Mockingbird - Eminem Lyric


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Yeah, I know sometimes things may not
always make sense to you right now.

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But hey, what'd Daddy always tell you?
Straighten up, little soldier, stiffen up
that upper lip!

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What you cryin' about? You got me

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Hailie, I know you miss your mom, and I
know you miss your dad
When I'm gone, but I'm tryin' to give you
the life that I never had

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I can see you're sad, even when you smile,
even when you laugh
I can see it in your eyes, deep inside
you wanna cry

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'Cause you're scared, I ain't there
Daddy's with you in your prayers
No more cryin', wipe them tears
Daddy's here, no more nightmares

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We gon' pull together through it
We gon' do it, Lainie—Uncle's crazy,
ain't he?
Yeah, but he loves you, girl, and you
better know it

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We're all we got in this world, when it
spins, when it swirls
When it whirls, when it twirls, two
little beautiful girls

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Lookin' puzzled, in a daze, I know it's
confusin' you
Daddy's always on the move, Momma's
always on the news

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I try to keep you sheltered from it, but
somehow it seems
The harder that I try to do that, the
more it backfires on me

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All the things growin' up as Daddy that
he had to see
Daddy don't want you to see, but you see
just as much as he did

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We did not plan it to be this way, your
mother and me
But things have got so bad between us, I
don't see us ever bein'

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Together ever again, like we used to be
when we was teenagers
But then, of course, everything always
happens for a reason

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I guess it was never meant to be, but
it's just something
We have no control over, and that's what
destiny is

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But no more worries, rest your head and
go to sleep
Maybe one day we'll wake up and this'll
all just be a dream

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Now hush, little baby, don't you cry
Everything's gonna be alright
Stiffen that upper lip up, little lady, I
told ya

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Daddy's here to hold ya through the night
I know Mommy's not here right now, and we
don't know why

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We feel how we feel inside
It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby
But I promise, Momma's gon' be alright
(heh)

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It's funny, I remember back one year when
Daddy had no money
Mommy wrapped the Christmas presents up
and stuck 'em under the tree

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And said some of 'em were from me 'cause
Daddy couldn't buy 'em
I'll never forget that Christmas, I sat
up the whole night cryin'

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'Cause Daddy felt like a bum—see, Daddy
had a job
But his job was to keep the food on the
table for you and Mom

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And at the time, every house that we
lived in
Either kept gettin' broken into and
robbed or shot up on the block

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And your mom was savin' money for you in
a jar
Tryin' to start a piggy bank for you so
you could go to college

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Almost had a thousand dollars, 'til
someone broke in and stole it
And I know it hurt so bad it broke your
momma's heart

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And it seemed like everything was just
startin' to fall apart
Mom and Dad was arguin' a lot, so Momma
moved back

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On to Chalmers in the flat, one bedroom
apartment
And Dad moved back to the other side of 8
Mile on Novara

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And that's when Daddy went to California
with his CD
And met Dr. Dre and flew you and Momma
out to see me

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But Daddy had to work, you and Momma had
to leave me
Then you started seein' Daddy on the TV,
and Momma didn't like it

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And you and Lainie were too young to
understand it
Papa was a rolling stone, Momma developed
a habit

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And it all happened too fast for either
one of us to grab it
I'm just sorry you were there and had to
witness it first hand

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'Cause all I ever wanted to do was just
make you proud
Now I'm sittin' in this empty house

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Just reminiscin', lookin' at your baby
pictures, it just trips me out
To see how much you both have grown, it's
almost like you're sisters now

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Wow, guess you pretty much are, and
Daddy's still here
Lainie, I'm talkin' to you too, Daddy's
still here

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I like the sound of that, yeah, it's got
a ring to it, don't it?
Sshh! Momma's only gone for the moment

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Now hush, little baby, don't you cry
Everything's gonna be alright
Stiffen that upper lip up, little lady, I
told ya

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Daddy's here to hold ya through the night
I know Mommy's not here right now, and we
don't know why
We feel how we feel inside

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It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby
But I promise, Momma's gon' be alright

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And if you ask me to, Daddy's gonna buy
you a mockingbird
I'ma give you the world

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I'ma buy a diamond ring for you, I'ma
sing for you
I'll do anything for you to see you smile

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And if that mockingbird don't sing and
that ring don't shine
I'ma break that birdie's neck

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I'll go back to the jeweler who sold it
to ya
And make him eat every carat, don't fuck
with Dad! (Ha-ha!)

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