Due to a publisher block, we are not authorized to display these lyrics.

Lyrics submitted by redly40, edited by eminemnerd101

Sing For The Moment song meanings
Add Your Thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +9
    General Comment

    he is saying that it's the bad parents and our dangerous culture that messes kids up, not the rappers. Eminem's job is to tell it like it is, and people shouldnt sue him justy because they're in denial about whos at fault. Em is very wise, an incredible poet.

    coolnuts5on October 29, 2007   Link
  • +4
    My Opinion

    To all those viewers who wonder who Guerra is? He was a bouncer at a club who was flirting with Marshal's wife Kim. Therefore, he got into a fist fight with him and "alledgedly" won. Its also acted out in track #6 "The Kiss" off the The Eminem Show record.

    bzsmith10on July 09, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    obviously a brilliant song lyrically, but equally brilliant MUSICALLY.

    this song combines 3 genres:

    1. rap -- obviously

    2. rock -- samples Aerosmith's "Dream On", for the chorus

    3. classical -- the song starts w/ string music (from "Dream On")

    lyrically, it has just as much depth -- classical seriousness to discussion (about politics, legal system, etc., other serious topics), but a huge rock/rap edge to it

    brilliant lyrically & musically

    free333on September 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Eminem is awsome, to be honest i HATE rap but hes just killgr i really love the first 7 lines and then everything after ''it's why we sing for these kids tjat don't have a thing except for a dream and a fucking rap magazine' everything after that describes me, with rock music

    Bwoodingon June 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    for anyone who's ever been through shit in they lives so they sit and they cry at night, wishing they die til they throw on a rap record, and they sit and they vibe we're nothing to you, but we're the fuckin' shit in their eyes that's why we sieze the moment, and try to freeze it and own it squeeze it and hold it, 'cos we consider these minutes golden and maybe they'll admit it when we're gone just let our spirits live on, through out lyrics that you hear in our songs and we can

    i love this part the most...so true i think every1 can relate 2 it

    rockermybabyon January 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Personally i like the last verse of this song when i heard it for the virst time i got a lump in my throat and i sorta wanted to cry

    Dumb_Brunetteon July 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I hate rap, but when a lyrical genius like Eminem writes stuff like this, it is hard not to stop and listen. He's amazing.

    yesterdaystomorrow1on June 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I used to sit on my bed, when I was thirteen, and just blast this song into my ears through my headphones on repeat. This song described how I felt to a T back then. This is definitely one of Eminem's best, if not THE best.

    SaraMoshGirlon August 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I remember hearing this song when it first came out so I was like 11 and thinking that even back then this song is one of those ones that no matter what kind of music you actually listen to, where you're from or whatever you can relate to it in one way or another.

    "They say music can alter moods and talk to you but can it load a gun for you and cock it too?"

    This line reminds me of how people tried to accuse Marilyn Manson for the Columbine Shootings. Ignorant fucks, it goes with anything really if you listen to metal or whatever it doesn't mean you're some murderer to be or because you listen to hip hop doesn't mean you're a thug or whatever it's up to you.

    Sirenson January 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I ADORE THIS SONG!!! I know the entire song by heart and feel that it is talking about how all rappers sing so kids can express themselves.

    Fringe147on December 26, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!