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    Eminem / Lyrics

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    "8 Mile" Lyrics

    Eminem

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    Genre:Hip-Hop, Rap
    Duration:00:05:50
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    It's okay, it's okay, nothin' can get in the way

    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 dealin' wit real life
    Sometimes, I wanna jump on stage and just kill mics

    And show these people what my level of skills like
    But I'm still white, sometimes, I just hate life
    Something ain't right, hit the brake lights
    Case of the stage fright, drawin' a blank like

    Uh, da, da, da, da, it ain't my fault
    Great big eyeballs, 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'ma 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
    (8 mile road)

    And I'm gone, I know right where I'm going
    Sorry Mama, I'm grown, I must travel alone
    Ain't follow no footsteps, I'm making my own
    Only way that I know how to escape from this 8 mile road

    I'm walking these train tracks, tryin' to regain back
    The spirit I had 'fore I go back to the same crap
    To the same plant, in the same pants
    Tryin' to chase rap, gotta move ASAP

    And get a new plan, Mommas got a new man
    Poor little baby sister, she don't understand
    Sits in front of the TV, buries her nose in the 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 tellin' what really goes on in her little head
    Wish I could be the Daddy that neither one of us had
    But I keep runnin' from something I never wanted so bad

    Sometimes, I get upset 'cause I ain't blew up yet
    It's like I grew up but I ain't grow me two nuts yet
    Don't got a rep my step, don't got enough pep
    The pressures 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, homey, wherever you are
    Yo, I'm tellin' you, dawg, I'm bailin' this trailer tomorrow
    Tell my mother, I love her, kiss baby sister goodbye
    Say whenever you need me, baby, I'm never to far

    But yo, I gotta get out there, the only way that 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, I'ma 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
    (8 mile road)

    And I'm gone, I know right where I'm going
    Sorry Mama, I'm grown, I must travel alone
    Ain't 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 wasn't? It still is
    To be walkin' this boarder line of Detroit city limits
    It's different, it's a certain significance, a certificate of authenticity

    You've never even seen
    But it's everything to me, it's my credibility
    You've never seen, heard, smelled, or met a real MC
    Who's incredible up on the same pedestal as me

    But yet still unsigned, having a rough time
    Sit on the porch wit all my friends and kick dumb rhymes
    Go to work and serve MC's in the lunch line
    But when it comes crunch time, where do my punchlines 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 havin' no luck with this little rabbit, so fuck it

    Maybe, I need a new outlet, I'm startin' to doubt shit
    I'm feelin' a little skeptical, who I hang out with
    I look like a bum, yo, my clothes ain't about shit
    At the salvation army, tryin' to salvage an outfit

    And it's cold, tryin' to travel this road
    Plus, I feel like I'm always stuck in this battlin' mode
    My defenses are so up and 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 feel like I'm just being pulled apart
    From each one of my limbs, by each one of my friends
    It's enough to just make me wanna jump out of my skin

    Sometimes, I feel like a robot, sometimes I just know not
    What I'm doin' I just blow, my head is a stove top
    I just explode, the kettle gets so hot
    Sometimes, my mouth just overloads the gas 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 falling, no, next time I meet a new girl
    I can no longer 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, I'm three in the 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 from 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
    (8 mile road)

    And I'm gone, I know right where I'm going
    Sorry Mama, I'm grown, I must travel alone
    Ain't follow no footsteps, I'm making my own
    Only way that I know how to escape from this 8 mile road
    This song was last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Shawn C Carter, Marshall B III Mathers, Leslie Pridgen, Luis Resto.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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