Eminem - Not Afraid Lyrics and Video




Not Afraid by Eminem, Music Lyrics and Video

Not Afraid is the first single from American rapper Eminem’s seventh studio album “Recovery”. The song debuted on April 29, 2010 on Shade 45.
The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number one for the week ending May 22, 2010, making it the sixteenth song in Billboard’s history to debut at number one and only the second rap single ever to debut at the top spot.
The music video for the song was shot in Newark, New Jersey on the streets in downtown. Royce da 5′9″ and Denaun Porter made cameo appearances in the video.

You can listen the song here, this is the official video.

Eminem - Not Afraid Lyrics

(Hook)

I’m not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you’re not alone
Holla if you feel that you’ve been down the same road

(Intro)

Yeah, It’s been a ride
I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one
Now some of you might still be in that place
If you’re trying to get out, just follow me
I’ll get you there

(Verse 1)

You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay ‘em
But you won’t take this thing out these words before I say ‘em
Cause ain’t no way I’m let you stop me from causing mayhem
When I say ‘em or do something I do it, I don’t give a damn
What you think, I’m doing this for me, so fuck the world
Feed it beans, it’s gassed up, if a thing’s stopping me
I’mma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly
And all those who look down on me I’m tearing down your balcony
No if ands or buts don’t try to ask him why or how can he
From Infinite down to the last Relapse album he’s still shit and
Whether he’s on salary, paid hourly
Until he bows out or he shit’s his bowels out of him
Whichever comes first, for better or worse
He’s married to the game, like a fuck you for Christmas
His gift is a curse, forget the earth he’s got the urge
To pull his dick from the dirt and fuck the universe

(Hook)

I’m not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you’re not alone
Holla if you feel that you’ve been down the same road

(Verse 2)
Ok quit playin’ with the scissors and shit, and cut the crap
I shouldn’t have to rhyme these words in the rhythm for you to know it’s a rap
You said you was king, you lied through your teeth
For that fuck your feelings, instead of getting crowned you’re getting capped
And to the fans, I’ll never let you down again, I’m back
I promise to never go back on that promise, in fact
Let’s be honest, that last Relapse CD was “ehhhh”
Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground

Relax, I ain’t going back to that now
All I’m tryna say is get back, click-clack BLAOW
Cause I ain’t playin’ around
There’s a game called circle and I don’t know how
I’m way too up to back down
But I think I’m still tryna figure this crap out
Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didn’t
This fucking black cloud’s still follow’s me around
But it’s time to exercise these demons
These motherfuckers are doing jumping jacks now!

(Hook)

I’m not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you’re not alone
Holla if you feel that you’ve been down the same road

(Bridge)

And I just can’t keep living this way
So starting today, I’m breaking out of this cage
I’m standing up, Imma face my demons
I’m manning up, Imma hold my ground
I’ve had enough, now I’m so fed up
Time to put my life back together right now

(Verse 3)

It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me
Admittedly I probably did it subliminally for you
So I could come back a brand new me, you helped see me through
And don’t even realize what you did, believe me you
I been through the ringer, but they can do little to the middle finger
I think I got a tear in my eye, I feel like the king of
My world, haters can make like bees with no stingers, and drop dead
No more beef fingers, no more drama from now on, I promise
To focus soley on handling my responsibility’s as a father
So I solemnly swear to always treat this roof like my daughters and raise it
You couldn’t lift a single shingle lonely
Cause the way I feel, I’m strong enough to go to the club
Put a ??? and lift the whole liquor counter up
Cause I’m raising the bar, I shoot for the moon
But I’m too busy gazing at stars, I feel amazing and

(Hook)

I’m not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you’re not alone
Holla if you feel that you’ve been down the same road

Song Information

In the song, described as “uplifting” by manager Paul Rosenberg, Eminem tells of how he has tried to overcome the troubles in his life from the past few years, mainly his drug addiction and rehabilitation. He also explains how he felt his last album, Relapse, was not up to his standards, or that of his fans. He promises he will never leave again and now only has his music to focus on.

