Careful What You Wish For
[Intro]"Breaking news, Detroit rapper Eminem cancels his sold-out European tourTo check himself into rehab, after admitting an addiction to sleep medicationWe'll have more on this story as it develops""Shady Records recording artist Obie Trice has apparentlySurvived a gunshot to the head, in what appears to be a random drive-by shootingMeanwhile, Eminem is rumored to be alienated... on again/off again relationship with...""This just in, a tour bus involving Eminem's bus...""Updating a story we brought you earlier about gunfire at an after-hoursClub we've learned that the rapper Proof has been fatally shot.""Shady/Aftermath recording artist...""Long-time best friend of Eminem, and a member of the rap group D12.""D12 back in the news again today...""Is it a sabbatical or the end? The rumors and speculationContinue to swirl around Eminem. He insists he's just taking a breakBut doubters believe he's retiring, leaving us all to ask'Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?'"
[Verse 1]So this is it, this is what I wished forJust isn't how I envisioned it, fame to the point of imprisonmentI just thought the shit'd be differentBut something changed the minute that I got a whiff of itI started to inhale it, smell it, started sniffing itAnd it became my cocaine, I just couldn't quitI just wanted a little bit then it turned me to a monsterI became a hypocrite, concert after concertI was raking in the dough, rolling in greenHad the game hemmed up, like a sewing machineBut I was losing my freedom, there was nowhere for meTo not go and be seen, and just go and be meAnd there was no in-between, you either loved it or hate itEvery CD critics gave it a 3 then threeYears later they go back and re-rate itThen called the Slim Shady LP the greatestThe Marshall Mathers was a classic, the Eminem Show was fantasticBut Encore just didn't have the caliber to match itI guess enough time just ain't passed yetA couple more years that shit'll be IllmaticAnd eight years later I'm still at itDivorced, re-married, a felon, a father, sleeping pill addictAnd this is real talk, I feel like The Incredible HulkMy back has been broke and I can still walk
[Hook]So be careful what you wish for, cause you just might get itAnd if you get it then you just might not know what to do with itCause it might just come back on you ten-foldI said be careful what you wish for, cause you just might get itAnd if you get it then you just might not know what to do with itCause it might just come back on you ten-fold
[Verse 2]I got a letter from a fan that said, he's been praying for meEvery day and for some reason it's been weighing on my mind heavyCause I don't read every, letter I getBut something told me to go ahead and open itBut, why would someone pray for you when they don't know you?You didn't pray for me when I was localAnd as I lay these vocals, I think of all the shit I had to go throughJust to get to where I'm at, I've already told youAt least, a thousand times in these rhymesI appreciate the prayer but I've already got, God on my sideAnd it's been one hell of a ride, hasn't it?Just watching it from a opposite standpoint, man boy's got to lookNuts, and that's the only word I can think ofRight now on how, to describe the shitThis is like a vibe you get, go ahead and bop to itJust watch what you wish for cause I got the shit