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This song is dedicated to all the happy people
All the happy people who have real nice lives
And who have no idea whats it like to be broke as fuck

[Verse One:]

I feel like I'm walking a tight rope, without a circus net


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    Nov 16th, 2007 11:45pm report

    Aight all yall are fucking wrong ok this is what I think

    This song is dedicated to all the happy people
    All the happy people who have real nice lives
    And who have no idea whats it like to be broke as fuck

    that is self explanitary these people were people that were rich from birth

    "We'll all gone blow up and leave the past behind us"

    pretty much means that we aint gonna have it when we die

    Cause we see them dollar signs and let the cash blind us
    Money will brainwash you and leave your ass mindless
    Snakes slither in the grass spineless

    means money has blinded us from real life

    Cause when we die we know were all going the same way

    were all gonna die someday and when we do die we will all be equal.

    When all you need is bucks to be the man
    Plus a luxury sedan

    means that in this world we need money to be cool

    Too comfortable and roomy in a six

    we have too much and we don't need that much

    I want the money, the women, the fortune, and the fame
    That Means I'll end up burning in hell scorching in flames

    abusing your gifts is a sin

    so pretty much I believe that this song is a very positive song and it is saying that allot of people don't know what its like to be broke as fuck cause money will brainwash us we want what we don't need and even when we think we have it all we always want more its fucked up aint it.

    rock steady yall
    this is G-Rant.. directly


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    Sep 24th, 2013 9:39pm report

    Basically this song is about the fact that he is at rock bottom and he is completely broke and can't provide for his family

    He also hints that he may resort to crime as an awnser to solve his money issues

    'I'm running up on someone's lawn with guns drawn'
    'It means I'm stealing your cheque book and forging your name'

    He also says that this is the way many people turn becaue they are blinded by their need of money and will do anything to get their hands on more money


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    Jan 3rd, 2012 1:47am report

    Okay, I would pretty much say what everybody else has. But I need to say for the millionth time how awesome and real this song is- it is on par with classics lyrically such as Suicidal Thoughts by B.I.G and shit.
    Pity noone in hip hop today sees fit to make such dope shit anymore.


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    Nov 29th, 2010 11:57pm report

    This Song is about Eminem's life after Hallie Jade was Born. The struggle to make ends meet. The first couple of words are. "This Song is dedicated to all the Happy People, The people that have really nice live, and don't know what it's like to be broke as fuck" Due to these lyrics eminem has brought the people that have experienced something similar to what he has.


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    Jul 20th, 2010 7:57am report

    A musical version of the credo of Fight Club - ' it's only when we've lost everything, that we're free to do anything' and the pointlessness of pursuing material gain as a means to self-worth.

    Also, it's like a man who just has to say all those things he is thinking, venting his frustration and anger at a society built on the senseless worship of money and objects.

    Right at the end, he seems to be saying, ok, I've let it rip, now I feel better, and life goes on.


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    Oct 7th, 2009 10:46am report

    I think that this song is a postitive look on life and how he believes that when you hit rock bottom theres nowhere else to go except up and i think eminem has hit rock bottom before in his life and look where he is today hes an inspiration i personally love him.x


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    Nov 12th, 2006 11:49am report

    This song is about eminem being really depressed because he can not provide for is family.

    I love this line "I pray that god answers, maybe I'll ask nicer" I think I may have felt the same way.


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    Aug 20th, 2006 8:42am report

    Yo linkinparkforeva, if you think about it there really isn't many better or happier things anymore in the world. This song was written after his first album infinite did not sell. He took maybe 10-20 pills and puked them all up during a suicide attempt. I don't think he used guns & drugs to get money, though. I think that was just 50 cent.

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    Dec 14th, 2005 12:48pm report

    This song is about when Eminem's life was really s***. He had no money, got fired on an almost daily basis, and used drugs and guns to get money. He becomes extremely depressed, almost contemplating suicide. This is an extremely depressing song, I suggest you listen to happier things afterwards!

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