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"The Way I Am" is a song by the Eminem, released in 2000. It was the second single from his worldwide hit album, The Marshall Mathers LP. It is also featured on his 2005 album Curtain Call: The Hits. "The Way I Am" features a much darker and emotionally driven sound than the album's lead single, which was "The Real Slim Shady." It is believed Eminem made this song to say, that now that he is famous he is always being bothered by fans. And as stated in the song his fans come up to him when he's eating, and when he's using the bathroom. He says this to show that he is never left alone by his fans. However, he also states he's thankful for all of his fans, so it's possible he just doesn't want them around him all the time.

LyricsEdit

[Intro]
Dre, just let it run.
Hey yo turn the beat up a little bit.
Hey yo, this song is for anyone, fuck it, just shut up and listen.
Hey yo.

[Verse 1]
I sit back with this pack of Zig Zags and this bag
Of this weed it gives me the shit needed to be
The most meanest MC on this ... on this earth
And since birth I've been cursed with this curse to just curse

And just blurt this berserk and bizarre shit that works
And it sells and it helps in itself to relieve
All this tension dispensin' these sentences gettin' this stress
That's been eatin' me recently off of this chest

And I rest again peacefully (peacefully)
But at least have the decency in you
To leave me alone, when you freaks see me out
In the streets when I'm eatin' or feedin' my daughter

To not come and speak to me (speak to me)
I don't know you and no, I don't owe you a mo-therfuck-ing thing
I'm not Mr. N*Sync, I'm not what your friends think
I'm not Mr. Friendly, I can be a prick

If you tempt me my tank is on empty (is on empty)
No patience is in me and if you offend me
I'm liftin' you 10 feet (10 feet) in the air
I don't care who was there and who saw me destroy you

Go call you a lawyer, file you a lawsuit
I'll smile in the courtroom and buy you a wardrobe
I'm tired of arguin' (of arguin')
I don't mean to be mean, but that's all I can be, it's just me

[Chorus]
And I am, whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am
In the paper, the news everyday I am
Radio won't even play my jam

'Cause I am, whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am
In the paper, the news everyday I am
I don't know, it's just the way I am

[Verse 2]
Sometimes I just feel like my father, I hate to be bothered
With all of this nonsense, it's constant
And, "Oh, it's his lyrical content -
That song 'Guilty Conscience' has gotten such rotten responses"

And all of this controversy circles me
And it seems like the media immediately
Points a finger at me (finger at me)
So I point one back at 'em, but not the index or pinky

Or the ring or the thumb, it's the one you put up
When you don't give a fuck, when you won't just put up
With the bullshit they pull, 'cause they full of shit too
When a dude's gettin' bullied and shoots up his school

And they blame it on Marilyn (on Marilyn) and the heroin
Where were the parents at, and look where it's at
Middle America, now it's a tragedy
Now it's so sad to see, an upper class city

Havin' this happenin' (this happenin')
Then attack Eminem 'cause I rap this way (rap this way)
But I'm glad 'cause they feed me the fuel that I need for the fire
To burn and it's burnin' and I have returned

[Chorus]
And I am, whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am
In the paper, the news everyday I am
Radio won't even play my jam

'Cause I am, whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am
In the paper, the news everyday I am
I don't know, it's just the way I am

[Verse 3]
I'm so sick and tired of bein' admired
That I wish, that I would just die or get fired
And dropped from my label, let's stop with the fables
I'm not gonna be able to top on 'My Name Is'

And pigeonholed into some poppy sensation
That copped me rotation at Rock & Roll stations
And I just do not got the patience (got the patience)
To deal with these cocky Caucasians

who think, I'm some wigger who just tries to be black
'Cause I talk with an accent and grab on my balls
So they always keep askin' the same fuckin questions (fuckin questions)
What school did I go to, what hood I grew up in

The why, the who/what, when, the where, and the how
Til' I'm grabbin' my hair and I'm tearin' it out (ahhh)
'Cause they drivin' me crazy (me crazy)
I can't take it, I'm racin' I'm pacin I stand and I sit

And I'm thankful for every fan that I get
But I can't take a shit in the bathroom without someone standin' by it
No, I won't sign your autograph
You can call me an asshole, I'm glad

[Chorus]
'Cause I am, whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am
In the paper, the news everyday I am
Radio won't even play my jam

'Cause I am, whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am
In the paper, the news everyday I am
I don't know, it's just the way I am

VideoEdit

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Eminem - The Way I Am

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