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LAURYN HILL lyrics : "lose myself"

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!


Chorus:
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 love when I needed it
When, all I ever wanted was love.

Should a told me just me because!
I'm worth receiving it
But all I ever wanted was love

There's is something awkward 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!


Chorus:
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 peerlessly had to face the danger

So I could come back and love you whole instead
All of your soul I said!
So I could make it better


Chorus:
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…


B-Sec:
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 thru
Time to heal and restore myself 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!

Chorus:

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!

Bridge:


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


Chorus:
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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