Eminem: Lose Yourself Meaning
Song Released: 2002
Lose Yourself Lyrics
To seize everything you ever wanted-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...
anonymous Jan 22nd, 2010 1:11pm report
This is what it means:
"The soul's escaping, through this hole that it's 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 super stardom's close to post mortem "
Because of all the pressure and expectations lofted on me, I'm losing who I am and what I initially loved about being an artist. My status as a superstar seems contrived to me because my handlers have rearranged in my head my perception of the real world. I thought life was boring, but being a superstar is almost like being dead.
"It only grows harder, only grows hotter
He blows us all over these hoes is all on him
Coast to coast shows, he's know 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 "
The problem with being a superstar is that you need to keep producing and keep producing bigger and better things... That usually means working harder and sacrificing more. Eventually that takes its toll in the form of loneliness and alienation.
"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 schmoe who flows
He nose dove and sold nada
So the soap opera is told and unfolds
I suppose it's old partner', but the beat goes on
Da da dum da dum da da "
This is the game: find the newest, hottest artist and exploit him until he stops producing. The fame of a rapstar is owned by the game, not by the artist, and will go where the game tells them to go. As soon as the current hot artist falters, a new one is already waiting in the wings, and the spotlight shifts... leaving only public examination and humiliation at the hands of the media. The irony is that this process is obvious and well known, but it still keeps happening because it is the nature of the beast.
The real question is why did E write this verse into the middle of the song and not into the end. It's like he's trying to tell himself coming up something about what he's striving for...
It has nothing to do with the right-wing NWO crap, so just stop.
anonymous Nov 4th, 2009 11:06pm report
The song is about having one shot and being able to take it.
it also refers to the film 8 mile(hense it being the theme song for the film)
it is about him having only one shot to show his true potential.
in the film he failed his first opportunity and knew the 2nd time he got he had to take it- his one opportunity to do everything he ever wanted.
anonymous Mar 20th, 2013 3:10pm report
This song is about having an opportunity you should take that chance because its probably the only one you will get
anonymous Aug 9th, 2012 8:38pm report
The illuminati thing is definitely in this song especially clear when he says new world order and that it's drawing near....I guess everything's now confirms that we are very close to the end and life will change and become worse and worse ...I heard that eminem wanted to leave the illuminati but they kept their grasp on him...I guess he was starting to figure out what a huge joke and limited fame the whole superstar thing was...he probably started to realize the lies that all those demons and stuff were telling him...but they kept him in illuminati still ...I hear slim shady is the demon that controls eminem ...that's why one time someone said he accidentally said that he was slim shady not eminem when they said his name ..
anonymous Jul 10th, 2012 7:51am report
Emineme talking about escaping the illuminati
anonymous Jun 22nd, 2012 6:25pm report
Its about the illuminati. He talks about accepting the choice to be in the illuminati or not. He raps about the fame and wealth he will achieve of he accepts. He talks about his soul being taken away. He talks about moving to a New World Order. It's obvious.
anonymous Apr 14th, 2012 4:32pm report
this song is about the illuminati....
"You better lose your self in the MUSIC the moment you BETTER NEVER LET IT GO"
hes saying he lost his soul for rapping and never wants to let go of it.
"The soul's escaping, through this hole that it's gaping
THIS WORLD IS MINE FOR THE TAKING
Make me king, as we move toward a, NEW WORLD ORDER"
new world order is Masonry in which alot of mason are in the illuminati. This world is mine for the taking, the illuminati is all about controlling the world and total domination
anonymous Mar 23rd, 2012 3:30pm report
It's exactly what it is, just like what you guys have said.
You'd better lose yourself in the music, the moment ;
If you’re going to do anything in life, put your all into it. The greatest of opportunities aren’t exactly commonplace, so make sure that you do everything you can to make the most of any that come your way. You may never get a second chance.
It's Eminem's greatest song in my opinion @
anonymous Feb 27th, 2012 2:51pm report
anonymous Feb 5th, 2012 2:25pm report
I think the song is about Eminem telling everyone of his fans to take oppurtunities, don't miss them because you will regret it.
anonymous Dec 8th, 2011 12:49pm report
This song symbolizes a tough choice in life and choosing the right one
anonymous Jun 4th, 2011 6:39pm report
Eminem is saying that if you had one shot to accomplish everything you ever wanted would you take it or not
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