Released April 29, 2010 (radio)
Recorded 2010
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:09
Label Aftermath, Interscope, Shady
Writers M. Mathers, M. Samuels
Producer Boi-1da


49 Responses to “Eminem - Not Afraid Lyrics and Video”

  1. Shaun Says:

    This is em’s best song in a long time love it

  2. Chriss Says:

    Indeed, at last a really good song by Eminem with a message in text, I love it, amazing rhythm and lyrics!

  3. Lil Al Harkavy Says:

    eminem killed this track there is no doubt about that.

  4. Connor Says:

    Wow my hat goes off to him amazing song hes defently recovered

  5. Sebastiaan Says:

    shady killed it main , he’s really the best rapper ever !

    1(L).

  6. deano Says:

    the last verse wer uve got the questions marks jst afta go to the club, the bit afta tht is or the corner pub, jst to let yu no iincase yu wanna add tht

  7. Billi Says:

    dude you rock you r the best rapper that i know of and ive been tryin for the last couple months to learn everysingle one of your songs and so far i know every one of them! ur like my idol cuz ive been through alot especially since im only 12 and i havent seen either of my parents for 7 years and it really sucks until i start rappin to one of your songs and it makes me feel better people think im wierd cuz imma girl and i rap to songs by guys but i could give a flip less i just wanted to let you know how cool you r!! :)

  8. Richard Says:

    Heyy Billi get some effing friends, and stop being an effing loaner. Who gives a shit about your parents.

  9. El El nan 19 Says:

    ma fav of al time

  10. me Says:

    best song since toy soldiers

  11. Miceal Lehane Says:

    At the right times you just seem to say what is going on in my head and for that I say thank you! I know you will not personally see this message but who the f— knows that someone you know will drop the message. You are an inspiration because if I had you money you have had I would have been dead a long time ago. I feel like I can kick anything with the way you communicate in your songs.

  12. mazza Says:

    hey richard your a f**get so shut the f**k up you stupid f**k! how would you like it it hadent seen ur parents you dumb ass you have no f**ing idea what shes dealing with.

  13. Angel Says:

    the part that says ??? in the lyrics is corner parb :)

  14. Noel B Says:

    This song rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Bronwyn Says:

    Freaken awsome sing love evry ting about it nice beat and evry ting

  16. Christian Says:

    Cause the way I feel, I’m strong enough to go to the club
    OR THE CORNER PUB and lift the whole liquor counter up
    You couldn’t lift a
    single shingle ON IT

  17. Crystal! :) Says:

    this song is the fucken shit :)

  18. michael jordan Says:

    this song tells alot about his life and what he went through as a kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I will always be a fan till the day I die?

  19. michael jordan Says:

    billi live your dream and conquer it!

  20. elaouise sheather Says:

    i luv emimen he is da bomb i luv his new song im not afraid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Shelby McAmmond Says:

    Eminem is the shit and i expect a whole lot more from him hope he makes another one like that soon :)

  22. Big Red Dog Says:

    Man this song is a masterpiece and is just another example of how and wht you made it out of the game. Your music is some of the most vivid and inspirational that I have ever heard. I can personally relate to not the same but just as intense as a result of the game. The one that is impossible to win. The only way to win is not to play. Im out now but it wasnt by choice but I havnt broke through the wall yet and have filled 3 notebooks full writing about it 1 poem(song) at a time and havent been able to knock the wall all the way down to break through to the other side. I think this may be my 1 shot that will be help me break through, and for that God Bless You Man! Keep doin what your doin and keep em commin bro. You may quite possibly be the best rapper that ever picked up a mic. I preshiate ya. Bet That!!!!!

