[Intro]

What we have to do is deal with it when these individuals are young enough, if you will, to be saved. Not in a religious sense; but not to constitute what this country at times calls their throw-away children.

We seem to be approaching(come on) an age of the gross.(burp)

We all have this idea that we should move up a little bit from our parents station and each generation should do a little bit better.

[Verse 1 - Eminem]

Alright, come on, let's cut the bullshit enough
Let's get it started, let's start addressing this issue and open it up
Let's take this shit back to basement
And we can discuss statements thats made on this tape
And its whole origin of the music that we all know and love
The music we all enjoy the music you all accuse me of tryna destroy
Let's rewind it to '89 when I was a boy on the east side of Detroit
Crossin 8 Mile into Warren into hick territory
I'd like to share a story, this is my story and can't nobody tell it for me
You have well informed me, and I am well aware that I don't belong here
You've made that perfectly clear, I get my ass kicked damn near everywhere
From Bel-Air shopping center just for stopping in there
From the black side all the way to the white side
Ok there's a bright side, a day that I might slide
You may call it a past I call it haulin' my ass
Through that patch of grass over them railroad tracks
Oh them railroad tracks, them old railroad tracks
Them good old notorious so well known tracks

[Chorus]

So, let's go back
Follow the yellow brick road as we go on another episode
Journey with me as I take you through this nifty little place
That I once used to call home sweet home

Come on, let's go back
Follow the yellow brick road as we go on another episode
Journey with me as I take you through this nifty little place
That I once used to call home sweet home

[Verse 2 - Eminem]

I'd roam the streets so much they call me a drifter
Sometimes I stick up a thumb just to hitch hike
Just to get picked up to get me a lift to 8 mile and Van Dyke
And steal a god damn bike from somebody's backyard
And drop it off at the park that was the halfway mark
To meet Kim had to walk back to her mamma's on chalmers after dark
To sneak me in the house when I'm kicked out my mom's
Thats about the time I first met Proof with Goofy Gary on the steps at Osborne handin' out some flyers
He was doin some talent shows at Centerline High,
I told him to stop by and check us out sometime
He looked at me like I'm out my mind,
Shook his head like white boys dont know how to rhyme
I spit out a line and rhymed birthday with first place
And we both had the same rhymes that sound alike
We was on the same shit that Big Daddy Kane shit where compound syllables sound combined
From that day we was down to ride somehow we knew we'd meet again somewhere down the line

[Chorus]

So, let's go back
Follow the yellow brick road as we go on another episode
Journey with me as I take you through this nifty little place
That I once used to call home sweet home

Come on, let's go back
Follow the yellow brick road as we go on another episode
Journey with me as I take you through this nifty little place
That I once used to call home sweet home

My first year in 9th grade, can't forget that day at school
It was cool till your man MC Shan came through
And said that Pumas the brand cuz the clan makes troops
It was rumors but man god damned they flew
Musta been true because man we done banned they shoes
I had the new ones the Cool J, Ice land, suede too
And we just through them in the trash like they yesterday's news
Guess who came through next, X clan debut
Professor X "Vanglorious, exists in a state of red, black, and green
With a key sissies"
now with this bein a new trend
We don't fit in crackas is out with Cactus albums
Blackness is in, African symbols and medallions
Represents black power and we ain't know what it meant
Me and my man Howard and Butter would go to the mall with 'em
All over our necks like we're showin 'em off not knowin at all
We was bein laughed at you ain't even half black
You ain't posed to have that homie let me grab that
And that Flava Flav clock we gon' have to snatch that
All I remember is meetin back at Mannix’s basement
Sayin how we hate this,how racist but dope the x clan's tape is
Which reminds me back in 89 me and Kim broke up for the first time
She was tryna two time me and there was this black girl
At our school who thought I was cool cuz I rapped so she was kinda eyeing me
And oh the irony guess what her name was ain't even gon' say it plus
The same color hair as hers was and blue contacts and a pair of jugs
The bombest god damn girl in our whole school if I could pull it
Not only would I become more popular but I would be able to piss Kim off at the same time
But it backfired I was supposed to dump her but she dumped me for this black guy
And that’s the last I ever seen or heard or spoke to the oh foolish pride girl
But I've heard people say they heard the tape and it ain't that bad
But it was I singled out a whole race and for that apologize (pologize)
I was wrong (I was wrong) cuz no matter what color a girl is she still a soul.

[Chorus]
let's go back
Follow the yellow brick road as we go on another episode
Journey with me as I take you through this nifty little place
That I once used to call home sweet home

Come on, let's go back
Follow the yellow brick road as we go on another episode
Journey with me as I take you through this nifty little place
That I once used to call home sweet home


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  • +1
    General CommentX clan was a rap group known for its Afrocentrism and militant activism (they were members of Blackwatch). Probably a lot of the reason Eminem felt shunned by the rap community. He probably felt that "if you were white you weren't a rapper".
    shaun61on March 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits "no matter what color a girl is shes still a ho" eminem is hella bias to women, always has been, it fits him perfectly to say that.
    Wnabmeon July 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits "no matter what color a girl is shes still a ho" eminem is hella bias to women, always has been, it fits him perfectly to say that.
    Wnabmeon July 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHonestly, i hate Eminem's guts, but i have to give his credit for this song, its awesome. one of only two good songs on the entire record, the other being toy soldiers.
    X Co and Ca Xon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis submission is missing the third verse.
    Eamonon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with X Co and Ca X about this being one of the only tow good songs on this album.
    DubC4Lifeon November 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso the x-clan references and the mc shan references are so wrong in this song. whoever submitted these lyrics.....dumbass....thast about all i gotta say.....quite a few OBVIOUS mistakes
    rabbitraceron December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am a huge fan of em but i must say i thnk this song is crap..i hate it...its the only one i actually dont like...sorry
    XpipXon December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrabbitracer he does actually talk about MC Shan and X-Clan in this song.
    gattson December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand this song rocks
    gattson January 04, 2005   Link

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