June 19, 2012

Eminem – Mockingbird

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post, Song Comment tagged , , at 1:54 pm by LynxLee

Life is a rollercoaster; it is especially when you had the best of vacation and then you came back to a hell of a place where it’s a total damaged mess. Be it your ridiculous work, the troublesome personal relationships or your very own territory – it always feels like there’s too much to handle. I guess that’s why some people prefer not to grow up. Only, once you’re growing up – everything will come your way as fast as your time passes. If our time’s wasted to doing something else, it’ll always not get done; whatever it is that you were supposed to do.

Yesterday marks one of the biggest crashed up evening of my life – I was left with a mess of empty spaces and insecure box of passage. The strangest and funniest (sarcastic) thing is that life gives you lots of love and affection, and then hits you with a huge baseball bat right on your nose until you bleed – choking you from your own liquid that is from within your own body.

I must apologies for the violent image painted above, there was an event in my life yesterday that makes me feel like I can’t trust anyone and can’t trust anything anymore. If karma is real, I think the balance of life shall shift them to equilibrium soon enough. Let the games begin!

Eminem

It’s funny
I remember back one year when daddy had no money
Mommy wrapped the Christmas presents up
And stuck ’em under the tree and said some of ’em were from me
Cause daddy couldn’t buy ’em

I’ll never forget that Christmas I sat up the whole night crying
Cause daddy felt like a bum, see daddy had a job
But his job was to keep the food on the table for you and mom

And at the time every house that we lived in
Either kept getting broken into and robbed or shot up on the block

and your mom was saving money for you in a jar
Tryna start a piggy bank for you so you could go to college
Almost had a thousand dollars til someone broke in and stole it
And I know it hurt so bad it broke your momma’s heart
And it seemed like everything was just startin’ to fall apart

Mom and dad was arguin’ a lot so momma moved back
On the Chalmers in the flat one bedroom apartment
And dad moved back to the other side of 8 Mile on Novara

Yeah
I know sometimes things may not always make sense to you right now
But hey, what daddy always tell you?
Straighten up little soldier
Stiffen up that upper lip
What you crying about?
You got me

Hailie I know you miss your mom and I know you miss your dad
Well I’m gone but I’m trying to give you the life that I never had
I can see you’re sad, even when you smile, even when you laugh
I can see it in your eyes, deep inside you want to cry
Cause you’re scared, I ain’t there?
Daddy’s with you in your prayers
No more crying, wipe them tears
Daddy’s here, no more nightmares
We gon’ pull together through it, we gon’ do it
Laney uncles crazy, ain’t he?
Yeah but he loves you girl and you better know it
We’re all we got in this world
When it spins, when it swirls
When it whirls, when it twirls
Two little beautiful girls
Lookin’ puzzled, in a daze
I know it’s confusing you
Daddy’s always on the move, mamma’s always on the news
I try to keep you sheltered from it but somehow it seems
The harder that I try to do that, the more it backfires on me
All the things growing up his daddy that he had to see
Daddy don’t want you to see but you see just as much as he did
We did not plan it to be this way, your mother and me
But things have gotten so bad between us
I don’t see us ever being together ever again
Like we used to be when we were teenagers
But then of course everything always happens for a reason
I guess it was never meant to be
But it’s just something we have no control over and that’s what destiny is
But no more worries, rest your head and go to sleep
Maybe one day we’ll wake up and this will all just be a dream

[Chorus]
Now hush little baby, don’t you cry
Everything’s gonna be alright
Stiffen that upper lip up little lady, I told ya
Daddy’s here to hold ya through the night
I know mommy’s not here right now and we don’t know why
We fear how we feel inside
It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby
But I promise momma’s gon’ be alright

