8 Mile - Eminem Lyric


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It's alright, it's okay
I'm gonna make it anyway
Gonna make it, can't give up now
I'ma make it somehow

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Sometimes I just feel like quittin', I
still might
Why do I put up this fight? Why do I
still write?

00:00:34
Sometimes it's hard enough just dealin'
with real life
Sometimes I wanna jump on stage and just
kill mics

00:00:39
And show these people what my level of
skill's like
But I'm still white, sometimes I just
hate life

00:00:45
Somethin' ain't right, hit the brake
lights
Case of the stage fright, drawin' a blank
like

00:00:50
Da-duh-duh-da-da, it ain't my fault
Great big eyeballs, my insides crawl
And I clam up, (*wham*) I just slam shut

00:00:58
I just can't do it, my whole manhood's
Just been stripped, I have just been
vicked

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So I must then get off the bus, then
split
Man, fuck this shit, yo, I'm goin' the
fuck home

00:01:09
World on my shoulders as I run back to
this 8 Mile Road
I'm a man, I'ma make a new plan

00:01:13
Time for me to just stand up and travel
new land
Time for me to just take matters into my
own hands

00:01:19
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
goin'

00:01:24
Sorry, Momma, I'm grown, I must travel
alone
Ain't gon' follow no footsteps,
I'm makin' my own

00:01:29
Only way that I know how to escape from
this 8 Mile Road
I'm walkin' these train tracks, tryna
regain back

00:01:35
The spirit I had 'fore I go back to the
same crap
To the same plant, in the same pants

00:01:41
Tryna chase rap, gotta move ASAP
And get a new plan, Momma's got a new man
Poor little baby sister, she don't
understand

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Sits in front of the TV, buries her nose
in the pad
And just colors until the crayon gets
dull in her hand

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While she colors her big brother and
mother and dad
Ain't no tellin' what really goes on in
her little head

00:01:59
Wish I could be the daddy that neither
one of us had
But I keep runnin' from somethin' I never
wanted so bad

00:02:04
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

00:02:10
Don't gotta rep my step, don't got enough
pep
The pressure's too much, man, I'm just
tryna do what's best

00:02:15
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

00:02:23
Please don't let me be pigeonholed in no
regular job
Yo, I hope you can hear me, homie,
wherever you are

00:02:28
Yo, I'm tellin' you, dawg, I'm bailin'
this trailer tomorrow
Tell my mother I love her, kiss baby
sister goodbye

00:02:33
Say whenever you need me, baby, I'm never
too far
But yo, I gotta get out there, the only
way I know

00:02:39
And I'ma be back for you the second that
I blow
On everything I own, I'll make it on my
own

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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

00:02:52
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)

00:02:58
And I'm gone, I know right where I'm
goin'
Sorry, Momma, I'm grown, I must travel
alone

00:03:03
Ain't gon' follow no footsteps,
I'm makin' my own
Only way that I know how to escape from
this 8 Mile Road

00:03:08
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

00:03:13
To be walkin' this borderline of Detroit
city limits
It's different, it's a certain
significance, a certificate

00:03:19
Of authenticity, you'd never even see
But it's everything to me, it's my
credibility

00:03:24
You never seen, heard, smelled or met a
real MC
Who's incredible upon the same pedestal
as me

00:03:29
But yet I'm still unsigned, havin' a
rough time
Sit on the porch with all my friends and
kick dumb rhymes

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Go to work and serve MCs in the lunchline
But when it comes crunch time, where do
my punchlines go?

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Who must I show to bust my flow?
Where must I go? Who must I know?

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Or am I just another crab in the bucket?
‘Cause I ain't havin' no luck with this
little rabbit's foot, fuck it

00:03:51
Maybe I need a new outlet, I'm startin'
to doubt shit
I'm feelin' a little skeptical who I hang
out with

00:03:56
I look like a bum, yo, my clothes ain't
about shit
At the Salvation Army, tryna salvage an
outfit

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And it's cold, tryna travel this road
Plus I feel like I'm always stuck in this
battlin' mode

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My defenses are so up, but one thing I
don't want
Is pity from no one, this city is no fun

00:04:13
There is no sun, and it's so dark
Sometimes I feel like I'm just bein'
pulled apart

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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

00:04:23
Sometimes I feel like a robot, sometimes
I just know not
What I'm doin', I just blow, my head is a
stove top

00:04:29
I just explode, the kettle gets so hot
Sometimes my mouth just overloads the ass
that I don't got

00:04:34
But I've learned, it's time for me to U-
turn
Yo, it only takes one time for me to get
burned

00:04:39
Ain't no fallin', no, next time I meet a
new girl
I can no longer play stupid or be
immature

00:04:44
I got every ingredient, all I need is the
courage
Like I already got the beat, all I need
is the words

00:04:50
Got the urge, suddenly it's a surge
Suddenly a new burst of energy has
occurred

00:04:55
Time to show these Free World leaders the
three and a third
I am no longer scared now, I'm free as a
bird

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Then I turn and cross over the median
curb
Hit the 'burbs and all you see is a blur
from 8 Mile Road

00:05:06
I'm a man, gotta make a new plan
Time for me to just stand up and travel
new land

00:05:11
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)

00:05:17
And I'm gone, I know right where I'm
goin'
Sorry, Momma, I'm grown, I must travel
alone

00:05:21
Ain't gon' follow no footsteps,
I'm makin' my own
Only way that I know how to escape from
this 8 Mile Road

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