8 Mile Lyrics - Eminem

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Sometimes I just feel like, quittin I still might
Why do I put up this fight, why do I still write
Sometimes it's hard enough just dealin with real life
Sometimes I wanna jump on stage and just kill mics
And show these people what my level of skill's like
But I'm still white, sometimes I just hate life
Somethin ain't right, hit the brake lights
Case of the stage fright, drawin a blank like
Da-duh-duh-da-da, it ain't my fault
Great then I falls, my insides crawl
and I clam up (wham) I just slam shut
I just can't do it, my whole manhood's
just been stripped, I have just been vicked
So I must then get off the bus then split
Man fuck this shit yo, I'm goin the fuck home
World on my shoulders as I run back to this 8 Mile Road

I'm a man, gotta make a new plan
Time for me to just stand up, and travel new land
Time for me to just take matters into my own hands
Once I'm over these tracks man I'ma never look back
(8 Mile Road) And I'm gone, I know right where I'm goin
Sorry momma I'm grown, I must travel alone
ain't gon' follow the footsteps I'm making my own
Only way that I know how to escape from this 8 Mile Road

I'm walkin these train tracks, tryin to regain back
the spirit I had 'fore I go back to the same crap
To the same plant, and the same pants
Tryin to chase rap, gotta move ASAP
And get a new plan, momma's got a new man
Poor little baby sister, she don't understand
Sits in front of the TV, buries her nose in the pad
And just colors until the crayon gets dull in her hand
While she colors her big brother and mother and dad
Ain't no tellin what really goes on in her little head
Wish I could be the daddy that neither one of us had
But I keep runnin from somethin I never wanted so bad!
Sometimes I get upset, cause I ain't blew up yet
It's like I grew up, but I ain't grow me two nuts yet
Don't gotta rep my step, don't got enough pep
The pressure's too much man, I'm just tryin to do what's best
And I try, sit alone and I cry
Yo I won't tell no lie, not a moment goes by
That I don't pray to the sky, please I'm beggin you God
Please don't let me pigeon holed in no regular job
Yo I hope you can hear me homey wherever you are
Yo I'm tellin you dawg I'm bailin this trailer tomorrow
Tell my mother I love her, kiss baby sister goodbye
Say whenever you need me baby, I'm never too far
But yo I gotta get out there, the only way I know
And I'ma be back for you, the second that I blow
On everything I own, I'll make it on my own
Off to work I go, back to this 8 Mile Road


You gotta live it to feel it, you didn't you wouldn't get it
Or see what the big deal is, why it wasn't the skillest
To be walkin this borderline of Detroit city limits
It's different, it's a certain significance, a certificate
of authenticity, you'd never even see
But it's everything to me, it's my credibility
You never seen heard smelled or met a real MC
who's incredible upon the same pedestal as me
But yet I'm still unsigned, havin a rough time
Sit on the porch with all my friends and kick dumb rhymes
Go to work and serve MC's in the lunchline
But when it comes crunch time, where do my punchlines go
Who must I show, to bust my flow
Where must I go, who must I know
Or am I just another crab in the bucket
Cause I ain't havin no luck with this little Rabbit so fuck it
Maybe I need a new outlet, I'm startin to doubt shit
I'm feelin a little skeptical who I hang out with
I look like a bum, yo my clothes ain't about shit
At the Salvation Army tryin to salvage an outfit
And it's cold, tryin to travel this road
Plus I feel like I'm on stuck in this battlin mode
My defenses are so up, but one thing I don't want
is pity from no one, the city is no fun
There is no sun, and it's so dark
Sometimes I feel like I'm just bein pulled apart
From each one of my limbs, by each on of my friends
It's enough to just make me wanna jump out of my skin
Sometimes I feel like a robot, sometimes I just know not
what I'm doin I just blow, my head is a stove top
I just explode, the kettle gets so hot
Sometimes my mouth just overloads the ass that I don't got
But I've learned, it's time for me to U-turn
Yo it only takes one time for me to get burned
Ain't no fallin no next time I meet a new girl
I can no longer play stupid or be immature
I got every ingredient, all I need is the courage
Like I already got the beat, all I need is the words
Got the urge, suddenly it's a surge
Suddenly a new burst of energy is occured
Time to show these free world leaders the three and a third
I am no longer scared now, I'm free as a bird
Then I turn and cross over the median curb
Hit the 'burbs and all you see is a blur from 8 Mile Road


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best song ever | Reviewer: josh | 10/23/13

This is an incredible song by eminem I mean the feeling he puts into it and the way he portrays his whole life in it it's amazing ! You get caught up in it and just start to feeling his pain his life ! These song lyrics are so powerful ! They make you feel what's he's trying to say ! And I feel hope every time I listen to this song ! Everybody's got a chance to change one's life and achieve what you'd been dreaming of if you have faith and dedicate yourself even coming from a rough environment like the inner city just like he did ! Love you Marshall you the best !

eminem4lyf u da best Mathers | Reviewer: Mc Spec | 7/29/13

Dis song iz personal emotional n jst 2 fuckin deep, man. Eminem iz a godfather of hip hop. He is HIP HOP period! Da way he puts family politics through a song especially rap song, its just amazing! No1 cn do dat de way Eminem does... I love you 4ever Marshall u da best! Respect

Brent's a turd | Reviewer: Brent sucks | 7/21/11

Brent I can't even describe how retarded your comment is. I was thinking about writing a long hate message to you but then I realized whats the point. cuz a. u prob. won't even see this comment or b. You would be too retarded to take any offense.

One of the best songs by EM. Shoulda been a bigger hit. I guess Lose Yourself stole the limelight from this song

Tards? | Reviewer: Brent | 3/17/10

By these comments I'm guessing I'm the only Eminem fan that can actually spell?
Jesus Christ like, where the fuck do you people get your education?
The world can't seriously be this idiotic LOL

Eminem = Greatest rapper to ever exist and always will be!

Lyrical genius!

i like this guy | Reviewer: donaldx | 7/5/07

ive just seen 8mile movie its pretty awesome em's freestyle battle was so incredible
__ yeah fuck the freeworld

U Rule Eminem | Reviewer: Ashley | 6/6/07

Hey eminem ur the hottest i love u so much im even doing a school project on u for music even my email address has somthing to do with u i love u so much xoxoxox

hi | Reviewer: nathan | 5/30/07

hi eminem you are my best rapper in da world and i
like you im you biggest fan.

OMg | Reviewer: ash | 5/26/07

I love eminem he is so cute. and all of his songs have a meaning i love the movie 8 Mile i have seen it soo many timez i cant caount them all.

8 mile best movie i ve ever watched | Reviewer: noah | 6/4/05

eminem had put in his best,in the movie and most of all the frestyle battle made him realised that preasure makes diamond and he could stand even night seems coolder depert the fact that he was cychological beef at home with his mum,his step dad. but throuth krs1 and his crew,he made at the end of the movie.

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