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Eminem - Sing for the Moment CD cover
The Eminem Show
Features Aerosmith
Released February 25, 2003
Recorded 2001
Format CD single, Cassette
Genre Hip hop
Length 5:39
Label Shady, Aftermath, Interscope
Writer S. Tyler, M. Mathers, J. Bass, L. Resto, S. King
Producer Marshall Mathers
Single information
Single release February 25, 2003
Video release 2003
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Sing for the Moment, is a single off of Eminem's third album The Eminem Show. It was released on February 25, 2003. It was written by S. Tyler, M. Mathers, J. Bass, L. Resto, S. King, and produced by Marshall Mathers. It features Aerosmith providing vocals and instruments.


[Verse 1] These ideas are, nightmares to white parents Whose worst fear is a child with dyed hair and who likes earrings Like whatever they say has no bearing It's so scary in a house that allows, no swearing To see him walking around with his headphones blaring Alone in his own zone, cold and he don't care He's a problem child, and what bothers him all comes out When he talks about, his fucking dad walking out Cause he just hates him so bad that he, blocks him out If he ever saw him again he'd probably knock him out His thoughts are whacked, he's mad so he's talking back Talking black, brainwashed from rock and rap He sags his pants, doo rags and a stocking cap His step-father hit him so he, socked him back And broke his nose, his house is a broken home There's no control, he just let's his emotions go (Come on!)

[Chorus] Sing with me, sing for the year (Sing it) Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear (Come on!) Sing it with me, just for today Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

[Verse 2] Entertainment is changing, intertwining with gangsters In the land of the killers a sinner's mind is a sanctum Holy or unholy, only have one homie Only this gun, lonely cause don't anyone know me Yet everybody just feels like they can relate I guess words are a mothafucka, they can be great Or they can degrade, or even worse, they can teach hate It's like these kids hang on every single statement we make Like they worship us, plus all the stores ship us platinum Now how the fuck did this metamorphosis happen? From standing on corners and porches just rapping To having a fortune, no more kissing ass But then these critics crucify you, journalists try to burn you Fans turn on you, attorneys all want a turn at you To get they hands on every dime you have They want you to lose your mind every time you mad So they can try to make you out to look like a loose cannon Any dispute won't hesitate to produce handguns That's why these prosecutors wanna convict me Strictly just to get me off of these streets quickly But all they kids be listening to me religiously So I'm signing CD's while police fingerprint me They're for the judge's daughter but his grudge is against me If I'm such a fucking menace this shit doesn't make sense B! It's all political, if my music is literal And I'm a criminal how the fuck can I raise a little girl? I couldn't, I wouldn't be fit to You're full of shit too Guerrera, that was a fist that hit you!

[Chorus] Sing with me, sing for the year (Sing it) Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear (Come on!) Sing it with me, just for today Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

[Verse 3] They say music can alter moods and talk to you Well, can it load a gun up for you and cock it too? Well if it can, and the next time you assault a dude Just tell the judge it was my fault, and I'll get sued See what these kids do is hear 'bout us toting pistols And they wanna get one cause, they think the shit's cool Not knowing we really just protectin ourselves We entertainers, of course the shit's affecting our sales You ignoramus but music is reflection of self We just explain it, and then we get our checks in the mail It's fucked up ain't it? How we can come from practically nothing To being able to have any fucking thing that we wanted That's why we, sing for these kids who don't have a thing Except for a dream and a fucking rap magazine Who post pin-up pictures on they walls all day long Idolize they favorite rappers and know all they songs Or for anyone who's ever been through shit in they lives 'til they sit and they cry at night wishing they'd die 'til they throw on a rap record and they sit and they vibe We're nothing to you, but we're the fucking shit in they eyes That's why we, seize the moment try to freeze it and own it Squeeze it and hold it, cause we consider these minutes golden And maybe they'll admit it when we're gone, just let our spirits live on Through our lyrics that you hear in our songs and we can

[Chorus x2] Sing with me, sing for the year (Sing it) Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear (Come on!) Sing it with me, just for today Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away


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Eminem - Sing For The Moment

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