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Intro:
Where's my snare
I have no snare on my headphones
There you go
Yeah
Yo, yo

Have you eva been hated, or discriminated against?
I have, I've been protested and demonstrated against
Picket signs for my wicked rhymes, look at the times
Sick is the mind of the motherfucking kid that's behind
All this commotion, emotions run deep as oceans explodin'
Tempers flarin' from parents just blow 'em off and keep goin'
Not takin' nothin' from no one, give 'em hell long as I'm breathin'
Keep kickin' ass in the mornin', and takin' names in the evenin'
Leave'em with a taste as sour as vinegar in they mouth
See they can trigga me, but they'll neva figure me out
Look at me now, I betcha probley sick of me now
Ain't you mama, I'ma make you look so ridiculous now

Chorus:
I'm sorry mama
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to make you cry
But tonight, I'm cleanin' out my closet

One more time

I said
I'm sorry mama
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to make you cry
But tonight I'm cleanin' out my closet
Ha!

I got some skeletons in my closet
And I don't know if no one knows it
So before they throw me inside my coffin and close it
Imma expose it, I'll take you back to '73
Before I ever had a multi-platinum sellin' CD
I was a baby maybe I was just a coupla months
My faggot father must've had his panties up in a bunch
'Cause he split, I wonder if he even kissed me goodbye
No I don't on second thought I just fuckin' wished he would die
I look at hailie and I couldn't picture leaving her side,
Even if I hated Kim, I'd grit my teeth and I'd try to make it work
Wit her at least for Hailie's sake
I maybe made some mistakes
But I'm only human but I'm man enough to face 'em today
What I did was stupid, no doubt it was dumb
But the smartest shit I did was take the bullets outta that gun
'Cause I'd of killed 'em, shit I woulda shot Kim and them both
It's my life, I'd like to welcome ya'll to the Eminem show

Chorus:
I'm sorry mama
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to make you cry
But tonight, I'm cleanin' out my closet

One more time

I said I'm sorry mama
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to make you cry
But tonight I'm cleanin' out my closet

Now I would never diss my own mama just to get recognition
Take a second to listen 'fore you think this record is dissin
But put yourself in my position, just try to envision
Witnessin' your mama poppin' prescription pills in the kitchen
Bitchin' that someone's always goin' through her purse and shit's missin'
Goin' through public housin' systems, victim of Munchausen's syndrome
My whole life I was made to believe I was sick when I wasn't
'Til I grew up, now I grew up it makes you sick to ya stomach, doesn't't't it?
Wasn't it the reason you made that CD for me, MA!
So you could try to justify the way you treated me, MA!
But guess what, ya gettin' olda now and it's cold when yaw lonely
And Nathan's growin' up so quick he's going to know that you're phony
And Hailie's getting' so big now, you should see her, she's beautiful
But you'll never see her, she won't even be at your FUNERAL
See whets hurts me the most, is you won't admit you was wrong
Bitch do your song, keep tellin' yaself that you was a mom
But how dare you try to take what you didn't help me to get,
You selfish bitch
I hope you fuckin' burn in in hell for this shit
Remember when Ronnie died and you said you wished it was me?
Well guess what, I am dead, dead to you as can be!

Chorus:
I'm sorry mama
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to make you cry
But tonight I'm cleanin' out my closet

One more time

I said I'm sorry mama
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to make you cry
But tonight I'm cleanin' out my closet



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  • pinkrocks101
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    pinkrocks101Jun 28, 2008 at 10:13 pm
    I love this song it is about eminem telling his life story and how he wished his mom was better to him and how he should of had his dad with him. And he doesn't want her to treat his kids that way to so she will never see his daughter haliey which I could totally and 100% agree with him if my mom was like that I would do the same thing.
  • U
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    UnregisteredMay 31, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    It's about a grown man whop is a father himself, dealing with the problems his mom caused to him. He is trying to overcome his raising and be a better person than who he was being raised to be, because he talks about how his mom wasn't there pretty much, and how even if he hated his daughters mother, he would grit his teeth and try to make it work, atleast for his daughter sake. It's actially a very personal song for us. Very deep and lots of meaning!
  • U
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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm
    I think a closet represented testicles and hes cleaning out his own closet aka blowing a nut on his mom but it was to much for his mom to handle and he bust her p***y open but still hadn't "cleaned out his closet" yet and had to leave to finish the job so he had to go before he could take care of his mom whom he had hurt with his p**** so he apologises for leaving her there with both anal and vaginal bleeding before he leaves to finish cleaning out his closet on some 16 year olds stomach (he forgot his condom and had to use the infamous and highly effective "pulling it out" technique) and the rest is just there because it sounds cool and has absolutely no meaning.
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    mutedMar 25, 2009 at 9:34 am
    This song speaks to me it has dragged me out of depression twice this song is mine and my mums song not in a bad way its just that we used to listen to this song in bad times. The lyrics hold deep emotion as well as truth and as for eminems hatred for his dad I feel that towards my dad I love this song because of what its done to help me get through life without murdering someone.

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