"White America" as written by and Mathers/resto/bass/king....
I never would've dreamed in a million years I'd see
So many motherfuckin' people who feel like me
Who share the same views and the same exact beliefs
It's like a fuckin' army marchin' in back of me
So many lives I touch, so much anger aimed
In no particular direction
Just sprays and sprays
And straight through your radio waves it plays and plays
'Til it stays stuck in your head for days and days
Who woulda thought
Standing in this mirror bleachin' my hair, with some peroxide
Reachin' for a t-shirt to wear
That I would catapult to the forefront of rap like this?
How could I predict my words would have an impact like this
I must've struck a chord, with somebody up in the office
Cause Congress keeps telling me I ain't causin' nothin' but problems
And now they're sayin' I'm in trouble with the government
I'm lovin' it, I shoveled shit all my life, and now I'm dumping it on

White America!
I could be one of your kids
White America!
Little Eric looks just like this
White America!
Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get
White America!
I Could be one of your kids
White America!
Little Eric looks just like this
White America!
Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get

Look at these eyes baby blue baby just like yourself
If they were brown
Shady lose
Shady sits on the shelf
But Shady's cute
Shady knew Shady's dimples would help
Make ladies swoon baby (ooh baby)
Look at myself!
Let's do the math
If I was black I woulda sold half
I ain't have to graduate from Lincoln High School to know that
But I can rap so fuck school
I'm too cool to go back
Gimme the mic
Show me where the fuckin' studios at
When I was underground
No one gave a fuck I was white
No labels wanted to sign me
Almost gave up, I was like "Fuck it"
Until I met Dre
The only one who looked past
Gave me a chance
And I lit a fire up under his ass
Helped him get back to the top
Every fan black that I got
Was probably his in exchange for every white fan that hes got
Like damn we just swapped
Sittin' back look at this shit wow
I'm like "My skin, is it startin' to work to my benefit now?"

White America!
I could be one of your kids
White America!
Little Eric looks just like this
White America!
Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get
White America!
I Could be one of your kids
White America!
Little Eric looks just like this
White America!
Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get

See the problem is I speak to suburban kids
Who otherwise woulda never knew these words exist
Whose mom's probably woulda never gave two squirts of piss
'Til I created so much muthafuckin' turbulence
Straight out the tube right into ya livin' rooms I came
And kids flipped
When they knew I was produced by Dre
That's all it took
And they were instantly hooked right in
And they connected wit' me too because I looked like them
That's why they put my lyrics up under this microscope
Searchin' wit' a fine toothed comb
It's like this rope waitin' to choke
Tightenin' around my throat
Watchin' me while I write this like
"I dont like this, no!"
All I hear is
Lyrics lyrics constant controversy
Sponsors workin' round the clock
To try to stop my concerts early
Surely hip hop is never a problem
In Harlem only in Boston
After it bothered ya fathers
Of daughters startin' to blossom
Now I'm catchin' the flack from these activists
When they raggin'
Actin' like I'm the first rapper to smack a bitch and say fagot
Shit,
Just look at me like I'm ya closest pal
A poster child
The muthafuckin' spokesman now for

White America!
I could be one of your kids
White America!
Little Eric looks just like this
White America!
Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get
White America!
I Could be one of your kids
White America!
Little Eric looks just like this
White America!
Erica loves my shit
I go to T-R-L, look how many hugs I get

So to the parents of America
I am the derringer aimed at little Erica
To attack her character
The ring leader of the circus of worthless pawns
Sent to lead the march right up to the steps of Congress
And piss on the lawns of the White House
To burn the casket and replace it with a parental advisory sticker
To spit liquor in the faces of this democracy of hypocrisy
Fuck you Ms. Cheney
Fuck you tipper Gore
Fuck you with the free-ness of speech this
Divided states of embarrassment will allow me to have
Fuck you!

Ha ha ha! I'm just playin' America, you know I love you


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is tough as hell because it's so damn true. All the soccer mom's out there are gonna flip when they hear this. I'm glad Eminem is using his influence and anger to attack something for a purpose, the increasing limits on freedom of speech in this country.
    MrMojoRisin5552on June 09, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is the best song on CD and possibly best of Eminem's career. Anyone who doesn't like it is just afraid of life and whats real.
    OriginalZynksteron September 03, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think he's realizing something here.

    He's against the government thinking for everyone and the big companies doing the same thing but then as soon as he goes out there and moves these people, he's the big company. He's the one thinking for everyone.

    So the problem, is the American people who have to follow someone and can't lead themselves but also the government/big companies for taking advantage of that.
    Father Timeon May 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment8. fuck you with the freedom *of* speech this divides states of embarassment....
    uncgurlon May 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest song on his album, I think so.
    Aerionon May 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe best part of this song is that eminem hits the nail on the head so well that parents are gonna freak. especially the trl part. the whole album is great
    spliphstaron May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is to true '' kids Flipped When they knew I was produced by Dre '' if this didnt happen nothing would have for him '' If i was black i woulda sold half '' LOL too true

    ''Actin like im the 1st rapper to smack a bitch or say faggot ''actually he might be but i dont know

    ''I go to TRL Look how many hugs i get '' That is true

    Thats all i got good song . if u have a problem with what i said tell me



    TrenonLPon September 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthahahaha i love this song it always makes me laugh
    i grew up in a super white rich neighborhood and none of my friends liked rap till eminem its so true all the girls thought he was really cute and all of are parents thought it was fine cause he is white and then they heard hi lyrics

    so thats why i love this song because its so fuckin true
    jumperdanceron November 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song. puts things in perspective
    Velon May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a sick song, he should make more songs like this. I think this whole album is bit harder or more metalish compared to his last album.
    thebrotherhoodon May 25, 2002   Link

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