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Eminem – Not Afraid lyrics

[Hook:]
I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm

Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road

[Intro:]
Yeah, It's been a ride...
I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one
Now some of you might still be in that place
If you're trying to get out, just follow me
I'll get you there


[Verse:]
You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay 'em
But you won't take this thing out these words before I say 'em
Cause ain't no way I'm let you stop me from causing mayhem
When I say 'em or do something I do it, I don't give a damn
What you think, I'm doing this for me, so fuck the world
Feed it beans, it's gassed up, if it thinks its stopping me
I'mma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly
And all those who look down on me I'm tearing down your balcony

No if ands or buts don't try to ask him why or how can he
From Infinite down to the last Relapse album he's still shit and
Whether he's on salary, paid hourly
Until he bows out or he shit's his bowels out of him
Whichever comes first, for better or worse
He's married to the game, like a fuck you for christmas
His gift is a curse, forget the earth he's got the urge
To pull his dick from the dirt and fuck the whole universe

[Hook:]
I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road


[Verse 2:]
Ok quit playin' with the scissors and shit, and cut the crap
I shouldn't have to rhyme these words in the rhythm for you to know it's a rap
You said you was king, you lied through your teeth
For that fuck your feelings, instead of getting crowned you're getting capped
And to the fans, I'll never let you down again, I'm back
I promise to never go back on that promise, in fact
Let's be honest, that last Relapse cd was "ehhhh"
Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground
Relax, I ain't going back to that now
All I'm tryna say is get back, click-clack blaow
Cause I ain't playin' around
There's a game called circle and I don't know how
I'm way too up to back down
But I think I'm still tryna figure this crap out
Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didn't
This fucking black cloud's still follow's me around
But it's time to exercise these demons
These motherfuckers are doing jumping jacks now
!

[Hook:]
I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road

[Bridge:]
And I just can't keep living this way
So starting today, I'm breaking out of this cage

I'm standing up, Imma face my demons
I'm manning up, Imma hold my ground
I've had enough, now I'm so fed up
Time to put my life back together right now

[Verse 3:]
It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me
Admittedly I probably did it subliminally for you
So I could come back a brand new me, you helped see me through
And don't even realise what you did, believe me you

I been through the ringer, but they can do little to the middle finger
I think I got a tear in my eye, I feel like the king of
My world, haters can make like bees with no stingers, and drop dead
No more beef flingers, no more drama from now on, I promise
To focus soley on handling my responsibility's as a father
So I solemnly swear to always treat this roof like my daughters and raise it
You couldn't lift a single shingle on it
Cause the way I feel, I'm strong enough to go to the club,
Or the corner pub,
And lift the whole liquor counter up
Cause I'm raising the bar, I shoot for the moon
But I'm too busy gazing at stars, I feel amazing and

[Hook:]
I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road



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    Corey Greaves
    He had an opiate problem, and successfully fought his way out of the soul stealing hell that can be. This whole song is a dedication to getting clean, fixing his life for his fans and his family, and of course himself. As someone who has personally been through the same struggle, I find this song so uplifting and heartfelt. If you've never battled an addiction to opioids, be it with pills (i.e. vicodin, oxycontin, dilaudid, percocet) or other opiates (i.e. morphine, methadone, fentanyl, and of course the biggest bad, Heroin), then I can see how you might not catch his exact meaning. But I assure you that's what he's on about. Pretty sure vicodin or oxycontin were his drug of choice. That stuff swallows your soul before you even have a chance to realize your soul was in danger. It tricks you into complacency, allows you to believe that you're fine, safe within the warm, comforting embrace of that opiate. By the time you realize how far gone you are, many people are unable to stop. I have lost more than one friend to this plague, to this epidemic called heroin that has our beautiful America caught so tightly in its grasp. Lost friends. And more years of my life than I would like to say. But getting clean is something to be proud of and Em certainly is. Well he should be. He's certainly one of the greatest rappers of the post-Tupac era. This song helped me beat my own addiction and is inspirational to anyone still "in that place." Bravo.
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    You pipo you dnt knw, quiet alright this song is rockin but you don't what is behind the closed doors.? He was in satanism then he wanted to come out of it that's why he sung 'am not afraid', there is no way a song can be liked by everyone in the world. What about other rappers? Don't they sing sense? Jayz also he is in it nd he is the boss. Think twice you people.
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    It doesn't mean any of those things I think. I only read some. It means he isn't going to take crap from people because he was on dope. He got clean for his wife and girls and trying to be the best dad he can be. If you listen to mockingbird you'll hear how he has tried so freaking hard to be the best dad he can be. He is sick of all the people treating him like a freak for being on dope and going to rehab. Maybe some of them had been too. I mean seriously. Let's pop back into reality here. Wouldnt you be ticked off if someone was calling you 'freak' or 'dopehead' or whatever after you had just gotten clean. I know I'd be especially ticked if some of the people saying that to me had also been in rehab.
    Reality check!
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