The Monster

Album: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)
Charted: 1 1
  • I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed
    Get along with the voices inside of my head
    You're trying to save me, stop holding your breath
    And you think I'm crazy, yeah, you think I'm crazy

    I wanted the fame, but not the cover of Newsweek
    Oh well, guess beggars can't be choosey
    Wanted to receive attention for my music
    Wanted to be left alone in public excuse me
    For wanting my cake, and eat it too, and wanting it both ways
    Fame made me a balloon cause my ego inflated
    When I blew; see, but it was confusing
    Cause all I wanted to do is be the Bruce Lee of loose leaf
    Abused ink, used it as a tool when I blew steam
    (Ooh!) Hit the lottery, oh wee
    But with what I gave up to get was bittersweet
    It was like winning a used me
    Ironic cause I think I'm getting so huge I need a shrink
    I'm beginning to lose sleep: one sheep, two sheep
    Going cuckoo and cooky as Kool Keith
    But I'm actually weirder than you think cause I'm...

    I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed
    Get along with the voices inside of my head
    You're trying to save me, stop holding your breath
    And you think I'm crazy, yeah, you think I'm crazy

    Well, that's nothing

    No, I ain't much of a poet but I know somebody
    Once told me to seize the moment and don't squander it
    Cause you never know when it all could be over tomorrow
    So I keep conjuring, sometimes I wonder
    Where these thoughts spawn from
    (Yeah, ponder it, do you want this?
    No wonder you losing your mind, the way it wanders)
    Yodel-odel-ay-hee-hoo
    I think you've been wandering off down yonder
    And stumbled onto Jeff VanVonderen
    Cause I need an interventionist to intervene between me and this monster
    And save me from myself and all this conflict
    Cause the very thing that I love's killing me and I can't conquer it
    My OCD is conking me in the head
    Keep knocking, nobody's home, I'm sleepwalking
    I'm just relaying what the voice in my head is saying
    Don't shoot the messenger, I'm just friends with the...

    I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed
    Get along with the voices inside of my head
    You're trying to save me, stop holding your breath
    And you think I'm crazy, yeah, you think I'm crazy

    Well, that's nothing

    Call me crazy, but I have this vision
    One day that I walk amongst you a regular civilian
    But until then drums get killed
    And I'm coming straight at MCs, blood get spilled
    And I take it back to the days that I get on a Dre track
    Give every kid who got played at, pumped up feeling
    And s*** to say back to the kids who play 'em
    I ain't here to save the f***ing children
    But if one kid out of a hundred million
    Who are going through a struggle feels and then relates, that's great
    It's payback, Russell Wilson falling way back in the draft
    Turn nothing into something, still can make that, straw into gold chump
    I will spin Rumpelstiltskin in a haystack
    Maybe I need a straight jacket face facts, I am nuts for real
    But I'm okay with that, it's nothing, I'm still friends with the...

    I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed
    Get along with the voices inside of my head
    You're trying to save me, stop holding your breath
    And you think I'm crazy, yeah, you think I'm crazy

    I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed
    Get along with the voices inside of my head
    You're trying to save me, stop holding your breath
    And you think I'm crazy, yeah, you think I'm crazy

    Well, that's nothing

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