Going deeper into the lyrics

Going deeper into the lyrics

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Scream and Shout

So Brittany Spears should just quit the music career. First she lip sang all of her songs and now she is all electric sounding when she sings. She should just save us from any more of her music.

Now I like this song because I think it is catchy. But you can not just pair up a Black Eyed Pea with Brittany and think it is ok. Stick with your own group. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYtGl1dX5qI 



Bring the action...

When you hear this in the club
You gotta turn the sh-t up
You gotta turn the sh-t up
You gotta turn the sh-t up
When we up in the club
All eyes on us
All eyes on us
All eyes on us
See the boys in the club
They watching us
They watching us
They watching us
Everybody in the club
All eyes on us
All eyes on us
All eyes on us

I wanna scream and shout, and let it all out
And scream and shout, and let it out
We saying, oh wee oh wee oh wee oh wee oh
We saying, oh wee oh wee oh wee oh wee oh
I wanna scream and shout, and let it all out
And scream and shout, and let it out
We saying, oh wee oh wee oh wee oh wee oh

You are now rocking with Will.i.am and Britney, b-tch

[beat break]

Oh yeah....
Bring the action

Rock and roll, everybody let's lose control
All the bottom we let it go
Going fast, we aint going slow, no
Hear the beat, now let's hit the floor
Drink it up, and then drink some more
Light it up, and let's let it blow
Hey yo, rock it out, rock it now
If you know what we talking 'bout
Turn it up, and burn down the house, hooouse
Hey yo, turn it up, and don't turn it down
Here we go, we gon shake the ground
Cause everywhere that we go we BRING THE ACTION

When you hear this in the club
You gotta turn the sh-t up
You gotta turn the sh-t up
You gotta turn the sh-t up
When we up in the club
All eyes on us
All eyes on us
All eyes on us
You see them girls in the club
They looking at us
They looking at us
They looking at us
Everybody in the club
All eyes on us
All eyes on us
All eyes on us

I wanna scream and shout, and let it all out
And scream and shout, and let it out
We saying, oh wee oh wee oh wee oh wee oh
We saying, oh wee oh wee oh wee oh wee oh
I wanna scream and shout, and let it all out
And scream and shout, and let it out
We saying, oh wee oh wee oh wee oh wee oh

You are now rocking with Will.i.am and Britney, b-tch

[beat break]

Oh yeah....

It goes on and on and on and on
When me and you party together
I wish this night would last forever
Cause I was feeling down, now im feeling better
And maybe it goes on and on and on and on
When me and you party together
I wish this night would last forever, ever, ever, ever

I wanna scream and shout, and let it all out
And scream and shout, and let it out
We saying, oh wee oh wee oh wee oh wee oh
We saying, oh wee oh wee oh wee oh wee oh
I wanna scream and shout, and let it all out
And scream and shout, and let it out
We saying, oh wee oh wee oh wee oh wee oh

I wanna scream and shout, and let it all out
And scream and shout, and let it out
We saying, oh wee oh wee oh

You are now rocking with Will.i.am and Britney, b-tch

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Eminem- Mockingbird, When I'm Gone. His stories, his life, Marshall Mathers.


Musicrader.com

Marshall Mathers' life growing up was not the best. His father left him and his mother when he was 18 months old. When he was a child he became interested in storytelling and aspired to become a comic book artist. It was not until his maternal uncle Ronnie introduced him to Hip Hop after giving Marshall a copy of Ice-T's single “Reckless”. His uncle Ronnie was just six weeks older then he was. They were more like best friends. When he was 14, Marshall began performing in amateur rap battles under the pseudonym "M&M", his initials; he later began writing them phonetically as Eminem. After having to repeat 9th grade twice due to truancy and failing grades Eminem dropped out at the age of 17.

Eminem gets inspiration for his lyrics through his life experiences. When his uncle Ronnie committed suicide in 1991, Eminem was devastated. Em mentions his uncle in his songs "Stan", "Cleanin' Out My Closet", and "My Dad's Gone Crazy". Kim Anne Scott is also mentioned in Ems songs. He was married to her twice. They were high school friends and when Kim ran away from her home she moved in with the Mathers. She is in the songs "Bonnie & Clyde", "Kim", "Sing For the Moment", "'Till I Collapse", "Soldier", "Hailie's Song", "Say Goodbye to Hollywood", "Mockingbird", "When I'm Gone", and "Going Through Changes". Kim and Marshall started their on and off relationship in 1989, and in 1995 they had a baby girl named Hailie Jade. Kim and Marshall got married in 1999 and filed for divorce a year later. Hailie is in a lot of Em's songs including; "97 Bonnie & Clyde", "Hailie's Song", " My Dad's Gone Crazy", "Mockingbird", "When I'm Gone", "Beautiful", "Airplanes Pt. ll", "Going Through Changes", and "You're Never Over". Em's also adopted Alaina "Lainie", the daughter of his ex's sister, and Whitney who is Kim's child from a previous relationship. Lainie has been referenced in the songs "Mockingbird", "Airplanes Pt. ll", and "Going Through Changes. Whitney is mentioned in the songs "Deja Vu" along with "Going Through Changes". He is also the legal guardian of his little brother Nathan, who is mentioned in "Cleanin' Out My Closet", and "My Mom".

