8 Mile

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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 »

Sometimes I just feel like Quitting I still might
Why do I put up this fight?
Why do I still write? Sometimes it's hard enough just dealing with real life Sometimes I want to jump on stage and just kill mics
And show these people what my level of skill's like
But I'm still white Sometimes I just hate life Something ain't right Hit the brake lights
Case of the stage fright Drawing a blank like

Dah, dah, dah. dah
It ain't my fault Great then I fall
My insides crawl
And I clam up
I just slam shut
I just can't do it
My whole manhood's just been stripped I have just been ripped So I must then get
Off the bus then split Man fuck this shit
Yo, I'm going the fuck home World on my shoulders as I run back to this 8 Mile Road

I'm a man
I'm a make a new plan
Time for me to just stand up and travel new land
Time for me to just take matters into my own hands Once I'm over these tracks, man I'ma never look back
And I'm gone
I know right where I'm going Sorry, momma, I'm grown I must travel alone
Ain't gon' follow no footsteps I'm making my own
Only way that I know how to escape from this 8 Mile Road
 Walking these train tracks
Tryin' to regain back
The spirit I had 'fore I go back to the same crap
To the same plant And the same pants Tryin' to chase rap Gotta move ASAP Get a new plan
Momma's got a new man
Poor little baby sister, she don't understand Sits in front of the TV buries her nose in her pad
And just colors until the crayon gets dull in her hand While she colors her big brother, her mother and dad
Ain't no telling what really goes on in her little head
Wish I could be the daddy that neither one of us had
But I keep running from something I never wanted so bad Sometimes I get upset 'cause I ain't blew up yet
It's like a grew up but I ain't grow me two nuts yet
Don't got a rep, my step
Don't got enough pep
The pressure's too much, man I'm just tryin' to do what's best
And I try
Sit alone and I cry
Yo I won't tell no lie
Not a moment goes by
That I don't pray to the sky
Please, I'm beggin' you God Please don't let me be pigeon holed in no regular job
Yo I hope you can hear me homie wherever you are
Yo, I'm telling you dog I'm bailing this trailer tomorrow
Tell my mother I love her, kiss baby sister goodbye
Say whenever you need me, baby, I'm never too far
But yo I gotta get out there the only way I know
And I'ma be back for you the second that I blow
On everything I own
I'll make it on my own
Off to work I go
Back to this 8 Mile Road

I'm a man Gotta make a new plan
Time for me to just stand up and travel new land
Time for me to just take matters into my own hands Once I'm over these tracks, man I'ma never look back
And I'm gone
I know right where I'm going Sorry, momma, I'm grown I must travel alone
Ain't gon' follow no footsteps I'm making my own
Only way that I know how to escape from this 8 Mile Road

You gotta live it to feel it
You didn't, you wouldn't get it
Or see what the big deal is
Why it was and it still is
To be walking this borderline of Detroit's city limits It's different and it's a certain significance
A certificate of authenticity You'd never even see
But it's everything to me
It's my credibility You'd never seen, heard, smelled or met a real mc
Who's incredible or on the same pedestal as me
But yet still unsigned Having a rough time
Sit on the porch with all my friends and kick dumb rhymes Go to work and serve MC's in the lunch line
When it comes crunch time Where did my punch lines go?
Who must I show?
To bust my flow Where must I go?
Who must I know?
Or am I just another crab in the bucket Cause I ain't having to run with this little rabbits but fuck it Maybe I need a new outlet I'm starting to doubt shit
I'm feeling a little skeptical who I hang out with
I live like a bum, yo my clothes ain't about shit
At the Salvation Army trying to salvage an outfit And it's cold Trying to travel this road
Plus I feel like I'm always stuck in this battling mode
My defenses are so up
The one thing I don't want
Is pity from no one
This city is no fun There is no sun
And it's so dark Sometimes I just feel like I'm being pulled apart From each one of my limbs By each one of my friends It's enough to just make me want to jump out of my skin Sometimes I feel like a robot Sometimes I just know not
What I'm doing, I just blow, my head is a stove top
I just explode, the kettle gets so hot Sometimes my mouth just overloads the ass that I don't got
But I've learned It's time for me to u-turn
Yo it only takes one time for me to get burned Ain't no fallin' on next time I'll meet a new girl
I can not only play stupid or be immature I got every ingredient all I need is the courage Like I already got the beat all I need is the words Got the urge Suddenly it's a surge Suddenly a new burst of energy has occurred Time to show these free world leaders the three and a third I am no longer scared now, I'm free as a bird
Then I turn and cross over the median curb
Hit the burbs and all you see is a blur
I'm Eight Mile Road

I'm a man Gotta make a new plan
Time for me to just stand up and travel new land
Time for me to just take matters into my own hands Once I'm over these tracks, man I'ma never look back
And I'm gone
I know right where I'm going Sorry, momma, I'm grown I must travel alone
Ain't gon' follow no footsteps I'm making my own
Only way that I know how to escape from this 8 Mile Road

Written by: SHAWN C CARTER, MARSHALL B III MATHERS, LESLIE PRIDGEN, LUIS RESTO

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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