There's an intruder
in my house
He cut my phone-lines
can't dial out
I scream for police
but I doubt
They're gonna hear me
when I shout

[rapping]

A couple of cocktails will send me to jail
there's a couple of cops hot on my trail
But this time, when I get pulled over
there's a doberman pincher and a pitbull in the seat
these pigs 'll get bit fooling with me
quit fooling with me
Bitch, you're gonna see
No pistol in the seat
why it always gotta be an issue when you're me
and which you're gonna see in the long run
Im'a be the wrong one
you wanna harass with this limo tinted glass
flashin that flash-light on my ass where was you at
last night when them assholes
ran up on my grass
rapper slash actor
kiss the crack of my cracker slash ass
they took away my right to bear arms
what I'm posed to fight with bear palms?
yeah right
they coming with bombs, I'm comin with flare-guns
We as americans

[Chorus]

We as a Americans
Us as a citizen
Gotta protect ourselves
Look at ohow shit has been
We better check ourselves
Livin up in these streets
Through worse and through better health
Surviving by any means
We as Americans
Us as a citizen
We are cemeritans
What do we get us in
We better check ourselves
Look at how shit has been
Take a look where you live
This is America
And we are Americans

Im'a make Vuku bucks
wearin Vuku vests
Drama hanging over my head like a voodoo hex
I could've been next to fly over the cuckoo's nest
but you know who
whith an "s" tatooed to my chest
But I've innested
Now I got the Industry pissy
eversince me and Dre split it fifty-fifty on fifty it's funny
We got a buzz spreading quicker than making paper-airplanes out of a twenty
Fuck money I don't rap for dead presidents
I'd rather see the president dead
It's never been said
but I said precedents and their standards
and they can't stand it
My name should've been bastard
the shit should've been plastered
on my forehead with a stamp
I should've been blasted
I should've been had a cap pulled in my ass
but I'm too swift and fast
for that one, im past it
I'm too old to and cruise grass shit
Fuck that shit
I done seen how fast this rap shit
can turn into some pap-pap shit
that quick
snap click
but this time they got fucking auto-ma-tic
(jamaican) and no one gon' test this mon
Clack

[Chorus]
We as a Americans
Us as a citizen
Gotta protect ourselves
Look at how shit has been
We better check ourselves
Livin up in these streets
Through worse and through better health
Surviving by any means
We as Americans
Us as a citizen
We are cemeritans
What do we get us in
We better check ourselves
Look at how shit has been
Take a look where you live
This is America
And we are Americans

(SSHHH)
I got a secret if you can keep it between us
I tuck two ninas under my jeans either side of my penis
under my Long Johns
under my Sean Johns
when running with the long arm or the long long gone
Im'a do five years no less than that
no questions asked
it might be a good idea to stop right here
and quit while I'm ahead
already in the red
already got a steady infrared meant for my head
A target on my back
bigger problems than that
Bin Laden on my ass
he probly gone send a task
I ain't gone even ask
they ain't gone let me pack
they ain't gone gimme my semi but I got my ninas back

We as a Americans
Us as a citizen
Gotta protect ourselves
Look at how shit has been
We better check ourselves
Livin up in these streets
Through worse and through better health
Surviving by any means
We are Americans
Us as a citizen
We as cemeritans
What do we get us in
We better check ourselves
Look at how shit has been
Take a look where you live
This is America
And we are Americans


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  • +1
    General Commentits comes with encore on the bonus cd... interesting song its ok i guess
    bear869on January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment* We are Samaritans
    Eamonon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song before, and I remember the beat, but I can't remember where I heard it. Can anyone clear this up for me?
    VegetazAngeron December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts from his new cd Encore
    tylera855on January 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just realised that its,

    I set precedents

    not said as stated in the lyrics
    Drexialon January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso i forgot to mention it doesnt say
    "I don't rap for dead presidents
    I'd rather see the president dead "

    they have mixed it to say:
    "I don't rap for dead presidents
    I'd rather see the president HEAD"
    bear869on January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoa, I was wondering why I found this song name so recognizable. I'm checking my Encore CD right now. There. //points like a l00n// "We As Americans." ^_^ I haven't listened to the bonus track CD yet- even after three or four months of having it. O_O The music video's pretty... uhh... it can't be described.
    killah-samaon May 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell said, Em. Shitty this didn't get released.
    blackemmaon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is alright to me. its trying to convey to his fans that the country is unfair to him, and to other people, but mainly to him because hes famous.
    g00dzon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about Eminem and how he wants his right to bear arms.

    they took away my right to bear arms
    what I'm 'posed to fight with bare palms?*
    JARRARD.on July 02, 2007   Link

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