is one of the few rappers that actually has TALENT!!! Can you ever imagine Mike Jones, Ludacris, Nelly, or Lil John doin a song like this? Hell no. Great song, I think landed in the top 500 songs of all time accordin to rolling stone.
  • Jackie from San Diego, Cai liked what 'rosie, waco, TX' said. eminem has great lyrics..not about most rap songs like the ones about "the club" or whatever. he has lyrics that have meaning, and i like that. this song rocks..it shows how far he's gotten as a rapper. he used to be boo-ed off stage and now hes one of the most famous rappers in America. and thats impressive.
  • E from London, Englandhi who definately knows what the sample is used in lose yourself by eminem?!
  • James from Brighton, EnglandThose of you saying eminem sampled Kashmir in this song are sadly wrong...when i first heard this i thought to myself it sounded similar but if you listen to both one after the other it's quite clear they're different...Both good songs tho
  • Jester from Folsom, CaThis song is cool and when i listen to it it helps me concentrate on things in my life. Basically lets me look at the big picture of my life.

    - Jester
  • Mike from Arvada, CoEminem rocks...He is better than any rapper I have heard (and mind you i have heard them all)
  • Justin from Spokane, WaI'm not positive, but just by listening, it sounds like "10:15 on a Saturday Night" by the Cure is the sample.
  • Shawna from San Diego, Cawhat part of kashmir is in the song?
  • Kurt from Downers Grove, IlNo he doesn't sample Kashmir in this song! Puff Daddy does though, in the song "Come With Me."
  • Remus from Algonquin, IlWeird Al's parody of Eminem's "Lose Yourself," for which Marshall Mathers refused him make a video. But after hearing Yankovic's "Couch Potato," it's hard not to sympathize with Em, since unlike his other big pop hit parodies, this has nothing to do with the song. Weird Al doesn't pick up on the theme of the song, or the sound of it, or the lyrics to create a parody, he simply picks television at random, as if jokes about American Idol and Survivor will guarantee laughs and airplay. On top of the randomness of the subject, the jokes are simply bad, culminating in a "My Tivo Thinks I'm Gay" joke ripped off from Mike Binder's unspeakably awful HBO series Mind of the Married Man, where it was done better (and if Mike Binder does a joke better than you, you're slipping; besides, anybody who has had Tivo for any length of time knows that no matter what you do, it will record Law & Order).
  • Corrina from Modesto, CaI read not long ago that there has never in history been a time when so many people of different ethenicity could come together peacefully as what happens now, simply brought together to enjoy, listen to and appreciate the music that we now refer to as RAP....true, think about it, soooo true... Weather all understand it or not, RAP has brought down so many racial barrierers which I myself am extreemly grateful for. Eminem and the many other great artists who are blessed with this great gift of music which they share with us, I want to say,"THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart" Corrina, Modesto, CA cfunny95351@sbcglobal.net
  • A Dbz Fan from Jackson, MiI wonder if Eminem likes M&M's
  • Nick from Vallejo, CaEminem did sample Led Zeppelin's Kashmir in this song.
  • Rosie from Waco, TxOk. I recentley bought the U2 cd, and I'm sorry to say, but they sucked(badley). Eminem rox so much better than U2, and I think that his songs have alot more meaning to them than most rap songs, so you gotta give him points for that. He is the most creative rapper in my eyes.
  • Erik from Davis, CaIs it just me, or did Eminem sample Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" in this song?
  • Erik from Davis, CaI am fan of U2. However I apolgize, but Eminem's song was so much better than "The Hands That Built America." That song was crap!
  • Virnalisa from Santo Domingo, Otheri agree with Hans that award was robbed from U2,not that eminem isn't a good rapper but i don't think that it was such a great song for him to get that award.
  • Remus from Algonquin, IlI love Eminem.
  • Hans from Oakdale, CaI think Eminem, although a great rapper, did not deserve that oscar. Compared to U2, the greatest band in the world, that song was nothing. And then he didn't even show up to accept. Whats up with that?
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