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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 1)

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 a thing's 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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  • U
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    UnregisteredJan 9, 2014 at 10:14 pm
    Hes saying that its time for him to change his ways so that he can help raise his daughter - it was my decision to get clean, i did it for me+to focus solely on handling my responsibilities as a father so I solemnly swear to always treat this roof like my daughters and raise it-this is his way of telling the world that jell be going clean because he wants his daughter to turn out to be a better person and that he isn't afraid to tell the world what he thinks and that we can complain and give as much off a hard time as we want hes gonna stand his ground and fight back with another song,hes also saying that if we think were gonna be able to make him do what he does for us then were dead wrong and that we can go f*** ourselves.the last message that he send is that he doesn't think hes been doing his best rapping possible so now hes gonna make himself rap so we'll believe that he is some kind of freaking super human because hes rapping too well to be anything else ht a freaking rapping super human.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJan 10, 2014 at 1:30 am
    Jed is right why should he have to it in rhythm to tell the people that its rap I mean come on now that's just freaking ridiculous if you don't know its rap then that's just freaking sad its not like Eminem sings freaking "country hip-hop" like Taylor swift come on now the dude made fun of her for crying out loud! Anyway love this song for me it saws just really inspiring its a song for people who are really just going through a tough time in their life.
  • k
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    kitten2447Jul 21, 2010 at 3:18 am
    one of the things i absolutely LOVE about eminem is that his raps actually make sense n dont talk about random stuff like most rappers these dais...his rhymes have to do wit his personal life stories and experiences n he is basically sain ima do wateva i want 2 n i dont give a crap bout yall who dont like me or wanna stand in my wai
  • j
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    Jed BeallJun 18, 2013 at 7:28 am
    Poetry. And you're absolutely right, you shouldn't have to write them in a riddle (or rhythm for them to know it's a wrap). Beautiful and inspiring, to me at least, and a lot of others I know. Fuck anyone who disagrees. Music like this saves lives.
  • d
    +1
    deziloveNov 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    this song is a hit it should be the national anthem it be im not afriad that wuold be awsome RIGHT

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