Stan
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( Dido : )  
 
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    My tea's gone cold I'm wondering why I got out of bed at all,
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    the morning rain clouds up my window, and I can't see at all.
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    And even if I could it'll all be gray, but your picture on my wall
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    It reminds me, that it's not so bad, it's not so bad, so bad.
 
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My tea's gone cold I'm wondering why I got out of bed at all,
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the morning rain clouds up my window, and I can't see at all.
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And even if I could it'll all be gray, but your picture on my wall,
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it reminds me, that it's not so bad, it's not so bad.
 
(Eminem as 'Stan')
 
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1.   Dear Slim, I wrote you but you still ain't callin,
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    I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom.
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    I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not-a got 'em,
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    there probably was a problem at the post office or something.
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    Sometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy when I jot 'em,
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    but anyways; fuck it, what's been up?  Man how's your daughter?
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    My girlfriend's pregnant too, I'm bout to be a father,
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   if I have a daughter, guess what I'm a call her? I'm a name her Bonnie.
 
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2.    I read about your Uncle Ronnie too I'm sorry,
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    I had a friend kill himself over some bitch who didn't want him.
 
 
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    I know you probably hear this every day, but I'm your biggest fan,
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    I even got the underground shit that you did with Skam.
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    I got a room full of your posters and your pictures man,
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    I like the shit you did with Rawkus too, that shit was fat.
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    Anyways, I hope you get this man, hit me back,
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    just to chat, truly yours, your biggest fan.
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    This is Stan.       + CHORUS 
 
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3. Dear Slim, you still ain't called or wrote, I hope you have a chance,
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    I ain't mad - I just think it's fucked up you don't answer fans.
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    If you didn't wanna talk to me outside your concert,
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    you didn't have to, but you coulda signed an autograph for Matthew.
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    That's my little brother man, he's only six years old,
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    we waited in the blistering cold for you,
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    four hours and you just said, "No."
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    That's pretty shitty man -      you're like his fuckin idol.
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    He wants to be just like you, man, he likes you more than I do.
 
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4.     I ain't that mad though, I just don't like bein’ lied to,
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    remember when we met in Denver - you said if I'd write you,
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    you would write back – see, I'm just like you in a way.
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    I never knew my father neither.
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    He used to always cheat on my mom and beat her.
 
 
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    I can relate to what you're saying in your songs,
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    so when I have a shitty day, I drift away and put 'em on,
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  cause I don't really got shit else so that shit helps when I'm depressed.
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    I even got a tattoo of your name across the chest.
 
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5. Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds,
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    it's like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me.
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    See everything you say is real, and I respect you cause you tell it.
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    My girlfriend's jealous cause I talk about you 24/7,
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    but she don't know you like I know you Slim, no one does.
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    She don't know what it was like for people like us growin up,
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    you gotta call me man, I'll be the biggest fan you'll ever lose.
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    Sincerely yours, Stan -- P.S. We should be together, too. + CHORUS
 
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6.   Dear Mister-I'm-Too-Good-To-Call-Or-Write-My-Fans,
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    this'll be the last package I ever send your ass.
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    It's been six months and still no word - I don't deserve it?
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    I know you got my last two letters,
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    I wrote the addresses on 'em perfect.
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    So this is my cassette I'm sending you, I hope you hear it.
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    I'm in the car right now, I'm doing 90 on the freeway.
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    Hey Slim, I drank a fifth of vodka, you dare me to drive?
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    You know the song by Phil Collins, "In the Air of the Night"
 
 
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7. About that guy who coulda saved that other guy from drowning,
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    but didn't, then Phil saw it all, then at a show he found him?
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    That's kinda how this is, you coulda rescued me from drowning,
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    now it's too late - I'm on a 1000 downers now, I'm drowsy,
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    and all I wanted was a lousy letter or a call.
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    I hope you know I ripped ALL of your pictures off the wall.
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    I love you Slim, we coulda been together, think about it,
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    you ruined it now, I hope you can't sleep and you dream about it.
 
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8. And when you dream I hope you can't sleep and you scream about it,
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    I hope your conscience eats at you and you can't breathe without me.
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    See Slim. Shut up bitch!  I'm tryin to talk!
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    Hey Slim, that's my girlfriend screamin in the trunk.
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    But I didn't slit her throat, I just tied her up, see I ain't like you,
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    cause if she suffocates she'll suffer more, and then she'll die, too.
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    Well, gotta go, I'm almost at the bridge now,
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    oh shit, I forgot, how'm I supposed to send this shit out?
 
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( Eminem as Slim)
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9.   Dear Stan, I meant to write you sooner but I just been busy.
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    You said your girlfriend's pregnant now,      how far along is she?
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    Look, I'm really flattered you would call your daughter that
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    and here's an autograph for your brother, I wrote it on the starter cap.
 
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    I'm sorry I didn't see you at the show, I musta missed you.
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    Don't think I did that shit intentionally just to diss you.
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    But what's this shit you said about you like to cut your wrists too?
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    I say that shit just clownin dogg, c'mon - how fucked up is you?
 
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10.  You got some issues Stan, I think you need some counselling,
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   to help your ass from bouncing off the walls when you get down some.
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    And what's this shit about us meant to be together?
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    That type of shit'll make me not want us to meet each other!
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    I really think you and your girlfriend need each other,
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    or maybe you just need to treat her better
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    I hope you get to read this letter, I just hope it reaches you in time,
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    before you hurt yourself, I think that you'll be doin’ just fine
 
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11.  If you relax a little, I'm glad I inspire you, but Stan,
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    why are you so mad? Try to understand, that I do want you as a fan,
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    I just don't want you to do some crazy shit.
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I seen this one shit on the news a couple weeks ago that made me sick,
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    some dude was drunk and drove his car over a bridge,
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    and had his girlfriend in the trunk, and she was pregnant with his kid.
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    And in the car they found a tape, but they didn't say who it was to.
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    Come to think about, his name was…. it was you.       Damn!

 

(capo 4th)                (Eminem feat. Dido)