"If I Had..." as written by Jeff Bass, Mark Bass and Marshall Mathers....
Life
By Marshal Mathers
What is life?
Life is like a big obstacle
In front of your optical to slow you down

And every time you think you gotten past it
It's gonna come back around and tackle you to the damn ground
What are friends?
Friends are people that you think are your friends
But they really your enemies, with secret identities
And disguises, to hide they true colors
So just when you think you close enough to be brothers
They want to come back and cut your throat when you ain't lookin'

What is money?
Money is what makes a man act funny
Money is the root of all evil
Money'll make them same friends come back around
Swearing that they was always down

What is life?
I'm tired of life
I'm tired of backstabbing ass snakes with friendly grins
I'm tired of committing so many sins
Tired of always giving in when this bottle of Henny wins
Tired of never having any ends
Tired of having skinny friends hooked on crack and many things
I'm tired of this DJ playing your shit when he spins
Tired of not having a deal
Tired of having to deal with the bullshit without grabbing the steel
Tired of drowning in my sorrow
Tired of having to borrow a dollar for gas to start my Monte Carlo
I'm tired of motherfuckers spraying shit and dartin' off
I'm tired of jobs startin' off at five fifty an hour
Then this boss wonders why I'm smartin' off
Tired of being fired every time I fart and cough
Tired of having to work as a gas station clerk
For this jerk breathing down my neck driving me berserk
I'm tired of using plastic silverware
Tired of working in Building Square
Tired of not being a millionaire
But if I had a million dollars
I'd buy a damn brewery, and turn the planet into alcoholics

If I had a magic wand,
I'd make the world suck my dick
Without a condom on,
While I'm on the john
If I had a million bucks
It wouldn't be enough,
Because I'd still be out
Robbing armored trucks
If I had one wish
I would ask for a big enough ass
For the whole world to kiss

I'm tired of being white trash, broke and always poor
Tired of taking pop bottles back to the party store
I'm tired of not having a phone
Tired of not having a home
To have one in if I did have it on
Tired of not driving a B-M
Tired of not working at G-M, tired of wanting to be him
Tired of not sleeping without a Tylenol P-M
Tired of not performing in a packed coliseum
Tired of not being on tour
Tired of fucking the same blond whore
After work in the back of a Contour
I'm tired of faking knots with a stack of ones
Having a lack of funds and resorting back to guns

Tired of being stared at
I'm tired of wearing the same damn Nike Air hat
Tired of stepping in clubs wearing the same pair of Lugz
Tired of people saying they're tired of hearing me rap about drugs
Tired of other rappers who ain't bringin' half the skill as me
Saying they wasn't feeling me when nobody's as ill as me
I'm tired of radio stations telling fibs
Tired of J-L-be saying "Where Hip-Hop Lives"

But if I had a million dollars
I'd buy a damn brewery, and turn the planet into alcoholics
If I had a magic wand, I'd make the world suck my dick
Without a condom on, while I'm on the john

If I had a million bucks
It wouldn't be enough, because I'd still be out
Robbing armored trucks
If I had one wish
I would ask for a big enough ass
For the whole world to kiss
You know what I'm saying?
I'm tired of all of this bullshit
Telling me to be positive
How'm I 'sposed to be positive when I don't see shit positive?
Know what I'm sayin'?
I rap about shit around me, shit I see
Know what I'm sayin'?
Right now I'm tired of everything
Tired of all this player hating that's going on in my own city
Can't get no airplay, you know what I'm sayin'?
But ey, it's cool though, you know what I'm sayin'?
Just fed up
That's my word


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"If I Had" as written by Jeff Bass, Mark Bass, Marshall Mathers

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    General CommentThis song is very true in our society today...life sucks...eminem is just proving a point...and i think he does this very well. God the man's fuckin talented as hell. ~Danielle~
    ems#1fanon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is another of my favorites by Eminem. What can I say...hes awesome...
    Phyxiuson May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat's nice....but no
    Nothingface555on May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust an extension to my former comment......... "If I had a magic wand, I'd make the world suck my dick
    without a condom on, while I'm on the john " i mean COME ON WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT. what kind of sick FUCK says that>? oops i forgot, it's eminem.
    rainbow8711on May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlol....I never denied he was a sick fuck...but he's damn talented, too.
    Phyxiuson May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy does everyone insist on hating on eminem. he is doing his own thing to survive. he is not hurting anyone. if he offends you then dont listen to him. but plese dont hate on him. it takes talent to come up with lyrics that rhyme and sell. representing dat A-town 4 life
    lilcelloon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd like to see "rainbow" make a better song than this one ... hah ...
    Aerionon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit doesn't take any talent at all to write that. any high school kid could write that in 30 minutes. the only talent here is making the hook catchy, and making the beat appealing. and eminem doesn't do either. the only thing he does is pretend to act like a bad-ass, and it sells records for him. it's just a label ploy. god damn, how gullible are you.
    emochrison May 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIf I had a million dollars...I'd buy myself a plane ticket, a concert ticket, and a backstage pass to go see his fine ass! lol Eminem's the greatest!
    ems#1fanon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIf I had a million dollars...I'd buy myself a plane ticket, a concert ticket, and a backstage pass to go see his fine ass! lol Eminem's the greatest!
    ems#1fanon May 19, 2002   Link

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