Brain Damage
oleh: Eminem



These are the results of a thousand electric voltsA neck with bolts, "Nurse we're losing him, check the pulse!"A kid who refused to respect adultsWore spectacles with taped frames and a freckled noseA corny looking white boy, scrawny and always orneryCause I was always sick of brawny bullies picking on meAnd I might snap, one day just like thatI decided to strike back and flatten every tire on the bike rackMy first day in junior high, this kid said,"It's you and I, three o'clock sharp this afternoon you die"I looked at my watch it was one twenty"I already gave you my lunch money what more do you want from me?!?"He said, "Don't try to run from me, you'll just make it worse..."My palms were sweaty, and I started to shake at firstSomething told me, "Try to fake a stomach ache it works"I screamed, "Owww!My appendix feels like they could burst!Teacher, teacher, quick I need a naked nurse!"[N] "What's the matter?"[E] "I don't know, my leg, it hurts!"[N] "Leg?!?I thought you said it was your tummy?!?"[E] "Oh, I mean it is, but I also got a bum knee!"[N] "Mr. Mathers, the fun and games are over. And just for that stunt, you're gonna get some extra homework."[E] "But don't you wanna give me after school detention?"[N] "Nah, that bully wants to beat your ass and I'ma let him."
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Brain damage, ever since the day I was bornDrugs is what they used to say I was onThey say I never knew which way I was goingBut everywhere I go they keep playing my song
Brain damage..Way before my baby daughter HaileyI was harassed daily by this fat kid named D'Angelo BaileyAn eighth grader who acted obnoxious, cause his father boxesso everyday he'd shove me in the lockersOne day he came in the bathroom while I was pissinAnd had me in the position to beat me into submissionHe banged my head against the urinal til he broke my nose,Soaked my clothes in blood, grabbed me and choked my throatI tried to plead and tell him, "We shouldn't beef"But he just wouldn't leave, he kept choking me and I couldn't breatheHe looked at me and said, "You gonna die honkey!"The principal walked inand started helping him stomp meI made them think they beat me to deathHolding my breath for like five minutes before they finally leftThen I got up and ran to the janitor's storage boothKicked the door hinge loose and ripped out the four inch screwsGrabbed some sharp objects, brooms, and foreign tools"This is for every time you took my orange juice,or stole my seat in the lunchroom and drank my chocolate milk.Every time you tipped my tray and it dropped and spilt.I'm getting you back bully!Now once and for good."I cocked the broomstick back and swung hard as I couldand beat him over the head with it til I broke the woodKnocked him down, stood on his chest with one foot.... Made it home, later that same dayStarted reading a comic, and suddenly everything became grayI couldn't even see what I was tryin to readI went deaf, and my left ear started to bleedMy mother started screaming, "What are you on, drugs?!?Look at you, you're getting blood all over my rug!"She beat me over the head with the remote controlopened a hole, and my whole brain fell out of my skullI picked it up and screamed, "Look bitch, what have you done?!?"[M] "Oh my God, I'm sorry son"[E] "Shut up you cunt!"I said, "Fuck it!"Took it and stuck it back up in my headthen I sewed it shut and put a couple of screws in my neck