"Lighters (Ft. Bruno Mars)" as written by Philip Lawrence, Roy Battle, Phil Thornton, Bruno Mars, Ari Levine, Marshall B Iii Mathers, Ryan Montgomery, Isaac Jones and Luis Resto....
This one's for you and me, living out our dreams
We're all right where we should be
With my arms out wide I open my eyes
And now all I wanna see
Is a sky full of lighters
A sky full of lighters

By the time you hear this I will have already spiraled up
I would never do nothing to let you cowards fuck my world up
If I was you, I would duck, or get struck like lightening,
Fighters keep fighting, put your lighters up, point 'em' skyward uh
Had a dream I was king, I woke up, still king
This rap game's nipple is mine for the milking,
Till nobody else even fucking feels me, till' it kills me
I swear to god I'll be the fucking illest in this music
There is or there ever will be, disagree?
Feel free, but from now on I'm refusing to ever give up
Only thing I ever gave up's using no more excuses
Excuse me if my head is too big for this building
And pardon me if I'm a cocky prick but you cocks are slick
Poppin' shit on how you flipped ya life around, crock-o-shit
Who you dicks try to kid, flipped dick, you did the opposite
You stayed the same, 'cause cock backwards is still cock you pricks
I love it when I tell 'em shove it
Cause it wasn't that long ago when Marshall sat, luster lacked, lustered
'Cause he couldn't cut mustard, muster up nothing
Brain fuzzy, 'cause he's buzzin', woke up from that buzz
Now you wonder why he does it, how he does it
Wasn't 'cause he had buzzards circle around his head
Waiting for him to drop dead, was it?
Or was it, 'cause them bitches wrote him off
Little hussy ass buzzards, fuck it, guess it doesn't matter now, does it
What difference it make?
What it take to get it through your thick skulls
As if this ain't some bullshit
People don't usually come back this way
From a place that was dark as I was in
Just to get to this place
Now let these words be like a switch blade to a haters rib cage
And let it be known from this day forward
I wanna just say thanks 'cause your hate is what gave me the strength
So let 'em bic's raise 'cause I came with five nine
But I feel like I'm six eight

This one's for you and me, living out our dreams
We're all right where we should be
With my arms out wide I open my eyes
And now all I wanna see
Is a sky full of lighters
A sky full of lighters

By the time you hear this I'll probably already be outtie
I advance like going from toting iron
To going and buying four or five of the homies the iron man Audi
My daddy told me slow down, boy, you goin' to blow it
And I ain't gotta stop the beat a minute
To tell Shady I love him the same way that he did Dr.Dre on the Chronic
Tell him how real he is or how high I am
Or how I would kill for him for him to know it
I cried plenty tears, my daddy got a bad back
So it's only right that I right
Till he can march right
Into that post office and tell 'em to hang it up
Now his career's Lebron's jersey in twenty years
I'll stop when I'm at the very top
You shitted on me on your way up
It's 'bout to be a scary drop
Cause what goes up must come down
You going down on something you don't wanna see like a hairy box
Every hour, happy hour now
Life is wacky now
Used to have to eat the cat to get the pussy
Now I'm just the cats meow, ow
Classic cow, always down for the catch weight like Pacquiao
Y'all are doomed
I remember when T-Pain ain't wanna work with me
My car starts itself, parks itself and auto-tunes
'Cause now I'm in the Aston
I went from having my city locked up
To getting treated like Kwame Kilpatrick
And now I'm fantastic
Compared to a weed high
And y'all niggas just gossipin' like bitches on a radio and TV
See me, we fly
Y'all buggin' out like Wendy Williams staring at a bee-hive
And how real is that
I remember signing my first deal
And now I'm the second best I can deal with that
Now Bruno can show his ass, without the MTV awards gag

You and I know what it's like to be kicked down
Forced to fight, but tonight we're alright
So hold up your light, let it shine 'cause

This one's for you and me, living out our dreams
We're all right where we should be
With my arms out wide I open my eyes
And now all I wanna see
Is a sky full of lighters
A sky full of lighters


Lyrics submitted by afitch1206, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Lighters" as written by Isaac Jones Roy Battle

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is by far in my opinion, one of the greatest written songs that I have seen. Eminem has some really great stuff, but this is just pure genius.

