Lose Yourself Lyrics

NAME
Lose Yourself
RELEASE YEAR
2009
Lyrics to "Lose Yourself"

--- 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!

Snap back to reality, oh, there goes gravity, oh
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 hoes 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-dom, da-dom, dah-dah, dah-dah

--- 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 playing 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 paying the Pied Piper
All the pain inside amplified by the
Fact that I can't get by with my nine-to-
Five,
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 getting even harder
Tryna feed and water my seed;
plus, teeter-totter
Caught up between being a father and a prima donna

Baby mama drama, screaming 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
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…


--- Outro ---
You can do anything you set your mind to, man

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