"Hailie's Song" as written by and Mathers/resto....
Yo, I can't sing good
I feel like singin'
I wanna fuckin' sing
'Cause I'm happy

Yeah, I'm happy
Ha Ha
I got my baby back
Yo, check it out

Some days I sit, starin' out the window
Watchin' this world pass me by
Sometimes I think there's nothin' to live for
I almost break down and cry
Sometimes I think I'm crazy
I'm crazy, oh so crazy
Why am I here, am I just wastin' my time?
But then I see my baby
Suddenly I'm not crazy
It all makes sense when I look into her eyes (Oh no)

Sometimes it feels like the world's on my shoulders
Everyone's leanin' on me
'Cause sometimes it feels like the world's almost over
But then she comes back to me

My baby girl keeps gettin' older
I watch her grow up with pride
People make jokes, 'cuz they don't understand me
They just don't see my real side
I act like shit don't phase me
Inside it drives me crazy
My insecurities could eat me alive
But then I see my baby
Suddenly I'm not crazy
It all makes sense when I look into her eyes (oh no)

Sometimes it feels like the world's on my shoulders
Everyone's leanin' on me
'Cause sometimes it feels like the world's almost over
But then she comes back to me

Man, if I could sing, I'd keep singin' this song to my daughter
If I could hit the notes, I'd blow somethin' as long as my father
To show her how I feel about her, how proud I am that I got 'er
God, I'm a daddy, I'm so glad that her mom didn't abort
Now you probably get this picture from my public persona
That I'm a pistol-packin' drug-addict who bags on his mama
But I wanna just take this time out to be perfectly honest
'Cause there's a lot of shit I keep bottled that hurts deep inside o' ma soul
And just know that I grow cold of the older I grow
This boulder on my shoulder gets heavy and harda to hold
And this load is like the weight of the world
And I think my neck is breakin'
Should I just give up
Or try to live up to these expectations?
Now look
I love my daughter more than life n' itself

But I got a wife that's determined to make my life livin' hell
But I handle it well, given the circumstances I'm dealt
So many chances, man, it's too bad, coulda had someone else
But the years that I've wasted is nothin' to the tears that I've tasted
So here's what I'm facin', 3 felonies, 6 years of probation
I've went to jail for this woman, I've been to bat for this woman
I've taken bats to people's backs, bent over backwards for this woman
Man, I should of seen it comin', what'd I stick my penis up in?
Would of ripped the pre-nup up if I'd seen what she was fuckin'
But fuck it, it's over, there's no more reason to cry no more
I got my baby, maybe the only lady that I adore, Hailie
So sayonara, try tomorra, nice to know ya
Our baby's traveled back to the arms of her rightful owner
And suddenly it seems like my shoulder blades have just shifted
It's like the greatest gift you can get
The weight has been lifted
And now it don't feel like the world's on my shoulders
Everyone's leanin' on me
'Cause my baby knows that her daddy's her soldier
Nothin' can take her from me

Woo!
I told you I can't sing
Oh well, I tried
Hailie, remember when I said

If you ever need anything, daddy will be right there?
Well guess what, daddy's here
And I ain't goin' nowhere baby
I love you


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  • +2
    General Commentawesome song, i can't stop listening to it. great beat and eminem shows great range with his vocal talent. the new cd is diff. alot more serious lyrics. not bad though. shows alot of maturity
    oofuson May 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDont get ethnic backrounds into the mix dude, he is himself and that should be it.
    disturbed_childon May 31, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's not a singer, but I think every loving dad sings to his kid at some point, whether he is a bad or great singer.
    DJ_critikaLon August 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMarshall such a good man :) he's so misunderstood.
    dark_eyez_666on January 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a tight song dedicated to his girl
    dannyboy_4_lyfeon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe actually has a good singing voice. I was surprised. This is an excellent song. Sounds like the Beatles hit, "While My Guitar Gently Wheeps", though, doesn't it?
    Aerionon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song
    shady_girl2424on May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaw, his voice isn't horrible...
    and i'm sure yours isn't much better so don't complain.
    m0r0non May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe must really love his daughter because she got him to actually sing. he says he feels the world on his shoulders but when he sees his lil girl all of his problems dissapear. he is trying to be a good father to his daughter to recompensate for his lack of a father when he was a child. eminem really shows his "human" side in this song i love it!
    fenderstraton May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy friend loves Rap, and I'm not a fan of it, but theres just something about this song that made me want to listen to it over and over again. I'm not a big fan of Eminem, but this one and Sing for the Moment...Great.
    Lilbleuon May 27, 2002   Link

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