Eminem
Without Me
Slang translated on the right. Click on underlined words for more cultural and historical information.
Original Translation of Slang

Obie Trice
Obie Trice, Real Name No Gimmicks...

Eminem
Two trailer park girls go round the outside,
round the outside, round the outside.
Two trailer park girls go round the outside,
round the outside, round the outside.

Guess who's back, back again
Shady's back, tell a friend
Guess who's back, guess who's back,
guess who's back, guess who's back,
guess who's back, guess who's back,
guess who's back...

I've created a monster, cuz nobody wants to
See Marshall no more they want Shady
I'm chopped liver
Well if you want Shady, then this is what I'll give ya
A little bit of weed mixed with some hard liquor
Some vodka that will jumpstart my heart quicker
Than a shock when I get shocked at the hospital
By the Dr. when I'm not cooperating
When I'm rocking the table while he's operating "Hey"
You waited this long to stop debating
Cuz I'm back, I'm on the rag and ovulating
I know you got a job Ms. Cheney
But your husbands heart problem is complicated
So the FCC won't let me be
Or let me be me so let me see
They tried to shut me down on MTV
But it feels so empty without me
So come on dip, bum on your lips, fuck that!
cum on your lips and some on your tits

And get ready cuz this shit's about to get heavy
I just settled all my lawsuits, fuck you Debbie!

 


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cuz because

chopped liver an unimportant person

weed marijuana





on the rag menstruating and ovulating producing an egg (ovulating is formal language - not slang)






So come on dip, bum on your lips get down and kiss my ass (an expression of contempt) fuck that Forget about that cum on your lips and some on your tits semen on your lips and breasts (presumably from giving him oral sex)
this shit's about to get heavy things are about to become serious

CHORUS
Now this looks like a job for me
So everybody just follow me
Cuz we need a little controversy,
Cuz it feels so empty without me


I said this looks like a job for me
So everybody just follow me
Cuz we need a little controversy,
Cuz it feels so empty without me
   
Little hellions, kids feeling rebellious
Embarrassed, their parents still listen to Elvis
They start feeling like prison is helpless,
Till someone comes along on a mission and yells "bitch!"
A visionary, vision is scary, could start a revolution,
Polluting the air waves a rebel
So let me just revel and bask,
In the fact that I got everyone kissing my ass
And it's a disaster such a catastrophe
For you to see so damn much of my ass you ask for me?
Well I'm back fix your bent antenna
Tune it in and then I'm gonna enter
Into the front of your skin like a splinter
The center of attention back for the winter
I'm interesting, the best thing since wrestling
Infesting in your kids ears and nesting
Testing "Attention Please"
Feel the tension soon as someone mentions me
Here's my 10 cents my 2 cents is free
A nuisance, who sent, you sent for me?
  hellions troublemakers


bitch hateful woman

Polluting the air waves saying bad words on the radio

I got everyone kissing my ass Everyone flatters me and treats me like I'm very important

my ass me








my 2 cents my opinion
CHORUS    

A tisk-it a task-it,
I go tit for tat with anybody who's talking this shit that shit
Chris Kirkpatrick, you can get your ass kicked
Worse than them little Limp Bizkit bastards,
And Moby, you can get stomped by Obie,
You 36 year old bald headed fag blow me
You don't know me, you're too old
Let go, it's over, nobody listens to techno
Now lets go, just give me the signal
I will be there with a whole list full of new insults
I've been dope, suspenseful with a pencil
Ever since Prince turned himself into a symbol
But sometimes the shit just seems,
Everybody only wants to discuss me
So this means I'm disgusting,
But its just me I'm just obscene
Though I'm not the first king of controversy
I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley
,
To do Black music so selfishly

And use it to get myself wealthy
There's a concept that works
20 million other white rappers emerge
But no matter how many fish in the sea
It'll be so empty without me

CHORUS

Hum dei la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la
Hum dei la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la

Kids!

 
tit for tat answering each insult with an equal reply talking this shit that shit saying those bad things
get your ass kicked be beaten


fag gay man (derogatory) blow me literally "Give me oral sex." It is also used non-sexually as an expression of contempt.




dope great

the shit things









fish in the sea "There are plenty of other fish in the sea." Typical English expression, most often used when someone is unlucky in love.

trailer park community of people living in cheap prefabricated metal homes, stereotypically owned by poor whites in the US
Shady Slim Shady, another name used by Eminem
Marshall
Marshall Mathers (Eminems's birth name)
Ms. Cheney wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a heart condition. Ms Cheney once made the mistake of referring to Eminem's music as "...despicable. It is horrible. This is dreadful. This is shameful. This is awful." Apparently, Eminem found her remarks offensive.
FCC The Federal Communications Commission, responsible, among other things, for censoring content on the radio and TV
MTV Music Television, which also had censorship issues with Eminem
Debbie Eminem's mother, who had sued him for publicly criticizing her
Elvis Elvis Presley - see comment below
wrestling World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
A tisk-it a task-it, famous jazz standard, popularized by Ella Fitzgerald
Chris Kirkpatrick N'Sync (popular boy band) singer
Limp Bizkit another popular band
Moby dance music producer
Obie Obie Trice (who introduces this song)
since Prince turned himself into a symbol
since 1993 (the year that singer Prince stopped writing his name in English and began using a strange symbol instead).
I'm not the first king of controversy. I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley, to do Black music so selfishly Presley was often criticized for profiting from music and styles stolen from black performers, just as Eminem has been. Eminem points out earlier that his fans' parents, who dislike his "black" style, are ironically fans of the once controversial Elvis, who did the same thing.

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