It’s funny
I remember back one year when daddy had no money
Mommy wrapped the Christmas presents up
And stuck ’em under the tree and said some of ’em were from me
Cause daddy couldn’t buy ’em
I’ll never forget that Christmas I sat up the whole night crying
Cause daddy felt like a bum, see daddy had a job
But his job was to keep the food on the table for you and mom
And at the time every house that we lived in
Either kept getting broken into and robbed
Or shot up on the block and your mom was saving money for you in a jar
Tryna start a piggy bank for you so you could go to college
Almost had a thousand dollars til someone broke in and stole it
And I know it hurt so bad it broke your momma’s heart
And it seemed like everything was just startin’ to fall apart
Mom and dad was arguin’ a lot so momma moved back
On the Chalmers in the flat one bedroom apartment
And dad moved back to the other side of 8 Mile on Novara
And that’s when daddy went to California with his CD and met Dr. Dre
And flew you and momma out to see me
But daddy had to work, you and momma had to leave me
Then you started seeing daddy on the T.V. and momma didn’t like it
And you and Laney were to young to understand it
Papa was a rollin’ stone, momma developed a habit
And it all happened too fast for either one of us to grab it
I’m just sorry you were there and had to witness it first hand
Cause all I ever wanted to do was just make you proud
Now I’m sitting in this empty house, just reminiscing
Lookin’ at your baby pictures, it just trips me out
To see how much you both have grown, it’s almost like you’re sisters now
Wow, guess you pretty much are and daddy’s still here
Laney I’m talkin’ to you too, daddy’s still here
I like the sound of that, yeah
It’s got a ring to it don’t it?
Shh, momma’s only gone for the moment

[Chorus]

And if you ask me too
Daddy’s gonna buy you a mockingbird
I’mma give you the world
I’mma buy a diamond ring for you
I’mma sing for you
I’ll do anything for you to see you smile
And if that mockingbird don’t sing and that ring don’t shine
I’mma break that birdies neck
I’ll go back to the jeweler who sold it to ya
And make him eat every carat don’t fuck with dad (haha)

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July 9, 2011

Eminem – Not Afraid

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post, Song Comment tagged , , at 1:39 am by LynxLee

Malaysia is having a peaceful rally / gathering today (9th July 2011 – 2pm) at Stadium Merdeka.

The reason is simple; to demand the electoral roll be cleaned, that the postal voting system be reformed, that indelible ink be used, a minimum 21 day campaign period be instated, free and fair access to media for all be provided, public institutions be strengthened, and for corruption as well as dirty politics to be stopped.

Btw, for those who doesn’t understand Malay, “Bersih” is “Clean” in literal translation.

What striked me to how important this really is involves the “ridiculous” idea of 88 voters being in one small house, some “phantom / ghost” voters aging over 100 years old and so on.
Reference: MalaysiaKini – YouTube

Surely we all know how much discomforting it can be here in Malaysia. It’s not only in the open, it’s generally known; but kinda “controlled”. Just do a quick YouTube search on Malaysia and it’s political situation. A blind man can see it. More over the news of inconsistent decisions made these few days are simply disturbing and worrisome.

Here’s a track by Eminem that will help motivate for this very situation and I bid all the rally members tomorrow a safe mission and God Bless you all. We truly appreciate it.

Concise overview here on the 9th July March –> inbaraj.com

For more details, go to Bersih 2.0 and MalaysiaKini.com.

I’m not afraid (I’m not afraid)
To take a stand (to take a stand)
Everybody (everybody)
Come take my hand (come take my hand)
We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just lettin you know that, you’re not alone
Holla if you feel like you’ve been down the same road (same road)


Okay quit playing with the scissors and shit, and cut the crap
I shouldn’t have to rhyme these words in the rhythm for you to know it’s a rap
You said you was king, you lied through your teeth, for that
Fuck your feelings, instead of gettin crowned you’re gettin capped

And I just can’t keep living this way
So starting today, I’m breaking out of this cage

I’m standing up, I’ma face my demons
I’m manning up, I’ma hold my ground
I’ve had enough, now I’m so fed up
Time to put my life back together right now! (now)


