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The Real Slim Shady
Eminem Lyrics


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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

Y'all 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 (ah)
It's the return of the "ah, 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 (ha ha)
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' the 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
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've got the Discovery Channel, don't they?
We ain't nothin' but mammals, well, some of us, 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
But if you feel like I feel, I got the antidote
Women, wave your pantyhose, sing the chorus, and it goes

I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim 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 Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?

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 could 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, hee-hee"
I should download her audio on MP3
And show the whole world how you gave Eminem VD (ah)
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

'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim 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 Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?

I'm like a head trip to listen to, 'cause I'm only givin' 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 y'all
And I don't gotta be false or sugarcoat it at all
I just get on the mic and spit it
And whether you like to admit it, 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 nurse's asses when I'm jacking off with Jergens
And I'm jerking, but this whole bag of Viagra isn't working
And every single person is a Slim Shady lurking
He could be working at Burger King, spittin' on your onion rings
Or in the parking lot, circling, screaming, "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 does it go?

I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim 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 Slim 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 Slim 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 Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?

Ha ha, I guess there's a Slim Shady in all of us
Fuck it, let's all stand up

Overall Meaning

In "The Real Slim Shady," Eminem challenges the typical image of a rapper, depicting himself as a misfit who doesn't quite fit in with the everyday crowd. From the opening lines, Eminem calls out the "real Slim Shady" to stand up, as he sees himself as an imposter who doesn't quite fit in with the expected image of a rapper. Throughout the song, Eminem pokes fun at societal norms and expectations, such as the idea that white people can't rap, women shouldn't be interested in hip-hop, and being politically correct. He touches on taboo subjects, such as sex and violence, and questions why people find them so shocking.


The lyrics also touch on Eminem's relationship with the media and music industry, where he feels that he isn't taken seriously as an artist. He calls out other popular musicians, such as Will Smith and Britney Spears, who are more concerned with commercial success than authenticity. Eminem wants to be seen as a "real" artist, someone who isn't afraid to speak his mind and challenge the status quo.


Overall, "The Real Slim Shady" is a satirical take on the traditional image of a rapper, and serves as a reminder that it's okay to be different and challenge societal norms.


Line by Line Meaning

May I have your attention, please?
I kindly request your undivided attention.


Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
Is there a genuine Slim Shady among us who can reveal themselves?


We're gonna have a problem here
There will be a significant issue arising.


Y'all act like you never seen a white person before
All of you are reacting as if you have never encountered a caucasian individual previously.


Jaws all on the floor like Pam like Tommy just burst in the door
Their mouths drop open in astonishment, reminiscent of a scene from a sitcom where unexpected events occur.


And started whoopin' her ass worse than before
Engaging in physical violence with greater intensity than during their previous altercation.


They first were divorced, throwin' her over furniture (ah)
They were initially separated, flinging each other across the room and causing chaos.


It's the return of the 'ah, wait, no way, you're kidding
Here comes the comeback of the 'ah, hold on, this can't be true, are you joking'


He didn't just say what I think he did, did he?'
Did he really utter the statement that I believe he did?


And Dr. Dre said, nothing, you idiots
Dr. Dre remained silent, addressing those foolish individuals.


Dr. Dre's dead, he's locked in my basement (ha ha)
Dr. Dre is deceased and confined within the confines of my underground storage area.


Feminist women love Eminem
Females advocating for gender equality admire Eminem.


'Chicka, chicka, chicka, Slim Shady, I'm sick of him
Uttering the sounds 'chicka, chicka, chicka' before addressing their frustration with Slim Shady.


Look at him, walkin' around, grabbin' his you-know-what
Observe his behavior, as he moves about while clutching his genitalia.


Flippin' the you-know-who'
Manipulating or disrespecting an individual whose name we are hesitant to mention.


'Yeah, but he's so cute though'
Despite the criticisms, some find him physically attractive.


Yeah, I probably got a couple of screws up in my head loose
Admittedly, there may be a few mental instabilities within my mind.


But no worse than what's goin' on in your parents' bedrooms
Yet, the disturbances within my thoughts are no more severe than the actions occurring in your parents' private quarters.


Sometimes I wanna get on TV and just let loose
Occasionally, I desire to appear on television and unleash my true self without any restraints.


But can't, but it's cool for Tom Green to hump a dead moose
Nevertheless, it is deemed acceptable for Tom Green to engage in sexual acts with a deceased moose.


'My bum is on your lips, my bum is on your lips'
My buttocks are in contact with your mouth.


And if I'm lucky, you might just give it a little kiss
If I am fortunate, you may even press your lips against my posterior.


And that's the message that we deliver to little kids
This is the communication we impart to young children.


And expect them not to know what a woman's clitoris is
And we anticipate that they will remain ignorant regarding the female sexual organ.


