Careful What You Wish For
Lyrics Eminem

[Numerous news reports]
"Breaking news, Detroit rapper Eminem cancels his sold-out European tour
To check himself into rehab, after admitting an addiction
To sleep medication. We'll have more on this story as it develops."
"Shady Records recording artist Obie Trice has apparently
Survived a gunshot to the head, in what appears to be
A random drive-by shooting. Meanwhile, Eminem is rumored to be
Alienated... on again/off again relationship with..."
"This just in, a tour bus involving Eminem's bus..."
"Updating a story we brought you earlier about gunfire
At an after-hours club we've learned that the rapper Proof
Has been fatally shot."
"Shady/Aftermath recording artist..."
"Long-time best friend of Eminem, and a member of the rap group D12."
"D12 back in the news again today..."
"Is it a sabbatical or the end? The rumors and speculation
Continue to swirl around Eminem. He insists he's just taking a break
But doubters believe he's retiring, leaving us all to ask
'Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?'"

So this is it, this is what I wished for
Just isn't how I envisioned it, fame to the point of imprisonment
I just thought the sh*t'd be different
But something changed the minute that I got a whiff of it
I started to inhale it, smell it, started sniffing it
And it became my cocaine, I just couldn't quit
I just wanted a little bit
Then it turned me to a monster, I became a hypocrite
Concert after concert, I was raking in the dough, rolling in green
Had the game hemmed up, like a sewing machine
But I was losing my freedom, there was nowhere for me
To not go and be seen, and just go and be me
And there was no in-between
You either loved it or hate it, every CD critics gave it a 3
Then three, years later they go back and re-rate it
Then called "The Slim Shady LP" the greatest
"The Marshall Mathers" was a classic, "The Eminem Show" was fantastic
But "Encore" just didn't have the caliber to match it
I guess enough time just ain't passed yet
A couple more years that sh*t'll be "Illmatic"
And eight years later I'm still at it
Divorced, re-married, a felon, a father, sleeping pill addict
And this is real talk, I feel like The Incredible Hulk
My back has been broke and I can still walk

[Hook: Eminem]
So be careful what you wish for
Cause you just might get it, and if you get it
Then you just might not know what to do wit it
Cause it might just come back on you ten-fold
I said be careful what you wish for
Cause you just might get it, and if you get it
Then you just might not know what to do wit it
Cause it might just come back on you ten-fold

I got a letter from a fan that said, he's been praying for me
Every day and for some reason it's been weighing on my mind heavy
Cause I don't read every, letter I get
But something told me to go ahead and open it
But, why would someone pray for you when they don't know you?
You didn't pray for me when I was loco
And as I lay these vocals, I think of all the sh*t I had to go through
Just to get to where I'm at, I've already told you
At least, a thousand times in these rhymes
I appreciate the prayer but I've already got, God on my side
And it's been one hell of a ride, hasn't it?
Just watching it from a opposite standpoint, man boy's got to look
Nuts, and that's the only word I can think of
Right now on how, to describe the sh*t
This is like a vibe you get, go ahead and bop to it
Just watch what you wish for cause I got the sh*t



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