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Song Lyrics

[Verse #1]

These ideas are nightmares to white parents

Whose worst fear is a child with dyed hair and who likes earrings

Like whatever they say has no bearing

Its so scary in a house that allows no swearing

To see him walking around with his headphones blaring

Alone in his own zone, cold and he don`t care

He`s a problem child, what bothers him all comes out

When he talks about his f**kin` dad walkin` out

`Cus he hates him so bad that he blocks him out

If he ever saw him again, he`d probably knock him out

His thoughts are whacked, he`s mad so he`s talkin` back

Talkin` black, brainwashed from rock and rap

He sags his pants, do rags and a stocking cap

His stepfather hit him so he socked him back

And broke his nose, this house is a broken home

There`s no control, he just lets his emotions go

[Chorus #1]

{C`mon} Sing with me, {Sing}, sing for the years

{Sing it} Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears {C`mon}

Sing it with me, just for today, maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away...

[Verse #2]

Entertainment is changing, intertwinin` with gangsters

In the land of the killers, a sinner`s mind is a sanctum

Only you`re unholy, only have one homie

Only this gun, lonely, `cus don`t anyone know me

But everybody just feels like they can relate

I guess words of a motherf**ka, they can be great

Or they can degrate, or even worse, they can teach hate

Its like these kids hang on every single statement we make

Like they worship us, plus all the stores ship us platinum

Now how the f**k did this metamorphosis happen?

From standin` on corners and porches just rappin`

To havin` a fortune, no more kissin` ass

But then these critics crucify you, journalists try to burn you

Fans turn on you, attorneys all want a turn at you

To get their hands on every dime you have

They want you to lose your mind every time you mad

So they can try to make you out to look like a loose canon

Any dispute, won`t hesitate to produce handguns

Thats why these prosecutors wanna convict me

Strictly just to get me off of these streets quickly

But all their kids been listenin` to me religiously

So I`m signing CDs while police fingerprint me

They`re for the judges daughter, but his grudge is against me

If I`m such a f**kin` menace, this sh*t doesn`t make sense, Pete

It`s all political, if my music is literal then I`m a criminal,

How the f**k can I raise a little girl?

I couldn`t, I wouldn`t be fit to

You`re full of sh*t too, Guerrera, that was a fist that hit you

[Chorus #1]

{C`mon} Sing with me, {Sing}, sing for the years

{Sing it} Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears {Sing it}

Sing it with me, just for today, maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away...

[Verse #3]

They say music can alter moods and talk to you

Well can it load a gun up for you and c*ck it too?

Well if it can, then the next time you assault a dude

Just tell the judge it was my fault, and I`ll get sued

See what these kids do, is hear about us totin` pistols

And they want to get one, `cus they think the sh*t`s cool

Not knowin` we`re really just protectin` ourselves

We entertainers, of course this sh*t`s affecting our sales

You ignoramus but music is reflection of self

We just explain it, and then we get our checks in the mail

It`s f**ked up ain`t it, how we can come from practically nothin`

To bein` able to have any f**kin` thing that we wanted

That`s why we sing for these kids that don`t have a thing

Except for a dream and a f**kin` rap magazine

Who post pinup pictures on their walls all day long

Idolize their favorite rappers and know all their songs

Or for anyone who`s ever been through sh*t in they lives

til` 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 f**kin` sh*t in their eyes

That`s why we seize the moment, and try to freeze it and own it

Squeeze it and hold it, `cus we consider these minutes golden

And maybe they`ll admit it when we`re gone

Just let our spirits live on, through our lyrics that you hear in our songs

And we can

[Chorus #3]

Sing with me, {Sing}, sing for the years

{Sing it}, sing for the laughter, sing for the tears, {C`mon}

Sing it with me, just for today, maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away...

[Chorus #4]

Sing with me, {Sing}, sing for the years

{Sing it}, sing for the laughter, sing for the tears, {C`mon}

Sing it with me, just for today, maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away...

[Instrumental]

Remixes

A list of remixes of this Eminem song:

Release History

The Eminem song "Sing For The Moment" appears on the following albums:
Best of Slim Shady
0000-00-00

Best of Slim Shady

  1. Lose Yourself (3:05)
  2. Stan (6:43)
  3. Till I Collapse (4:57)
  4. The Way I Am (4:51)
  5. Cleaning Out My Closet (2:35)
  6. Without Me (4:51)
  7. Rabbit Run (3:13)
  8. Sing For The Moment (5:42)
  9. Love Me (2:33)
  10. Quitter (3:07)
  11. Three Six Five (2:15)
  12. Renegade (5:39)
  13. Forget About Dre (3:50)
  14. I Don't Wanna (4:50)
  15. Role Model (3:25)
  16. Guilty Conscience (3:21)
  17. Any Man (2:57)
  18. My Name Is (4:29)
Curtain Call
06 December 2005

Curtain Call

  1. Cleanin' Out My Closet (4:56)
  2. Way I Am, The
  3. Intro (1:18)
  4. Fack (3:30)
  5. The Way I Am (4:51)
  6. My Name Is (4:29)
  7. Stan (6:43)
  8. Lose Yourself (3:05)
  9. Shake That (4:39)
  10. Sing For The Moment (5:42)
  11. Without Me (4:51)
  12. Like Toy Soldiers (5:00)
  13. The Real Slim Shady (4:44)
  14. Mockingbird (4:13)
  15. Guilty Conscience (3:21)
  16. Cleaning Out My Closet (2:35)
  17. Just Lose It (4:07)
  18. When I'm Gone (4:42)
  19. Stan (Live) (6:20)
Curtain Call: The Hits
13 December 2005

