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Eminem

Stan

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playStanley open the door (I gotta go)
playStanley open the door (let me in)
playStanley open the door, open the door (let me in)

playWhat?, Stanley What are you doing to yourself?
playWhat the hair, you don't like it?
playStanley, you like it?
playStanley What?
playDon't call me that Okey
playDon't call me that
playDon't you think you're taking this too far
playStanley, Stanley ...

playMy tea's gone cold I'm wondering why
playI got out of bed at all
playThe morning rain clouds up my window..
playand I can't see at all
playAnd even if I could it'll all be gray,
playbut your picture on my wall
playIt reminds me, that it's not so bad,
playit's not so bad..

playMy tea's gone cold I'm wondering why
playI got out of bed at all
playThe morning rain clouds up my window..
playand I can't see at all
playAnd even if I could it'll all be gray,
playbut your picture on my wall
playIt reminds me, that it's not so bad,
playit's not so bad.

playDear Slim, I wrote but you still ain't callin
playI left my cell, my pager,
playand my home phone at the bottom
playI sent two letters back in autumn,
playyou must not-a got 'em
playThere probably was a problem
playat the post office or something
playSometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy
playwhen I jot 'em
playBut anyways; fuck it, what's been up?
playMan how's your daughter?
playMy girlfriend's pregnant too,
playI'm 'bout to be a father
playIf I have a daughter,
playguess what I'ma call her?
playI'ma name her Bonnie
playI read about your Uncle Ronnie too
playI'm sorry
playI had a friend killed himself over some bitch
playwho didn't want him
playI know you probably hear this everyday,
playbut I'm your biggest fan
playI even got the underground shit
playthat you did with Skam
playI got a room full of your posters
playand your pictures man
playI like the shit you did with Ruckus too,
playthat shit was phat

playAnyways, I hope you get this man, hit me back

playJust to chat, truly yours, your biggest fan
playThis is Stan

playMy tea's gone cold I'm wondering why I
playGot out of bed at all
playThe morning rain clouds up my window
playAnd I can't see at all
playAnd even if I could it'd all be gray
playBut your picture on my wall
playIt reminds me, that it's not so bad
playIt's not so bad

playDear Slim, you still ain't called or wrote,
playI hope you have a chance
playI ain't mad, I just think
playit's fucked up you don't answer fans
playIf you didn't wanna talk
playto me outside your concert
playYou didn't have to,
playbut you coulda signed an autograph for Matthew
playThat's my little brother man,
playhe's only six years old
playWe waited in the blistering cold for you
playFour hours and you just said "No."
playThat's pretty shitty man -
playyou're like his fuckin' idol
playHe wants to be just like you man,
playhe likes you more than I do
playI ain't that mad, though,
playi just don't like bein lied to
playRemeber when we met in Denver,
playyou said if I write to you you would write back
playSee, I'm just like you in way
playI never knew my father neither,
playhe used to always cheat on my mom and beat her
playI can relate to what you're sayin' in your songs
playSo when i have a shitty day,
playI drift away and put em on
playCause I ain't really got shit else
playso that shit helps when i'm depressed

playI even got a tattoo
playwith your name across the chest
playSometimes I even cut myself
playto see how much it bleeds
playIt's like adrenaline,
playthe pain is such a sudden rush for me

playSee everything you say is real,
playand I respect you cause you tell it
playMy girlfriend's jealous
playcause I talk about you 24/7
playBut she don't know you like
playI know you Slim, no one does
playShe don't know
playwhat it was like for people like us growin' up

playYou gotta call me man,
playI'll be the biggest fan you'll ever lose
playSincerely yours, Stan -- P.S.
playWe should be together too

playMy tea's gone cold I'm wondering why I
playGot out of bed at all
playThe morning rain clouds up my window
playAnd I can't see at all
playAnd even if I could it'd all be gray
playBut your picture on my wall
playIt reminds me, that it's not so bad
playIt's not so bad

playDear Mister I'm-Too-Good-To-Call-Or-Write-My-Fans
playthis'll be the last package I ever send your ass
playIt's been six months and still no word,
playI don't deserve it?
playI know you got my last two letters
playI wrote the addresses on 'em perfect
playSo this is my cassette I'm sending you,
playI hope you hear it
playI'm in the car right now,
playI'm doing 90 on the freeway
playHey, Slim, I drank a fifth of vodka,
playdare me to drive?
playYou know the song by Phil Collins
play"In the Air Tonight"
playAbout that guy,
playwho coulda saved that other guy from drownin'
playBut didn't then Phil
playsaw it all then at that show he found him
playThat's kinda how this is,
playyou coulda rescued me from drownin'

playNo it's too late, I'm on a thousand downers now,
playI'm drowsy
playAnd all I wanted,
playwas a lousy letter or a call
playI hope you know
playI ripped all of your pictures of the wall
playI love you Slim,
playwe coulda been together, think about it

playYou ruined it now,
playI hope you can't sleep and you dream about it
playAnd when you dream
playI hope you can't sleep and you scream about it
playI hope your conscience eats at you
playand you can't breathe without me
playSee Slim, shut up bitch! I'm trying to talk!
playHey Slim,
playthat's my girlfriend screamin' in the trunk
playBut I didn't slit her throat
playI just tied her up, see I ain't like you
playCause if she she'll suffer more,
playand then she'll die, too
playWell, gotta go, I'm almost at the bridge now
playOh shit, I forgot,
playhow am I supposed to send this shit out?

playMy tea's gone cold I'm wondering why I
playGot out of bed at all
playThe morning rain clouds up my window
playAnd I can't see at all
playAnd even if I could it'd all be gray
playBut your picture on my wall
playIt reminds me, that it's not so bad
playIt's not so bad

playDear Stan,
playI meant to write you sooner but I just been busy
playYou said your girlfriend's pregnant now,
playhow far along is she?
playLook, I'm really flattered
playyou would call your daughter that
playAnd here's an autograph for your brother
playI wrote it on the Starter cap
playI'm sorry I didn't see you at the show,
playI must've missed you
playDon't think I did that shit intentionally
playjust to diss you
playAnd what's this shit you said about you
playlike to cut your wrists too?
playI say that shit just clowning dog
playC'mon how fucked up is you?
playYou got some issues Stan,
playI think you need some counselling
playTo help your ass from bouncing off the walls
playwhen you get down some
playAnd what's this shit about us
playmeant to be together?
playThat type of shit
playwill make me not want us to meet each other
playI really think
playyou and your girlfriend need each other
playOr maybe you just need to treat her better
playI hope you get to read this letter,
playI just hope it reaches you in time
playBefore you hurt yourself,
playI think that you'll be doin just fine
playIf you relax a little,
playI'm glad I inspire you but Stan
playWhy are you so mad? Try to understand,
playthat I do want you as a fan
playI just don't want you to do some crazy (shit)
playI seen this one shit on the news
playa couple weeks ago that made me sick
playSome dude was drunk
playand drove his car over a bridge
playAnd had his girlfriend in the trunk,
playand she was pregnant with his kid
playAnd in the car they found a tape,
playbut they didn't say who it was to
playCome to think about, his name was, it was you
playDamn

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meaningMeaning

This song tells the story of a fan obsessed with Eminem. When his letters are not answered, he puts his pregnant girlfriend in his trunk and drives off a bridge. The song ends with Eminem answering his letter and realizing Stan was the man in the news who drove off the bridge.

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So bad

informal for badly (= very much)

  1. My leg hurts "so bad"

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