Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I have discovered a hidden love for rap.
Yes, me.
Not all rap, let me clarify. In fact, not most rap. This summer though, while studying, cleaning, working, exercising...I've discovered rap artist Eminem and I'm hooked. His lyrics are fascinating and real; dealing with issues political, domestic, social and emotional. I've discovered I really like listening to his songs (not all of them...) and it seems each time I do, I hear something new.

This particular song touches upon domestic violence and the emotional and psychological insanity so entwined within it. An interesting listen, for sure.

Here we go again, it's so insane
'Cause when it's going good, it's going great
I'm superman with the wind in his back
She's Lois Lane, but when it's bad, it's awful
I feel so ashamed, I snapped. "Who's that dude"
I don't even know his name
I laid hands on her, I'll never stoop so low again
I guess I don't my own strength

But you promised her, next time you'd show restraint
You don't get another chance
Life is no Nintendo game, but you lied again
Now you get to watch her leave out the window
Guess that's why they call it "window pane"

Don't you hear sincerity in my voice when I talk?
Told you this is my fault, look me in the eyeball
Next time I'm pissed, I'll aim my fist at the drywall
Next time? There won't be no next time
I apologize, even though I know it's lies.

Well, "Superman". What are you going to do about your problem? Your response will make or break you.

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