Curtain Call: The Hits

  1. Dead Wrong (Remix) (4:59)
  2. Intro (Curtain Call) (0:34)
  3. Fack (3:30)
  4. Role Model (3:25)
  5. Kill You (4:28)
  6. The Way I Am (4:51)
  7. My Name Is (4:29)
  8. Shit On You (4:35)
  9. Criminal (2:30)
  10. Stan (6:43)
  11. Lose Yourself (3:05)
  12. Renegade (5:39)
  13. Just Don't Give A Fuck (2:31)
  14. Shake That (4:39)
  15. Sing For The Moment (5:42)
  16. Without Me (4:51)
  17. Like Toy Soldiers (5:00)
  18. The Real Slim Shady (4:44)
  19. Mockingbird (4:13)
  20. Guilty Conscience (3:21)
  21. Cleanin' Out My Closet (4:56)
  22. Just Lose It (4:07)
  23. When I'm Gone (4:42)
  24. Stan (Live) (6:20)
Diary Of A Pyscho Killer
18 September 2008

Diary Of A Pyscho Killer

  1. Dr. Dre Intro
  2. Eminem Interlude
  3. Shade 45 Flow
  4. Dr. Knockboot Flow
  5. Say What You Say Flow
  6. Got It Twisted Flow
  7. Nuthin' But A G Thang Flow
  8. Kick In The Door Flow
  9. Every Drug In The Book
  10. Vanilla Ice Diss
  11. Nothing Flow
  12. Basket Case
  13. Infinite (4:04)
  14. Searchin' (3:48)
  15. 313 (4:12)
  16. Open Mic (4:03)
  17. Never Too Far (3:40)
  18. War Player
  19. Foolish Pride
  20. I Can Be
  21. Proof Flow 1
  22. Proof Flow 2
  23. Proof Flow 3
  24. Throwin' Words Flow 1
  25. Insane Flow 1
  26. Insane Flow 2
  27. Insane Flow 3
  28. George Lucas
  29. Lick The Balls Flow
  30. Demon Inside
  31. No Apologies (4:21)
  32. Defense
  33. Step Right Up
  34. Rock & Roll
  35. Royce Flow 1
  36. Royce Flow 2
  37. 8 Mile Battle Flow 1
  38. 8 Mile Battle Flow 2
  39. 8 Mile Battle Flow 3
  40. I'm Marshall
  41. Crackers & Cheese
  42. World Ain't Ready
  43. Biterphobia
  44. Intro (1:18)
  45. 911 (4:39)
  46. Hip Hop
  47. Tylenol Island (1:40)
  48. 5 Star Generals (4:19)
  49. Think Big Flow
  50. Rush Ya Click
  51. Filthy (1:02)
  52. Words Are Weapons (3:47)
  53. It's Ok
  54. Pick It Up (2:21)
  55. Hate Me Now Flow
  56. Busted A Nutt
  57. It's Only Fair To Warn
  58. Phone Tap Flow
  59. Light Speed Flow
  60. The Watcher Flow
  61. Turn Me Loose (5:01)
  62. Get Back
  63. Trife Thieves
  64. 365 (1:13)
  65. Rap Olympics Flow 1
  66. Rap Olympics Flow 2
  67. Rap Olympics Flow 3
  68. Rap Olympics Flow 4
  69. Rap Olympics Flow 5
  70. The Farm Club
  71. Till Hell Freezes Over (2:45)
  72. Anger Management
  73. I Remember
  74. All I See (4:17)
  75. Desperados (4:59)
  76. Keepin' It Raw
  77. Watch Dess
  78. Murder She Wrote
  79. Wanksta Flow
  80. Hustlers & Hardcore (3:08)
  81. You Must Be Crazy
  82. She's The One
  83. Rap City Flow
  84. Emulate
  85. Fubba U Cubba Cubba
  86. Welcome To Detroit City
  87. Rabbit Run (3:13)
  88. Quitter (3:07)
  89. Hellbound (3:02)
  90. Throwin' Words
  91. Kids (5:05)
  92. Stimulate (5:06)
  93. Outro (0:31)
  94. You Don't Know (4:14)
  95. Smack That (3:34)
  96. Shake That (4:39)
  97. When I'm Gone (4:42)
  98. Welcome 2 Detroit
  99. Gatman & Robbin
  100. Ass Like That (4:26)
  101. Mockingbird (4:13)
  102. Like Toy Soldiers (5:00)
  103. Mosh (4:34)
  104. Just Lose It (4:07)
  105. U R The One
  106. Git Up
  107. How Come (3:47)
  108. 40 Oz.
  109. My Band
  110. Lose Yourself (3:05)
  111. Rock City
  112. Business (4:12)
  113. Superman (5:50)
  114. Sing For The Moment (5:42)
  115. White America (5:25)
  116. Cleanin' Out My Closet (4:56)
  117. Without Me (4:51)
  118. Fight Music (2:08)
  119. Purple Pills (2:30)
  120. Shit On You (4:35)
  121. Stan (6:43)
  122. The Way I Am (4:51)
  123. The Real Slim Shady (4:44)
  124. Dead Wrong (5:04)
  125. Forgot About Dre (3:45)
  126. Guilty Conscience (3:21)
  127. My Name Is (4:29)
  128. Role Model (3:25)
  129. I Just Don't Give A Fuck
  130. Interview (3:28)
  131. Greg
  132. Farm Club Flow

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Release Date
28 May 2002
Music Format
CD single
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Year(s) Recorded
November 2001
Genre
Hip hop
rap rock
Song Duration
5:42
Labels
Shady
Aftermath
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Certification
Platinum (ARIA)

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