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Eminem

The Monster

Lyrics

playi'm friends with the monster
playThat's under my bed
playget along with the voices inside of my head
playYou're trying to save me
playStop holding your breath
playAnd you think I'm crazy
playYeah, you think I'm crazy (crazy)

playI wanted the fame, but not the cover of newsweek
playOh well, guess beggars can't be choosy
playWanted to receive attention for my music
playWanted to be left alone in public excuse me
playBeen wanting my cake, And eat it too
playAnd wanting it both ways
playFame made me a balloon cause my ego inflated
playWhen I blew seep and it was confusing
playCause all I wanted to do
playis be the bruce lee of loose leaf
playAbused ink, used it as a tool when I blew steam
playHit the lottery (oh wee)
playWith what I gave up to get was bittersweet
playIt was like winning a huge meet
playIronic 'cause I think
playI'm getting so huge I need a shrink
playI'm beginning to lose sleep: one sheep, two sheep
playGoing cuckoo and cookey as Kool Keith
playBut I'm actually weirder than you think
playCause I'm...

playI'm friends with the monster
playThat's under my bed
playGet along with the voices inside of my head
playYou're trying to save me
playStop holding your breath
playAnd you think I'm crazy
playYeah, you think I'm crazy

playWell, that's nothing
playoh oh oh oh
playWell, that's nothing
playoh oh oh oh

playNow I ain't much of a poet
playBut I know somebody once told me
playto seize the moment
playAnd don't squander it
playCause you never know when it could all be over
playTomorrow so I keep conjuring
playSometimes I wonder where
playthese thoughts spawn from
play(Yeah, ponder it, do you want this?
playthere's no wonder you're losing your mind
playthe way you're wandering?)
playI think you've been wandering off down yonder
playand stumbled onto Jeff VanVonderen
playCause I needed an interventionist
playto intervene between me and this monster
playAnd save me from myself and all this conflict
playCause the very thing that I love is killing me
playand I can't conquer it
playMy OCD is conking me in the head
playKeep knocking, nobody's home,
playI'm sleepwalking
playI'm just relaying what the voice in my head saying
playDon't shoot the messenger,
playI'm just friends with the...

playI'm friends with the monster
playThat's under my bed
playGet along with the voices inside of my head
playYou're trying to save me
playStop holding your breath
playAnd you think I'm crazy
playYeah, you think I'm crazy

playWell, that's nothing
playoh oh oh oh
playWell, that's nothing
playoh oh oh oh

playCall me crazy, but I had this vision
playOne day that,
playI'd walk amongst you a regular civilian
playBut, until then,
playdrums get killed and I'm Coming straight at
playEmcees, blood get spilled and I
playTake it back to the days that, I get on a Dre track
playGive every kid who got played at
playPumped the feeling
playand shit to say back
playTo the kids who played 'em
playI ain't here to save the fucking children
playBut if one kid out of a hundred million
playWho are going through a struggle feels
playand it relates that's great
playIt's payback, Russell Wilson falling way back
playIn the draft, turn nothing into something still,
playcan make that
playStraw in the gold chump I will spend
playRumpelstiltskin in a hay stack
playMaybe I need a straightjacket, face facts
playI am nuts for real, but I'm okay with that
playIt's nothing, I'm still friends with the...

playI'm friends with the monster
playThat's under my bed
playGet along with the voices inside of my head
playYou're trying to save me
playStop holding your breath
playAnd you think I'm crazy
playYeah, you think I'm crazy

playI'm friends with the monster
playThat's under my bed
play(Get along with)
playGet along with the voices inside of my head
play(You're tryna)
playYou're trying to save me
playStop holding your breath
playAnd you think I'm crazy
playYeah, you think I'm crazy

playWell, that's nothing

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meaningMeaning

The song itself is about the relationship that Eminem has with the voice inside of his head, which both he and Rihanna alternatively refer to as the monster under his bed throughout the songs chorus.

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Lyrics in blue Chorus
Tags

vocabulary Vocabulary

I'm friends with

be friends with: to have a friendship or friendly relationship with


Get along with

be friends

  1. I get along very well with my mother-in-law.

Newsweek

Newsweek is an American. weekly news magazine founded in 1933. http://europe.newsweek.com/no-eminem-you-did-want-cover-newsweek-1269


beggars can't be choosy

something that you say which means when you cannot have exactly what you want, you must accept whatever you can get. If someone gives you something you asked for, you should not complain about what you get

  1. I would have preferred a house of my own rather than sharing but I suppose beggars can't be choosers.

the Bruce Lee of loose leaf

Loose leaf refers to the paper Em scribbles his rhymes on Bruce Lee is very well known as a master martial artist. Thus, Eminem’s goal when becoming a rapper was to be seen as a master lyricist.


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