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Eminem - Mockingbird Lyrics

Song details
TitleMockingbird
ArtistEminem
AlbumCurtain Call: The Hits [2005], Track 12
Encore [2004], Track 16
GenreHip-Hop
Duration00:04:19
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Song lyrics
Yeah
I know sometimes things may not always make sense to you right now
But hey, what daddy always tell you?
Straighten up little soldier
Stiffen up that upper lip
What you crying about?
You got me...

Hailie I know you miss your mom and I know you miss your dad
When I'm gone, but I'm trying to give you the life that I never had
I can see you're sad, even when you smile, even when you laugh
I can see it in your eyes, deep inside you want to cry
Cuz you're scared, I ain't there?
Daddy's with you in your prayers
No more crying, wipe them tears
Daddy's here, no more nightmares
We gonna pull together through it, we gonna do it
Lainnie uncle's crazy, aint he?
Yeah but he loves you girl and you better know it
We're all we got in this world
When it spins, when it swirls
When it whirls, when it twirls
Two little beautiful girls
Lookin' puzzled, in a daze
I know it's confusing you
Daddy's always on the move, mamma's always on the news
I try to keep you sheltered from it but somehow it seems
The harder that I try to do that, the more it backfires on me
All the things growing up as daddy that he had to see
Daddy don't want you to see but you see just as much as he did
We did not plan it to be this way, your mother and me
But things have got so bad between us
I don't see us ever being together ever again
Like we used to be when we was teenagers
But then of course everything always happens for a reason
I guess it was never meant to be
But it's just something we have no control over
and that's what destiny is,
But no more worries, rest your head and go to sleep
Maybe one day we'll wake up and this will all just be a dream

[Chorus]
Now hush little baby, don't you cry
Everything's gonna be alright
Stiffen that upperlip up little lady, i told ya
Daddy's here to hold ya through the night
I know mommy's not here right now and we don't know why
We feel how we feel inside
It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby,
But i promise momma's gon' be alright

It's funny
I remember back when you and daddy had no money
Mommy wrapped the Christmas presents up
And stuck 'em under the tree and said some of 'em were from me
Cuz daddy couldn't buy 'em
I'll never forget that Christmas I sat up the whole night crying
Cuz daddy felt like a bum, see daddy had a job
But his job was to keep the food on the table for you and mom
And at the time every house that we lived in
Either kept getting broken into and robbed
Or shot up on the block and your mom was saving money for you in a jar
Trying to start a piggy bank for you so you could go to college
Almost had a thousand dollars till someone broke in and stole it
And I know it hurt so bad it broke your momma's heart
And it seemed like everything was just startin' to fall apart
Mom and dad was arguin' a lot so momma moved back
Onto Chalmers in a flat one bedroom apartment
And dad moved back to the other side of 8 Mile on Novara
And that's when daddy went to California with his CD and met Dr. Dre
And flew you and momma out to see me
But daddy had to work, you and momma had to leave me
Then you started seeing daddy on the T.V. and momma didn't like it
And you and Lainnie were to young to understand it
Papa was a rollin' stone, momma developed a habit
And it all happened too fast for either one of us to grab it
I'm just sorry you were there and had to witness it first hand
Cuz all I ever wanted to do was just make you proud
Now I'm sittin in this empty house, just reminiscing
Lookin' at your baby pictures, it just triks me out
To see how much you both have grown, it's almost like you're sisters now
Wow, I guess you pretty much are and daddy's still here
Lainnie I'm talkin' to you too, daddy's still here
I like the sound of that, yeah,
It's got a ring to it don't it?
Shh, momma's only gone for the moment

[Chorus]

Now hush little baby, don't you cry
Everything's gonna be alright
Stiffen that upperlip up little lady, i told ya
Daddy's here to hold ya through the night
I know mommy's not here right now and we don't know why
We feel how we feel inside
It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby,
But i promise momma's gon' be alright

And if you ask me too
Daddy's gonna buy you a mockingbird
I'mma give you the world
I'mma buy a diamond ring for you
I'mma sing for you
I'll do anything for you to see you smile
And if that mockingbird don't sing and that ring don't shine
I'mma break that birdies neck
I'll go back to the jeweler who sold it to ya
and make him eat every carat
don't fuck with dad (haha)
submitted on November 4th, 2004
corrected by Alex Svensson on February 2nd, 2014
written by Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto
copyright with Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




