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Eminem: Sing For The Moment Meaning

Song Released: 2003

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[Verse #1]
These ideas are nightmares for white parents
Whose worst fear is a child with dyed hair and who likes earrings
Like whatever they say has no bearing
Its so scary in a house that allows no swearing
You see him walking around with...


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    Aug 9th, 2011 8:11pm report

    You guys all have this wrong, which really upsets me because this is one of his best songs. In short, it's basically about how music is really the only escape for humanity and the only thing that has the power to save it.

    Now if you wanna get very definitive, this song has many, many layers and goes into a lot of subjects. In the first verse he is talking a bit about himself when he was younger...When I was younger and listened to this song I almost felt as if he was talking about me. His life is filled with so much bullshit, at his house, his school, he gets abused everywhere he turns, so he listens to music to escape and it eventually teaches him how to grow a backbone and push people back.

    In the second verse he talks about how entertainment is slowly becoming corrupt and damaging the consumers, and he also talks about how people interpret his music. Many people can relate to his lyrics, and hes like "....shit" because he ususally believes that he's alone and theres no one else that shres his pain or his beliefs when in reality a lot of people can. He also talks about how some people interpretit wrongly and think of him as this terrible person trying to corrupt peoples minds, when in reality, hes the only voice of truth.

    The third verse beginning kind of continuing where the second verse ended but then eventually turns to how he makes his music for people going through rough times and how people in those situations use music as their therapy. Im one of those people. When he gets into the part about kids idolising their rappers and crying at night wishing theyd die till they throw on a rap record and they sit and they vibe....damn..I was the exact person he talks about....


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    Apr 13th, 2012 4:37am report

    I think Eminem was really suffering when he was a kid . !! in the first chapter ! and the next chapter he was talking about ! what's the result of entertainment .. the negative things . !! because * there is some people who wants Eminem to fall down . .and this nevfer happend . because ! Eminem is alredy know . finally the last chapter he wants from us to feel the music when we try to listen to this ! and to forget the problems and make our strong ! !!!!! Eminem you are the king of rap . Wow


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    Feb 26th, 2011 2:07am report

    This song is him venting about how every time he opens his month someone attacks him for it. He's explaining that his music isn't the reason kids are being bad and that people are doing crazy stuff. Eminem is just an artist and he wants people to know that his lyrics are harmless if you parent properly


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    Aug 3rd, 2013 8:19am report

    I think this is about eminem growing up and he tells us his problems in his life.


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    Aug 13th, 2012 8:04am report

    This song has a lot of layers and meanings, but to me the main one is that music can keep people dtrong through hard times and that he speaks the truth in his lyrics and he can relate to the kids having a rough time. This song inspired me and motivated me through some hard times and I still like to listen to it if I'm having a shitty day


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    Oct 13th, 2010 10:36pm report

    What i think this is is somewhat venting about how his dad was so terrible, and how it may have screwed him up, and some people may say they know what he goes through, but they don't.
    Also it talks about the hardships you feel with being a star and if the public doesn't like you, they will do anything to shut you up


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    Oct 9th, 2010 10:01am report

    I think this song is about the hardships of life.

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