Sing for the Moment
Eminem Lyrics

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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 blarin'
Alone in his own zone, cold and he don't care
He's a problem child, what bothers him all comes out
When he talks about his fuckin' dad walkin' out
'Cause he 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 talkin' back
Talkin' black, brainwashed from rock and rap
He sags his pants, durags and a stocking cap
His stepfather hit him so he socked him back
And broke his nose, this house is a broken home
There's no control, he just let's his emotions go

(Come on) Sing with me, (sing), sing for the years
(Sing it) Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears (come on)
Sing it with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

Entertainment is changin', intertwinig' 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 motherfucker, 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 standin' on corners and porches just rappin'
To havin' a fortune, no more kissin' 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 their 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 canon
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 listenin' to me religiously
So I'm signing CD's while police fingerprint me
They're for the judges daughter, but his grudge is against me
If I'm such a fuckin' 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

(Come on) Sing with me, (sing), sing for the years
(Sing it) Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears (sing that shit)
Sing it with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

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, then 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 about us totin' pistols
And they wanna get one 'cause they think the shit's cool
Not knowin' we really just protectin' ourselves
We entertainers, of course the shit's affectin' 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 nothin'
To bein' able to have any fuckin' thing that we wanted
That's why we sing for these kids who don't have a thing
Except for a dream and a fuckin' 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
So they sit and they cry at night, wishin' they'd die
'Til they throw on a rap record and they sit and they vibe
We're nothin' to you, but we're the fuckin' 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

Sing with me, (sing), sing for the years
(Sing it) Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears (come on)
Sing it with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

Sing with me, (sing), sing for the years
(Sing it) Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears (come on)

Sing it with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

Overall Meaning

In Eminem's song "Sing for the Moment," the rapper addresses the concerns of parents who are afraid of their children being influenced by the controversial world of hip-hop culture. He speaks about a problematic child who has a strained relationship with his father and chooses to express himself through rap music. The child's stepfather hits him, causing him to retaliate and break the man's nose. The house is a "broken home" with no control over emotions, setting the stage for the child's rebellious behavior.

Eminem also talks about the music industry and how the image of gangster rappers is becoming more intertwined with entertainment. He addresses critics and journalists who try to "burn" him and the public's perception and how he's portrayed in the media. The song touches on the idea that music can be a powerful tool, uplifting and empowering, or it can be degrading and hateful, leading to children wanting to emulate what they hear.

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Jeff Bass, Steven Tallarico, Marshall Mathers

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:


Marhsall Mathers: Makes you cry

Sometimes his dark life story is very much related to us in the real life (about love, family, children, about the cruelty of the world, or about whatever it is)
Like the songs Mockingbird, When I'm Gone, Your Never Over, Going Through Changes, Sing For The Moment, Like Toys Soldiers, Rock Bottom, and many more..

FYI: That the Rock Bottom song was made when he had not met Dr. Dre & was not well known, it was said that when he made the song Em had thought about suicide but Em did not give up and Rap saved him so he can become what he is now

Slim Shady: Makes you laugh

Slim Shady is cast with a blonde man who is grumpy & sometimes makes us laugh but a little crazy, controversial words and the diss song is very cruel
Like the songs Nail In The Coffin & Bully (Diss Benzino & Ja Rule), Superman & The Warning (Diss Mariah Carey & Nick), The Real Slim Shady & Without Me (Diss Christina Aguilera, Limp Bizkit, & Moby), Cleanin Out My Closet (Diss his Mother), Leaving Heaven (Diss his Father)

FYI: The song Leaving Heaven was made by Em because he was very disappointed and hated his father because until his father died he did not give a good impression since Em was a child and Em also said he was too fucking coward to never see his grankids, Hailie and the other kids

Eminem: Make you Think

Eminem often makes songs to motivate many people or people who have felt like the life that Em lived
Like the song Lose Yourself, Not Afraid, Guts Over Fear, Beautiful, Beautiful Pain, Till I Collapse And More

FYI: Many people feel helped or excited after hearing the songs

Ohyaaa.. And one more thing, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady, and Eminem It lives in the same body


I think Eminem's statement that "music is a reflection of self" is a powerful and thought-provoking one. It suggests that music is not just a form of entertainment, but also a way for us to express our innermost thoughts and feelings. Music can be a mirror to our souls, reflecting our joys, sorrows, hopes, and fears.

There is a lot of evidence to support Eminem's claim. For example, studies have shown that people's musical preferences are often linked to their personality traits. For instance, people who are open to new experiences tend to prefer music that is complex and varied, while people who are more conscientious tend to prefer music that is orderly and predictable.

Music can also be a powerful tool for self-expression. When we listen to music, we can connect with our emotions on a deep level. This can be cathartic and help us to process difficult experiences. Music can also be a way to express emotions that we may not be able to articulate in words.

Of course, music is not always a perfect reflection of our true selves. Sometimes we listen to music that is simply enjoyable, even if it doesn't reflect our deepest emotions. But even in these cases, music can still be a valuable source of entertainment and pleasure.

Overall, I believe that Eminem's statement about music is a valuable one. It reminds us that music is more than just entertainment; it is a powerful tool for self-expression and connection. Music can help us to understand ourselves better and to connect with others on a deeper level.

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eminem is legend






If Eminem was black he would probably rap at half the pace and about bitches, money, drugs and 'hoods.


chainsawplayin lol so true


And you listen to Drake and other trash.

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“It’s okay to lose people, but never Lose Yourself” - Eminem


Facts G


What if you lose yourself in the music, the moment you own it?
You better never let it go.


@@krutoikulak-kingofthegulag5653you only have one shot do not miss your chance the flow,

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