[Chorus:]
I’m not afraid (I’m not afraid)
To take a stand (to take a stand)
Everybody (everybody)
Come take my hand (come take my hand)
We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just lettin you know that, you’re not alone
Holla if you feel like you’ve been down the same road (same road)

[Intro (during Chorus):]
Yeah, it’s been a ride
I guess I had to, go to that place, to get to this one
Now some of you, might still be in that place
If you’re trying to get out, just follow me
I’ll get you there

You could try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay ’em
But you won’t take the sting out these words before I say ’em
Cause ain’t no way I’ma let you stop me from causin mayhem
When I say I’ma do somethin I do it,
I don’t give a damn what you think,
I’m doin this for me, so fuck the world
Feed it beans, it’s gassed up, if it thinks it’s stoppin me
I’ma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly
And all those who look down on me I’m tearin down your balcony
No if ands or buts, don’t try to ask him why or how can he
From “Infinite” down to the last “Relapse” album
he’s still shittin, whether he’s on salary paid hourly
Until he bows out or he shits his bowels out of him
Whichever comes first, for better or worse
He’s married to the game, like a fuck you for Christmas
His gift is a curse, forget the Earth, he’s got the urge
to pull his dick from the dirt, and fuck the whole universe

[Chorus]

Okay quit playing with the scissors and shit, and cut the crap
I shouldn’t have to rhyme these words in the rhythm for you to know it’s a rap
You said you was king, you lied through your teeth, for that
Fuck your feelings, instead of gettin crowned you’re gettin capped
And to the fans, I’ll never let you down again, I’m back
I promise to never go back on that promise, in fact
Let’s be honest, that last “Relapse” CD was ehhh
Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground
Relax, I ain’t goin back to that now
All I’m tryin to say is get back, click-clack, blaow
Cause I ain’t playin around
It’s a game called circle and I don’t know how, I’m way too up to back down
But I think I’m still tryin to figure this crap out
Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didn’t, this fuckin black cloud
still follows, me around but it’s time to exorcise these demons
These motherfuckers are doin jumpin jacks now!

[Chorus]

And I just can’t keep living this way
So starting today, I’m breaking out of this cage
I’m standing up, I’ma face my demons
I’m manning up, I’ma hold my ground
I’ve had enough, now I’m so fed up
Time to put my life back together right now! (now)

It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me
Admittedly, I probably did it subliminally
for you, so I could come back a brand new me you helped see me through
And don’t even realize what you did, believe me you
I been through the ringer, but they could do little to the middle finger
I think I got a tear in my eye, I feel like the king of
my world, haters can make like bees with no stingers
and drop dead, no more beef flingers
No more drama from now on, I promise
to focus solely on handlin my responsibilities as a father
So I solemnly swear to always treat this roof, like my daughters
and raise it, you couldn’t lift a single shingle on it!
Cause the way I feel, I’m strong enough to go to the club
or the corner pub, and lift the whole liquor counter up
Cause I’m raising the bar
I’d shoot for the moon but I’m too busy gazin at stars
I feel amazing and I’m

[Chorus]

March 21, 2011

Dr. Dre ft. Eminem & Skylar Grey – I Need A Doctor

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Song Comment tagged , , , at 11:37 am by LynxLee

Lyrics copied from RapGenius.com. Check out the site for explanation on each hook, verse, chorus and so on interactively.

I introduced my wife to this track and Music Video about a week ago and she was hooked. She likes how Skylar Grey sings and how the song is about Eminem rapping about Dr. Dre helped him up when he was down.

Dr. Dre’s album Detox was supposed to be released on December 2010, but it had delayed to April 20th, 2011. He also said, it’s gonna be his last album.

