Eminem – Going Through Changes

Yksi Recovery-albumin oleellisimpia teemoja on Eminemin kamppailu pillereiden väärinkäytöstä kohti selväpäisyyttä. Going Through Changesissa tätä matkaa ruoditaan hyvin.

“I lock myself in the bedroom, bathroom
Napping at noon, yeah dad’s in a bad mood
He’s always snapping at you
Marshall what happened that you
Can’t stop with these pills, and you’ve falling off with your skills
And your own fans are laughing at you
It become a problem you’re too pussy to tackle
Get up, be a man, stand, a real man woulda had this shit handled
Know you just had your heart, ripped out and crushed
They say Proof just flipped out, homie just whipped out and bust
Nah, it ain’t like Doody to do that,
He wouldn’t fuckin’ shoot at, nobody, he’d fight first
But dwelling on it only makes the night worse
Now I’m popping Vikes, Percs, and Methadone Pills
Yeah Em tight verse, you killed it
Fuckin’ drug dealers hang around me like Yes-Men
And they gon’ do whatever I says, whenever I says it
It’s in their best interest to protect their investment
And I just lost my fuckin’ best friend, so fuck it I guess then”

Eminem – I’m Shady

Eminemin lyriikat usein kuvaavat hänen omaa elämäänsä… kuinkahan tämä?

“I got mushrooms, I got acid, I got tabs and aspirin tablets
I’m your brother when you need, some good weed to set you free
You know me, I’m your friend, when you need a minithin
(I’m Slim Shady..) I’m Shady!!”

Eminem – My Fault

Kaveri antaa sieniä tytölle ja tämä flippaa. Ja kaveri on pahoillaan. Sanoituksen tekee mielenkiintoiseksi se, että Eminen kertoo tarinaa neljän eri henkilön näkökulmasta.

“I never meant to give you mushrooms girl
I never meant to bring you to my world
Now you sitting in the corner crying
And now it’s my fault my fault”

Eminem – My Mom

Biisi kertoo millaista on elämä perheessä, jossa äiti käyttää huumeita.

“Wait a minute! This ain’t dinner, this is paint thinner!
“You ate it yesterday; I ain’t hear no complaints, did I?”
“Now here’s a plate full of pain killers.
Now just wait ’til I crush the Valium and put it in your potatoes.”

Eminem – The Kids

South Park-teemainen huumebiisi.

“Today we’re gonna to learn how to poison squirrels
But first, I’d like you to meet my friend Bob (Huh?)
Say hi Bob! (“Hi Bob”) Bob’s 30 and still lives with his mom
and he don’t got a job, cause Bob sits at home and smokes pot”

Eminem – Must Be the Ganja

Mielenkiintoiset sanat. Mitenköhän päin nämä pitäisi tulkita?

“When the smoke rises, right before your very own eyes
You stare into your stereos (hi)
Good evening, this isn’t even a weed thing
I ain’t even smoke anything, I ain’t even drinking

It must be the ganja, it’s the marijuana
That’s creepin’ upon me, why I’m so high
Maybe it’s the henny, that has gotten in me
Whatever’s got into me I don’t mind”

Eminem – Drug Ballad

“Cause every time I go to try to leave
Somethin keeps pullin on my sleeve
I don’t wanna, but I gotta stay
These drugs really got ahold of me
Cause every time I try to tell them, “No”
They won’t let me ever let them go
I’ma sucka all I gotta say
is drugs really got a hold of me”

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