The Way I Am Lyrics - Eminem
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Dre, just let it run
Aiyyo turn the beat up a little bit
Aiyyo.. this song is for anyone.. fuck it
Just shut up and listen, aiyyo..
I sit back with this pack of Zig Zags and this bag
Of this weed it gives me the shit needed to be
The most meanest MC on this -- on this Earth
And since birth I've been cursed with this curse to just curse
And just blurt this berserk and bizarre shit that works
And it sells and it helps in itself to relieve
All this tension dispensin these sentences
Gettin this stress that's been eatin me recently off of this chest
And I rest again peacefully (peacefully)..
But at least have the decency in you
To leave me alone, when you freaks see me out
In the streets when I'm eatin or feedin my daughter
To not come and speak to me (speak to me)..
I don't know you and no,
I don't owe you a mo-therfuck-in thing
I'm not Mr. N'Sync, I'm not what your friends think
I'm not Mr. Friendly, I can be a prick
If you tempt me my tank is on empty (is on empty)..
No patience is in me and if you offend me
I'm liftin you 10 feet (liftin you 10 feet).. in the air
I don't care who is there and who saw me destroy you
Go call you a lawyer, file you a lawsuit
I'll smile in the courtroom and buy you a wardrobe
I'm tired of all y'all (of all y'all)..
I don't mean to be mean but that's all I can be is just me
And I am, whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am?
In the paper, the news everyday I am
Radio won't even play my jam
Cause I am, whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am?
In the paper, the news everyday I am
I don't know it's just the way I am
Sometimes I just feel like my father, I hate to be bothered
With all of this nonsense it's constant
And, "Oh, it's his lyrical content -
- the song 'Guilty Conscience' has gotten such rotten responses"
And all of this controversy circles me
And it seems like the media immediately
Points a finger at me (finger at me)..
So I point one back at 'em, but not the index or pinkie
Or the ring or the thumb, it's the one you put up
When you don't give a fuck, when you won't just put up
With the bullshit they pull, cause they full of shit too
When a dude's gettin bullied and shoots up his school
And they blame it on Marilyn (on Marilyn).. and the heroin
Where were the parents at? And look where it's at
Middle America, now it's a tragedy
Now it's so sad to see, an upper class ci-ty
Havin this happenin (this happenin)..
Then attack Eminem cause I rap this way (rap this way)..
But I'm glad cause they feed me the fuel that I need for the fire
To burn and it's burnin and I have returned
I'm so sick and tired of bein admired
That I wish that I would just die or get fired
And dropped from my label and stop with the fables
I'm not gonna be able to top on "My Name is.."
And pigeon-holed into some pop-py sensation
To cop me rotation at rock'n'roll stations
And I just do not got the patience (got the patience)..
To deal with these cocky caucasians who think
I'm some wigger who just tries to be black cause I talk
With an accent, and grab on my balls, so they always keep askin
The same fuckin questions (fuckin questions)..
What school did I go to, what hood I grew up in
The why, the who what when, the where, and the how
'til I'm grabbin my hair and I'm tearin it out
Cause they drivin me crazy (drivin me crazy).. I can't take it
I'm racin, I'm pacin, I stand and I sit
And I'm thankful for ev-ery fan that I get
But I can't take a SHIT, in the bathroom
Without someone standin by it
No I won't sign your autograph
You can call me an asshole I'm glad
[Chorus (except change first word "And" to "Cause")]
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Chillen | Reviewer: Jai | 12/24/12
The composure of these lyrics is flawless alone, not often is a music set to such with the same flawlessness. I respect the talent with words Em possesses. It is something beyond my comprehension.
P.S. Guys, guys, settle down. Circle jerks elsewhere.
seriosly | Reviewer: Nnatrex | 1/16/12
everyone of you fucking assholes has some form of release for your problems and stress. me, i talk to my grandmother and beat the fuck out of necromorphs on dead space 2. you all have something like that. i know. but what if he doesnt. if you dont get this shit off your chest 2 things tend to happen. depression and eventual suicide. what if he doesnt have that, huh? why do YOU shut the fuck up, dumb cunts. your no differnt than the kind of ppl eminem talks about in this song. do you really enjoy that? fucking assholes.
i darez joo | Reviewer: Nnatrex | 1/16/12
im 14 now and my father is a smoking drunk, at least a pack of smokes a day and a 40oz. my mother screams at him for hour, sometimes days on end. when he finally he has had enough he yells and gets physical with her. my sister starts wailing like a dying animal and i scream at them to stop but they just say shut the fuck up and go to your room. then my father leaves and my mother screams at us. in the fourth grade all of my best and only friends decided to shove me out of the group. all i wanted was a friend, so when i confronted them they cut me with cans they had ripped in half and kicked me in the ribs and face for at least ten minutes. my emotions overpowered my judgment and i continued to go back and attempt friendship and they beat me up over ad over. this was fourth grade. i went to the teacher and he told me to get over it. people would throw basketballs at me in gym for the next several years and push me into walls. make fun of me. tell me im a pussy. call me a bitch. i fucking dare you.
