What does Lose Yourself mean?

Eminem: Lose Yourself Meaning

Album cover for Lose Yourself album cover

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...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 27th 2012 !⃝


  2. anonymous
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    Feb 5th 2012 !⃝

    I think the song is about Eminem telling everyone of his fans to take oppurtunities, don't miss them because you will regret it.

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 8th 2011 !⃝

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

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2011 !⃝

    Make use of an opportunity and you can do any thing if you set your mind to man by krcuniversity

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  5. anonymous
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    Jun 4th 2011 !⃝

    Eminem is saying that if you had one shot to accomplish everything you ever wanted would you take it or not

  6. sunnybrook
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    May 30th 2011 !⃝

    This is a song about a man that could few shots in life. He suffers from manic depression and sometimes writes things like how he is going to drop bombs. maybe this guy will get his shot, maybe not.

  7. anonymous
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    May 29th 2011 !⃝

    This song is clearly about his life and the opportunity he had to his ticket to stardom, however to truly understand the text of this song you have to watch 8 mile; seeing as how it is what has inspired this song to be created. It is also created to inspire the audience and give them a message.

    I need to watch 8 mile to be able to analyse this text further.

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  8. anonymous
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    May 25th 2011 !⃝

    No more games, I'ma change what you call rage
    Tear this motherfucking roof off like 2 dogs caged
    I was playing in the beginning, the mood all changed
    I been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
    But I kept rhyming and stepwritin 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 9 to 5
    And I can't provide the right type of life for my family
    Cause man, these goddam food stamps don't buy diapers
    And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life
    And these times are so hard and it's getting even harder
    Trying to feed and water my seed, plus
    Teeter totter caught up between being a father and a prima donna
    Baby mama drama's screaming on and
    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 fore I end up in jail or shot
    Success is my only motherfucking 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 is my shot.
    Feet fail me not cause maybe the only opportunity that I got


    You can do anything you set your mind to, man

    What does this part of the song mean?

  9. anonymous
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    May 19th 2011 !⃝

    I think that this song is about eminem's life.

  10. ouki
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    May 12th 2011 !⃝

    Many times songs do not have "meaning", this songs meaning all reflects back to the movie. Human nature makes us want to find reason and meaning to what ever excites our senses. Sometimes when you read too much into a song, you lose the intent and entertainment aspect of it.

    I have been in the industry for 30-years, mostly in production.

    Eminem puts a piece of his self, of his life in every song he gets involved in, whether he wrote the lyrics or not. His emotion and angst is real and is what makes him who he is, it gives him his edge and grittiness that makes him huge success.

    Don't read more into this song then there is, otherwise you will lose the true reason and meaning of the song.

    "Lose yourself" song's lyrics tell you the story and history of the character in 8 Mile, B. Rabbit, with the first verse summing up much of the plot of the movie.

  11. Matt Gibson-Wain
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    Apr 13th 2011 !⃝

    basically about getting the fame that hes always wanted, but does have a cheeky new world order referance slid in. but thats the only illuminati bit in the whole of the song.

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  12. anonymous
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    Mar 9th 2011 !⃝

    This is like a summary of the movie 8 mile. Em's character was called Rabbit and Mekhi Phifer played his friend. In the movie he "chokes" during a rap. This is about him earning his fame. He lived in a trailer with his mom and did end getting booed off stage. Basically, watch the movie. And stop with the new world order stuff you guys saying that need to just shut up.

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2011 !⃝

    I think it means he is missing his home and his family and his daughter.

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  14. joshducat
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    Sep 27th 2010 !⃝

    I think this song is about you only got one change to do something in life so don't screw it up. "He goes home and barely knows his daughter", I think that means that he screwed up in life, had a kid and he's trying to turn his life around so he can make his kid have a better life than him.

  15. zayzay27
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    Nov 11th 2009 !⃝

    this song talks about how you have only one life to live to might as well live it to the fullest while you can and i think he's talking about when he says through these that is gaping i think he's talking how deep life goes.

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