Here are two of his songs that I have analyzed the lyrics to. First is Mockingbird from his album Encore which was produced in 2004. This song is an example of Ems rap storytelling ability. The lyrics are personal accounts of his relationship with Kim and his daughters. The second is When I'm Gone from his album Curtain Call produced in 2005. The song's lyrics pertain to Em's life as a musician and how it interferes with his family life.

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Mockingbird

Yeah, I know sometimes
Things may not always make sense to you right now
But hey, what daddy always tell you? Straighten up, little soldier
Stiffen up that upper lip, what you cryin' about? You got me


Hailie and Laney are too young to understand what is going on with the family. He tells them that no matter what to stay strong. 

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
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


Eminem is always gone on tours and is never home. Em’s daughters are his priority in life. He wanted to get signed so that he can earn enough money to raise his biological daughter Hailie

'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
We gon' pull together through it, we gon' do it Laney
Uncle's crazy ain't he yeah but he loves you girl and you better know it

Eminem is saying that when he is gone that he is still in his children's hearts. Laney is Eminems niece but he adopted her. He loves her like he was her real father.

We're all we got it this world, when it spins, when it swirls
When it whirls, when it twirls, two little beautiful girls
Lookin' puzzled, in a daze, I know it's confusin' you
Daddy's always on the move, mama's always on the news

Family is the only thing that you will have in the end. Two little beautiful girls refer to Hailie and Laney. Em is always on tour and Kim is always on the news for getting arrested.

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

Em tries to make sure that the girls don't see their mothers addictions. The things that Em did not want the girls to see they saw anyway.

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


I guess it was never meant to be but it's just somethin'
That we have no control over and that's what destiny is
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


Kim and Em planned to give the girls a normal life but it turned around on them. They used to really close when they were younger but now the parents cannot stand each other. 


Now hush little baby, don't you cry
Everything's gonna be alright
Stiffen that upper lip up, little lady, I told ya
Daddy's here to hold you through the night

I know mommy's not here right now

And we don't know why, we feel how we feel inside
It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby
But I promise, momma's gon' be alright

He uses the play off of the lullaby hush little baby in his song showing that this is a song that is directly talking to his daughters.

Heh, 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

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'

When Em first started in the rap career he was not making that much money. So he was unable to buy the girls gifts.

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

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
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


Eminem worked at a restaurant to make money so his family could eat. They also lived in a bad neighborhood in Detroit.

And it seemed like everything was just startin' to fall apart
Mom and dad was arguin' a lot, so momma moved back
On the Chalmers in the flat, one bedroom apartment
And dad moved back to the other side of 8 Mile on Novara

And that's when daddy went to California with his CD
And met Dr. Dre and flew you and momma out to see me
But daddy had to work, you and momma had to leave me
Then you started seein' daddy on the TV


Eminem and Kim split up in 2000 . Eminem started getting more famous and was on tv.

And momma didn't like it and you and Laney were too young
To understand that papa was a rollin' stone, momma developed a habit
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


Kim did not like that Eminem wrote his songs about his personal life. Kim was put in jail for having
possessions of drugs and driving intoxicated.

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


Wow, guess you pretty much are and daddy's still here
Laney, I'm talkin' to you too, daddy's still here
I like the sound of that, yeah, it's got a ring to it don't it?
Shh, momma's only gone for the moment


He is saying that since he adopted his niece Laney , she and Hailie are practically sisters now. He is saying that even though he is always gone that he is still there for his girls.

Now hush little baby, don't you cry
Everything's gonna be alright
Stiffen that upper lip up little lady, I told ya
Daddy's here to hold you through the night

I know mommy's not here right now
And we don't know why, we feel how we feel inside
It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby
But I promise, momma's gon' be alright

And if you ask me to
Daddy's gonna buy you a mockingbird,

I'ma give you the world
I'ma buy a diamond ring for you, 

I'ma sing for youI'll do anything for you to see you smile

And if that mockingbird don't sing
And that ring don't shine, I'ma break that birdie's neck
I'd go back to the jeweler who sold it to ya
And make him eat every carat, don't mess with dad, ha ha







When I'm Gone

Yeah
It's my life
In my own words I guess

This is his story of his music career and how it interferes with his family life.

Have you ever loved someone so much, you'd give an arm for?
Not the expression, no, literally give an arm for?
When they know they're your heart
And you know you are their armor
And you will destroy anyone who would try to harm 'em

Em has a tattoo of his daughter Hailie on his right shoulder. He literally gave his arm for her. Hailie is a big part of his life. This song is Hailie telling Eminem that she misses him and that he should be home more. Em would not let anything happen to Hailie. He would protect her and made sure no one would hurt her.

But what happens when karma, turns right around and bites you
And everything you stand for, turns on you, despite you?
What happens when you become the main source of a pain?
"Daddy look what I made," dad's gotta go catch a plane

In the previous section he says he would protect Hailie from people who hurt her. But because he is never there for Hailie he is the one who is hurting her.

