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Eminem: 8 Mile Meaning

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Song Released: 2003


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Sometimes I just feel like, quitting I still might
Why do I put up this fight, why do I still write
Sometimes it's hard enough just dealing with real life
Sometimes I wanna jump on stage and just kill mics
And show these people what my level...

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    anonymous
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    Mar 28th, 3:04pm report


    "Why do I put up this fight, why do I still write"
    He says that he might give up writing rhymes for a job. He sees no reason to keep putting himself through all the suffering and disappointment that hip-hop has brought to him.

    "Sometimes it's hard enough just dealing with real life"
    He had recently broken up with his girlfriend, moved back with his mom and been fired from a pizzeria. Meaning that dealing with “real life” issues is hard enough even without the pressure he is placing on himself to succeed in music.

    "Sometimes I wanna jump on stage and just kill mics"
    He wishes he was more famous and better at what he does.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 13th, 2018 4:12am report


    he grew up in Detroit on the bad side of the hood that's wat the songs about



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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2017 9:35am report


    Sometimes it's hard enough just dealing with real life.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 25th, 2016 9:01am report


    He speaks about how his life was before he got famous.... The movie 8mile shows that aswell



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    kylee
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    Mar 26th, 2015 3:05am report


    From the movie 8 mile, and the song 8 mile of course you would know about jimmy and all that but then in the song 8 mile, he shows his true self.

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