"Space Bound" as written by Marshall B. Iii Mathers, Steve Mcewan and James Gregory Scheffer....
We touch I feel a rush
We clutch
It isn't much but its enough to make me wonder what's in store for us
It's lust its torturous,
You must be a sorceress 'cause you just did the impossible
Gained my trust don't play games it'll be dangerous, if you fuck me over
'Cause if I get burnt I'ma show you what it's like to hurt
'Cause I've been treated like dirt before you and love is "evol"
Spell it backwards I'll show ya

Nobody knows me I'm cold, walk down this road all alone
It's no ones fault but my own, it's the path I've chosen to go
Frozen as snow I show no emotion whatsoever so
Don't ask me why I have no love for these mofuckin' hos
Bloodsucking succubuses, what the fuck is up with this,
I've tried in this department but
I ain't had no luck with this,
It sucks but it's exactly what I thought it would be like tryin' to start over
I gotta hole in my heart for some kind of emotional rollercoaster
Something I wont go until you toy with my emotion so it's over
It's like an explosion every time I hold ya, I wasn't jokin' when I told ya
You take my breathe away
Your a supernova, and I'm a

[Chorus]
I'm a space bound rocket ship and your heart's the moon
And I'm aiming right at you
Right at you
Two hundred fifty thousand miles on a clear night in June
And I'm aiming right at you
Right at you
Right at you

I'll do whatever it takes, when I'm with you I get the shakes
My body aches when I ain't
With you I have zero strength
There's no limit on how far I would go
No boundaries no lengths
Why do we say that until we get that person that we think is
Gonna be that one and then once we get 'em it's never the same
You want them when they don't want you, soon as they do, feelings change
It's not a contest and I ain't on no conquest for no mate
I wasn't looking when I stumbled onto you, must've been fate
But so much is at stake what the fuck does it take,
Let's cut to the chase, 'fore a door shuts in your face
Promise me if I cave in and break and leave myself open, that I wont be makin' a mistake

('Cause I'm a) I'm a space bound rocket ship and your heart's the moon
And I'm aiming right at you
Right at you
Two hundred fifty thousand miles on a clear night in June
And I'm aiming right at you
Right at you
Right at you

So after a year and six months, no longer me that you want
But I love you so much it hurts,
Never mistreated you once
I poured my heart out to you,
Let down my guards swear to God
I'll blow my brains in your lap, lay here and die in your arms
Drop to my knees and I'm pleadin' I'm tryin' to stop you from leavin'
You won't even listen so fuck it, I'm tryin' to stop you from breathin'
I put both hands on your throat
I sit on top of you squeezin' til I snap ya neck like a popsicle stick
Ain't no possible reason , I could think of to let you walk up out this house and let you live
Tears stream down both of my cheeks
Then I let you just go and just give
Before I put that gun to my temple, I told you this

And I would've done anything for you
To show you how much I adored you
But it's over now, It's too late to save our love
Just promise me you'll think of me
Every time you look up in the sky and see a star 'cause I'm a

I'm a space bound rocket ship and your heart's the moon
And I'm aiming right at you
Right at you
Two hundred fifty thousand miles on a clear night in June
And I'm so lost without you
Without you
Without you


Lyrics submitted by caseykins, edited by MusicChica

"Space Bound" as written by Marshall B. Iii Mathers, Steve Mcewan, James Gregory Scheffer

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing

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  • +4
    My InterpretationTo me, this song is about not being able to make it work with the one person that you love.. 'the one that got away', even.

    It accurately shows the entire development of the relationship, from the excitement of first meeting them (we touch i feel a rush.. etc.) - to the fear of being vulnerable with this person (i've been treated like dirt before 'ya).

    He accurately describes how people want what they can't have during the development of a relationship (you want them when they don't want you, soon as they do feelings change), but justifies this as he tries to explain that it 'must've been fate':

    It's not a contest and I ain't on no conquest for no mate
    I wasn't lookin' but I stumbled onto you, must've been fate
    But so much is at stake, what the fuck does it take

    those defensive lyrics, particularly the first line, highlight his fear of this commitment and sets himself up for disappointment.

