Cleanin' Out My Closet

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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 »

Where's my snare?
I have no snare in my headphones  there you go
Yeah
yo, yo

Have you ever 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 as the mind of the motherfucking kid that's behind 
All this commotion emotions run deep as ocean's exploding  Tempers flaring from parents just blow 'em off and keep going 
Not taking nothing from no one give 'em hell long as I'm breathing 
Keep kicking ass in the morning and taking names in the evening  Leave 'em with a taste as sour as vinegar in they mouth 
See they can trigger me, but they'll never figure me out
Look at me now, I bet ya probably sick of me now ain't you momma?
I'mma make you look so ridiculous now

I'm sorry momma!
I never meant to hurt you!
I never meant to make you cry, but tonight 
I'm cleaning out my closet (one more time)
I said I'm sorry momma!
I never meant to hurt you!
I never meant to make you cry, but tonight 
I'm cleaning out my closet 

Ha! I got some skeletons in my closet 
And I don't know if no one knows it
So before they thrown me inside my coffin and close it
I'mma expose it, I'll take you back to '73
 Before I ever had a multi-platinum selling CD 
I was a baby, maybe I was just a couple of months 
My faggot father must have 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 fucking wished he would die
I look at Hailie, and I couldn't picture leaving her side
Even if I hated Kim, I grit my teeth and I'd try
To make it work with her at least for Hailie's sake
I maybe made some mistakes, but I'm only human 
but I'm man enough to face them 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'da killed him, shit I would've shot Kim and him both
It's my life, I'd like to welcome y'all to "The Eminem Show"

I'm sorry momma!
I never meant to hurt you!
I never meant to make you cry, but tonight 
I'm cleaning out my closet (one more time)
I said I'm sorry momma!
I never meant to hurt you!
I never meant to make you cry, but tonight 
I'm cleaning out my closet 

Now I would never diss my own momma just to get recognition 
Take a second to listen for who you think this record is dissing 
But put yourself in my position, just try to envision  Witnessing your momma popping prescription pills in the kitchen  Bitching that someone's always going through her purse and shit's missing  Going through public housing systems, victim of Munchhausen's Syndrome 
My whole life I was made to believe I was sick when I wasn't
'Til I grew up, now I blew up, it makes you sick to ya stomach 
Doesn'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? You're getting older now and it's cold when you're lonely 
And Nathan's growing up so quick he's gonna 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 what hurts me the most is you won't admit you was wrong  Bitch do your song, keep telling yourself 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 fucking burn 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!

I'm sorry momma!
I never meant to hurt you!
I never meant to make you cry, but tonight 
I'm cleaning out my closet (one more time)
I said I'm sorry momma!
I never meant to hurt you!
I never meant to make you cry, but tonight 
I'm cleaning out my closet

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