They recently performed this track on the Grammy’s, click here to check it out. For now, check out his incredible (HP and Ferrari shameless plugged) Music Video below:

Seems like your own opinions, not one you can form
Can’t make a decision you keep questionin’ yourself
Second guessin’ and it’s almost like your beggin’ for my help
Like I’m your leader, you’re supposed to fuckin’ be my mentor
I can endure no more I demand you remember who you are
It was YOU, who believed in me when everyone was tellin’
You don’t sign me, everyone at the fuckin’ label, let’s tell the truth
You risked your career for me, I know it as well as you
Nobody wanted to fuck with the white boy, Dre, I’m cryin’ in this booth
You saved my life, now maybe it’s my turn to save yours
But I can never repay you, what you did for me is way more
But I ain’t givin’ up faith and you ain’t givin’ up on me
Get up Dre I’m dyin’, I need you, come back for fuck’s sake

It literally feels like a lifetime ago
But I still remember the shit like it was just yesterday, though
You walked in, yellow jump suit, whole room, cracked jokes
Once you got inside the booth, told you, MiC smoke
Went through friends, some of them I put on, but they just left
They said they was ridin’ to the death, but where the fuck are they now?
Now that I need them, I don’t see none of them
All I see is Slim, fuck all you fair-weather friends, all I need is him

[Hook: Skylar Grey]
I’m about to lose my mind
You’ve been gone for so long, I’m runnin’ outta time
I need a doctor, call me a doctor
I need a doctor, doctor to bring me back to life 

[Verse 1: Eminem]
I told the world one day I would pay it back
Say it on tape, and lay it, record it so that one day I could play it back
But I don’t even know if I believe it when I’m sayin’ that
Doubts startin’ to creep in, everyday it’s so grey and black
Hope, I just need a ray of that, cause no one sees my vision
When I play it for ‘em, they just say it’s wack, they don’t know what dope is
And I don’t know if I was awake or asleep when I wrote this
All I know is you came to me when I was at my lowest
You picked me up, breathin’ life in me, I owe my life to you
But for the life of me, I don’t see why you don’t see like I do
But it just dawned on me you lost a son, demons fighting you, it’s dark
Let me turn on the lights and brighten me and enlighten you
I don’t think you realise what you mean to me, not the slightest clue
Cause me and you were like a crew, I was like your sidekick
You gon either wanna fight me when I get off this fuckin’ mic
Or you gon’ hug me, but I’m outta options, there’s nothin’ else I can do cause

[Hook]

[Verse 2: Eminem]
It hurts when I see you struggle, you come to me with ideas
You say they’re just pieces, so I’m puzzled, cause the shit I hear is crazy
But you’re either gettin’ lazy or you don’t believe in you no more
Seems like your own opinions, not one you can form
Can’t make a decision you keep questionin’ yourself
Second guessin’ and it’s almost like your beggin’ for my help
Like I’m your leader, you’re supposed to fuckin’ be my mentor
I can endure no more I demand you remember who you are
It was YOU, who believed in me when everyone was tellin’
You don’t sign me, everyone at the fuckin’ label, let’s tell the truth
You risked your career for me, I know it as well as you
Nobody wanted to fuck with the white boy, Dre, I’m cryin’ in this booth
You saved my life, now maybe it’s my turn to save yours
But I can never repay you, what you did for me is way more
But I ain’t givin’ up faith and you ain’t givin’ up on me
Get up Dre I’m dyin’, I need you, come back for fuck’s sake

[Hook]

[Verse 3: Dr. Dre]
It literally feels like a lifetime ago
But I still remember the shit like it was just yesterday, though
You walked in, yellow jump suit, whole room, cracked jokes
Once you got inside the booth, told you, MiC smoke
Went through friends, some of them I put on, but they just left
They said they was ridin’ to the death, but where the fuck are they now?
Now that I need them, I don’t see none of them
All I see is Slim, fuck all you fair-weather friends, all I need is him
Fuckin’ backstabbers, when the chips were down you just laughed at us
Now you bout to feel the fuckin’ wrath of Aftermath, faggots
You gon’ see us in our lab jackets and ask us where the fuck we been?
You can kiss my indecisive ass crack, maggots
And the crackers’ ass, little crack a jack beat
Makin’ wack math, backwards producers, I’m back bastards
One more CD and then I’m packin’ up my bags and as I’m leavin’
I’ll guarantee they scream, “Dre, don’t leave us like that man!” cause

September 27, 2009

Eminem – Beautiful

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Song Comment tagged at 12:47 am by LynxLee

While some critics argue that the majority of Relapse is an attempt to be someone he no longer is (trying to regress to the personality and style of music that he had on The Slim Shady LP and Marshall Mathers LP), “Beautiful” is a clear example of Eminem’s humbling sincerity.