Assholes | Reviewer: Gray | 7/17/09
What a bunch of fuckin pricks. Bitchin at some little kid cause he left a review. Or is it that you're all just into jumpin on bandwagons and you just happened to see some stupid son of a bitch's review and decide to go right along with puttin some kid down just because he felt the need to repeat Slim's message and throw in some context from his own life so that it would mean something more. If any of you assholes knew anything about Marshall Mathers you would know that he would be proud to hear people say that they got the message from his music that you "don't put up with the shit life throws at you, do something about it." Slim also seems to feel very strongly about free speech to me and wouldn't take kindly to you guys mouthin off. But hey, if you got a problem with Slim or with me "come and see me on the streets alone if you assholes doubt me."
P.S. this song kicks ass and Slim Shady is the greatest rapper ever, period.
Everyone had problems | Reviewer: Sina | 12/27/08
Eminem is a brilliant rapper, he never raps about getting drunk and falling in love with others....
He raps about his daughter, his hard life, his wife kim and other important issues that really matter.....
I cant wait for his new album coming out (2009)!!
Even tough he hasnt rapped for yrs he's still the best rapper out there..... He will remain the best rapper long after he'S dead
Lyrically Elite | Reviewer: Justin Keith Ashley | 2/6/08
Eminem is one of the rawest rappers period. Here is another example of his many styles. He has the chopped and screwed shit like infinite, the story like the Bonnie and Clyde shit that was smoothe kinda like an upgraded version of Tupac and then he got this, a strait ill ass rap topped off with multies and wordplay that most people don't catch. 5 Stars to the song and to the mother fuckin album. btw... Amityville is sick 2, and I'm Back. and chris... SHUT THE FUCK up and listen to mariah carey if u wanna hear bullshit.
Amazing | Reviewer: Josh | 1/23/08
I agree this song is dope. Eminem to me is the greatest rapper out there and has gone so far in the hip hop industry cause he just spits the truest shit out there. Em's great. Hey Chris I'm 13 too and I've been through lots of shit too. But I don't talk about it on a fucking song review you bitch. You wanna talk about it? Get councellin or somethin.
great song | Reviewer: james | 1/6/08
this song is so god damn dope. Eminem is a fuckin brilliant rapper. Definitely one of his best friend. O ya... CHRIS YOU ARE A LITTLE PUSSY. everyone has problems, but stop telling everyone about them on a fucking song review.
scroll down look at chris (lil Bitch) | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/22/07
yo dis song is da SHIT!!! one of his best definitly. and if u scroll down a lil and look at were alike by chris. yea chris i jus wana say im 15 probably been through n had 2 do more shit den most people at my age but i dont talk bout it on a fucking review of a song. stop actin like a lil bitch and lookin 4 attention. god dam it. any wa dis song is mad good
Blunt and honest | Reviewer: Shelby | 10/13/07
Whenever Eminem first started there were alot of people who did not think that he had what it took to makeit in the hip hop industry! But they son found out that he had something that nobody else had...and it was good! this song is the most honest song about life and and it sends one of the best messages to people who have everything and who dont have to deal with REAL LIFE like us!! I love this song! thank you for this man!
dope song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/15/07
White people who grow up in the hood get fucked up in the head. - Speaking as a cracker in the hood.
people | Reviewer: akon | 5/21/07
people are annoying. they act like they are the best, like they know but they don't
Very emotional | Reviewer: Chris | 5/2/07
When I hear this song and many other songs by eminem like toy soldiers, he sends very strong messages about how much controversy there is over him and what he goes through. It makes me feel like he has had to put up with a lot of shit, and all he wants to do is rap, and people have to die and get hurt. It makes me sad.
We're alike | Reviewer: Chris | 3/5/07
Hey, this may not be healthy, But Marshall is and always been an inspiration for me. I'm not gonna pretend to know him, but from what I've read about I can honestley say we're a lot alike. I too had a father who left me. I too had problems staying in one place. I have, and still am, having family trouble. But this song sends me a message. It says- don't put up with the shit life throws at you, do something about it.
I'm 13 years old...Would you believe that if I never told you?
Amazing | Reviewer: Josh | 2/28/07
Eminem is the only rapper who can repeat the same word and have it mean something different everytime. Eminem has showed the world that you don't have to be black to rap. Anyone can do it. He is a genius and it sucks that he won't be coming out with anymore albums. Everytime he touches a page, magic comes out. This song just proves it
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