Coverafbeelding Eminem feat. Sia - Guts over fear
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  •   2014

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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 voor haar album Beautiful Trauma de track Revenge. 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. Op 15 december verschijnt met Revival zijn negende album. River, een samenwerking met Ed Sheeran, wordt Alarmschijf.


Songtekst

Feels like a close, it's coming to
Fuck am I gonna do
It's too late to start over
This is the only thing I, thing I know

Sometimes I feel like all I ever do is
Find different ways to word the same old song
Ever since I came along
From the day the song called "Hi, My Name Is" dropped
Started thinkin' my name was fault
Cause any time things went wrong
I was the one who they would blame it on
The media made me the equivalent
Of a modern-day Genghis Khan
Tried to argue it was only entertainment, dog
Gangster, nah, courageous balls
Had to change my style
They said I'm way too soft
And I sound like AZ and Nas
Out came the claws
And the fangs been out since then
But up until the instant
That I went against it
It was ingrained in me
That I wouldn't amount to a shitstain I thought
No wonder I had to unlearn
Everything my brain was taught
Do I really belong in this game, I pondered
I just wanna play my part
Should I make waves or not
So back and forth in my brain
The tug-o-war wages on
And I don't wanna seem ungrateful
Or disrespect the artform I was raised upon
But sometimes you gotta take a loss
And have people rub it in your face
Before you get made pissed off
And keep pluggin', it's your only outlet
And your only outfit
So you know they're gonna talk about it
Better find a way to counter it
Quick and make it, ah
Feel like I've already said this
A ka-billion eighty times
How many times can I say the same thing
Different ways that rhyme
What I really wanna say is
If there's anyone else that can relate to my story
Bet 'cha feel the same way I felt
When I was in the same place you are
When I was afraid ta...

I was a...
Afraid to make a single sound
Afraid I would never find a way out
Afraid I'd never be found
I don't wanna go another round
An angry man's power will shut you up
Trip wires fill this house with tip-toed love
Run out of excuses for everyone
So here I am and I will not run

Guts over fear (The time is near)
Guts over fear (I shed a tear)
For all the times I let you push me round
And let you keep me down
Now I got guts over fear, guts over fear

Feels like a close, it's coming to
Fuck am I gonna do
It's too late to start over
This is the only thing I, thing I know

I know what it was like
I was there once, single parents
Hate your appearance
As you struggle to find your place in this world
And the pain spawns all the anger on
But it wasn't until I put the pain in song
Learned who to aim it on
That I made a spark, started to spit harder shit
Learned how to harness it while the reins were off
And there was a lot of bizarre shit, but the crazy part
Was soon as I stopped saying: I gave a fuck
Haters started to appreciate my art
And it just breaks my heart
To look at all the pain I caused
But what am I gonna do when the rage is gone
And the lights go out in that trailer park
And the window is closin'
And there's nowhere else that I can go with flows
And I'm frozen
Cause there's no more emotion for me to pull from
Just a bunch of playful songs that I make for fun
So to the break of dawn
Here I go recycling the same old song
But I'd rather make "Not Afraid 2"
Then make another muthafuckin' "We Made You", uh
And I don't wanna seem indulgent
When I discuss my lows and my highs
My demise and my uprise, pray to God
I just open enough eyes later on
Gave you the supplies and the tools
To hopefully use, that'll make ya strong
Enough to lift yourself up
When you feel like I felt
Cause I can't explain to y'all
How dang exhausted my legs felt
Just havin' to balance my dang self
When on eggshells I was made to walk
But thank you, ma, 'cause that gave me the
Strength to cause Shady-mania
So when they empty that stadium
Least I made it outta that house
And a found a place in this world
When the day was done
So this is for every kid who all's they ever did
Was dreamt of one day just gettin' accepted
I represent him or her, anyone similar
You are the reason that I made this song
And everything you're scared to say
Don't be afraid to say no more
From this day forward, just let them a-holes talk
Take it with a grain of salt
And eat their fuckin' faces off
The legend of the angry blonde lives on through you
When I'm gone and to think I was a...

I was a...
Afraid to make a single sound
Afraid I would never find a way out
Afraid I'd never be found
I don't wanna go another round
An angry man's power will shut you up
Trip wires fill this house with tip-toed love
Run out of excuses for everyone
So here I am and I will not run

Guts over fear (The time is near)
Guts over fear (I shed a tear)
For all the times I let you push me round
And let you keep me down
Now I got guts over fear, guts over fear

Songinformatie

ArtiestEminem,
Sia
 A-kant
Titel Guts Over Fear
Lengte 5:00
Componist(en) Marshall Mathers; Luis Resto; Emile Haynie; John Hill; Sia Furler
Producer(s) Emile Haynie
 B-kant
Platenlabel Aftermath Entertainment
Catalogusnr digital download
Releasedatum 26-08-2014
Hoogste positie UK 10
Hoogste positie US 22


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