Like Toy Soldiers Lyrics - Eminem

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Step by step, heart to heart, left right left
We all fall down...

[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 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 cant 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
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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

[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



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Em is da King! | Reviewer: Ugochukwu Odulukwe | 5/20/11

What else can i say? Em ur on a space shuttle level abv oda rappers. Wat u just said abt d beef btw 50 & Ja rule just cleared me as 2wat actually lead 2it in d 1st place, it was Jarule's 4th even ur involvment was'nt ur mind 2get in. Big lesson 4d wannabe gangster rappers 2neva start wat dey can't fnsh. Em is da bøMB!!



? | Reviewer: Lana | 3/13/11

The impression I get is that this song is about people having an argument and someone ends up getting killed over it. I don't think it is about war in places like Iraq because in the verses it talks about people beefing.

But what I would really like to know is who got killed?



Like Toy Soldiers | Reviewer: Anonymoose | 11/28/10

While I generally don't like rap or hip-hop, Eminem is still awesome in my mind. This song reminds my a lot of "Hands Held High" by Linkin Park, with the theme of the horrors of war, however different the war may be, and the snare drum beat.



The beef | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/2/10

This song just shows you who is the bigger man. And also refering back to alot of comments about the fighting in afganistan and Iraq has made me think about the friend I lost and whether or not I still want to join. This song has to be one of his greatest and it shows you have to walk away before things do get out of hand.



We All Fall Down | Reviewer: Angel From Heaven | 1/26/10

"anyways :( :( :( :( i am now filled with grief because my brother died in Iraq yesterday from a suicidal bomber. rest in peace my brother."

Dude i'm so sorry for your lost...but always remember your brother is in a better place...he'll w8 for you in heaven ! i lost my grandpa cuz he was sick..i took care of him and he died the day i wanted to pay him a visit :( i felt like some1 shot me in the heart with a cold bullet...so sad when your love'ones die...



mature | Reviewer: roger | 8/1/08

em is super sick in this song. it's a really mature view on the rap industry, whcih is all hyped up from beefs bout nothin.

For all the pac em beef stuff, its not true. U can SEE PROOF dyin. It's not bout pac.

btw pac and shady did no eachother they did like 3 songs together

shady for life



4 sad | Reviewer: free_scorpio8817 | 2/24/08

At first I was just lookin 4 the lyrics but then I saw the reviews and I read yours. I know this may seem wierd but I'm really sorry about your brother. Although I may not know you personaly I know these things are so hard 2 go through, especially when they are so unfair. Hope time will heal your woons.



sad | Reviewer: did you see me cry? | 1/19/08

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

so sad. :`( I cry everytime i hear this song. Eminem if you actually read these i highly doubt you don't, I just wanted to say this song rocks. You are so good with what you do.

anyways :( :( :( :( i am now filled with grief because my brother died in Iraq yesterday from a suicidal bomber. rest in peace my brother.



EM | Reviewer: james | 12/17/07

West Coast Freestyle you are a complete moron. Get ur facts straight before you open ur mouth. I think this song is brilliant... it shows hat rap battles can get out of control. Eminem is just a genius with words.



Ah-maze-ing | Reviewer: Ellie | 12/13/07

this song is something different, it has a steady beat, and lyrics that breathe, that is low that Ja would dump on Hailie it's one thing to go after fellow rapper but their kids that is wrong and sad and really low!!! 831 Ellie from Wisconsin




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