Careful What You Wish For Lyrics by Eminem


Eminem Lyrics

Careful What You Wish For Lyrics
[Interludes:]
[News Archors #1:]
Breaking news! Detroit rapper EMINEM cancels his sold-out European tour to check
Himself into the REHAB... after admitting an addiction to sleep medication. We'll have more on this
Story as it develops.
[News Archors #2:]
Shady Records recording artist Obie Trice has apparently SURVIVED a gunshot TO THE
HEAD... in what appears to be a random drive-by shooting. Meanwhile, EMINEM is rumored to be...
Alienated... on and off again relationship with...
[News Archors #1:] This just in... a tour bus involving EMINEM's bus...
[News Archors #2:]
Updating a story we brought you earlier about gunfire at an after-hours club we've
Learned that the rapper PROOF has been fatally SHOT.
[News Archors #1:] Shady/Aftermath recording artist...
[News Archors #2:] Long-time best friend of EMINEM and a member of the rap group, D12.
[News Archors #1:] D12! Back in the news again today...
[News Archors #2:]
Is it a sabbatical... or the end? The rumors and speculation continue to swirl
Around EMINEM. He insists he's just taking a break but doubters believe he's RETIRING! Leavin' us all to
Ask: "Will "The Real Slim Shady" please stand up? " [beat starts]

[Verse 1:]
So this is it! - This is what I wished for! This isn't
How I invisioned it fame to the point of imprisonment.
I just thought that this shit would be different
There's something changed the minute that I got a whiff of it.
I started to inhale it. - Smell it! - Started sniffin' it.
And it became my cocaine! - I just couldn't quit!
I just wanted a lil' bit - then it turned me into a monster
I became a hippocrit - concert after concert.
I was raking in the doe; rolling in green
Had the game hammed up - like a sewing-machine.
But I was losing my freedom! - There was no where for me
To not go and be seen - it just go and be me.
And there was no inbetween -, you either loved it or hate it,
Every CD critics gave it a 3 and then 3...
Years later they're go back and re-rate it!
And called "The Slim Shady LP" the greatest!
"The Marshall Mathers (LP)" was a classic! "The EMINEM Show" was fantastic!
But "ENCORE" just didn't have the caliber to match it!
I guess enough time just ain't passed yet,
A couple more years that shit'll be "Illmatic".
And 8 years later I'm still at it,
Divorced, re-married! - A felon! - A father! - Sleeping pill addict!
And this is real talk! - I feel like the "Incredible Hulk",
My back has been broke! And I can still walk!

[Chorus:]
So be careful what you wish foooor...
Cause you just might get it
And if you get it then you just might not knoooow!
What to do waiting cause it might just come back on you tenfoooold.

I said be careful what you wish foooor...
Cause you just might get it
And if you get it then you just might not knoooow!
What to do waiting cause it might just come back on you tenfoooorm.

[Verse 2:]
I got a letter from a fan that said - he's been praying for me!
Everyday and for some reason it's been weighing on my mind heavy!
Cause I don't read every - letter I get
But something told me to go ahead and open it!
BUT! - Why would someone pray for you when they don't know you?
You didn't pray for me when I was local! - And as I lay these vocals!
I think of all the shit I had to go through,
Just to get to where I'm at! - I've already told you
ATLEAST! - A thousand times in these rhymes,
I appreciate the prayer but I've already got - God on my side!
And it's been one hell of a ride hasn't it?
Just watchin' it from an opposite stand-point
Man, boys gotta look - NUTS! - And that's the only word I can think of right now,
Won't know how - to describe the shit!
This is like a vibe you get! - Go ahead and bob to it!
Just watch what you wish for, cause I got this shit!

[Chorus:]
So be careful what you wish foooor...
Cause you just might get it
And if you get it then you just might not knoooow!
What to do waiting cause it might just come back on you tenfoooold.

I said be careful what you wish foooor...
Cause you just might get it
And if you get it then you just might not knoooow!
What to do waiting cause it might just come back on you tenfoooorm. [beat stops]
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