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Eminem – 25 to Life lyrics

Too late for the other side
Caught in a chase, 25 to life

[Verse 1]
I don't think she understands the sacrifices that I've made
Maybe if this bitch had acted right I woulda stayed
But I've already wasted over half my life
I woulda laid down and died for you, I no longer cry for you
No more pain, bitch, you took me for granted, took my heart and ran it
Straight into the planet, into the dirt, I can no longer stand it
Now my respect I demand it: I'mma take control of this relationship
Command it, and I'mma be the boss of you now, goddammit
And what I mean is that I will no longer let you control me
So you better hear me out, this much you owe me
I gave up my life for you, totally devoted to you I have stayed
Faithful all the way, this is how I fucking get repaid?
Look at how I dress: fucking baggy sweats, go to work a mess
Always in a rush to get back to you, I ain't heard you yet
Not even once say you appreciate me, I deserve respect
I've done my best to give you nothing less than perfectness
And I know that if I end this I'll no longer have nothing left
But you keep treating me like a staircase, it's time to fucking step
And I won't be coming back, so don't hold your fucking breath
You know what you've done, no need to go in depth
I told you you'd be sorry if I fucking left, I laughed while you wept
How's it feel now, yeah, funny, ain't it? You neglected me
Did me a favor, though, my spirit free you've set
But a special place for you in my heart I have kept, it's unfortunate but it's

Too late for the other side
Caught in a chase, 25 to life

[Verse 2]
I feel like when I bend over backwards for you all you do is laugh
Cause that ain't good enough, you expect me to fold myself in half
'til I snap, don't think I'm loyal, all I do is rap
How can I moonlight on the side, I have no life outside of that
Don't I give you enough of my time, you don't think so, do you
Jealous when I spend time with the girls, why I'm married to you still, man
I don't know, but tonight I'm serving you with papers
I'm divorcing you: go marry someone else and make 'em famous
And take away their freedom like you did to me
Treat 'em like you don't need 'em and they ain't worthy of you
Feed 'em the same shit that you made me eat, I'm moving on, forget you
Oh, now I'm special? I ain't feel special when I was with you
All I ever felt was this helplessness, imprisoned by a selfish bitch
Chew me up and spit me out, I fell for this so many times it's ridiculous
And still I stick with this, I'm sick of this
But in my sickness and addiction, you're addictive as they get
Evil as they come, vindictive as they make 'em
My friends keep asking me why I can't just walk away from
I'm addicted to the pain, the stress, the drama, I'm drawn to shit
I guess I'm a mess, cursed and blessed
But this time I ain't changing my mind, I'm climbing out this abyss
You're screaming as I walk out that I'll be missed
But when you spoke of people who meant the most to you, you left me off your list
Fuck you, hip hop, I'm leaving you, my life sentence is served, bitch and it's just...

Too late for the other side
Caught in a chase, 25 to life

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  • h
    25 to life is the sentencing for murder. This song is about Marshal's relationship with Hip-Hop. "F*ck You Hip-Hop I'm leaving you, my life sentence is served" meaning that he gave his life to Hip-Hop, he sacrifice everything for it, he was so devoted that he didn't spend anytime with his girls "Jealous when I spend time with the girls". In this song, he is saying how he is done with Hip-Hop, how he gave everything to it and it didn't give anything back, it didn't appriciate him. He's saying he's walking out on Hip-Hop, he's "divoricing" it, "Go marry someone else and make em famous" He became addicted to it, and this is his release/recovery.
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  • u
    It's about his life and how hip hop is what he gave his life to. Every minute since he got famous he has spent on his career and all he has got back is hardships, addictions, and he wasn't able to spend much time with his girls (daughters and wife). And so, he says he's done being "married to the game" and that he wants to take back the control over his own life, because he's never gotten love back from the world of hip hop.
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  • u
    This is amazing to listen to after being cheated on. There's like no words for how powerful this is. It explains my past 1 year to the max. I gave everything, was always waiting to get something back in hopes it'd get better, but I was addicted to her. Ended up getting cheated on and left behind. Thank god I've always got Eminem.
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  • u
    This song make me reliase how you can easily take someone for granted expcially as I'm only 17 as I take what my mum gives and gets me itake it all for granted this song is soo powerful to me saying appricate what you have in life and relise that my um gives me everything and I'm fountent to not live in samlia of afganistan a countery that is full of war and poverty.
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  • u
    Realtionship with music industry, and there is no such thing like illuminati. The reason why noone of stars can make the chiefs of music industry pay back is just their money and lawers. Stars come and go and industry remain. It's like a war where people fight and die but system remains and even upgrading it's law and economic spheres and gaining experience in fooling and cheating people(here stars) so that they go to war and die there while industry gets profit) as simple as that.
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