The song “Beautiful” is a creative outlet for his depression, and deals with his depression related to the loss of Detroit as an industrial city. High unemployment and economic distress are the cause of his feelings in this song.

“Beautiful” deals with Eminem’s different feelings and impressions, ranging from depression about his fame and career to more upbeat and inspirational concepts, similar to “Lose Yourself.” It’s also worth noting that Eminem started writing “Beautiful” when he was in rehab then finished it when he was sober, which may explain the stark contrast in the lyrics in comparison with the other songs from Relapse.

<Reference: Wikipedia>

But don’t let ’em say you ain’t beautiful (Ohhhh)
They can all get f**ked, just stay true to you (Sooooo)
Don’t let ’em say you ain’t beautiful (Ohhhh)
They can all get f**ked, just stay true to you (Sooooo)

Lately I’ve been hard to reach, I’ve been too long on my own
Everybody has a private world, where they can be alone
Are you calling me? Are you trying to get through?
Are you reaching out for me? I’m reaching out for you

I’m just so fucking depressed, I just can’t seem to get out this slump
If I could just get over this hump, but I need something to pull me out this dump
I took my bruises, took my lumps, fell down and I got right back up
But I need that spark to get psyched back up, in order for me to pick the mic back up
I don’t know how or why or when I ended up in this position I’m in
I’m starting to feel distant again, so I decided just to pick this pen
Up and try to make an attempt to vent but I just can’t admit or come to grips
With the fact that I may be done with rap, I need a new outlet
And I know some shit so hard to swallow, but I just can’t sit back and wallow
In my own sorrow, but I know one fact: I’ll be one tough act to follow
One tough act to follow, I’ll be one tough act to follow
Here today, gone tomorrow, but you’d have to walk a thousand miles…

In my shoes, just to see, what it’s like to be me
I’ll be you, let’s trade shoes, just to see what it’d be like to
Feel your pain, you feel mine, go inside each other’s minds
Just to see what we’d find, look at shit through each other’s eyes

But don’t let ’em say you ain’t beautiful (Ohhhh)
They can all get fucked, just stay true to you (Sooooo)
Don’t let ’em say you ain’t beautiful (Ohhhh)
They can all get fucked, just stay true to you (Sooooo)

I think I’m starting to lose my sense of humour, everything’s so tense and gloom, I
Almost feel like I got to check the temperature of the room just as soon as
I walk in, it’s like all eyes on me, and so I try to avoid any eye contact
Cause if I do that, then it opens the door for conversation, like I want that
I’m not looking for extra attention, I just wanna be just like you
Blend in with the rest of the room, maybe just point me to the closest restroom
I don’t need no fucking man servant, tryna follow me around and wipe my ass
And laugh at every single joke I crack and half of ’em ain’t even funny like “Hah!
Marshall you’re so funny man you should be a comedian, God damn”
Unfortunately I am, I just hide behind the tears of a clown
So why don’t you all sit down, listen to the tale I’m about to tell
Hell, we don’t gotta trade our shoes, and you ain’t gotta walk no thousand miles…

In my shoes, just to see, what it’s like to be me
I’ll be you, let’s trade shoes, just to see what it’d be like to
Feel your pain, you feel mine, go inside each other’s minds
Just to see what we’d find, look at shit through each other’s eyes

But don’t let ’em say you ain’t beautiful (Ohhhh)
They can all get fucked, just stay true to you (Sooooo)
Don’t let ’em say you ain’t beautiful (Ohhhh)
They can all get fucked, just stay true to you (Sooooo)

