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Eminem Heroes Lyrics

Last updated: 02/05/2014 02:55:05 PM

(feat. Linkin Park)

You know me, I used to get caught up in everyday life
Trying to make it through the..., so I can sleep at night
Tried to figure out my way through the maze
Of rights and wrongs, but like you used to say,
Nothing feels like it's really worth it, forget perfect!
I'm trying not to be worthless
Since I last saw you I been looking for a purpose
Well, I met this kid who thought like I did
He had a weird way of looking at it
This is what he said!

Slip out the back before they know you were there
And at the worst you'll see nobody cares,
Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared!
Slip out the back before they know you were there
And at the worst you'll see nobody cares,
Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared!

Slip out the back before they know you were there
And at the worst you'll see nobody cares,
Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared!
Now I don't remember where I met him or remember his name,
But he walked funny like he was just too big for his frame
Just over five foot but he weighed a above fifty
And what he said just seemed so right,t it stuck with me
Listen, it's like poker!
You can play your best, but you got to know when to fold your cards
And take a rest
And know when to hold your cards and hold your breath,
And hope that nobody else is stacking the deck,
Because I don't need to tell you that life isn't fair,
It doesn't care, it arbitrarily cuts off your air, and like
You I want someone to say it's OK
But in the truest parts of our hearts everybody's afraid
We just unappreciated and overwhelmed
Fighting so hard to hide our fear that were scaring ourselves
You understand when I'm saying, cause you always did
But it's different in the words of a cowardly kid

Slip out the back before they know you were there
And at the worst you'll see nobody cares,
Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down
Even heroes know when to be scared!

I'm no hero, you remember how I was, you know
All I ever did was worry, feeling out of control
To the point where everything was going end over end
I'm spinning around in circles again
This is where you come in!
All of this to explain to you why
I had to separate myself away from yesterday's life
Please remember this isn't how I hoped it would be,
But I had to protect you from me!

That's why I slipped out the back before they know I was there
I know you felt unprepared
But every single time I was around, I just bring you down
And I could tell that it was time to be scared!
That's why I slipped out the back before you knew I was there
And I know the way I left wasn't fair
I didn't want to be around just to bring you down
I'm not a hero but don't think I didn't care!

I also represent anyone on the receiving end of those jokes you offend
I'm the nightmare you fell asleep and then woke up still in
I'm your karma closing in with each stroke of a pen
Perfect time to have some remorse to show for your sin
Nope, it's hopeless! I'm the denial that you're hopelessly in!
When they say all of this is approaching its end
But you refuse to believe that it's over,
Here we go all over again!

Backs to the wall, I'm stacking up all them odds
Toilets clogged, yeah cause I'm talking a lot of shit
But I'm backing it all up
But in my head there's a voice in the back
And it hollers after the track is demolished
"I am your lack of a conscience"
I'm the ringing in your ears,
I'm the polyps on the back of your tonsils
Eating your vocal chords after your concerts
I'm your time that's almost up that you haven't acknowledged
Grab for some water, but I'm that pill that's too jagged to swallow
I'm the bullies you hate,
That you became with every faggot you slaughtered
Coming back on you, every woman you insult,
Batter, but the double-standards you have
When it comes to your daughters I represent everything
You take for granted cause Marshall... the rapper's persona's half a facade
And .... and Stan's just symbolic
Of you not knowing what you had 'till it's gone
Cause after all the... and the glam
No more fans that are calling your name,
Cameras are off, sad, but it happens to all of them
I'm the hindsight to say, 'I told you so!'
Foreshadows of all the things that are to follow
I'm the future that's here to show you what happens tomorrow
If you don't stop after they call ya
Biggest laughing stock of rap who can't call it quits
When it's time to walk away, I'm every guilt trip
The baggage you have, but as you gather up all your possessions,
If there's anything you have left to say,
Unless it makes an impact, then don't bother
So 'fore you rest your case, better make sure you're packing the... !

So one last time, I'm back,
Before it fades into black and it's all
Over, behold the final chapter in a saga
Trying to recapture that lightning trapped in a bottle
Twice, the magic that started
It all, tragic portrait of an artist tortured,
Trapped in his own drawings
Tap into thoughts blacker and darker
Than anything imaginable,
Here goes a wild stab in the dark....

I slipped out the back before they know I was there
I know you felt unprepared
But every single time I was around, I just bring you down
And I could tell that it was time to be scared!
That's why I slipped out the back before you knew I was there
And I know the way I left wasn't fair
I didn't want to be around just to bring you down
I'm not a hero but don't think I didn't care!
That's why I slipped out the back before you knew I was there
And I know the way I left wasn't fair
I didn't want to be around just to bring you down
I'm not a hero but don't think I didn't care!




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