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wattup mang
04-29-2010, 04:09 PM
Eminem is officially back with the release of “Not Afraid” – the first taste of his upcoming seventh album Recovery. The track shows the acclaimed MC reflecting on his rehabilitation from drug addiction and “facing his demons” in a typically forthright way. Recovery is due June 22nd.

http://hypebeast.com/2010/04/eminem-afraid-produced-boi1da/

Lyrics:

(Hook)

I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road

(Intro)

Yeah, It's been a ride...
I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one
Now some of you might still be in that place
If you're trying to get out, just follow me
I'll get you there

(Verse 1)

You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay 'em
But you won't take this thing out these words before I say 'em
Cause ain't no way I'm let you stop me from causing mayhem
When I say 'em or do something I do it, I don't give a damn
What you think, I'm doing this for me, so fuck the world
Feed it beans, it's gassed up, if a thing's stopping me
I'mma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly
And all those who look down on me I'm tearing down your balcony
No if ands or buts don't try to ask him why or how can he
From Infinite down to the last Relapse album he's still shit and
Whether he's on salary, paid hourly
Until he bows out or he shit's his bowels out of him
Whichever comes first, for better or worse
He's married to the game, like a fuck you for christmas
His gift is a curse, forget the earth he's got the urge
To pull his dick from the dirt and fuck the universe

(Hook)

I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road

(Verse 2)
Ok quit playin' with the scissors and shit, and cut the crap
I shouldn't have to rhyme these words in the rhythm for you to know it's a rap
You said you was king, you lied through your teeth
For that fuck your feelings, instead of getting crowned you're getting capped
And to the fans, I'll never let you down again, I'm back
I promise to never go back on that promise, in fact
Let's be honest, that last Relapse CD was "ehhhh"
Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground
Relax, I ain't going back to that now
All I'm tryna say is get back, click-clack BLAOW
Cause I ain't playin' around
There's a game called circle and I don't know how
I'm way too up to back down
But I think I'm still tryna figure this crap out
Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didn't
This fucking black cloud's still follow's me around
But it's time to exercise these demons
These motherfuckers are doing jumping jacks now!

(Hook)

I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road

(Bridge)

And I just can't keep living this way
So starting today, I'm breaking out of this cage
I'm standing up, Imma face my demons
I'm manning up, Imma hold my ground
I've had enough, now I'm so fed up
Time to put my life back together right now

(Verse 3)

It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me
Admittedly I probably did it subliminally for you
So I could come back a brand new me, you helped see me through
And don't even realise what you did, believe me you
I been through the ringer, but they can do little to the middle finger
I think I got a tear in my eye, I feel like the king of
My world, haters can make like bees with no stingers, and drop dead
No more beef flingers, no more drama from now on, I promise
To focus soley on handling my responsibility's as a father
So I solemnly swear to always treat this roof like my daughters and raise it
You couldn't lift a single shingle lonely
Cause the way I feel, I'm strong enough to go to the club
Put a ??? and lift the whole liquor counter up
Cause I'm raising the bar, I shoot for the moon
But I'm too busy gazing at stars, I feel amazing and

(Hook)

I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road

cstill2
04-29-2010, 04:15 PM
I liked it.

$kytфp™
04-29-2010, 04:18 PM
Cool

Skating Forever Even in Heaven
04-29-2010, 04:29 PM
Check out his "Despicable" freestyle. It's sick.

king
04-29-2010, 04:35 PM
SICK, first eminem track in a long time i've ilked i was actually prepared to come in here and say eminem should start with the drugs again

Videon
04-29-2010, 04:38 PM
He actually admitted his accents are gay and Rlapse was shit. I've been waiting for Em to lay this shit down for years.

king
04-29-2010, 04:46 PM
^i know hha i thought that was dope

graffeedy5
04-29-2010, 05:38 PM
Wow, so fucking good. I couldn't stand relapse, this album could be amazing. I'd love for em to come back with a ridiculous album to silence all the haters.

Elementality In Mind
04-29-2010, 05:42 PM
Pretty good, I'm definitely hyped on his new album. Hearing "Despicable" was just a confirmation that he can still kill it.

Shakezoola
04-29-2010, 05:52 PM
Fuck yeah.


God damn it relapse sucked big cock. I love Em though and all of his older shit

graffeedy5
04-29-2010, 06:17 PM
If the rest of the album is as good as that single, this will be the best album he's ever made.

Elementality In Mind
04-29-2010, 06:25 PM
If the rest of the album is as good as that single, this will be the best album he's ever made.

I'm not so sure of that, it'll be hard to top The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show.

Relisch
04-29-2010, 06:29 PM
Good shit.

Fish n Chips
04-29-2010, 08:29 PM
Damn that was some real talk. I liked it.

p
04-29-2010, 08:39 PM
ill be havin to pick this album up if this track is like the rest of the album.

adude113
04-29-2010, 08:40 PM
I was a huge fan of his in elementary school, but the only song I really know after The Eminem Show is "Boing Boing Boing." lol

naked skater
04-29-2010, 08:53 PM
no such song as "boing boing boing"...you mean ass like that? wat

Videon
04-29-2010, 10:14 PM
lols

Popwar Pill
04-29-2010, 11:17 PM
Holy fuck....that was so good...I'm glad he promised to not do the accents and he actually acknowledged that he used them way too much.

Definitely buying this the day it comes out (of course pirating as soon as possible first though)

The One Who Once Was
04-30-2010, 01:00 AM
i fucking hated the accents

livinitup
04-30-2010, 02:16 AM
^ didn't mind some of them, but it would have definitely been ruined if he put some in this song

but if the album's as solid as this track it would make up for some of the shit on relapse *cough* we made you, or w/e the fuck it's called

DomPy
04-30-2010, 02:59 AM
awesome.

Shockwave
04-30-2010, 03:46 PM
Holy crap, this song is AMAZING. So raw. Eminem is an amzing rapper, but Relapse wasn't very good with those fake accents. Those got annoying. This is awesome though.

adamreid1
04-30-2010, 04:50 PM
Was cheesy as hell, but I guess this is meant to be the 'uplifting, I'm back hype tune'. Still, some real raw honest shit there.