“Wasn’t ready to be no millionaire, I was ill-prepared
I was prepared to be ill though, the skill was there”
These kind of lines are why eminem is e goat, perfect wordplay.
“From the beginning, it wasn’t ’bout the ends
It was ’bout busting raps and standing for something, fuck an acronym”
Good wordplay in the beginning, and that kind of shit happens, goals change over time.
“Cut the fucking act like you’re happy, I’m fucking back again
With another anthem, why stop when it doesn’t have to end?”
Mans put out 3 full albums since then, it doesn’t seem like he’s stopping any time soon.
“It ain’t over ’til I say it’s over – enough when I say enough
Throw me to them wolves and close the gate up
I’m afraid of what’ll happen to them wolves
When the thought of being thrown into an alligator pit, I salivate at it”
That’s a badass line, flipping the traditional saying of being thrown to the wolves on its head.
“Wait is up, hands up like it’s 12 noon, nah, homie
Hold them bitches straighter up, wave ’em ’til you dislocate a rotator cuff
Came up rough, came to ruffle feathers, nah, egos
I ain’t deflate enough, last chance to make this whole stadium erupt”
Not quite the last chance, man has released 3 studio albums since then, one of them “kamikaze” definitely ruffled some feathers.
“I can see the finish line with each line that I finish
I’m so close to my goals I can almost pole vault over the goal post”
Okay, good wordplay in the beginning, the second sentence kind of sucked though.
“And if I don’t got enough in the tank, maybe I can just siphon enough
To fill up this last can, man will I survive in this climate or what”
I don’t know, climate change is killed.
“They said I was washed up, and got a blood bath
I’m not a rapper, I’m an adapter, I can adjust
Plus I can just walk up to a mic and just bust”
Introducing Eminem the adapter: he can fix your car battery, or your phone, or even your phone all for 3 easy payments of your soul.
“So floor’s open if you’d like to discuss
Top 5 in this mothafucka and if I don’t make the cut
What, like I give a fuck, I’ma light this bitch up like I’m driving a truck”
What are you Optimus prime too?
“To the side of a pump, 0 to 60 hop in and gun it
Like G-Unit without the hyphen, I’m hyping em up”
You hype me up often, killer fucking verses.
“And if there should ever come a time where my life’s in a rut
And I look like I might just give up, eh might’ve mistook
Me for bowing out I ain’t taking a bow, I’m stabbing myself
With a fucking knife in the gut, while I’m wiping my butt”
I guess that’s why it took him so long to put out revival.
“ ‘Cause I just shitted on the mic, and I like getting cut
I get excited at the sight of my blood, you’re in a fight with a nut”
I’m about to bust a nut.
“ ‘Cause I’ma fight ’til I die or win
Biting the dust it’ll just make me angrier, wait
Let me remind you of what got me this far, picture me quittin’
Now draw a circle around it and put a line through it, slut
It’s survival of what?”
Yeah, Eminem he’s not gonna quit, he never gives up except for all those times he gave up!
“So get your ideas, stack your ammo
But don’t come unless you come to battle, I’m mad now jump in the saddle
This is it, it’s what you eat, sleep, piss and shit
Live, breathe, your whole existence just consists of this
Refuse to quit, fuse is lit, can’t de-fuse the wick
I don’t do this music shit, I lose my shit”
I feel ya em, if I don’t write I loose my shit too, so I can relate.
“Ain’t got shit to lose, it’s the moment of truth
It’s all I know how to do, as soon as I get thrown in the booth, I spit”
What are you just hacking lugiez at the wall in a denies booth or something?
“But my respect is overdue, I’m showing you the flow no one do
‘Cause I don’t own no diploma for school, I quit”
That’s good for you, but kiddos at home, don’t quit school, unless you’re me and you quit college, then it’s okay.
“So there’s nothing for me to fall back on, I know no other trades
So you’d better trade your fucking mics in for some tool-box-es”
I guess he’s planning to become a mechanic… well he did say he’s an adaptor so he should be fine.
“ ‘Cause you’ll never take my pride from me
It’ll have to be pried from me, so pull out your pliers and your screwdrivers”
Well nurse, Let’s start with a scalpel.
“But I want you to doubt me, I don’t want you to buh-lieve
‘Cause this is something that I must use to suc-ceed
And if you don’t like me then fuck you”
You’d like to wouldn’t you, gay looking boy, what’d you say looking boy?
“Self es-teem must be fucking shooting through-the-roof ’cause trust me
My skin is too thick and bul-let proof to touch me”
What about scalpel proof?
“I can see why the fuck I disgust you
I must be a-llergic to failure ’cause every time I come close to it
I just sneeze, but I just go atchoo then achieve!”
That last line looks good on paper but sounds cringe.
Overall good song, would recommend in your workout playlist 10/14