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Eminem - The Real Slim Shady CD cover
Genre Hardcore Rap
Length 4:47

The Real Slim Shady is one of the songs on Eminem's third album, The Marshall Mathers LP.

BackgroundEdit

"The Real Slim Shady" was not included on the original copy of The Marshall Mathers LP before its release. Interscope Records's Jimmy Iovine wanted Eminem to have a song to introduce the album, similar to the way "My Name Is" was the first single on The Slim Shady LP. Eminem wrote "The Real Slim Shady" just hours before the final copy of the album was due. The first single was intended to be "Who Knew." The song is a critique of manufactured pop songs that were being churned out at the time.

The music video features Eminem performing the song in a psychiatric ward, a local Detroit neighborhood nearside a park, a fast-food joint, the Grammy Awards, and even in a factory where multiple clones of the rapper are produced.

Astoundingly, a radio station in Colorado got fined by the FCC for reportedly playing the clean version of the song, even edited further by the station. The FCC fined the station $7000.00 in fines, but a year later after alot of protesting the FCC finally agreed to lift the fine.

LyricsEdit



Intro]
 May I have your attention, please
 May I have your attention, please
 Will the real Slim Shady, please stand up
 I repeat, will the real Slim Shady, please stand up
 We're gonna have a problem here
 
[Verse 1]
 Ya'll act like you never seen, a white person before
 Jaws all on the floor, like Pam like Tommy just burst in the door
 And started whoopin' her ass, worse than before
 They first were divorced, throwin' her over furniture (Ahh)
 
It's the return of the, oh wait, no way, you're kidding
 He didn't just say, what I think he did, did he
 And Dr. Dre said, nothing you idiots
 Dr. Dre's dead he's locked in my basement (Haha)
 
Feminist women love Eminem
Chicka-chicka-chicka Slim Shady, I'm sick of him
 Look at him, walkin' around, grabbin' his you know what
 Flippin' to you know who, yeah but he's so cute though
 
Yeah, I probably got a couple of screws up in my head loose
 But no worse, than what's goin' on in your parents bedrooms (Eh-eh-eh)
 Sometimes, I wanna get on TV and just let loose, but can't
 But it's cool for Tom Green, to hump a dead moose
 
My bum is on your lips, my bum is on your lips
 And if I'm lucky you might, just give it a little kiss
 And that's the message, that we deliver to little kids
 And expect them not to know, what a woman's clitoris is
 
Of course they're gonna know what intercourse is
 By the time they hit fourth grade, they got the Discovery Channel don't they
 We ain't nothing but mammals, well some of us are cannibals
 Who cut other people open like cantaloupes
 
But if we can hump dead animals and antelopes
 Then there's no reason that a man, and another man can't elope (Eww)
 But if you feel like I feel, I got the antidote
 Women wave your pantyhose, sing the chorus and it goes
 
[Chorus]
 I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
 All you other Slim Shadys, are just imitating
 So won't the real Shady, please stand up
 Please stand up, please stand up
 
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
 All you other Slim Shadys, are just imitating
 So won't the real Shady, please stand up
 Please stand up, please stand up
 
[Verse 2]
 Will Smith don't gotta cuss in his raps, to sell records
 Well I do, so fuck him and fuck you too
 You think I give a damn about a Grammy
 Half of you critics can't even stomach me, let alone stand me
 
But Slim, what if you win, wouldn't it be weird
 Why, so you guys can just lie to get me here
 So you can, sit me here next to Britney Spears
 Shit, Christina Aguilera better switch me chairs
 
So I can sit next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst
 And hear 'em argue over, who she gave head to first
 Little bitch put me on blast, on MTV
 Yeah he's cute, but I think he's married to Kim, hehe
 
I should download her audio, on MP3
 And show the whole world, how you gave Eminem VD (Ahh)
 I'm sick of you little girl and boy groups, all you do is annoy me
 So I have been sent here, to destroy you
 
And there's a million of us just like me
 Who cuss like me, who just don't give a fuck like me
 Who dress like me, walk talk and act like me
 And just might be, the next best thing, but not quite me
 
[Chorus]
 'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
 All you other Slim Shadys, are just imitating
 So won't the real Shady, please stand up
 Please stand up, please stand up
 
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
 All you other Slim Shadys, are just imitating
 So won't the real Shady, please stand up
 Please stand up, please stand up
 
[Verse 3]
 I'm like a head trip to listen to, 'cause I'm only giving you
 Things you joke about with your friends, inside your livin' room
 The only difference is I got the balls to say it, in front of ya'll
And I don't gotta be false, or sugar-coat it at all
 
I just get on the mic and spit it
And whether you like to admit it, (Rip) I just shit it
Better than ninety percent of you rappers out can
 Then you wonder how can kids, eat up these albums like valiums it's funny
 
'Cause at the rate I'm going, when I'm thirty
 I'll be the only person, in the nursing home flirting
 Pinching nurses asses, while I'm jackin' off with Jergens
 And I'm jerkin', but this whole bag of Viagra isn't workin'
 
In every single person there's a slim shady lurkin'
 who could be workin' at Burger King, spittin' on your onion rings
 Or in the parking lot circling, screamin' I don't give a fuck
 With his windows down, and his system up
 
So will the real Shady, please stand up
 And put one of those fingers, on each hand up
 And be proud to be outta your mind, and outta control
 And one more time loud as you can, how's it go
 
[Chorus]
 I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
 All you other Slim Shadys, are just imitating
 So won't the real Shady, please stand up
 Please stand up, please stand up
 
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
 All you other Slim Shadys, are just imitating
 So won't the real Shady, please stand up
 Please stand up, please stand up
 
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
 All you other Slim Shadys, are just imitating
 So won't the real Shady, please stand up
 Please stand up, please stand up
 
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
 All you other Slim Shadys, are just imitating
 So won't the real Shady, please stand up
 Please stand up, please stand up
 
[Outro]
 Haha, guess there's a Slim Shady in all of us
 Fuck it, let's all stand up

VideoEdit

Eminem - The Real Slim Shady (Clean)04:28

Eminem - The Real Slim Shady (Clean)

The Real Slim Shady - EminemVEVO

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