Nobody asked for life to deal us what these bullshit hands we’re dealt
We gotta take these cards ourselves, and flip them, don’t expect no help
Now I could of either just sat on my ass and pissed and moaned
Or take this situation in which I’m placed, and get up and get my own
I was never the type of kid to wait by the door and pack his bags
Or sat on the porch and hoped and pray for a dad to show up who never did
I just wanted to fit in, every single place, every school I went
I dreamed of being that cool kid, even if it meant acting stupid
Aunt Edna always told me, “Keep making that face it’ll get stuck like that”
Meanwhile I’m just standing there holding my tongue tryna talk like “thissss”
Till I stuck my tongue on that frozen stop sign pole at eight years old
I learned my lesson then, cause I wasn’t trying to impress my friends no more
But I already told you my whole life story, not just based on my description
Cause where you see it, from where you’re sitting, it’s probably a hundred and ten percent different
I guess we would have to walk a mile in each other’s shoes at least
What size you wear? I wear tens, let’s see if you could fit your feet…

In my shoes, just to see, what it’s like to be me
I’ll be you, let’s trade shoes, just to see what it’d be like to
Feel your pain, you feel mine, go inside each other’s minds
Just to see what we’d find, look at shit through each other’s eyes

But don’t let ’em say you ain’t beautiful (Ohhhh)
They can all get fucked, just stay true to you (Sooooo)
Don’t let ’em say you ain’t beautiful (Ohhhh)
They can all get fucked, just stay true to you (Sooooo)

Lately I’ve been hard to reach, I’ve been too long on my own (Ohhhh)
Everyone has their private world, where they can be alone (Soooo)
Are you calling me? Are you trying to get through? (Ohhhh)
Are you reaching out for me? I’m reaching out for you (Soooo)

Yeah, to my babies, stay strong. Dad will be home soon. And to the rest of the world, God gave you them shoes, to fit you, so put ’em on and wear em. Be yourself, man. Be proud of who you are. Even if it sounds corny, don’t ever let no one tell you, you ain’t beautiful.

September 26, 2009

Drake – Forever

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Song Comment tagged , , , at 9:19 am by LynxLee

Combine Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne and Eminem in a song and it’ll sure be worth a listen. Drake’s cool too. He comes out with nice original tracks.

It may not mean nothing to y’all,
but understand nothing was done for me,
so i don’t plan on stopping at all,
I want this sh-t forever man, ever man, ever man,
I’m shutting sh-t down in the mall,
and telling every girl she the one for me,
and i aint even planning to call,
i want this sh-t forever man, ever man, ever man,


