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Eminem: Not Afraid Meaning

Song Released: 2010

Not Afraid Lyrics

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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    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 6:39pm 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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    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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    Sep 17th, 9:29am report

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

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    Sep 14th, 9:53pm report

    He's a legend


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    Sep 3rd, 9:13am report

    he was talking about illuminati

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    Mar 4th, 2016 3:28pm report

    I believe its about getting over addiction


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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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    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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    Nov 2nd, 2014 11:51pm report

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


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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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    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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    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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    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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    Jun 27th, 2013 6:25am report

    I think he's not afraid of what happens as long as he has a stand at what's right and that's being true to heart in his heart


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    Mar 20th, 2013 3:55pm report

    you interpret it the way you want it to be, and say what you want it to say. He must have been of drugs standing on that roof. every1 see's what they want to see. if it looks like a duck. proof, em fan from the start, my own opinion is that I don't believe for 1 minute his life is as hard as he makes it out to be but I suppose it was in the start but all in all he is a lucky lad and if he lived my life he would cry.

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    Oct 27th, 2012 10:40am report

    I think it is very clear that these lyrics are a statement on the 12 step recovery process. In recovery addicts and alcoholics learn to face the fears that that in the past caused them to use. Fear is one of the big character defects that we must work to over come.

    12 step recovery also insists that our focus be on the addict that still suffers. To stay well we must be brave enough to tell others how sick we were and how we got well. We must be willing to help them get well too, if they want to.

    This is very evident in the chorus and the first verse.

    I'm not afraid, To take a stand, Everybody, Come take my hand, We'll walk this road together, through the storm Whatever weather, cold or warm Just letting you know that, you're not alone, Holla if you feel like you've been down the same road

    Yeah, it's been a ride I guess I had to, go to that place, to get to this one
    Now some of you, might still be in that place If you're trying to get out, just follow me I'll get you there

    I think that the second verse stands as a challenge to those who disagree with the recovery process, the saboteurs if you will. He knows that they will try to take the power of the truth from his words but he also knows that this is not possible because they are nothing but truth. He is promising to continue to speak this truth, without fear, for the remainder of his life.

    You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay 'em
    But you won't take the sting out these words before I say 'em
    Cause ain't no way I'ma let you stop me from causing mayhem
    When I say I'ma do something I do it,
    I don't give a damn what you think,
    I'm doing this for me, so fuck the world
    Feed it beans, it's gassed up, if it thinks it's stopping me
    I'ma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly
    And all those who look down on me I'm tearing down your balcony
    No if ands or buts, don't try to ask him why or how can he
    From "Infinite" down to the last "Relapse" album
    He's still shitting, whether he's on salary paid hourly
    Until he bows out or he shits his bowels out of him
    Whichever comes first, for better or worse
    He's married to the game, like a fuck you for Christmas
    His gift is a curse, forget the Earth, he's got the urge
    To pull his dick from the dirt, and fuck the whole universe

    Perhaps only Eminem himself knows what the first part of this means but I completely understand the last bit. The demons are the drugs that need to be exorcised.

    Okay quit playing with the scissors and shit, and cut the crap
    I shouldn't have to rhyme these words in the rhythm for you to know it's a rap
    You said you was king, you lied through your teeth, for that
    Fuck your feelings, instead of getting crowned you're getting capped
    And to the fans, I'll never let you down again, I'm back
    I promise to never go back on that promise, in fact
    Let's be honest, that last "Relapse" CD was ehhh
    Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground
    Relax, I ain't going back to that now
    All I'm trying to say is get back, click-clack, blow
    Cause I ain't playing around
    It's a game called circle and I don't know how, I'm way too up to back down
    But I think I'm still trying to figure this crap out
    Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didn't, this fucking black cloud
    Still follows, me around but it's time to exorcise these demons
    These motherfuckers are doing jumping jacks now!

    And this is where he gets clean and turns life around...

    And I just can't keep living this way
    So starting today, I'm breaking out of this cage
    I'm standing up, I'ma face my demons
    I'm manning up, I'ma hold my ground
    I've had enough, now I'm so fed up
    Time to put my life back together right now!

    It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me
    Admittedly, I probably did it subliminally
    For you, so I could come back a brand new me you helped see me through
    And don't even realize what you did, believe me you
    I been through the ringer, but they could 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, no more beef flingers
    No more drama from now on, I promise
    To focus solely on handling my responsibilities as a father
    So I solemnly swear to always treat this roof, like my daughters
    And raise it, you couldn't lift a single shingle on it!
    Cause the way I feel, I'm strong enough to go to the club
    Or the corner pub, and lift the whole liquor counter up
    Cause I'm raising the bar
    I'd shoot for the moon but I'm too busy gazing at stars
    I feel amazing and I'm


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    Oct 12th, 2012 10:05pm report

    yes all people who say that hes talking about getting out of Illuminati game are right... he was a Illuminati puppet at first but now he understands them all. he wants to aware us about these bad people of the music industry and people behind them. these people have a bad n specific intention.

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