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    "Headlights" Lyrics

    Eminem feat. Nate Ruess

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    Mom, I know I let you down
    And though you say the days are happy, why's the power off
    And I'm fucked-up and Mom, I know he's not around,
    But don't you place the blame on me
    As you pour yourself another drink yeah, I guess we are
    Who we are, headlights shinin' in the dark night I drive on
    Maybe we took this too far,

    Verse 1

    I went in head first, never thinkin' about who what I said hurt,
    In what versemy mom probably got it the worst
    The brunt of it, but as stubborn as we are did I take it too far
    Cleanin' out my closet and all them other songs
    But regardless I don't hate you 'cuz Ma
    You're still beautiful to me, 'cuz you're my mom
    Tho far be from you to be to calm, our house was Vietnam
    Desert Storm and both of us put together could form an atomic bomb
    Equivalent to chemical warfare and forever we could drag this on and on but
    Agree to disagree, that gift for me up under the Christmas tree
    Don't mean shit to me, you're kickin' me out? it's 15 degrees
    And it's Christmas Eve, "little prick just leave" Ma
    Let me grab my fuckin' coat
    Anything to have each other's goats, why we always at each other's throats
    'specially when dad, he fucked us both, we're in the same fuckin' boat
    You'd think that'd make us close, nope, further away it drove
    Us but together, headlights shine and car full of belongings,
    Still got a ways to go back to grandma's house it's straight up the road
    And I was the man of the house, the oldest
    So my shoulders carried the weight of the load
    Then Nate got taken away by the state at 8 years old
    And, that's when I realized you were sick
    And it wasn't fixable or changeable
    And to this day we remain estranged and I hate it though

    I guess we are
    Who we are headlights shinin' in the dark night I drive on
    maybe we took this too far,

    Verse 2
    Cuz to this day we remain estranged and I hate though
    Cuz you ain't even get to witness your grand-babies grow
    But I'm sorry mamma for "Cleanin' Out My Closet"
    At the time I was angry, rightfully maybe so
    Never meant that far to take it tho
    Cuz, now I know its not your fault and I'm not makin' jokes
    That song I'll no longer play at shows
    And I cringe every time its on the radio
    And I think of Nathan bein' placed in a home
    And all the medicine you fed us
    And how I just wanted you to taste your own
    But, now the medication's takin' over
    And your mental state's deterioratin' slow
    And I'm way to old to cry the shit is painful though
    But Ma, I forgive you, so does Nathan, yo
    All you did, all you said, you did your best to raise us both
    Foster Care, that cross you bear, few may be as heavy as yers
    But I love you Debbie Mathers, oh what a tangled web we have 'cuz
    One thing I never asked was, where the fuck my deadbeat dad was
    Fuck it, I guess he had trouble keepin' up with every address
    But I'd a flipped every mattress, every rock and desert cactus
    Owned a collection of maps and followed my kids to the edge of the atlas
    If someone ever moved 'em from me, that you coulda bet'cha asses
    If I had to come down the chimney dressed as Santa
    Kidnap 'em, and although one has only met their grandma
    Once, you pulled up in our drive one night as we were leavin'
    To get some hamburgers me, her and Nate we introduced you,
    Hugged you, and as you left I had this overwhelmin' sadness
    Come over me as we pulled off to go our separate paths and
    I saw your headlights as I looked back and
    I'm mad I didn't get the chance ta thank you for bein'
    My mom and my dad, so mom please accept this as a tribute
    I wrote this on the jet, I guess I had ta
    Get this off my chest I hope I get the chance ta lay it
    For I'm dead, the stewardess said to fasten
    My seatbelt I guess we're crashin'
    So if I'm not dreamin' I hope you get this message that I
    Will always love you from afar
    Cuz you're my Ma

    I guess we are
    Who we are headlights shinin' in the dark night I drive on
    Maybe we took this too far,

    Verse 3 Nate Ruess
    I want a new life (start over), one without a cause(clean slate)
    So I'm comin' home tonight (yeah), well no matter what the cost
    And if the plane goes down or if the crew cant wake me up,
    Well, just know that I'm alright
    I was not afraid to die
    Oh, even if there's songs to sing, well my children will carry me
    Just know that I'm alright
    I was not afraid to die
    Because I put my faith in my little girls
    So I'll never say goodbye cruel world
    Just know that I'm alright
    I'm not afraid to die


    I guess we are
    who we are, headlights shinin' in the dark night I drive on
    maybe we took this too far,

    I want a new life
    This song was submitted on October 11th, 2013 and last modified on September 6th, 2014.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Emile Haynie, Jeff Bhasker, Luis Resto, Marshall Mathers, Nate Ruess.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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