Groundhog Day
Eminem Lyrics

What is a nightmare?
The dictionary tells us it is a terrifying dream
A nightmare (A nightmare, a nightmare, a nightmare)

I used to think I had bad luck, but I wasn't superstitious
Till one day I grew suspicious,
When I stepped on a crack on Aunt Edna's stoop
And got pooped on by a group of stupid pigeons
Then we flew the coop to Michigan to start a new be-ditching
Missouri from Michigan didn't work
So we moved back to Missouri from Michigan
From Missouri back to Michigan
Someone put me out my misery, I can't do this again
Mom please stick to a decision
Discipline, last thing I wanna' do is listen
She's like Lex Luthor, b****, her rules are krypton-ite
To the walls and I've lost my power to see through them b****es
But I run into them, running through the kitchen
Pretending to be blind, Superman
'Cause I had no supervision
But I did have a super power though
I could turn into invisible kid
Disappear out of sight, like a true magician
And one day uncle Ronnie brought over this new, but different
Music into the picture and it become my new religion
"I remember it clearly, even today"
Move back to Michigan again, to live with my Grandma Ned
Always itchin' for something to do, was flipping
Through the radio stations one day and discovered this DJ who was mixing
I say it to this day, if you ain't listened to the the wizard
You ain't have a f***ing clue what you was missing
I'd zone out with my headphones, all I remember doing's wishing
For shoes, f*** them stupid Pumas b****, it's all about them new edition shoes
You get them LL Cool J coolin' systems
Think I finally maneuvered to 8 Mile and Hoover
And somehow I saw my future is in this that's how I know my mission
Little boom box boomin', spitting
Practicing numerous rhythms
When I sit in my room envisioning my dreams come true for wishin'
I remember Proof would visit
Couldn't wait to play him my new s***, he'd go complete ballistic
Go through the roof for his s***
It's like we knew the instant
We touched a mic that both of us two existed to do this s***
Never quit, too persistent

Started a group of misfits
Proof had a proposition
If we all brand together, there ain't no stopping this s***
Come up with aliases, bipolar opposites and
Be ready to come off the top as sharp position
If you got dissed at the shop 'cause if they caught you slippin'
They'd take your spot if someone got to rippin' you
And you forgot your written
Opportunity knocked us once, it ain't knocking again
It tried ding dong ditching s***
I f***ing got that b**** in a headlock
Cut off his oxygen slim
Snot forgin' like c***suckers and rocks in the wind
Now I got my pot to piss in
Spottin' the top of this chain
Cuppin' over the opposition
Lookin' like a dog that's pissin'
Wake up on the competition
Promise incomplete
Diamond and Sugar Ray Robinson
I'm in a league Muhammad's in
Ali's my colleague bombin' them probably
Probably end up on top of them
Stomping them like Adomakin
I'm rushing like your cranium LaDainian Tomlinson
Flow vomits in your face
Competitors fall at my waist
You spit a rhyme, I spit in a rhyme's face
So name the time, place
To battle b**** I'm still in that mind state
Don't make me step on you and make you wine grapes
Cry babies, maybe my way that I use words is loose
But you turds better be careful how you choose yours
'Cause feelings scar but egos bruise worse
And the truth hurts, s*** no wonder you're sore losers
Now wish you pink birds, ooh no more drippin' in bird s***,
This songs a self empowerment surgeon
Words of encouragement but discourage any rappers the rap games God
But the name's not James Todd, I'm just a wordsmith
So let these words lift
'Cause all I got is bars for you dumbbells
And doors ain't working out
Each verse is more merciless than the first
As you ain't got to wear no shoes and shirt in this beast to get served
Blood thirst, revenge of the nerds

(They shall not escape my vengeance)

And I'm the kid with them ears like Dumbo's gone
With the uncle Ron I'm turning into an non-humble Don
You blind dumbos, all I got is dick for you to crumble on
So stop the show, but I need a drum roll for I go on
Better back away from the front row, get lunch, I'm
Bigger than Dikembe Mutombo on the f***ing jumbo tron
I'm a juggernaut, you do not wanna crumble, you bambacluts
I'll leave you stretched out, like a f***ing yarn
So mow the f***ing lawn, your a**es are blades of grass
And I'm f***ing up this whole landscape of rap
The goat just ate eight acres, and ate the vet
Who just make a path and take you straight to your favorite rapper
Oh look, my notebook with smoke cook
Like the flow stood a foot over the flame on the stove, soot
It's hard to breath floating like oak wood was burning
Return of the no good and I wont (quit)

And a gauntlet, with a chain henge, its like a groundhogs day
So crowd around y'all, 'cause you may, see about y'all hey

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

mark Balentine

holy fuck read this it has to do with GHD (groundhog day)
Eminem delivers the best quatrain of the year :
So what does Eminem do here. One, he wants a total focus on rhyming. Literally every word apart from “Like/my/I’m” are feeding into the rhyme scheme. This leads to almost 95% rhyming match, something that the bars you link don’t have.
He’s also holding an 8 syllable rhyme scheme in the first couplet. Eight! That’s impressive in its own right, but he goes one step further. He keeps this quatrain under one motif. Sports. So wrestling and Football. He starts it off with a wrestling metaphor, saying that he’ll dominate like the famous boxer, Sugar Ray Robinson. He’s also in the same league that Muhammad’s in. So in the best rappers of all time.
Muhammed Ali is his colleague, furthering the metaphor. He’s bombing them with his rap. He’s destroying his competition so much so that he’ll end up on top of them like Ndamukong, a Detroit Lion’s football player who’s known for stomping his competition LITERALLY.
He’s Russian – Rush-in' so he’s Rushing like the football player, Ladanian Tomlinson.
He’s also Russian and YOUR-CRANIUM which is a slant-homophone of Ukranian. Rushin' at your cranium is a double entendre for lyrics pouring into your brain as well as him literally rushing you like a football player…
Ukrainian is a slant-homophone of the word Uranium, which is a prime substance in bombs, relating it back to the line “Bombing Em'”.

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"Pretending to be blind Superman,cause I had no supervision"

Phuhk Ahf

Super vision. Superman has x-ray vision
Supervision, no parental supervision....
This song is LOADED doubles and triples.
I bet i could STILL find some I haven't caught yet.
Dudes a beast.

Aaron Kellison

Angry Sprayer dude, wow. That’s ridiculous 🔥


Damn I just got that.😁thanks for pointing that out. Here I am 3 years later

Kevin Y

​@Advanced Theories What makes it even crazier is he schemes Michigan with like 80% of the song, including the supervision line.

Closed Door

even the setup is crazy, absolutely out of this world

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Bradley Banford

Eminem's wordplay on this is next level. God have mercy.

Tejas Parastekar



"I'm russian (rushin') like a ukranian ladanian thomlinson"

Shelbys GT2014

I don’t think people get the level of his lyrics some of his bars have almost 10 internal rhyme schemes to the next bar so people think he saying just a bunch of stupid words they’re too stupid to hear it this shit right here is like a computer wrote it

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