White America

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Marshall Bruce Mathers III, best known by his stage name, Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and songwriter. Eminem is from Detroit, Michigan. more »

I never would've dreamed in a million years I'd see
So many motherfuckin' people who feel like me
Who share the same views and the same exact beliefs
It's like a fuckin' army marchin' in back of me
So many lives I touch, so much anger aimed
In no particular direction
Just sprays and sprays 
And straight through your radio waves it plays and plays 
'Til it stays stuck in your head for days and days
Who woulda thought
 Standing in this mirror bleachin' my hair, with some peroxide 
Reachin' for a t-shirt to wear
That I would catapult to the forefront of rap like this?
How could I predict my words would have an impact like this
I must've struck a chord, with somebody up in the office  Cause Congress keeps telling me I ain't causin' nothin' but problems 
And now they're sayin' I'm in trouble with the government 
I'm lovin' it, I shoveled shit all my life, and now I'm dumping it on

 White America!
I could be one of your kids
 White America!
 Little Eric looks just like this
 White America!
 Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get
 White America!
I Could be one of your kids
 White America!
 Little Eric looks just like this
 White America!
 Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get

Look at these eyes baby blue baby just like yourself 
If they were brown  Shady lose
 Shady sits on the shelf 
But Shady's cute
 Shady knew Shady's dimples would help
Make ladies swoon baby (ooh baby)
Look at myself!
Let's do the math
If I was black I woulda sold half
I ain't have to graduate from Lincoln High School to know that
But I can rap so fuck school 
I'm too cool to go back
 Gimme the mic
Show me where the fuckin' studios at
When I was underground 
No one gave a fuck I was white 
No labels wanted to sign me
 Almost gave up, I was like "Fuck it"
 Until I met Dre
The only one who looked past
Gave me a chance 
And I lit a fire up under his ass
 Helped him get back to the top
 Every fan black that I got
Was probably his in exchange for every white fan that hes got
Like damn we just swapped 
Sittin' back look at this shit wow
I'm like "My skin, is it startin' to work to my benefit now?"

 White America!
I could be one of your kids
 White America!
 Little Eric looks just like this
 White America!
 Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get
 White America!
I Could be one of your kids
 White America!
 Little Eric looks just like this
 White America!
 Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get

See the problem is I speak to suburban kids
Who otherwise woulda never knew these words exist  Whose mom's probably woulda never gave two squirts of piss
'Til I created so much muthafuckin' turbulence  Straight out the tube right into ya livin' rooms I came
And kids flipped 
When they knew I was produced by Dre
That's all it took
And they were instantly hooked right in
And they connected wit' me too because I looked like them
That's why they put my lyrics up under this microscope 
Searchin' wit' a fine toothed comb
It's like this rope waitin' to choke 
Tightenin' around my throat 
Watchin' me while I write this like
"I dont like this, no!"
All I hear is
 Lyrics lyrics constant controversy
 Sponsors workin' round the clock 
To try to stop my concerts early
 Surely hip hop is never a problem 
In Harlem only in Boston  After it bothered ya fathers 
Of daughters startin' to blossom 
Now I'm catchin' the flack from these activists
When they raggin'
Actin' like I'm the first rapper to smack a bitch and say fagot 
Shit,
Just look at me like I'm ya closest pal
A poster child
The muthafuckin' spokesman now for

 White America!
I could be one of your kids
 White America!
 Little Eric looks just like this
 White America!
 Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get
 White America!
I Could be one of your kids
 White America!
 Little Eric looks just like this
 White America!
 Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get

So to the parents of America 
I am the derringer aimed at little Erica
To attack her character 
The ring leader of the circus of worthless pawns
Sent to lead the march right up to the steps of Congress 
And piss on the lawns of the White House
To burn the casket and replace it with a parental advisory sticker 
To spit liquor in the faces of this democracy of hypocrisy 
Fuck you Ms. Cheney 
Fuck you tipper Gore
Fuck you with the free-ness of speech this
 Divided states of embarrassment will allow me to have
Fuck you!

Ha ha ha! I'm just playin' America, you know I love you

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