lose myself lyrics – lauryn hill

i used to do it for the love a long time ago
and all i ever wanted was love
i used to love without fear a long time ago
and all i ever wanted was love
then somebody came around and tried to hurt me
tried to make me feel like i was unworthy
took pure love and tried to make you dirty
truth was, that he never did deserve me no
i had to lose myself
so i can love you better
i had to lose myself
i had to lose myself
so i can love you better
i had to lose myself
i had to lose myself
so i can love you better
lose myself in love
and that’s just the way it is

you couldn’t tell me i was love when i needed it
when all i ever wanted was love
should’ve told me just because you were the receiving end
but all i ever wanted was love
there’s something … about the … it takes to
give love and the good that it makes you
true love can never really forsake you
but it took a little while just for me to see
i had to lose myself
so i can love you better
i had to lose myself
i had to lose myself
so i can love you better
lose myself in love
and that’s just the way it is

i had a paralogic fear of facing failure
and i couldn’t love you perfectly with fear in my head
so i perilously had to face the danger
so i could come back and love you whole instead
i love you …
so i can love you better
i had to lose myself
i had to lose myself
so i can love you better
i had to lose myself
i had to lose myself
so i can make it better
lose myself in love
and that’s just the way it is

and so it goes that i never meant to hurt you
couldn’t stay but i never meant to desert you
whole lot of things that i just had to work through
time to heal and restore myself …
confrontation of my fears and anxiety
cried a whole lot of years i suffered quietly
i know it may have taken years, i can finally
tell you that you were always on my mind
i had to lose myself
so i can make it better
i had to lose myself
i had to lose myself
so i can make it better
i had to lose myself
i had to lose myself
so i can make it better
lose myself in love
and that was just the way it is

it takes strength to absorb all the abuse i did
greater love to absorb all of the abuse i did
hey baby its not an excuse i did
and i’d do it all again because for you i live

it takes strength to absorb all the abuse i did
greater love to absorb all of the abuse i did
hey baby its not an excuse i did
and i’d do it all again because for you i live

i had to lose myself
so i can make it better
i had to lose myself
i had to lose myself
so i can make it better
i had to lose myself
i had to lose myself
so i can make it better
i had to lose myself
i had to lose myself
so i can make it better
lose myself in love
and that was just the way
and that was just the way it is

/ lauryn hill lyrics