Lauryn Hill - Lose Myself lyrics

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 a pure love and tried to make it dirty
Truth was they never did deserve me no!

I had to lose myself so
I could love you better
I had to lose myself
Had to lose myself so I could
Love you better
Had to lose myself, had to lose myself
So I could love you better
Had to lose myself in love
And that's just the way it is
Couldn't tell me I was loved when I needed it
When, all I ever wanted was love
Shoulda told me just because
I'm worth receiving it
But all I ever wanted was love
There's something awesome about
The selflessness 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 could love you better
I had to lose myself
Had to lose myself so I could
Love you better
Had to lose myself, had to lose myself
So I could love you better
Had to lose myself in love
And that's just the way it is

I had a paralyzing 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
All of your soul I said
So I could love you better

I had to lose myself so
I could love you better

I had to lose myself
Had to lose myself so I could
Love you better
Had to lose myself, had to lose myself
So I could love you better
Had to 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 a things I just had to work through
Time to heal and restore my self-worth too
Confrontation of my fears and anxiety
Cried a whole lot years, I suffered quietly
And though it may have taken
Years I can finally
Tell you that you were always on my mind

I had to lose myself so
I could make it better i had to lose myself
Had to lose myself so I could make it better
Had to lose myself, had to lose myself
So I could make it better
Had to lose myself in love
And that was just the way!

Takes strength to absorb all the abuse I did
Great love to absorb all the misuse I did
Hey baby it's not an excuse I give
And I'd do it all again
Because for you I live
Takes strength to absorb all the abuse I did
Great love to absorb all the abuse I did
Hey baby it's not an excuse I give
And I'd do it all again
Because for you I live

I had to lose myself so
I could make it better i had to lose myself
Had to lose myself so I could make it better
Had to lose myself, had to lose myself
So I could make it better
Had to lose myself in love
And that was just the way!
And that was just the way it is

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