"I'm Shady" as written by Curtis Mayfield, Jeffrey Bass, Mark Bass and Marshall Mathers....
Who came through with two glocks to terrorize your borough (huh?)
Told you how to slap dicks and murder your girl (I did!)
Gave you all the finger and told you to sit and twirl
Sold a billion tapes and still screamed, "Fuck the world!"
(I'm Slim Shady) so come and kill me while my name's hot
And shoot me twenty-five times in the same spot (Ow!)
I think I got a generation brainwashed
To pop pills and smoke pot 'til they brains rot (uh-oh)
Stop they blood flow until they veins clot
I need a pain shot, and a shot of plain scotch
Purple haze and acid raindrops
Spike the punch at the party and drink pop (gulp gulp)
Shaved my armpits and wore a tank top
Bad Boy, I told you that I can't stop
You gotta make 'em fear you 'fore you make 'em feel you
So everybody buy my shit or I'm a come and kill you

I got mushrooms, I got acid, I got tabs and aspirin tablets
I'm your brother when you need, some good weed to set you free
You know me, I'm your friend, when you need a mini-thin
(I'm Slim Shady) I'm Shady!

I like happy things,
I'm really calm and peaceful (uh-huh huh)
I like birds, bees, I like people
I like funny things
That make me happy and gleeful (he he he)
Like when my teacher sucked my wee-wee in preschool (Woo!)
The ill type, I stab myself with a steel spike
While I blow my brain out, just to see what it feels like
'Cause this is how I am in real life (mm-hm)
I don't want to just die a normal death, I wanna be killed twice (uh-huh)

How you gonna scare somebody with a gun threat
When they high off of drugs they haven't even done yet (Huh?)
So bring the money by tonight, cause your wife
Said this the biggest knife she ever saw in her life (Help me! Help me!)
I try to keep it positive and play it cool
Shoot up the playground and tell the kids to stay in school (Stay in school!)
'Cause I'm the one they can relate to and look up to better
Tonight I think I'll write my biggest fan a fuck you letter

I got mushrooms, I got acid, I got tabs and aspirin tablets
I'm your brother when you need, some good weed to set you free
You know me, I'm your friend, when you need a mini-thin
(I'm Slim Shady) I'm Shady!

I listen to your demo tape and act like I don't like it
(Aw that shit is wack!)
Six months later you hear your lyrics on my shit
(What? That's my shit!)
People don't buy shit no more they just dub it
That's why I'm still broke and had the number one club hit (Yup, uh huh)
But they love it when you make your business public
So fuck it, I've got herpes while we on the subject (uh-huh)
And if I told you I had aid y'all would play it
'Cause you stupid motherfuckers think I'm playin' when I say it
Well, I do take pills, don't do speed
Don't do crack (uh-uh) don't do coke, I do smoke weed (uh-huh)
Don't do smack, I do do shrooms, do drink beer (yup)
I just wanna make a few things clear
My baby mama's not dead (uh-uh)
She's still alive and bitchin' (yup)
And I don't have herpes, my dick's just itchin'
It's not syphilis, and as for being aids infested
I don't know yet, I'm too scared to get tested

I got mushrooms, I got acid, I got tabs and aspirin tablets
I'm your brother when you need, some good weed to set you free
You know me, I'm your friend, when you need a mini-thin
(I'm Slim Shady) I'm Shady!

(Ha ha ha ha)
I told you I was Shady!
(Ha ha)

Y'all didn't wanna believe me!
I'm Shady!
And that's my name


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"I'm Shady" as written by Mark Bass Jeff Bass

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    General CommentThis song is very catchy and funny. I love it!
    The_Decocksteron July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbitchity bitch bitch...bitch.
    Bitchin' Bitches.
    filthyrichgirlon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song by eminem. To me it really is the song that represents him the best, Each group of rhymes before and after every chorus represents him in a different way.
    the first group of lyrics represent Eminem, the persona of Marshall Mathers and Slim Shady put together. The lyrics have truth to them but also has his attitude. He tell you who he is and what hes done.
    the second group of lyrics represent his slim shady persona. Its totally violent unrealistic and shocking. Its very funny because of its viciousness. the last line is also one of my favorite lines by him
    Now the third group of lyrics really represent Marshall Mathers. He doesn't really say anything good about himself, hes honest, and sounds kinda like a wimp. The last line though is the funniest in the whole song and very honest as well.
    As for the chorus its based of a Curtis Mayfield song that was on the Superfly soundtrack. i've notice that a lot of his drug songs are very funny and so maybe it fits perfectly that the funniest song by him should have a chorus about drugs.
    alexicityon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenteminem always tells the truth so in that movie hes really an insane out of control male fucker.......eminems kool tho and this song is sweet
    imsokoolitsunkoolon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus is based off the opening lines of 'Pusherman' by Curtis Mayfield
    Omnicideon August 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love how he stole from curtis mayfield then he mentions how 6 months later you here your lyrics on his shit.
    sofa king coolon January 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS PART:

    -- Well, I do take pills, don't do speed
    Don't do crack (uh-uhh) don't do coke, I do smoke weed (uh-huh)
    Don't do smack, I do do shrooms, do drink beer (yup)
    I just wanna make a few things clear
    My baby mama's not dead (uh-uhh) she's still alive and bitchin (yup)
    And I don't have herpes, my dick's just itchin
    It's not syphilis, and as for being AIDS infested
    I don't know yet, I'm too scared to get tested

    So sick.
    Andrew Evenstaron May 05, 2008   Link
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    General Comment-- I like happy things, I'm really calm and peaceful (uh-huh huh)
    I like birds, bees, I like people
    I like funny things that make me happy and gleeful (hehehe)
    like when my teacher sucked my wee-wee in preschool (Woo!) ---

    i can NEVER listen to that part without laughing like an idiot.
    brendabongon February 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm a fan of many genres of music, but love eminem and this song so much that I had to create an account to write a comment. God, this song is just so damn good - Everything on the Slim Shady LP is... can't believe as of this writing in 2011 this song only has 10 comments... far too few. For me, this song has some of his best, most creative/ridiculous/unexpected lyrics. Things you never see coming - like "I try to keep it positive and play it cool - Shoot up the playground and tell the kids to stay in school"

    And to "tieyourshoes" - Don't know if you're a troll (probably) or honestly that stupid and sad, but if the latter... well... god damn, you're a fucking idiot and I feel sorry for you.
    DontBeStupid5on October 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it proves that not only is eminem lyricly brilliant but also one of most wittiest cleverest rappers of our time. I love this song.
    oh and tie your shoes maybe you should tie your dick to a tree and jump. We don't need people like you to just bitch.
    filthyrichgirlon March 08, 2005   Link

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