[Chorus]
It may not mean nothing to y’all,
but understand nothing was done for me,
so i don’t plan on stopping at all,
I want this sh-t forever man, ever man, ever man,
I’m shutting sh-t down in the mall,
and telling every girl she the one for me,
and i aint even planning to call,
i want this sh-t forever man, ever man, ever man,
[Drake]
Last name ever,
first name greatest,
like a sprained ankle boy I ain’t nuttin to play with,
it started off local but thanks to all the haters,
i know G4 pilots on a first name basis,
and your city faded off to brown, Nino,
she insists she got more class, we know!
swimming in the money come and find me, Nemo,
if i was at the club you know I ball’d, Kimo,
drop the mixtape that sh-t sounded like an album
who’d have thought a country wide tour would be the outcome
labels want my name beside the X like Malcolm
everybody got a deal, I did it without one,
yeah n-gga i’m about my business,
killing all these rappers you would swear I had a hit list,
everyone who doubted me is asking for forgiveness,
if you aint been a part of it at least you got to witness,
b-tches,
[Chorus]
[Kanye West]
Ever ever, Mr West is in the Building,
Aint no question who about to kill em,
I used to have hood dreams,
big fame, big chains,
i stuck my d-ck inside this life until that b-tch came,
I went hard all fall like the ball teams,
just so I can make it rain all spring,
y’all seen my story my glory,
i had raped the game young,
you can call it statutory,
when a n-gga blow up they gon build statues for me
old money Benjamin Button, whaat, nuttin,
now superbad chicks giving me mcLovin,
you would think I ran the world like Michelle’s husband,
you would think these n-ggas would know me when they really doesn’t
like they was down with the old me no you f-cking wasn’t,
your’e such a f-cking loser,
he didn’t even go to class Bueller,
trade the Grammy plaques just to have my granny back,
lyrics courtesy of killerhiphop.com
remember she had that bad hip like a fanny pack,
chasing that stardom would turn you into a maniac,
all the way in Hollywood and I can’t even act,
they pull their cameras out and God damn they snap,
I used to want this thing forever y’all can have it back,
[Chorus]
[Lil Wayne]
Ok, hello its da martian,
space jam Jordan’s,
I want this sh-t forever wake up and smell the Garden,
fresher than the harvest
step up to the target,
if i had one guess than I guess im just New Orleans,
and I will never stop like i’m running from the cops,
hop up in my car and told my chauffeur “to the top”,
life is such a f-cking roller coaster then it drops,
but what should I scream for this is my theme park,
my minds shine even when my thoughts seem dark,
pistol on my side you don’t wanna hear that thing talk,
let the king talk check the price and pay attention,
Lil Wayne thats what they got to say or mention,
lyrics courtesy of killerhiphop.com
Im like Nevada in the middle of the summer,
i’m resting in the lead I need a pillow and a cover,
shhh, my foots sleeping on the gas,
no brake pads no such thing as last,
[Chorus]
[Eminem]
There they go packing stadiums
as Shady spits his flow,
nuts they go, macadamia they go so balistic whoa,
we can make them look like boso’s,
he’s wondering if he should spit this slow,
f-ck no go for broke,
his cup just runneth over oh no
he aint had a buzz like this since the last time that he overdosed,
they’ve been waiting patiently for Pinnochio to poke his nose,
back into the game and they know,
rap will never be the same as before,
bashing in the brains of these hoes,
and establishing a name as he goes,
the passion and the flame is ignited,
you can’t put it out once we light it,
this sh-t is exactly what the f-ck that i’m talking about when we riot,
you dealin with a few true villians
who stand inside of the booth truth spillin,
lyrics courtesy of killerhiphop.com
and spit true feelings, til our tooth fillings come flying up out of our mouths
now rewind it
payback muthaf-cka for the way that you doubted me so how’s it taste?
when I slap the taste out your mouth with the bass so loud that it shakes the place,
i’m hannibal lecter so just in case your thinking of saving face,
you aint gonna have no face to save by the time Im through with this place,
so Drake….
[Chorus]
[End]

September 6, 2009

Eminem – Like Toy Soldiers

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Song Comment tagged , , , , , , , at 8:00 pm by LynxLee

I think JuNeSu0911 from YouTube said it best when he uploaded this video and described it:

“Like Toy Soldiers” is a song by rapper Eminem on his worldwide hit album Encore, that tells the story of his feuds in an attempt to settle down the rap community. He speaks his heart about problems with The Source magazine and its editor Benzino, as well as Murder Inc. Records. He explains the beef between Ja Rule and 50 Cent. He finishes off the song by offering a truce to his enemies. The song reached the top 40 in the US, and #1 in the UK. It samples heavily on the chorus from the song “Toy Soldiers” by Martika.

Official video here and here.

I know it’s a year late and all, but I’ve just realized the whole content on this song and how there was a feud between 50 Cent, Ja Rule and Eminem through this blog from Brian Marsh; as I was reading back my post on Flo Ride ft. Ne-Yo – Be On You.

He’s got a review post on Eminem’s latest – Relapse. I was reading his post on Eminem vs Nick Cannon and there was a quote there – “This is not a man (Eminem) you want to get in a lyrical battle with. Just ask Ja Rule and Benzino – oh that’s right, you can’t because nobody knows where the hell they are anymore.“. So I Google’d “Ja Rule, Benzino, Eminem” and I got this post here.