Of course they're gonna know what intercourse is
Naturally, they will become aware of the meaning of sexual intercourse.


By the time they hit fourth grade
By the time they reach fourth grade in their education.


They've got the Discovery Channel, don't they?
Surely, they have access to the Discovery Channel, do they not?


We ain't nothin' but mammals, well, some of us, cannibals
We are merely creatures of the animal kingdom, and some of us even resort to cannibalism.


Who cut other people open like cantaloupes
Those who mercilessly slash fellow individuals open as though they were slicing through cantaloupes.


But if we can hump dead animals and antelopes
Yet, if we are capable of engaging in sexual activities with lifeless creatures and antelopes.


Then there's no reason that a man and another man can't elope
Thus, there is no valid argument against the idea of two men entering a legally-binding marital union.


But if you feel like I feel, I got the antidote
However, if you share the sentiment that I do, then I possess the solution for you.


Women, wave your pantyhose, sing the chorus, and it goes
Ladies, raise your pantyhose and melodiously repeat the chorus as follows


I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
I am Slim Shady, indeed, I am the authentic Slim Shady


All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
All individuals purporting to be Slim Shady are merely copying


So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Therefore, would the genuine Slim Shady please rise


Please stand up, please stand up?
I implore you to stand, I request your upright position.


'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
Because I am Slim Shady, undoubtedly, I am the original Shady


All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
The rest of you claiming to be Slim Shady are merely attempting to replicate


So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Therefore, would the authentic Slim Shady please rise


Please stand up, please stand up?
I entreat you to stand, I plead for your upright position.


Will Smith don't gotta cuss in his raps to sell records
Will Smith does not need to utilize profanity within his musical verses to achieve commercial success.


Well, I do, so fuck him and fuck you too
However, I, on the other hand, employ vulgar language, therefore, disregard Will Smith as well as yourself.


You think I give a damn about a Grammy?
Do you genuinely believe I care about receiving a Grammy Award?


Half of you critics can't even stomach me, let alone stand me
A significant portion of the critics find it difficult to tolerate me, let alone support or appreciate me.


'But Slim, what if you win, wouldn't it be weird?'
'But Slim, what if you were to emerge victorious, would it not be peculiar?'


Why, so you guys could just lie to get me here?
To what end? So all of you can fabricate stories to ensure my presence in this context?


So you can sit me here next to Britney Spears?
In order to place me in close proximity to Britney Spears?


Shit, Christina Aguilera better switch me chairs
Damn it, Christina Aguilera should rearrange her seating arrangements to accommodate my presence.


So I can sit next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst
Enabling me to occupy a seat adjacent to Carson Daly and Fred Durst.


And hear 'em argue over who she gave head to first
Allowing me to overhear their debate regarding who was the first recipient of her oral gratification.


Little bitch put me on blast on MTV
A certain brash individual publicly criticized me on MTV.


'Yeah, he's cute, but I think he's married to Kim, hee-hee'
The person deemed me physically attractive but mentioned my marital connection with Kim, expressing amusement through laughter.


I should download her audio on MP3
I ought to acquire and store her audio content in the MP3 format.


And show the whole world how you gave Eminem VD (ah)
Subsequently, I shall disclose to the entire world how you transmitted a venereal disease to me.


I'm sick of you little girl and boy groups
I have grown exceedingly tired of these insignificant young musical collectives.


All you do is annoy me, so I have been sent here to destroy you
You solely agitate me, therefore my purpose is to obliterate your existence.


And there's a million of us just like me
Moreover, there exists a large multitude identical to myself.


Who cuss like me, who just don't give a fuck like me
Individuals who employ vulgar language akin to myself, demonstrating a carefree attitude like I possess


Who dress like me, walk, talk and act like me
Others who dress, walk, converse, and behave in a manner synonymous to my own.


And just might be the next best thing, but not quite me
Who possibly have potential, yet they fail to measure up to the quality of my persona.


I'm like a head trip to listen to, 'cause I'm only givin' you
My music provides an unconventional experience for listeners since I bestow upon them


Things you joke about with your friends inside your livin' room
Subjects that you jest about with your companions in the comfort of your own living space.


The only difference is I got the balls to say it in front of y'all
However, the sole distinction lies in my courage to verbalize these matters in your presence.


And I don't gotta be false or sugarcoat it at all
Furthermore, I am not obligated to fabricate or excessively soften the impact of my words.


I just get on the mic and spit it
I simply grab the microphone and convey my thoughts passionately.


And whether you like to admit it, I just shit it
Whether or not you wish to acknowledge it, I possess exceptional skill in delivering provocative and impactful lyrics.


Better than ninety percent of you rappers out can
I surpass the capabilities of the majority of rappers out there.


