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Eminem: Lose Yourself Meaning

Song Released: 2002

Lose Yourself Lyrics

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
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...


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    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.


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    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.


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    Oct 23rd, 2009 10:02pm report

    This song about taking a chance at success and not letting anyone stopping you from what you want no matter what.


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    May 19th, 17:25 report

    Eminem is not in the illuminati the illuminati is not real it's about him losing a rap battle



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    Apr 21st, 4:45pm report

    Illuminati no doubt.


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    Nov 24th, 2016 11:02pm report

    The biggest way to figure out what this song means is these 4 lyrics

    just let it slip

    eminem clearly had somthing going for him and he did't take it.


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    May 4th, 2016 5:46pm report

    Who are these people talking about this song and the illuminati ?
    I'm having trouble imagining these people even knowing who Eminem is let alone analysing his lyrics.
    I think that if you asked them to interpret Mary Has a Little Lamb they would find Masonic/illuminati symbolisim there too.
    These lyrics are what they are, mean what they mean - there's no hidden agenda, coded messages or anything else.
    Get over it, seriously.


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    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


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    Sep 21st, 2012 9:11pm report

    You can do anything you set your mind to, man

    What does this part of the song mean?

    In to response to the anonymous question. There is a commonality in a vast array of books that discuss this phenomenon.

    The Bible: Mark 11:23 & 24

    New International Version (©1984)

    "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.

    New International Version (©1984)

    Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

    "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

    1. Burning desire. It's the starting point of all achievement. You must have burning desire.

    2. Faith. Visualization of, and belief in attainment of desire.

    3. Auto-suggestion. The medium for influencing the subconscious mind.

    4. Specialized knowledge. Personal experiences or observation. You must focus in one area and concentrate there.

    5. Imagination. Remember Law of Attraction?

    6. Organized planning. The realization of desire into action.

    7. Be decisive in nature. The mastery of procrastination.

    8. Persistence. The sustained effort necessary to induce faith.

    9. Surround yourself with master mind. It's your driving force.

    10. The mystery of sex transmutation.

    11. The subconscious mind. The connecting link.

    12. The brain. A broadcasting and receiving station for thought.

    13. The sixth sense. The door to the temple of wisdom.

    "The Secret" by Rhonda byrne

    “Everything that’s coming into your life you are attracting into your life. And it’s attracted to you by virtue of the images you’re holding in your mind. It’s what you’re thinking. Whatever is going on in your mind you are attracting to you.
    Every thought if yours is a real thing – a force.”

    “Thoughts become things!”

    “Thoughts are magnetic, and thoughts have a frequency. As you think thoughts, they are sent out into the Universe, and they magnetically attract all like things that are on the same frequency. Everything sent out returns to the source – you.”

    Suggested authors on the subject:

    Dr. Wayne Dyer

    Rhonda Byrne

    Anthony Robbins

    Napoleon Hill

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    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 ..

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    Jul 10th, 2012 7:51am report

    Emineme talking about escaping the illuminati


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    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.

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    May 6th, 2012 5:03am report

    this song is about seizing the opportunnity to do what you ever wanted


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    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
    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


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    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 @


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    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.


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    Dec 8th, 2011 12:49pm report

    This song symbolizes a tough choice in life and choosing the right one

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