Mockingbird
oleh: Eminem



(Intro Spoken)I know sometimes, things may not always make sense to you right now, but hey, what did daddy always tell you? Straigten up. Stiffen up that upper lip. What you cryin about? You got me.
(1st Verse)Haillie I know you miss you mom, and i know u miss your dadwhen im gone, but im tryin to give u the that life i never hadI can see your sad, even when you smile even when you laughI can see it in your eyesdeep inside you wanna cryCuz your scaredwhen i aint theredaddy's with you in your prayersNo more cryin wipe them tearsDaddy's here no more nightmaresWe gon' pull together through itwe gon' do itLaney,uncles crazy ain't heyeah but he loves u girl and u better know itWe're all we got in this worldWhen it spins when it swirlsWhen it whirls, when it twirlsTwo little beautiful girlsLookin puzzled in a dazeI know it's confusin youDaddy's always on the moveMomma's always on the newsI try to keep you sheltered from it but some how it seemsthe more i try to do that the more it backfires on meall the things growin up as daddy, daddy had too seedaddy dont want u to see but u see just as much as he didwe did not plan it to be this way, your mother and mebut things have gotten so bad between usi dont see usever bein together ever againlike we used to be when we us teenagersbut then of course everything always happens for a reasonbut i guess it was just never meant to beits just something we have no control over and thats wat destiny isbut no more worries rest your head and go to sleepmaybe one day we'll wake up and this will all just be a dream
(Chorus)Now hush little baby dont you cryEverything's gonna be alrightStiffin that upper lip up little lady i told yadaddy's here to hold ya, through the nighti know mommy's not here right now and we don't know whywe feel how we feel insideit may seem a little crazy pretty baby, but i promise, momma's gonna be alright
(Verse 2)It's funny, I remember back one year when daddy had no moneymommy wrapped the christmas presents up and stuck them under the treeand said some of them were from mecuz daddy couldnt buy emill never forget that christmas i sat up the whole night cryincuz daddy felt like a bumsee daddy had a jobbut his job was to keep the food on the table for u and momand at the timeevery house that we lived in either kept gettin broken into and robbedor shot up on the blockand your momwas saving money for you in a jartrying to start a piggy bank for you so you could go to collegealmost had a thousand dollarstill someone broke in and stole itand i know it hurt so bad it broke your momma's heartand it seems like everything was just startin to fall apartmom and dad was arguin alotso momma moved back on the charmers in the flatone bedroom apartmentand dad moved back to the other side of 8 Mile and novaraAnd that's wen daddy went to California with a cdAnd met Dr. Dre, and flew you and momma out to see meBut daddy had to work, you and momma had to leave mebut then u started seeing daddy on the T.Vand momma didnt like itand you and laney were to young to understandpapa was a rolllin stone, momma developed a habitand it all happened to fast for either one of us to grab itim just sorry you were there and had to witness it first hand cuz all i ever wanted to do was to make u proudnow im sittin in this empty housejust reminiscinlookin at ur baby pictures, it just trips me outto see how much youve both have grown its almost like your sisters nowwow, i guess you pretty much arebut daddy's still herelaney im talkin to u toodaddy's still herei like the sound of that, yeahit's got a ring to it dont itshhh, mommas only gone for the moment
(Chorus)Now hush little baby dont yoo cryeverythings gonna be alrightstiffin that upper lip up little lady i told ya,daddys here to hold ya through the nite,i kno mommys not here right now and we dont kno why we feel how we feel inside it may seem a little crazy pretty baby but i promise mommas gon' be alriteAnd if you ask me to Daddy's gonna buy you a mocking birdim-ma give you the worldimma buy a diamond ring for you, Imma sing for uill do nething for you to see you smileand if that mockingbird dont sing and that ring dont shineimma break that birdies neckill go back to the jewlerwho sold it to yaand make him eat every karot dont fuck with dad! haha