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 863 Comments
0 likes - like | 22-04-2014 02:35 hatingmylife 
 
1 posts
so touching...
0 likes - like | 28-03-2012 09:55 Hfjvilu962 
Hfjvilu962
 
879 posts
Great and touching song. It makes me cry..
0 likes - like | 15-02-2012 02:58 morgiecullen 
 
5 posts
i love this friggn song
and i love eminem
and this song is my favorite by far and the first song i had ever heard of his...
0 likes - like | 27-10-2011 20:01 pman 
 
92 posts
SO TOUCHING!
0 likes - like | 23-10-2011 12:00 purushothamn51 
purushothamn51
 
1,666 posts
Great song
0 likes - like | 22-10-2011 16:44 Starrychan 
Starrychan
 
71 posts
This song makes me cry every time i hear it
0 likes - like | 03-09-2011 19:54 MrsBrightside24 
MrsBrightside24
 
749 posts
this song is like the best lullaby ever
0 likes - like | 10-08-2011 19:26 ahniekah 
ahniekah
 
216 posts
one of my favs, its so beautiful!
i actually like all the songs he sings for hailey (when im gone & haileys song)
0 likes - like | 14-06-2011 23:22 BonJoviEminem 
BonJoviEminem
 
65 posts
Excatly. This is what just plain SONGS should be about. Not drugs, not money, not girls, not $3x.
They should be about your life and giving a message.
Bein' true 2 the heart. Truely just amazing.
And all of you who say a whie boy cant rap, Just look at him, listen to his music, and get a brain.
you Eminem.
0 likes - like | 26-05-2011 17:15 coltsrock37 
 
1 posts
this is what all rap songs should be about, not how much money or drugs or women they can pick up. very insightful
0 likes - like | 04-04-2011 06:25 TomJackson4 
 
2 posts
I love eminem very much!!!
0 likes - like | 26-03-2011 12:13 epikkid 
epikkid
 
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0 likes - like | 21-11-2010 09:55 BlacKThoughT 
 
5 posts
Great,awesome.
This song is simply great.
0 likes - like | 14-10-2010 16:13 yUsI_sAkU 
 
14 posts
i have got nothing else to say otherthan "OUTStanding SONG"
0 likes - like | 03-10-2010 10:18 bkeskin 
 
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0 likes - like | 20-09-2010 16:19 PVRG 
PVRG
 
7 posts
It's a awesome song!! from the hearth!
0 likes - like | 02-09-2010 11:35 jim514232 
 
4 posts
Eminem's best song...
0 likes - like | 04-07-2010 15:43 Ahmed7 
 
81 posts
2nd best Eminem song ( For me )

It's what Rap is all about, it's the first song I heard for Eminem, since then i started listening to Eminem, and Rap in all.

It has a Piano and a Beat instrument and Em's voice, that's all.
0 likes - like | 03-07-2010 00:13 Skittlez01 
 
158 posts
Thiss is my favorite Eminem song
0 likes - like | 08-03-2010 03:46 falco6703 
 
25 posts
This song seemed more like a speech than a song. HTe lyrics were okay only if they were sung correctly. I'm not a rap fan and this wasn't great to me. Th beat, melody, and lyrics were okay.
0 likes - like | 24-02-2010 17:28 HollywoodUndead 
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0 likes - like | 21-01-2010 03:03 teeennyy 
 
11 posts
man i love this song.
its soo sad.
he is such a great daddy.
ur a lucky girl hailie to have a dad like this one.
xx
marshall mathers. i love youuu.
0 likes - like | 29-11-2009 14:53 Blade_Angolis 
Blade_Angolis
 
13 posts
Eminem is the only rapper that I'd listen to, which is saying something coz I'm a metal head through and through. Best song from him I've heard and even is an influence for one of my songs. Actually when I think about it he might be a major influence for all of them.
0 likes - like | 15-11-2009 18:16 foxis 
foxis
 
5 posts
that song is great oh who am I kidding...most of Em's songs are great, even more, they are INCREDIBLE I love Marlshall's voice
0 likes - like | 15-11-2009 14:15 NinoDeAzul 
 
1 posts
All i can say is : Great Song , Great Artist
Marshall 4 Eva !!