"The Real Slim Shady" as written by and Mathers/young/elizondo/coster....
May I have your attention please?
May I have your attention please?
Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
I repeat will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
We're going to have a problem here

Y'all act like you never seen a white person before
Jaws all on the floor like Pam and Tommy just burst in the door
Started whoopin' her ass worse than before, they first get divorced
Throwing her over furniture
It's the return of the "Oh wait, no way, your kidding,
He didn't just say what I think he did, did he?"
And Dr Dre said
Nothing you idiots Dr Dre's dead, he's locked in my basement (ha ha)
Feminist women love Eminem, chicka chicka chicka Slim Shady I'm sick of him
Look at him, walking around grabbing his you know what
Flippin' the you know who "yeah, but he's so cute though"
Yea I probably got a couple of screws up in my head loose
But no worse than what's going on in your parent's bedrooms
Sometimes I want to get on TV and just let loose, but can't,
But it's cool for Tom Green to hump a dead moose
My bum is on your lips, my bum is on your lips
And if I'm lucky you might just give it a little kiss
And that's the message that we deliver to little kids
And expect them not to know what a women's clitoris is.
Of course they gonna know what intercourse is, by the time they hit 4th grade,
They got the discovery channel don't they?
We ain't nothing but mammals,
Well some of us cannibals, who cut other people open like cantaloupes.
But if we can hump dead animals and antelopes
Then there's no reason that a man and another man can't elope
But if you feel like I feel I got the antidote.
Women wave your pantyhose, sing the chorus and it goes

I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady, please stand up,
Please stand up,
Please stand up
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady, please stand up,
Please stand up,
Please stand up

Will Smith don't gotta cuss in his raps to sell records
Well I do, so fuck him and fuck you too.
You think I give a damn about a Grammy?
Half of you critics can't even stomach me, let alone stand me.
"But Slim what if you win wouldn't it be weird?"
Why? So you guys can just lie to get me here?
So you can sit me here next to Britney Spears.
Shit, Christina Aguilera better switch me chairs
So I can sit next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst
And hear 'em argue over who she gave head to first.
Little bitch put me on blast on M-T-V
"Yeah he's cute but I think he's married to Kim, he he"
I should download her audio on mp3
And show the whole world how you gave Eminem V.D.
I'm sick of you little girl and boy groups all you do is annoy me
So I've been sent here to destroy you
And there's a million of us just like me
Who cuss like me, who just don't give a fuck like me, who dress like me
Walk, talk and act like me, it just might be the next best thing,
But not quite me

'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady, please stand up,
Please stand up,
Please stand up
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady, please stand up,
Please stand up,
Please stand up

I'm like a head trip to listen to
'Cause I'm only giving you, things you joke about with your friends
Inside your living room
The only difference is I got the balls to say it in front of y'all
And I don't gotta be false or sugar coat it at all
I just get on the mic and spit it, and whether you like to admit it (rip)
I just shit it better than 90 percent of you rappers out there
Then you wonder how can kids eat up these albums like Valiums, it's funny
'Cause at the rate I'm going when I'm thirty
I'll be the only person in the nursing home flirting.
Pinching nurses asses when I'm jackin' off with Jergens
And I'm jerking, but this whole bag of Viagra isn't working
And every single person is a Slim Shady lurkin' he could be workin' at Burger King
Spitten on your onion rings
Or in the parking lot circling,
Screaming I don't give a fuck with his windows down and system up
So will the real Shady, please stand up
And put one of those fingers on each hand up
And to be proud to be outta your mind and outta control
And one more time, loud as you can, how does it go?

I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady, please stand up,
Please stand up,
Please stand up
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady, please stand up,
Please stand up,
Please stand up

'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady, please stand up,
Please stand up,
Please stand up
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady, please stand up,
Please stand up,
Please stand up

Haha, I guess there's a Slim Shady in all of us,
Fuck it,
Let's all stand up


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"The Real Slim Shady" as written by Andre Young Marshall Mathers

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  • +5
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS ABOUT:

    how the Information age (internet, new media, etc.) is all about doing the most outrageous, absurd drivel just to get ATTENTION...

    hence, the song begins: "May I have your ATTENTION please?
    May I have your ATTENTION please?"

    then it talks about attention-getting stunts, like Tom Green humping a dead moose, Aguilera/Spears/Durst/Daly sexcapades to get headlines...as well as Pam Anderson & Tommy

    so Em playfully joins in the game, & says outrageous things -- like that he killed Dre...& talking about Viagra, etc.

