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Eminem: Not Afraid Meaning

Song Released: 2010


Not Afraid Lyrics

[Chorus]
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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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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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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    MLBLBR
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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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    anonymous
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    May 2nd, 5:16pm report


    It's all about the illuminati life.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 2nd, 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).
    EMINEM WAS NEVER AND ISN'T AN ILLUMINATI OR A SATANIST.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 1st, 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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    anonymous
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    Mar 1st, 3:07pm 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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    anonymous
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    Sep 17th, 2016 9:29am report


    It's all about the fuckin illuminati how he's being slaved

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    anonymous
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    Sep 14th, 2016 9:53pm report


    He's a legend



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    anonymous
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    Sep 3rd, 2016 9:13am report


    he was talking about illuminati

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    anonymous
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    Mar 4th, 2016 3:28pm report


    I believe its about getting over addiction



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    anonymous
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    Feb 26th, 2016 2:16am report


    Eminem begans by saying that his lyrics wont deliver the message without him reading it out to us. He goes on to talk about how he being a white beat all odds and rose uo to the top in Rapping ...but it all came with a price;his family. Eminem continues to talk about the battle between the two parts of himself Marshall Mathers and Slim Shady and how this is affecting his family life. Everything comes at a price



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    kylee
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    Mar 23rd, 2015 3:05am report


    Something about this song makes me think that my papa heard this song while he was in the hospital and God wanted him to and it healed him. Because it is known that music can heal people. Eminem you are a saving grace



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    anonymous
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    Nov 2nd, 2014 11:51pm report


    This song is about him breaking out of a cage with his demons..



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    melissannroadysmith
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    Oct 13th, 2014 10:49pm report


    I feel this whole planned out by music industry to brainwash us using media and musicnis COMPLETE BS, People who agree with that are just looking for excuses to explain all the mystery and tons of couicidences that truely have no explanation and couldnt be preordained by any humane hands only by GOD JESUS CHRIST Himself! And all these sings and couincedences are foretelling warnings signs of revelation by God as a Warning! Its His way of shoeing us mercy and Grace to wake us up before its too Late!!!
    I could be wrong but I strongly get that feeling from God himself The Holy Spirit,....! Period! FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME WITH YOUR THOUGHTS, melissasmith7880@gmail.com or text 7576456927 or my fb name melissa ann roady smith, Grace and Peace to you all and God Bless, TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR! ALWAYS!



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    ibalisticsquid
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    Jun 26th, 2014 6:56am report


    I think song is about him being what he is was before to him growing stronger through out his career.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 19th, 2014 6:11pm report


    I think it is his journey through his drug abuse and how he came clean.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 28th, 2013 10:42am report


    Also, we must not forget how Em thanks his fans for getting him clean & free from confines of prescription drug usage.



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