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#340409 - 09/18/10 04:39 PM Not Afraid (Eminem)
EvanCan Offline

Registered: 09/09/10
Posts: 170
Hey, men,
At the risk of sounding corny, I can't help but post this.
I've been listening to Eminem's latest song ("Not Afraid") for awhile now, and I can't help but think of it as my (our?) "theme song" for doing the "MS journey/experience."
The chorus and bridge are especially meaningful and inspiring to me. I hope they are for you, too. I crank this puppy in my car and jam along at the top of my lungs. It just makes me feel good.

The video is cool, too, especially when near the end he "breaks out" of his basement/cage/dungeon.


Here are the lyrics:

"Not Afraid" (Eminem)

Iím not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
Weíll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, youíre not alone
Hola if you feel that youíve been down the same road

Yeah, Itís been a rideÖ
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 youíre trying to get out, just follow me
Iíll get you there

[Verse 1]
You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay Ďem
But you wonít take the sting out these words before I say Ďem
Cause ainít no way Iím let you stop me from causing mayhem
When I say Ďem or do something I do it, I donít give a damn
What you think, Iím doing this for me, so f-ck the world
Feed it beans, itís gassed up, if a thinks its stopping me
Iímma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly
And all those who look down on me Iím tearing down your balcony
No if ands or buts donít try to ask him why or how can he
From Infinite down to the last Relapse album heís still sh*ttin,
Whether heís on salary, paid hourly
Until he battles out or he sh*t just battles out of him
Whichever comes first, for better or worse
Heís married to the game, like a f*ck you for Christmas
His gift is a curse, forget the earth heís got the urge
To pull his d*ck from the dirt and f*ck the whole Universe


[Verse 2]
Ok quit playiní with the scissors and sh*t, and cut the crap
I shouldnít have to rhyme these words in the rhythm for you to know itís a rap
You said you was king, you lied through your teeth
For that f*ck your feelings, instead of getting crowned youíre getting capped
And to the fans, Iíll never let you down again, Iím back
I promise to never go back on that promise, in fact
Letís be honest, that last Relapse CD was ďehhhhĒ
Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground
Relax, I ainít going back to that now
All Iím tryna say is get back, click-clack BLAOW
Cause I ainít playiní around
Thereís a game called circle and I donít know how
Iím way too up to back down
But I think Iím still tryna figure this crap out
Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didnít
This f*cking black cloud still followís me around
But itís time to exercise these demons
These motherf*kers are doing jumping jacks now!


And I just canít keep living this way
So starting today, Iím breaking out of this cage
Iím standing up, Imma face my demons
Iím manning up, Imma hold my ground
Iíve had enough, now Iím 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 donít 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 solely on handling my responsibilityís as a father
So I solemnly swear to always treat this roof like my daughters and raise it
You couldnít lift a single shingle on it
Cause the way I feel, Iím strong enough to go to the club
Or the corner pub and lift the whole liquor counter up
Cause Iím raising the bar, I shoot for the moon
But Iím too busy gazing at stars, I feel amazing and

Iím not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
Weíll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, youíre not alone
Holla if you feel that youíve been down the same road

Hope Springs 2010 WoR Alumnus
"I'm here, and I'm on the mend."

#340412 - 09/18/10 05:33 PM Re: Not Afraid (Eminem) [Re: EvanCan]
nevragan Offline

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 907
Loc: NC
I'll be corny and say that his latest music is moving. He is a survivor of CSA by his step father. Guess that is why he seems to be so angry in his songs. Here is a link to the music video Not Afraid.

Not Afraid- Eminem


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