Then you wonder, 'how can
Consequently, you become perplexed and ask the question, 'how is it possible'


Kids eat up these albums like Valiums?'
That youngsters consume my albums avidly, similar to the manner in which Valium pills are ingested?


It's funny, 'cause at the rate I'm going, when I'm thirty
This is ironic, as based on my current trajectory, by the time I reach the age of thirty


I'll be the only person in the nursing home flirting
I will likely be the sole individual within a retirement facility engaging in flirtatious behavior.


Pinching nurse's asses when I'm jacking off with Jergens
I shall be teasing the buttocks of the nurses while pleasuring myself with the aid of Jergens lotion.


And I'm jerking, but this whole bag of Viagra isn't working
Despite my efforts, I am unable to achieve a satisfactory erection, even with the assistance of an entire container of Viagra.


And every single person is a Slim Shady lurking
Moreover, each and every individual embodies a hidden aspect of Slim Shady within themselves.


He could be working at Burger King, spittin' on your onion rings
One of these individuals may be employed at Burger King, deliberately contaminating your onion rings with saliva.


Or in the parking lot, circling, screaming, 'I don't give a fuck'
Alternatively, they may be found traversing the parking lot, repeatedly driving in circles, while fervently shouting that they do not care about anything.


With his windows down and his system up
As his automobile windows are lowered and his sound system volume is increased to maximum levels.


So will the real Shady please stand up
Therefore, I implore the genuine Shady to rise from their seat.


And put one of those fingers on each hand up?
While simultaneously raising one middle finger of each hand in the air?


And be proud to be outta your mind and outta control
Embrace the fact that you are mentally unhinged and exhibit reckless behavior.


And one more time, loud as you can, how does it go?
And once more, as loudly as you can, let me hear you chant the following phrase.


I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
I am Slim Shady, indeed, I am the genuine Shady


All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
All individuals purporting to be Slim Shady are merely attempting to replicate


So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Therefore, would the authentic Slim Shady please rise


Please stand up, please stand up?
I implore you to stand, I request your upright position.


'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
Because I am Slim Shady, undoubtedly, I am the original Shady


All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
The rest of you claiming to be Slim Shady are merely attempting to replicate


So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Therefore, would the authentic Slim Shady please rise


Please stand up, please stand up?
I entreat you to stand, I plead for your upright position.


'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
Because I am Slim Shady, undoubtedly, I am the original Shady


All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
The rest of you claiming to be Slim Shady are merely attempting to replicate


So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Therefore, would the authentic Slim Shady please rise


Please stand up, please stand up?
I implore you to stand, I request your upright position.


Ha ha, I guess there's a Slim Shady in all of us
Ha ha, it seems that within each one of us resides a version of Slim Shady.


Fuck it, let's all stand up
Nevermind, let's all rise together.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Marshall Mathers, Andre Young, Michael Elizondo, Thomas Coster

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Honour

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

Y'all 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, throwing' her over furniture (ah)
It's the return of the "ah, 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 (ha ha)
Feminist women love Eminem
"Chicka, chicka, chicka, Slim Shady, I'm sick of him
Look at him, walkin' around, grabbing' his you-know-what
Flippin' the 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 going' on in your parents' bedrooms
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've got the Discovery Channel, don't they?
We ain't nothin' but mammals, well, some of us, 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
But if you feel like I feel, I got the antidote
Women, wave your pantyhose, sing the chorus, and it goes

I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim 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 Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?

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 could 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, hee-hee"
I should download her audio on MP3
And show the whole world how you gave Eminem VD (ah)
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

'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim 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 Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?

I'm like a headtrip to listen to, 'cause I'm only giving' you
Things you joke about with your friends inside your living' room
The only difference is I got the balls to say it in front of y'all
And I don't gotta be false or sugarcoat it at all
I just get on the mic and spit it
And whether you like to admit it, 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 when I'm jacking off with Jergens
And I'm jerking, but this whole bag of Viagra isn't working
And every single person is a Slim Shady lurking
He could be working at Burger King, spitting' on your onion rings
Or in the parking lot, circling, screaming, "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 does it go?

I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim 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 Slim 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 Slim 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 Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?

Ha ha, I guess there's a Slim Shady in all of us
Fuck it, let's all stand up

hope

hi

serenity noble

awesome

Comments from YouTube:

@tatjanaisaj5609

This song doesn’t need a remix..
The song is the remix

@imperatorpalpatini6776

Well actually the kahoot remix sounds also amazing

@nesauk3835

@@imperatorpalpatini6776 well actually i dont see who tf asked

@imperatorpalpatini6776

@@nesauk3835 well actually nobody but that does not mean that I have to remain silent

@chatarravieja7374

webi wabo

@Ex0dus24

@@nesauk3835 well no one asked for your opinion

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@willistheking7206

This Slim Shady guy should do a collab with Eminem

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