"25 To Life" as written by and Daniel Tannenbaum Khalil Abdul-rahman....
Too late for the other side
Caught in a chase
Twenty five to life
Too late for the other side
Caught in a chase
Twenty five to life
Yeah
Too late
I cant keep chasing 'em
I'm taking my life back
Caught in a change
Twenty five to life

I don't think she understands the sacrifices that I've made
Maybe if this bitch had acted right I would've stayed
But I've already wasted over half of my life I would've laid
Down and died for you I no longer cried for you
No more pain bitch you
Took me for granted took my heart and ran it straight into the planet
Into the dirt I can no longer stand it
Now my respect I demand it
I'm a take control of this relationship
Command it, and I'm a be the boss of you now goddammit
And what I mean is that I will no longer let you control me
So you better hear me out this much you owe me
I gave up my life for you, totally devoted to you while I've stayed
Faithful all the way this is how I fucking get repaid
Look at how I dress fucking baggy sweats, go to work a mess
Always in a rush to get back to you I ain't heard you yet
Not even once say you appreciate me I deserve respect
I've done my best to give you nothing less than perfectness
And I know that if I end this I'll no longer have nothing left
But you keep treating me like a staircase its time to fucking step
And I wont be coming back so don't hold your fucking breath
You know what you've done no need to go in depth
I told you, you'd be sorry if I fucking left
I'd laugh while you wept
Hows it feel now, yeah, funny ain't it, you neglected me
Did me a favor although my spirit free you've said
But a special place for you in my heart I have kept
Its unfortunate but its

Too late for the other side
Caught in a chase
Twenty five to life
Too late for the other side
Caught in a chase
Twenty five to life

I feel like when I bend over backwards for you all you do is laugh
Cause that ain't good enough you expect me to fold myself in half
Til I snap
Don't think I'm loyal
All I do is rap
I can not moonlight on the side
I have no life outside of that
Don't I give you enough of my time
You don't think so do you
Jealous when I spend time with the girls
Why I'm married to you still man I don't know
But tonight I'm serving you with papers
I'm divorcing you
Go marry someone else and make 'em famous
And take away there freedom like you did to me
Treat 'em like you don't need them and they ain't worthy of you
Feed 'em the same shit you made me eat
I'm moving on forget you oh,
Now I'm special? Oh, I didn't feel special when I was with you
All I ever felt was this
Helplessness
Imprisoned by a selfish bitch
Chew me up and spit me out
I fell for this so many times
Its ridiculous
And still I stick with this
I'm sick of this but in my sickness and addiction
Your as addictive as they get
Evil as they come vindictive as they make 'em
My friends keep asking why I cant just walk away
I'm addicted
To the pain, the stress, the drama
I'm drown in so I guess I'm a mess
Cursed and blessed
But this time I'm a
Ain't changing my mind
I'm climbing out this abyss
You screaming as I walk out that I'll be missed
But when you spoke to people who meant the most to you
You left me off your list

Fuck you hip-hop
I'm leaving you, my life sentence is served bitch
And its just

Too late for the other side
Caught in a chase
Twenty five to life
Too late for the other side
Caught in a chase
Twenty five to life

Too late
Caught in a change
Twenty five to life


Lyrics submitted by superfastjello, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"25 to Life" as written by Khalil Abdul-rahman Daniel Tannenbaum

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  • +4
    My Opinionem is back and reviving his best sound. i think he made his point about ending his romance with hip hop. when he first came in, hip hop was at a pretty woman at her prime, and now he's divorcing the hip hop that's been poisoned by all the crappers like wayne, gucci mane, and drake.
    don't leave us em, we won't have a cure for the hip hop cancer that wayne's spreading
    eminupeon June 23, 2010   Link
  • +4
    My OpinionYou're all missing the point.

    The reason why this song works so well is the fact that he tells a story, making the song Universal and Personal all at the same time. He lets the listener know he wants to address his personal issues with Hip-Hop but also allows a huge quantity of people to relate to the content of the song, the amount of people who find themselves in relationships which can be summed up be these lyrics can't be underestimated.

    That, is why Eminem will always be up there with tupac looking down on the rest, he doesn't have to talk about shooting people and f*cking hookers to sell his music. He makes songs that can actually make a difference.
    MichaelMarxon July 31, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commentdidn't figure out it was about rap till he said "fuck you hip hop" but it makes sense and is brilliant and personal
    sofa king coolon June 13, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAwesome song but I really just want to address this illuminati junk that seems to be popping up on this site a lot. My opinion is it's capital BS & a completely self-defeating attitude to buy into the idea that theres a secret society controlling or planning to control the world. An organization existed at one point but to blame current problems on a faceless idea or set of powerful individuals just allows problems to continue & basically to says you're powerless to do anything because someone or something else has more power than you & they control things. I'm not one to discount peoples view but this idea is a large steaming pile of horse-shit & frankly is dangerous cuz it can suck people into a pretty paranoid, totally unproductive state of mind. It's music enjoy it. :)
    Johann4uon August 17, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is more than Kim, drugs, addiction, or hip hop. This song is his way of representing ALL of his past struggles and pains. This includes Kim and his addiction issues. It includes the fans who left him and the public's campaign against him and his music.

    I think the reason he said "Fuck you hip hop" is because hip hop is his whole life, not just a music genre. People like Eminem live their art, so I think this song was not only hip hop, but everything else in his life.

    But that's just my two cents :)
    MarilynJoneson August 08, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song has to be about hip hop because of the single lines -
    'Fuck you hip-hop
    I'm leaving you, my life sentence is served bitch'

    It's about his relationship with hip - hop.
    Not about Kim, Drugs or the 'illumninati'
    Saying that is pretty stupid.
    shadyshoeon November 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou people are idiots this song is about the trials and tribulations of being in the rap game not stupid illuminati bullshit you paranoid fucks
    n8rapperon July 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about his 'relationship' with hip-hop.
    A few verses that point that out:

    'i gave up my life for you, totally devoted to you' -- We all know how long Eminem has been a rapper. 'Nuff said.

    'dont think im loyal, all i do is rap' -- Self-explanatory.

    'but in my sickness an addiction, you're addictive as they get' -- Eminem was a recent drug addict, (Hence the album title, 'Recovery') but, this completely stats that rapping is his ultimate addiction.

    'go marry someone else and make em famous' -- Kim obviously isn't going to make anyone famous, however being a rap artist will..

    'fuck you hip-hop' -- Well, yeah..

    And lastly, the chorus:

    too late for the other side
    caught in a change
    25 to life
    too late for the other side
    caught in a change
    25 to life

    Eminem's first album titled, 'Slim Shady LP' released in the year(s) of 1997-1999; When he was 25. Hence the lyrics, '25 To Life'. Ironically, it is also the life sentence of imprisonment. Thus being, his life sentence to rapping.
    FlyingNewbon October 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have the cd and the lyrics are "caught in a chase" not change.
    devildanceron December 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentc'mon people he's definetly referring to this rap game as a woman.
    BRabbit24on September 12, 2012   Link

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