Lyrics Eminem – Yellow Brick Road

Eminem – Yellow Brick Road words

[Verse 1]
Alright come on, let’s cut the bullshit enough
Let’s get it started, let’s start addressing this issue and open it up
Let’s take this shit back to the basement
And we can discuss statements that’s made on this tape
And its whole origin of the music that we all know and love
The music that we all enjoy the music you accuse me of tryna destroy
Let’s rewind it to 89 when I was a boy on the east side of Detroit
Crossin 8 Mile into Warren, into hick territory
I’d like to share a story, this is my story and can’t nobody tell it for me
You will well-inform me, I am well aware that I don’t belong here
You’ve made that perfectly clear
I get my ass kicked damn near everywhere
From Bel-Aire shopping center just for stopping in there
From the black side all the way to the white side
Okay there’s a bright side: a day that I might slide
You may call it a pass, I call it hauling my ass
Through that patch of grass over them railroad tracks
Oh them railroad tracks, them old railroad tracks
Them good old notorious oh well known tracks

Come on, let’s go back
Follow the yellow brick road as we go on another episode
Journey with me as I take you through this nifty little place
I once used to call home sweet home

[Verse 2]
I roam the streets so much they call me a drifter
Sometimes I stick up a thumb just to hitch hike
Just to get picked up to get me a lift to 8 mile and Van Dyke
And steal a god damn bike from somebody’s backyard
And drop it off at the park that was the half-way mark
To meet Kim
Had to walk back to her mama’s on Chalmers after dark
To sneak me in the house when I’m kicked out my mom’s
Thats about the time I first met Proof with Goofy Gary on the steps
At Osbourne handing out some flyers, he was doin some talent shows
At Center line High, I had told him to stop by and check this out sometime
He looked at me like I’m out my mind
Shook his head, like “white boys don’t know how to rhyme”
I spit out a line and rhymed “birthday” with “first place”
And we both had the same rhymes that sound alike
We was on the same shit, that Big Daddy Kane shit
With compound syllables sound combined
From that day we was down to ride
Somehow we knew we’d meet again somewhere down the line


[Verse 3]
My first year in 9th grade, can’t forget that day at school
It was cool till your man MC Shan came through
And said that Puma’s the brand cause the Klan makes Troops
It was rumors but, man, god damn they flew
Must’ve been true because man we done banned they shoes
I had the new ones, the Cool J, Iceland suede too
And we just threw them in the trash like they yesterday’s news
Guess who came through next? X clan debut
Professor X (vanglorious), exists in a state of red, black, and green
With a key, sissies! now with this bein a new trend
We don’t fit in crackas is out with Cactus albums
Blackness is in, African symbols and medallions
Represents black power and we ain’t know what it meant
Me and my man Howard and would go to the mall with ’em
All over our necks like we’re showin ’em off not knowin at all
We was being laughed at, “you ain’t even half black!
You ain’t supposed to have that homie let me grab that”
And that Flavor Flav clock we goin’ have to snatch that
All I remember is meeting back at Manix’s basement
Saying how we hate this, how racist but dope the X Clan tape is
Which reminds me back in 89 me and Kim broke up for the first time
She was tryna two-time me, and there was this black girl
At our school who thought I was cool
Cause I rapped, so she was kinda eyeing me
And – oh the irony – guess what her name was?
Ain’t even goin’ say it, plus
The same color hair as hers was and blue contacts and a pair of jugs
The bombest god damn girl in our whole school, if I could pull it
Not only would I become more popular
But I would be able to piss Kim off at the same time
But it backfired, I was supposed to dump her
But she dumped me for this black guy
And that’s the last I ever seen or heard or spoke
To the “Oh foolish pride” girl
But I’ve heard people say they heard the tape and it ain’t that bad
But it was I singled out a whole race and for that apologize
I was wrong cause no matter what color a girl is, she’s still a ho



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