  23. ashley Says:

    this song is da best.so kool. best rap eminem

  24. michelle sisay Says:

    hi yo this music is so fantastic man i never ever herd any music like this in my hole life

  25. micah centie Says:

    the illest so far eminem take my hand on it truly thats a recovery

  26. kathrin Says:

    the ??? is corner par
    and welcome back x

  27. Sunny Says:

    fantastic song dud

  28. rockster Says:

    eminem roks…… welcome back EM….

  29. Lappy. Says:

    after a long time
    hay
    em’s this is best…

  30. sherry p. Says:

    i luv how u say what the f*** u feel in ur music. alot of us can relate to u cause i have been thru the same shit. keep yo head up and stay strong. dont stop what ya doing u the truth

  31. karen carpenter Says:

    loving everything marshal mathers comes out with. 5 star

  32. Someone who loves others Says:

    Marshall you are the best rapper I know and I’m only thirteen and I’m glad your clean now and to know that you are still good at what you do best and will keep bringing great raps for everyone to here about your life. [.] [.]
    /_\
    |::::::::::|

  33. Jason Says:

    Rapping is great. Singing is not. Em, stop singin.

  34. kesh Says:

    Wow…!!!!!!!!!!
    Very nice,touching song & video.
    Hey this is best em’s….

  35. Nephawe meshack Says:

    am just wondering as to whether there is something behind that song but it seems as if my boy eminem was trying to say something with this…one may ask himself as to what was he trying to say when he said he is not afraid to take a stand…it seems as if he is quiting from something bad cause in his lyrics he said something like ” it was my decision to keep clean, i did this for me…can somebody comment to this…in fact the song is hot!!!

  36. Ali Says:

    eminem is best rapper in the world

    father of rap in the world

  37. Haley6 Says:

    This is an awesome song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!can’t wait for another hit.

  38. Gamma-rays Says:

    Eminem is my best rapper apart from Late 2pac. Am always make a motherfucking noise for my Home Boy…… Slim Shady in da house.

    He’s Guy of da new heaven.

    The Recovery Album, I’m not afraid track is most popular and most favourite Hip - Hip to the world world.

  39. kai Says:

    eminem is the best rapper of all time. i will always want to be like him. theres no one better then him. he is the best!!!!!!

    eminem not afraid is THE BEST of ALL TIME!!!

  40. DEVINDU SHENAL SAMARASINGHE Says:

    eminem is a best rapper all the time u not my favorite singer i have no favorite singer but i have favorite band thats name is link-in park

  41. yaz Says:

    nephawe he means he is clean from the mess of the illuminati,cuz he is out of the click now.

  42. dtom Says:

    yo so great man yo song is so heart breakin n ur rappin kills me up ,keep on yo great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. sakar Says:

    lovely 1from eminem……………you rock………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. donna mutizwa Says:

    wow l mean l love this , Eminem is the best and my favourite rapper this rap song makes my blood flow like a water fall

  45. fitzmaurice Says:

    EMINEM,YOU ARE EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE.

  46. donna mutizwa Says:

    EMINEM JUST WANT TO ASK HOW U WERE RAISED L MEAN WERE U RAISED BY SINGERS OR DANCERS U GOT A TALENT THAT INSPIRES ME MOST LONG LIVE EMINEM AND L LOVE DE SONG SOMETIMES WHEN SAD IT MAKES ME WANNA CRY

  47. eminem Says:

    i love dis part of the song

    And I just can’t keep living this way
    So starting today, I’m breaking out of this cage
    I’m standing up, Imma face my demons
    I’m manning up, Imma hold my ground
    I’ve had enough, now I’m so fed up
    Time to put my life back together right now

  48. nephawe ntanganedzeni Says:

    WOW!!! the song is very owsome and the lyrics very sreight forward ,every sing is perfect its amaizing even the masage.. big up to ma boy eminem truely i love and apriciate it .. once again i say that congrats..well done boy …. I LIKE IT..

  49. donna Says:

    wow getting back to ur old lyf its cool good luck hope it will work out

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