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Eminem

The Monster

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play I'm friends with the monster
play That's under my bed
play Get along with the   inside of my head
play You're trying to   me
play Stop holding your breath
play And you think I'm crazy
play Yeah, you think I'm crazy (crazy)

play I wanted the   , but not the cover of Newsweek
play Oh well, guess   can't be choosy
play Wanted to receive   for my music
play Wanted to be left alone in   excuse me
play Been wanting my   , And eat it too
play And wanting it both  
play Fame made me a   cause my ego inflated
play When I   seep and it was confusing
play Cause all I wanted to do
play is be the Bruce Lee of   leaf
play Abused   , used it as a tool when I blew steam
play Hit the   (oh wee)
play With what I   up to get was bittersweet
play It was like   a huge meet
play Ironic 'cause I  
play I'm getting so huge I need a  
play I'm beginning to lose   : one sheep, two sheep
play Going cuckoo and cookey as Kool Keith
play But I'm actually   than you think
play Cause I'm...

play I'm friends with the monster
play That's under my bed
play Get along with the voices inside of my head
play You're trying to save me
play Stop holding your breath
play And you think I'm crazy
play Yeah, you think I'm crazy

play Well, that's nothing
play oh oh oh oh
play Well, that's nothing
play oh oh oh oh

play Now I ain't much of a poet
play But I know somebody once told me
play to   the moment
play And don't   it
play Cause you never know when it could all be over
play Tomorrow so I keep  
play Sometimes I wonder where
play these thoughts   from
play (Yeah, ponder it, do you want this?
play there's no wonder you're losing your mind
play the way you're wandering?)
play I think you've been   off down yonder
play and   onto Jeff VanVonderen
play Cause I needed an interventionist
play to intervene   me and this monster
play And save me from   and all this conflict
play Cause the very thing that I love is   me
play and I can't conquer it
play My OCD is conking me in the head
play Keep   , nobody's home,
play I'm sleepwalking
play I'm just relaying what the voice in my head saying
play Don't   the messenger,
play I'm just friends with the...

play I'm friends with the monster
play That's under my bed
play Get along with the voices inside of my head
play You're trying to save me
play Stop holding your breath
play And you think I'm crazy
play Yeah, you think I'm crazy

play Well, that's nothing
play oh oh oh oh
play Well, that's nothing
play oh oh oh oh

play Call me   , but I had this vision
play One day that,
play I'd walk   you a regular civilian
play But, until then,
play   get killed and I'm Coming straight at
play Emcees,   get spilled and I
play Take it back to the days that, I get on a Dre track
play Give every   who got played at
play Pumped the feeling
play and   to say back
play To the kids who played 'em
play I ain't here to save the fucking  
play But if one kid out of a   million
play Who are going through a   feels
play and it   that's great
play It's payback, Russell Wilson falling way back
play In the   , turn nothing into something still,
play can make that
play Straw in the gold chump I will spend
play Rumpelstiltskin in a hay stack
play Maybe I need a straightjacket, face facts
play I am   for real, but I'm okay with that
play It's nothing, I'm still friends with the...

play I'm friends with the monster
play That's under my bed
play Get along with the voices inside of my head
play You're trying to save me
play Stop holding your breath
play And you think I'm crazy
play Yeah, you think I'm crazy

play I'm friends with the monster
play That's under my bed
play (Get along with)
play Get along with the voices inside of my head
play (You're tryna)
play You're trying to save me
play Stop holding your breath
play And you think I'm crazy
play Yeah, you think I'm crazy

play Well, 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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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.