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Eminem: Not Afraid Meaning

Song Released: 2010

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I’m not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
Let's walk together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you’re not alone
Holla if you feel like you’ve been down the same...


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    Jun 28th, 2010 6:39pm report

    I believe that the beginning of the first verse is Slim Shady speaking, or his rapping persona. It talks of how he beat everyone's expectations and overcame everyone who was "looking down on him". But towards the end it sounds more like Marshall talking about how Slim Shady is the worst part of him."He's married to the game" meaning that he is never able to put his career on hold and spend time with his family. "His gift is a curse" meaning that the fame and fortune that Shady brought him has torn him away from his family.

    The second verse follows the same pattern. The first majority of it describes his success as a musical artist and how he promised to never let his fans down, but that was Slim Shady talking. When Marshall comes to realize that he had no idea what he got himself into, he sings "But I think I'm still trying to figure this crap out
    Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didn't" and he also says that it's "time to exorcise these demons" which is further reference to the fact that he believes that Slim Shady is the worst part of him.

    In the bridge, it is simply setting the tone for the next verse. The tone being that he is ready to give up what he always wanted as a child and is ready to be a part of his family again.

    In the final verse, he continually talks about someone, most likely his daughter, that drove him to become a better person. I believe that as he says "but they can do little to the middle finger
    I think I got a tear in my eye, I feel like the king of
    My world, haters can make like bees with no stingers, and drop dead" is Marshall saying that he could care less what people think of him when he gives up his career to "focus soley on handling my responsibility's as a father".


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    Feb 10th, 2015 2:17pm report

    hes talking about how he has come through all the bad things in life. like kim, drugs, and ect. but hes ready to put his life back together and anyone else who wants to help or need their life put back together they will go through it together.


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    Jun 28th, 2010 6:38am report

    i think its about him selling his soul for fame and now regretting it and taking a stand against it. He's also telling other artist or people who are in this situation to follow him.


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    Jul 16th, 7:49pm report

    This song is about the challenges you may face in this life, and how many can over come them. He says “ Imma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly. And for all this lookin down on me I’m tearin down your balcony.” This is stating no matter what problem you may face or what people say you can or can’t do has no effect on you if you put your mind to the life or things you want.


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    May 18th, 2018 5:56am report

    i guess the song is about eminem facing his fears about the addictions n telling poeple that if you really wanna have a good life,just face whatever your going through in your life .because there's no better time like the present.........also the song may symbolies that he was mainly connected to the illuminati and that he wants out.the song basically has alot of things that it potrays but it is actually up to the person that is listening to take it however they like n i still guess the better resolution it will be, to hear from the horse's mouth....


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    Dec 22nd, 2017 12:47am report

    He just wants to live a good life.


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    Oct 28th, 2017 10:55am report

    I dont think so that EMINEM can quit coz even on Instagram showing a sign of the devil's horn wit his on the head.

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    Oct 26th, 2017 10:00pm report

    He was never in the Illuminati. His lyrics are telling the audience that you cant be afraid to live life. You have to get over the obstacles life puts in front of you. You cant live life like its a prison. You have to forget about the past and look towards the future and what it'll bring you.


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    Oct 24th, 2017 10:47am report

    The song Not Afraid explains how you can’t live life scared, you need to face those fears inside so you so that you don’t miss out on those special moments in your life.


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    Sep 22nd, 2017 9:10pm report

    He's not Afraid of getting out of illuminati


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    Sep 21st, 2017 9:46am report

    Gettng out from the cage of illuminati.


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    Jul 4th, 2017 7:41pm report

    Seriously I thought it was a song about how he tried or to start worshipping in " devil" I mean for real.......

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    Jun 22nd, 2017 6:10am report

    he cannot seperate in illuminati bcoz he will kill..so he said he married in that kind of life know michael jackson why they killed mj... its all about the one sided eye reffering to illuminati.. free mason


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    Jun 19th, 2017 6:20am report

    That is good. I really believe in him


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    Jun 14th, 2017 6:31pm report

    This song is about Marshall getting over his addiction.When he was a kid he did not have it easy.He also sings about him raising his daughters.He explained that getting over his drug addiction was not easy.Marshall did not also make some good choices with his family.In this song he basically realizes how lucky he is and how far is has gotten away from his addiction. MARSHALL IS MY RAP SAVIOR


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    May 2nd, 2017 5:16pm report

    It's all about the illuminati life.


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    Apr 2nd, 2017 4:31pm report

    This is unlike any other Eminem songs, it is somehow motivating, but it is a masterpiece. Some people claim that he was Illuminati and left before he released this song, but I don't believe that. That is mainly because of his life, he's got a lot of fans (this might make you suspect that he's Illuminati) but also he has dealt with many terrible things throughout his life. When he started out as a white rapper, he was not popular, and he didn't get his first award until 1999 (1992 was his first records deal). There are many other artists who get real popular without striving a bit.
    He's repeatedly said that he didn't worship the Devil (e.g. single "Still Don't Give a Fuck") and yet people still doubt him. Of course he has many obscene and violent lyrics which people may consider satanic, but they don't represent his true identity. Hold on, his lyrics are anti-gay, right? How can an Illuminati be anti-gay?
    The song Not Afraid is not concerned with satanic things, but rather personal things (remember he has had an unpleasant life).


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    Mar 1st, 2017 3:08pm report

    he' n0w sh0wing us h0w he managed 2 escape the "illuminati den",0f lucifer-the hunter 0f inn0cents"
    & he wants us n0t 2 put 0ur steps f0rward 0n the freemas0nry gr0und..he's next 2 Late:TuPac Amaru Shakur

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