"Daddy where's mommy? I can't find mommy, where is she?"
I don't know, go play Hailie, baby, your daddy's busy
Daddy's writing this song, this song ain't gon' write itself
I'll give you one underdog, and you gotta swing by yourself

While Em is away Hailie is left with Kim, her mother. But she is not that reliable of a parent. So when she can't have either of her parents she gets upset.

Then turn right around in that song and tell her you love her
And put hands on her mother, who's a spitting image of her
That's Slim Shady, yeah baby, Slim Shady's crazy
Shady made me, but tonight Shady's rocka-by-baby

Em is saying that he is not himself when he is working or writing music. He claims that his alter ego "Slim Shady" is the one who is mean but he is also the one who got Em out there. He is also saying in the line "but tonight Shadys rocka-by-baby" that he is shutting off that part of himself. Or he is at least attempting to.

And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn
Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
And I didn't feel a thing
So baby don't feel no pain
Just smile back

And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn

Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
And I didn't feel a thing
So baby don't feel no pain
Just smile back

This is the chorus. He is telling Hailie that when he is gone that not to worry, he will be back. He is saying listen to his music because most of his songs involve her.

I keep having this dream, I'm pushin' Hailie on a swing
She keeps screaming, she don't want me to sing


Hailie doesn't want Eminem to be singing because he is always gone and she wants him to be with her.

"You're making mommy cry? Why? Why is mommy crying?
Baby, daddy ain't leaving no more, "Daddy you're lying?
"You always say that, you always say this is the last time
But you ain't leaving no more, daddy, you're mine"
She's piling boxes in front of the door, trying to block it
"Daddy please, daddy don't leave, daddy, no stop it!"

The words in the quotations are Hailie talking to her dad. She is trying to make it so he cannot leave her.

Goes in her pocket, pulls out a tiny necklace locket
It's got a picture, "This'll keep you safe daddy, take it witcha'"
I look up, it's just me standing in the mirror
These walls must be talking, cuz man I can hear 'em

Hailie gives Em the necklace with a picture of her so he doesn't forget her when he is gone.

They're saying, "You got one more chance to do right
And it's tonight, now go out there
And show em that you love 'em fore it's too late
And just as I go to walk out of my bedroom door
It's turns to a stage, they're gone, and this spotlight is on
And I'm singing

This could be a metaphor for his (guilty) conscience. He’s come to the conclusion that his family is important, but when he goes to try and tell them he can’t because his career gets in the way.

And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn
Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
And I didn't feel a thing
So baby don't feel no pain
Just smile back

And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn

Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
And I didn't feel a thing
So baby don't feel no pain
Just smile back

Sixty thousand people, all jumping out their seat

The curtain closes, they're throwing roses at my feet
I take a bow and thank you all for coming out
They're screaming so loud, I take one last look at the crowd

Eminem's concerts are always sold out. When the concert ends they are giving him the most respect.

I glance down, I don't believe what I'm seeing
"Daddy it's me, help mommy, her wrists are bleeding"
But baby we're in Sweden, how did you get to Sweden?
"I followed you daddy, you told me that you weren't leavin'
You lied to me dad, and now you made mommy sad
And I bought you this coin, it says 'Number One Dad'?

Em's ex wife Kim attempted suicide after the defamation in Em's song "Kim". Hailie just wants Em to know that even though he doesn't act like the best dad he is still Hailie's dad.

"That's all I wanted, I just want to give you this coin
I get the point, fine, me and mommy are goin'"
But baby wait, "It's too late dad, you made your choice
Now go out there and show 'em that you love 'em more than us"

Because Em seemed to love his fans more then his family they decided that they were going to leave. The 'em' is now refering to his fans because when he used it in a previous verse he used it for his family.

That's what they want, they want you Marshall
They keep screamin' your name
It's no wonder you can't go to sleep, just take another pill
Yeah, I bet you you will, you rap about it
Yeah, word, k-keep it real

The fans are screaming for Eminem. They want him and he wants that attention. Em had insomnia which led to a sleeping pill addiction. So here Hailie is using his past to hurt him now by telling him to take more pills, and by saying yeah i bet you you will is mocking the fact that he had this problem.

I hear applause, all this time I couldn't see
How could it be, that the curtain is closing on me?
I turn around, find a gun on the ground, cock it
Put it to my brain, scream, "Die Shady" and pop it

Eminem has tried to kill Slim Shady multiple times but it becomes clear that Marshall, Eminem, and Slim are now one and the same. He wishes he could turn off Slim Shady so he could have a relationship with his family.

The sky darkens, my life flashes
The plane that I was supposed to be on crashes and burns to ashes
That's when I wake up, alarm clock's ringin', there's birds singin'
It's spring and Hailie's outside swinging

I walk right up to Kim and kiss her

Tell her I miss her, Hailie just smiles
And winks at her little sister
Almost as if to say

The killing of Slim Shady makes him wake up so he can be with his daughter. He uses spring to be refereed to as a new start.

And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn
Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
And I didn't feel a thing
So baby don't feel no pain
Just smile back

And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn
Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
And I didn't feel a thing
So baby don't feel no pain
Just smile back

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