Coverafbeelding Eminem feat. Beyoncé - Walk on water
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  •   3 weken
  •   24 piekpositie
  •   49 punten
  •   2017

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   27-10-1972
Land   Verenigde Staten

Marschall Bruce Mathers III werd in zijn jeugd geïnspireerd door LL Cool J en de Beasty Boys. Soul Intent verschijnt als eerste, zeer beperkt verkrijgbare, release. In 1996 is Infinite zijn eerste album, maar echt succes volgt pas als hij de steun van Dr. Dre krijgt.

Het album The Slim Shady LP wordt dan ook zijn echte doorbraak. In de Top 40 bereiken Hi! My Name Is Slim Shady en Guilty Conscience (samen met Dr. Dre) de Top 40. In 2000 verschijnt het album The Marshall Mathers LP, waarvan Stan de tweede plaats in de Top 40 bereikt. De rapper scoort later met Without Me en Lose Yourself twee nummer 1-hits.

Na Love The Way You Lie (#4), dat hij in 2010 samen met Rihanna tot een hit maakt, wordt het stil rond Eminem.

In 2013 verschijnt The Marshall Mathers LP2, het achtste studioalbum van Eminem. Ook is hij opnieuw te horen in een samenwerking met Rihanna. The Monster is zijn 21e hit in de Top 40 en wordt een dusdanig succes dat hij elf jaar na dato zijn beste resultaat (Lose Yourself uit 2003) overtreft. Op het album staat onder meer Headlights (met Nate Ruess) en Guts Over Fear (met Sia).

In 2017 maakt hij met P!nk de track Revenge die in oktober door Radio 538 wordt verheven tot Alarmschijf. Nog geen maand later komt de rapper ook zelf met een nummer, Walk On Water, waar hij Beyoncé voor wist te strikken om de vocalen voor haar rekening te nemen.


Songtekst

I walk on water
But I ain't no Jesus
I walk on water
But only when it freezes (Fuck)

Why are expectations so high
Is it the bar I set
My arms, I stretch, but I can't reach
A far cry from it, or it's in my grasp
But as soon as I grab, squeeze
I lose my grip like the flyin' trapeze
Into the dark I plummet, now the sky’s blackening
I know the mark's high, butterflies
Rip apart my stomach
Knowin' that no matter what bars I come with
You're gonna harp, gripe, and
That's a hard Vicodin to swallow
So I scrap these
As pressure increases like khakis
I feel the ice cracking, because

I walk on water
But I ain't no Jesus
I walk on water (Shit)
But only when it freezes

It's the curse of the standard
That the first of the Mathers discs set
Always in search of the verse that I haven't spit yet
Will this step just be another misstep
To tarnish whatever the legacy, love or respect
I've garnered
The rhyme has to be perfect, the delivery flawless
And it always feels like I'm hittin' the mark
Til I go sit in the car, listen and pick it apart
Like this shit is garbage
God's given me all this
Still I feel no different regardless
Kids look to me as a god, this is retarded
If only they knew
It's a facade and it's exhaustive
And I try not to listen to nonsense
But if you bitches are tryin’ to strip me of my confidence
Mission accomplished
I'm not God-sent
Nas, Rakim, Pac, B.I.G., James Todd Smith
And I'm not Prince, so

I walk on water
But I ain't no Jesus
I walk on water
But only when it freezes

Cause I'm only human
Just like you
Making my mistakes
Oh, if you only knew
I don't think you should believe in me
The way that you do
Cause I'm terrified
To let you down, oh

It's true, I'm a Rubik's
A beautiful mess
At times juvenile, yes
I goof and I jest
A flawed human, I guess
But I'm doin' my best
To not ruin your ex
'pectations and meet 'em, but first
The Speedom verse
Now Big Sean, he's goin' too fast
is he gonna shout or curse out his mom
There was a time I had the world by the balls
Eatin' out my palm
Every album song
I was spazzin' the fuck out on
And now I'm gettin' clowned and frowned on
But the only one who's looking down on me that matters
Now's DeShaun
Am I lucky to be around this long
Begs the question though
Especially after the methadone
As yesterday fades
And the Dresden home is burnt to the ground
And all that's left of my house is lawn
The crowds are gone
And it's time to wash out the blonde
Sales decline
The curtain's drawn
They're closin' the set
I'm still pokin' my head from out behind
And everyone who has doubt, remind
Now take your best rhyme, outdo it
Now do it a thousand times
Now let 'em tell ya the world no longer cares
Or gives a fuck about your rhymes
And as I grow outta sight, outta mind
I might go outta mine
Cause how do I
Ever let this mic go without a fight
When I made a fuckin' tightrope outta twine?
But when I do fall from these heights though, I'll be fine
I won't pout or cry or spiral down or whine
But I'll decide if it's my final bow this time around, cause

I walk on water
But I ain't no Jesus
I walk on water
But only when it freezes

Cause I'm only human
Just like you
I've been making my mistakes
Oh, if you only knew
I don't think you should believe in me
The way that you do
Cause I'm terrified
To let you down, oh

If I walked on water
I would drown

Cause I'm just a man
But as long as I got a mic
I'm godlike
So me and you are not alike
Bitch, I wrote Stan

Songinformatie

ArtiestEminem,
Beyoncé
 A-kant
Titel Walk on Water
Lengte 5:04
Componist(en) Marshall Mathers; Holly Hafermann; Beyoncé Knowles
Producer(s) Rick Rubin / Co Producer: Skylar Grey
Mixage Manny Marroquin
 B-kant
Platenlabel Aftermath Entertainment
Catalogusnr digital download
Releasedatum 10-11-2017
Hoogste positie UK 7
Hoogste positie US 14


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