Without Me


25 songs in 25 days
Day 15: A song you love singing along to

The Beatles are the best band ever and also, coincidently, my favorite band. I tried to pick one song by the Beatles, but I sing along to ALL their songs. For the 25 Songs in 25 Days I could really have used a Beatles song for each day. In the spirit of fun and variety, however, I have only used them in a post once. So continuing in the same spirit I picked Without Me by Eminem as my sing along song.

I love Eminem and have all his CDs. The first time I heard Without Me, I was in the car with my younger daughter, who was in charge of the music that day. When this song came on the radio I started laughing at how funny and absurd it was. My daughter told me there were quite a few songs on his new (at the time) album that she thought I would like. This ended up to be very true. After listening to The Eminem Show album in my car for a month straight, I started listening to more hip hop artists and came to love them, too.

I love the song and laugh at the video every time I see it. In the song Without Me, Eminem pokes fun at himself and how he is sometimes portrayed by the media. I love singing along and trying to keep up with him. Which isn’t easy!


This video changed some of the graphic sexual language, hilariously if you ask me, and some of the “sexual” scenes were cut out, but the lyrics posted are the uncensored ones. I tried to find an uncensored video which I would have much prefered, but had trouble finding one that was viewable on media other than a PC. Some of the milder “bad” words are still left in the video posted, however, so if that offends you, I suggest you not watch the video or read the lyrics.

Here’s Without Me by Eminem.

Without Me by Marshall Mathers (Eminem)

[Intro (Obie Trice)]
“Obie Trice/Real Name No Gimmicks”

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…

[Verse 1]
I’ve created a monster, ’cause nobody wants to
see Marshall no more they want Shady I’m chopped liver
well if you want Shady, this is what I’ll give ya
a little bit of weed mixed with some hard liquor
some vodka that’ll jumpstart my heart quicker than a
shock when I get shocked at the hospital by the doctor when I’m not cooperating
when I’m rocking the table while he’s operating (hey!)
you waited this long now stop debating ’cause I’m back,
I’m on the rag and ovulating
I know that you got a job Ms. Cheney but your husband’s heart problem’s complicating
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 ’cause this shit’s about to get heavy
I just settled all my lawsuits Fuck

[Chorus 2x:]
Now this looks like a job for me so everybody just follow me
‘Cause we need a little controversy,
‘Cause it feels so empty without me

[Verse 2]
Little hellions kids feeling rebellious
embarrassed, their parents still listen to Elvis
they start feeling like prisoners, helpless,
’til 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 just let me 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 [batman sound]
fix your bent antennae tune it in and then I’m gonna
enter in and up under 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?

[Chorus 2x]

[Verse 3]
A tisk-it a task-it, I’ll 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 its over, nobody listens to techno
Now let’s go, just give me the signal I’ll 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 must mean 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 (Hey)
there’s a concept that works
20 million other white rappers emerge
but no matter how many fish in the sea it’d be so empty without me

[Chorus 2x]

(Hum dei dei la la Hum dei dei la la… la la la) [2x]

4 thoughts on “Without Me

    • I pretty much always prefer the uncensored versions. He has some other funny songs that weren’t heard on the radio, too. I also love this video, but uncensored.

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