    It starts with his partner no longer wanting him which breaks his heart and he does anything to fix it. This sudden 'roller coaster' and confusion sets him into a spiral of depression and anger which makes him angry that he can't have her so he tries to kill her in his confused and angry state. He's passionately angry over how much he let himself love her and how much she doesn't care for him.

    In the end, the artist put so much trust and knew what was at stake before putting this trust into the relationship, that when it fucked up, the effects were amplified causing self hatred for trusting this person (before i put this gun to my temple i told you this..) as well as the girl herself.

    This song isn't just about any relationship. It's about that one person you love the most....

    Such strong lyrics, Eminem pwns as usual.. best song on the album IMO
    driaxxon September 13, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is absolutely amazing. The chorus is beautiful. The meaning is pretty clear; he's in love.
    ddarkpassengerron June 10, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy interpretation for the song, taking in consideration also the video, is that everything that is said in the lyrics are just thoughts about getting in an emotional relationship. People, who believe in extreme love but were hurt badly because of this, sometimes take the decision to remain cold all their lives and not show emotions, because if feelings are involved things can get ugly and dangerous. The song is a fight between him and his subconscious for not opening up. The lyrics represent the subconscious, who is reminding him how love is evil. He meets someone new that wakes up his feelings and the subconscious wants to threaten her to stay away, his falling in love and it’s exactly how he thought it will be and he needs her help to end it. He tries to explain himself how much love is in him and how badly it’s going to end if things are moving further.
    The only way he would open up for her is if she will convince him and promise him that it’s not going to hurt him, but nobody can make such commitment and he knows it. Although he will remain cold because of love’s nature, he wants to be remembered by her that he exists, their love cannot be saved because it’s too late, someone hurt him badly before and he cannot be the same. He compares himself with a racket ship which can go far into space. She is very close to him, (Earth — Moon) and from all the stars from a clear night sky he aims at her (The Moon). Telling her somehow what sacrifice she is considering his potential, but still, he “aims” at her.
    o0nixon November 01, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is by far, my favorite song by Eminem, aside from When I'm Gone, I especially love these lines
    "I'll do whatever it takes, when I'm with you I get the shakes, my body aches when I ain't with you, I have zero strength, there's no limit on how far I would go, no boundaries no lengths, why do we say that till we get that person that we thinks, gonna be that one and then once we get em it's never the same, you want em when they don't want you, soon as they do feelings change"

    That whole verse is so true for me, I always have liked people who have had no feelings for me back, then once they do, I move on... it's so frustrating.
    iliketointerpret1on March 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is Eminem's attempt at producing a sad love song, he succeeds immensely. Eminem tells his story of love from a different point of view which we're all not used to hearing. This song starts of with Eminem describing the feeling that Kim gives him and ends with him wantinging to kill her. I think this song shows the versatility that Eminem has in making music. This song is powerful, and like most of Eminem's songs, full of real emotion.

    Favorite line:
    "love is evil
    Spell it backwards I'll show ya"
    kmart867on June 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif this is eminem's love song at least he kills the girl and himself at the end, classic
    sofa king coolon June 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnother favorite from him! This song is pure genius!!!

    "And love is evil
    Spell it backwards I'll show ya"

    BRILLIANT! I stopped the song right there to shake off my goosebumps.
    BrightEyesAtheiston June 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Why do we say that until we get that person that we think's
    Gonna be that one and then once we get 'em it's never the same
    You want them when they don't want you
    Soon as they do feelings change"



    And this is why I will probably always be single lol. So true.

    This album is amazing
    jenshack21on July 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy doesn't enyone else besides d32h9, gr1fter and myself see that this song is cleary about his battle with addiction. I have to admit after first hearing the song I did think he was talking about a previous relationship, but listening to it more than once, it made more and more sense that it is the addiction he is talking about. C'mon now people think outside the the box, like EM does, his words have a deeper meaning. He did and interview on sirius radio and he said the song is about the addiction. It really doesn't seem like him to have more than one love song on this album...just saying.
    ladiv81on July 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNot only is Eminem a master at multies, metaphors and similes, but he's also a master at flow. None more evident than on this song. Perfect example is how he builds up his rapping speed in the first verse to have it come to an abrupt halt when he compares her to a supernova, which in essence are how supernovas react. Genius!
    noy-zon July 31, 2010   Link

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