    Both rappers are pretty clear about what they are trying to say, but there are some hidden messages for those who can't see them.

    Eminem :

    He starts off by saying by the time anyone hears this he would have already spiraled up. In other words, by the time anyone knows whats going on, he is on his way to the top. Like a virus spreading, he is going to set the world on fire. In a good way of course.

    Then he says to those who weren't on his side, to watch out. They better duck, or they are going to get struck down hard. I believe when he says fighters, he is talking to his fans. "Fighters out your lighters up point them skyward" Perhaps lighters symbolizes fists?

    Obviously he had a dream that he was king, and when he woke up, nothing changed. He is on top of the hill, and no one can touch him. He gives people the chance to disagree, but then says that it doesn't matter because he isn't going to make any excuses. He is going to come out on top, and not you or anyone can stop him.

    He talks about being cocky, and how he has to be. P. Diddy talks about that in an interview once, how he had/has to believe he is the baddest mother F**ker in the game. there is no option, this may be referencing that. When your cocky, you believe that you are the best. In order to do that, you need to believe in yourself, and what you are trying to accomplish. When he references other people being slick, he is talking about them lying in their raps. Rapping about things that aren't true to their heart, perhaps just for ratings/money. Not sure who he is talking about, if anyone in particular.

    the rest of Eminem he is talking about how he was in a dark place, and came back from it. Kind of like he talked about in Not Afraid a little bit at the end. It's pretty amazing how he described it. True artist.

    Royce :

    As for Royce, his rap has a different viewpoint. He talks quickly about making a lot of money, and being successful. With the Iron man Audi reference, but then he thanks Eminem for helping him out, like Dr. Dre did for Eminem. Then he spends a good deal of time talking about his father. I think this is the coolest part. He says he wants to make enough money to retire his dad, since his father's back is bad.

    He then follows in Eminem's footsteps, and tells people that he is going straight to the top, and that no one is going to stop him. He doesn't do it like Eminem, but if he sticks with Em, I'm sure we will be hearing a lot more from him!

    As for Bruno Mars...I don't know aha. Not a huge fan of him, although I don't mind him in this song. Good touch to it.
    xlxblackyxlxon August 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion"Excuse me if my head is too big for this building
    And pardon me if I'm a cocky prick but you cocks are slick
    Poppin shit on how you flipped ya life around, crock-of-shit
    Who you dicks try to kid, flipped dick, you did the opposite
    You stayed the same, cause cock backwards is still cock you pricks"

    p.s. this is pure lyrical brilliance. Eminem is crazy good. Don't piss him off or he'll rip you to shreds.
    McScrittleson July 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree with everybody's interpretation of the rap section, and i think i pulled a meaning out of Bruno Mars. I think that he is continuing on what Eminem has said about his climb to the top and now he is at the top of his career.

    "You and I know what it�s like to be kicked down
    Forced to fight
    But tonight we�re alright"

    he had many struggles that may have set him back and needed to get back to the top, but he made it and now he's living his dream.
    insanity180on August 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctioncause it wasnt that long ago when marshal sat flustered lacked luster cause he coudnt cut mustard muster up nothing brain fuzzy cause hes buzzin woke up from that buzzer
    Emin3misdabombon December 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction...with my arms out wide
    Emin3misdabombon December 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionllooooveeee this songggggg.
    i think its about how they have been looked down upon by many people and have now worked their way up.
    ellXoon June 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionlove it. @ellXo - i think you're right
    kingkenobi31on June 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does "A sky full of lighters" mean? what do they mean by "lighters"
    nicole165948on June 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG!!!!!!!!!! This is one of the best songs ever!!! yea it is how people looked down on em and now there at the top. Bruno's voice goes really good with this song.
    jasonderulo10on June 22, 2011   Link
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    General Commentis eminem ripping on pitbull here when he says this?

    Poppin shit on how you flipped ya life around, crock-of-shit
    Who you dicks try to kid, flipped dick, you did the opposite
    You stayed the same, cause cock backwards is still cock you pricks

    just wondering because Pitbull says he says he 'took his life from negative to positive' in that 'tonight' song.

    googlymoogly111on July 17, 2011   Link

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