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I walk on waterBut I ain't no JesusI walk on waterBut only when it freezes (f***)
Why are expectations so high? Is it the bar I set?My arms, I stretch, but I can’t reachA far cry from it, or it's in my grasp, but asSoon as I grab, squeezeI lose my grip like the flyin' trapezeInto the dark I plummet, now the sky’s blackeningI know the mark's high, butter–flies rip apart my stomachKnowin' that no matter what bars I come withYou're gonna harp, gripe, andThat's a hard Vicodin to swallow, so I scrap theseAs pressure increases like khakisI feel the ice cracking, because—
I walk on waterBut I ain't no Jesus(It's the curse of the— it's the curse of the—)I walk on water (shit)But only when it freezes It’s the curse of the standardThat the first of the Mathers discs setAlways in search of the verse that I haven’t spit yetWill this step just be another misstepTo tarnish whatever the legacy, love or respectI've garnered? The rhyme has to be perfect, the delivery flawlessAnd it always feels like I’m hittin' the mark'Til I go sit in the car, listen and pick it apartLike, "This shit is garbage!"God's given me all this, still I feel no different regardlessKids look to me as a god, this is retardedIf only they knew, it’s a facade and it's exhaustiveAnd I try not to listen to nonsenseBut if you bitches are tryin' to strip me of my confidenceMission accomplishedI'm not God-sent, Nas, Rakim, 'Pac, B.I.G., James Todd SmithAnd I'm not Prince, so…
I walk on waterBut I ain't no JesusI walk on waterBut only when it freezes
'Cause I'm only human, just like youMaking my mistakes, oh if you only knewI 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 messAt times juvenile, yes, I goof and I jestA flawed human, I guessBut I'm doin' my best to not ruin your ex–pectations and meet 'em, but firstThe "Speedom" verse, now Big SeanHe'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 palmEvery album song I was spazzin' the fuck out onAnd now I'm gettin' clowned and frowned onBut the only one who's looking down onMe that matters now's DeShaunAm I lucky to be around this long?Begs the question thoughEspecially after the methadoneAs yesterday fades and the Dresden homeIs burnt to the ground, and all that's left of my house is lawnThe crowds are goneAnd it's time to wash out the blondeSales decline, the curtain's drawnThey're closin' the set, I'm still pokin' my head from out behindAnd everyone who has doubt, remindNow take your best rhyme, outdo it, now do it a thousand timesNow let 'em tell ya the world no longer cares or gives a fuck about your rhymesAnd as I grow outta sight, outta mind, I might go outta mine'Cause how do I ever let this mic go without a fightWhen I made a fuckin' tightrope outta twine?But when I do fall from these heights though, I'll be fineI won't pout or cry or spiral down or whineBut I'll decide if it's my final bow this time around, 'cause—
'Cause I'm only human, just like youI've been making my mistakes, oh if you only knewI don't think you should believe in me the way that you do'Cause I'm terrified to let you down, ohIf I walked on water, I would drown
'Cause I'm just a manBut as long as I got a mic, I'm godlikeSo me and you are not alikeB***, I wrote "Stan"
Since mid-November, the first single Walk on Water from Eminem upcoming ninth studio album "Revival" has been relesed. The sonorous voice of Beyoncé complements the rapper's rhymes. Unlike previous, more aggressive songs Walk on Water is rather calm and thoughtful. Also, the theme of the song is rather unusual and breaks with Eminem's songs from the past. He says the song is about not being Superman. It's about the high expectations that fans and listeners of his music place on Eminem. The heavy burden on him and the fear to disappoint is after numerous successes all the greater.
In the past he has more often surpassed the expectations placed on him. He wants to continue to achieve that. However, this increases the pressure on him enormously and can quickly turn into the opposite. He tries figuratively to reach the next level, but often runs into the void or cannot stay at that level. He feels the ice crack under his feet and get thinner, threatens to break and drop him into the cold water. He can not walk on water, just when it freezes. Despite self-portrayal as a rap god in past songs, he is now rowing back and presenting himself as a human being like any other, who has to work hard and cannot let miracles happen.
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