Eminem song stuck in my head.
I first heard Love the Way You Lie yesterday while driving home from WordsWorth. Since then, I've downloaded it and listened to it more than a dozen times. Yeah, I've been known to obsess like that.
There are very few Eminem songs on my playlist - despite a crazy crush on him about ten years ago, I never truly latched on to his music save a few of the most popular songs. But this new one, featuring the haunting voice of Rihanna on the chorus, seems to be stuck on replay.
I may not agree with everything Eminem does or says, but I can't argue with his personal drive. Eminem understands about chasing the dream, pulling out all stops to beat the odds.
Truth be told, he's inspired me in the past. I've watched 8-Mile. I've listened to the lyrics of songs like Lose Yourself and turned up the volume more than once when my butt threatened to leave the chair in favour of something less...difficult.
In many ways, his life story is inspirational - against some heavy-duty obstacles, Eminem has made it.
And let's face it, he ain't hard on the eyes.
I've blogged about music and lyrics before, and how they often inspire me. On this latest track, Eminem has fun playing with words (even though the song itself is slightly disturbing):
But you lied again
Now you get to watch her leave
Out the window
Guess that's why they call it window pane
I've resigned myself to the fact that Love the Way You Lie will repeat in my head and on my iPod until I get sick of it. So I might as well enjoy the scenery while I'm going through this latest obsession.
Welcome to muse avatar duty, Eminem. Please send some of that crazy writing mojo my way, huh?
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