And this is what’s interesting. The whole story on the whole industry, the life of theirs and what the lyrics in a song could really mean deep within. It’s not all about the “diss”. It’s about their passion in the words they use to describe them. And you ask me why I love lyrics? 😀

[Verse 1]
I’m supposed to be the soldier who never blows his composure
Even though I hold the weight of the whole world on my shoulders
I ain’t never supposed to show it, my crew ain’t supposed to know it
Even if it means goin’ toe to toe with a Benzino it don’t matter
I’d never drag them in battles that I can handle unless I absolutely have to
I’m supposed to set an example
I need to be the leader, my crew looks for me to guide ’em
If some shit ever does pop off, I’m supposed to be beside ’em
That Ja shit I tried to squash it, it was too late to stop it
There’s a certain line you just don’t cross and he crossed it
I heard him say Hailie’s name on a song and I just lost it
It was crazy, this shit went way beyond some Jay-z and Nas shit
And even though the battle was won, I feel like we lost it
I spent too much energy on it, honestly I’m exhausted
And I’m so caught in it I almost feel I’m the one who caused it
This ain’t what I’m in hip-hop for, it’s not why I got in it
That was never my object for someone to get killed
Why would I wanna destroy something I help build
It wasn’t my intentions, my intentions was good
I went through my whole career without ever mentionin’ Suge
And that was just out of respect for not runnin’ my mouth
And talkin’ about something that I knew nothing about
Plus Dre told me stay out, this just wasn’t my beef
So I did, I just fell back, watched and gritted my teeth
While he’s all over t.v. down talkin’ a man who literally saved my life
Like fuck it i understand this is business
And this shit just isn’t none of my business
But still knowin’ this shit could pop off at any minute cause
[Chorus]
Step by step, heart to heart, left right left
We all fall down like toy soldiers
Bit by bit, torn apart, we never win
But the battle wages on for toy soldiers

[Verse 2]
There used to be a time when you could just say a rhyme
And wouldn’t have to worry about one of your people dyin’
But now it’s elevated cause once you put someone’s kids in it
The shit gets escalated, it ain’t just words no more is it?
It’s a different ball game, callin’ names and you ain’t just rappin’
We actually tried to stop the 50 and Ja beef from happenin’
Me and Dre had sat with him, kicked it and had a chat with him
And asked him not to start it he wasn’t gonna go after him
Until Ja started yappin’ in magazines how we stabbed him
Fuck it 50 smash ’em, mash ’em and let him have it
Meanwhile my attention is pullin’ in other directions
Some receptionist at The Source who answers phones at his desk
Has an erection for me and thinks that I’ll be his resurrection
Tries to blow the dust off his mic and make a new record
But now he’s fucked the game up cause one of the ways I came up
Was through that publication the same one that made me famous
Now the owner of it has got a grudge against me for nothin’
Well fuck it, that motherfucker can get it too, fuck him then
But I’m so busy being pissed off I don’t stop to think
That we just inherited 50’s beef with Murder Inc.
And he’s inherited mine which is fine ain’t like either of us mind
We still have soldiers that’s on the front line
That’s willing to die for us as soon as we give the orders
Never to extort us, strictly to show they support us
We’ll maybe shout ’em out in a rap or up in a chorus
To show them we love ’em back and let ’em know how important it is
To have Runyan Avenue, soldiers up in our corners
Their loyalty to us is worth more than any award is
But I ain’t tryna have none of my people hurt and murdered
It ain’t worth it, I can’t think of a perfecter way to word it
Then to just say that I love ya’ll too much to see the verdict
I’ll walk away from it all before I let it go any further
But don’t get it twisted, it’s not a plea that I’m coppin’
I’m just willin’ to be the bigger man
If ya’ll can quit poppin’ off at the jaws, well then I can
Cause frankly I’m sick of talkin’
I’m not gonna let someone else’s coffin rest on my conscience cause