    he mocks how people are drawn in & attracked to the outrageous -- as w/ his parody of feminists saying that he grabs his you-know what, etc...

    the point is that in this day in age, the attention goes to the vapid outrageous, so you play along -- by creating a persona (the Real Slim Shady)

    amazingly, and ironically, this song comes right before Whatever You Say I Am on the CD... that song deals with an opposite reaction to the media/papparrazzi era that we live in... in that song he reacts violently against it -- but in this song (The REal Slim Shady) he has fun with it...
    free333on September 25, 2009   Link
  • +4
    My OpinionEminem is easily the deepest rapper there is. He raps to be funny, deep, make money, to send messages, etc. He has songs for just about every mood anyone can be in. I'm pretty sure eminem has at least 1 song that ANYONE can relate to. He has so many different songs about so many different topics. This song, for example, is his skill of not caring and being funny(he succeeded). Eminem is very talented and very deep. Maybe the best ever ???
    drumking12on February 04, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentYou can like some rap and dislike some. If you think you can't, you're just a closed minded asshole.
    Phyxiuson May 02, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentFirst off, whatever the media is trying to do with Eminem, I don't care. I like the majority of his music, and that's all that counts.

    Second and lastly, all you cheese warriors pissing and moaning about how you hate Eminem, here's some suggestions:

    Grow some fucking balls and stop whining
    If you really hate Eminem, why the fuck are you looking at his lyrics?
    Learn to type. Just because you're on the internet doesn't give you the excuse to talk like a retard.
    Get a decent argument. "Eminem iz shit" really doesn't cut it you bunch of under sexed morons.

    Ted (that's me for all the nimrods) > Every cunt that has come on here so far and expressed their undying hate for Marshall Mathers. I rule.
    Meteddicaon December 19, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOK i dont understand u people, i came on this site to cheak out wht the lyrics mean, hench "songmeanings.net" and i get a bunch of shit about 'eminem sux', so dont read the lyrics then...leave this space for people who like him and want to discuss his lyrics....In my personal opinion Eminem is a genious....Hate him or love him he ahs made tons of money so he is sitting back laughing at y'all now. I actually dont like rap at all 5o cent, j-z all that shit is just that, shit!!! but there is something about eminem that i really like, not cause he is hot or what ever, i just love his lyrics. Some of his songs are really meaningful, like mocking bird and others are just plain hillarious. Good pick me up songs. He has major balls: he says stuff other people dont dare to and thats y i love him. Y'all wont believe that my favorite type of music is Metal, well it is, and i like it cause (like eminem) they say what they wanan say and they are sellouts!!! ROCK ON EMINEM...
    lawcockon August 06, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt was funny to read the first page of the comments. rainbow8711 said "..it doesn't really matter because no-one even likes eminem anymore, it's totally uncool to like him (finally) and whats more, he has totally dissolved into the depths of music world along with spice girls, take that and westlife. whats that you say, westlife are still around. oh shit well we can but hope..."

    I laughed and asked myself "WTF?" until I saw the year on that post: 2002. Forward to 2010, his most recent album is one of the best-selling of the year, and most people I know like his stuff, even if they're not fans of rap. Just earlier today, I put on this song for classmates and everyone was singing along! Eminem is far too iconic for rap to be forgotten, and we're certainly not going to be forgetting him anytime soon.

    Anyway, this song is pretty good. Much of his stuff is good; there is some that I don't like, but the stuff that I do like outweighs what I don't. Keep it up, Em! And give us more fun pokes at society and the media.
    Evlwolfon October 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst things first, i hate rap, i despise it in fact. However i do like this song cause its pretty funny and eminem does hold anything back, i like that.
    sic n twistedon April 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNO..if u really love music...u'll love woteva sounds good...even if u r more of a punky person like me..but i still enjoy hiphop/drum n bass etc
    Pretty in Punkon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentas much as i can't stand rap, and i generally think that Eminem is just a whiny, hipocritical bitch, even i think this song is pretty funny.
    mikes_konstantineon May 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe only reason i like eminem is cause he's donesn't gove a fuck which you gotta respect. Just like Andrew W.K, System Of A Down and Rage against the machine he isnt afraid to sing what he really thinks, even though he might seem extra rude and obnoxious, at least he's not fake. Lets see Britney Spears or N*SYNC or all them do a song like this, not goina happen
    sic n twistedon May 15, 2002   Link

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