"Till I Collapse" as written by Brian Harold May, Nathaniel D Hale, Marshall B,iii(eminem) Mathers and Luis Resto....
'Cause sometimes you just feel tired, you feel weak
And when you feel weak you feel like you want to just give up

But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength
And just pull that shit out of you and get that motivation to not give up
And not be a quitter, no matter how bad you want to just fall flat on your face and collapse

'Til I collapse I'm spilling these raps long as you feel 'em
'Til the day that I drop you'll never say that I'm not killing 'em
'Cause when I am not then I'm a stop pinning them
And I am not hip-hop and I'm just not Eminem
Subliminal thoughts when I'm stop sending them
Women are caught in webs spin and hock venom
Adrenaline shots of penicillin could not get the illin' to stop
Amoxicillin is just not real enough
The criminal cop killing hip-hop filling a
Minimal swap to cop millions of Pac listeners
You're coming with me, feel it or not
You're gonna fear it like I showed you the spirit of god lives in us
You hear it a lot, lyrics that shock, is it a miracle
Or am I just a product of pop fizzing up
For shizzle my whizzle this is the plot listen up
You Bizzles forgot Slizzle does not give a fuck

'Til the roof comes off, till the lights go out
'Til my legs give out, can't shut my mouth.
'Til the smoke clears out and my high perhaps
I'm a rip this shit till my bone collapse.

'Til the roof comes off, till the lights go out
'Til my legs give out, can't shut my mouth.
'Til the smoke clears out and my high perhaps
I'm a rip this shit till my bone collapse.

Music is like magic there's a certain feeling you get
When you're real and you spit and people are feeling your shit
This is your moment and every single minute you spittin'
Trying to hold onto it 'cause you may never get it again
So while you're in it try to get as much shit as you can
And when your run is over just admit when it's at its end
'Cause I'm at the end of my wits with half the shit that gets in
I got a list, here's the order of my list that it's in;
It goes, Reggie, Jay-Z, Tupac and Biggie
Andre from Outkast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas and then me
But in this industry I'm the cause of a lot of envy
So when I'm not put on this list the shit does not offend me
That's why you see me walk around like nothing's bothering me
Even though half you people got a fuckin' problem with me
You hate it but you know respect you've got to give me
The press's wet dream like Bobby and Whitney, Nate hit me

'Til the roof comes off, till the lights go out
'Til my legs give out, can't shut my mouth.
'Til the smoke clears out and my high perhaps
I'm a rip this shit till my bone collapse.

'Til the roof comes off, till the lights go out
'Til my legs give out, can't shut my mouth.
'Til the smoke clears out and my high perhaps
I'm a rip this shit till my bone collapse.

Soon as a verse starts I eat at an MC's heart
What is he thinking? Enough to not go against me, smart
And its absurd how people hang on every word
I'll probably never get the props I feel I ever deserve
But I'll never be served my spot is forever reserved
If I ever leave earth that would be the death of me first
'Cause in my heart of hearts I know nothing could ever be worse
That's why I'm clever when I put together every verse
My thoughts are sporadic, I act like I'm an addict
I rap like I'm addicted to smack like I'm Kim Mathers
But I don't want to go forth and back in constant battles
The fact is I would rather sit back and bomb some rappers'
So this is like a full blown attack I'm launching at 'em
The track is on some battling raps who want some static
'Cause I don't really think that the fact that I'm Slim matters
A plaque of platinum status is whack if I'm not the baddest

'Til the roof comes off, till the lights go out
'Til my legs give out, can't shut my mouth.
'Til the smoke clears out and my high perhaps
I'm a rip this shit till my bone collapse.

'Til the roof comes off, till the lights go out
'Til my legs give out, can't shut my mouth.
'Til the smoke clears out and my high perhaps
I'm a rip this shit till my bone collapse.

Until the roof (Until the roof)
The roof comes off (The roof comes off)
Until my legs (Until my legs)
Give out from underneath me (Underneath me, I)

I will not fall
I will stand tall
Feels like no one can beat me


Lyrics submitted by Red-Spyder, edited by Laabado, Mellow_Harsher

"'Till I Collapse" as written by Nathaniel Hale Marshall Mathers

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +2
    General CommentHe's just saying he cant believe that all these shitty musicians r getting popular(he's probably talking about like nelly and them). And the only ones that he thinks are actually good and should be popular r Reggie(redman?), jay-z, 2pac, biggie, andre from outkast, jadakiss, kurupt, nas and then of course, himself.
    duck2k2on July 08, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOk, to answer a few of the questions raised...

    The list are people he respects in the industry. People that rap with meaning to what they say and aren't JUST about bling and bitches. For the most part the people in his list don't make the Crunk type music and rap with feeling.

    As for the Jada remark it was a diss to Benzino. Basically he means that Benzino had to get someone else on his album just to sell records. No one bought the album because of Benzino but only because of Jada being on it.
    rnjholleyon January 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOk, to answer a few of the questions raised...

    The list are people he respects in the industry. People that rap with meaning to what they say and aren't JUST about bling and bitches. For the most part the people in his list don't make the Crunk type music and rap with feeling.

    As for the Jada remark it was a diss to Benzino. Basically he means that Benzino had to get someone else on his album just to sell records. No one bought the album because of Benzino but only because of Jada being on it.
    rnjholleyon January 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is the shit. The clapping makes it addictive.
    Static-X's Biatchon May 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am not a fan of rap by any means, but Eminem is incredible. His lyrics are so strong and meaningful, and he is never afraid to make a different in an industry where he must work twice as hard to earn the respect of his peers. Great song.
    SoyFarraon June 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo that one person wondering: 'Bobby and Whitney' is referring to Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston.

    His list: Reggie(redman), Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie, Andre, Jadakiss, Kurupt, Nas and Him is just his list of top rappers who are still rapping and are actually solid, at least thats how I see it. Solid as in, not rapping about bullshit and actually RAP ABOUT SHIT other than bling and bitches.

    Just my two cents: if this song came out later, I would think Lupe Fiasco would be on that list :D
    cmdterps44on November 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst off the obvious, the song is about not giving up regardless of what others may think or say.

    Now to the hot topic(for the last 8 years which is crazy) the list of rappers. He says:

    "Cause I'm at the end of my wits with half the shit gets in"

    He is talking about all of the whack rappers that are famous(foreshadowing for Soulja Boy and Lil Wayne I assume)He then goes on to say

    "I got a list here's the order of my list that it's in
    It goes Reggie, Jay-Z, Tupac and Biggie
    Andre from Outkast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas and then me"-

    Here he is listing who he admires in the game. He isn't dissing any of these guys or putting them in a ny particular order, just what flows best in the song. The next line goes

    "But in this industry I'm the cause of a LOT of envy
    So when I'm not put on this list, the shit does NOT offend me
    That's why you see me walkin around like nothin's botherin' me"

    Here he is saying that if a magazine or TV show or whatever has a list of best rappers like he talks about in the previous line but they leave him off then he doesn't care. He is going to continue to do what he does until he dies.



    yourmomNemon May 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt means that he's not going to stop doing what he's been doing, no matter what people say or do, until he collapses.
    Aerionon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDO i ever agree with SoyFarra I hate rap But EMinem Just Kicks Ass,strong lyrics that keep u attached,and addicted
    SlipVayneon June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho is the Reggie that he refers to?
    droutkaston June 06, 2002   Link

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