Berzerk - Eminem



The Experience:
Life's too short to not go for broke. The song says, forget everything, mayhem 'til it's A.M. It's about a rave-party, no holds barred, go berzerk all night long.

Music Video:
Splicing between Eminem either rapping or doing things backwards and handcam of fight scenes. Eminem pieces, in Eminem's style. 

My Take:
Berserkers were Vikings who took drugs before hurling themselves into battle. Berserkers had no meaning in life, only in a glorious death (as they believed)Berzerk is a different way of death-in-glory. Having given up on any real meaning to life (At least I know that I don't know), it's raving all night long (sex and drugs included) with no holds barred. Life's too short to not go for broke. Today, we'd consider barbarian and futile the Viking berserker death-by-violence-under-drugs. What about this new berzerk-ing death-by-raving-under-drugs? 

Ask Yourself:
Life is too short to not go all the way. But which way is the right direction? What is life for?

LYRICS (with "rap glossary" at the end)



Now this sh*t's about to kick off, this party looks whack
Let's take it back to straight hip-hop and start it from scratch 
I'm 'bout to bloody this track up, everybody get back
That's why my pen needs a pad cause my rhymes on the ra-hag
Just like I did with addiction I'm 'bout to kick it 
Like a magician, critics I turn to crickets
Got 'em still on the fence ready to pick it 
But quick get impaled when I tell 'em stick it
So sick I'm looking pale, well that's my pigment 
'Bout to go ham, ya b*tch, shout out to Kendrick 
Let's bring it back to that vintage Slim, b*tch! 
The art of the MCing mixed with da Vinci and MC Ren
And I don't mean Stimpy's friend, b*tch
Been public enemy since you thought PE was gym, b*tch

Take your shoes off, let your hair down and (go berserk) all night long
Grow your beard out, just weird out and (go berserk) all night long

We're gonna rock this house until we knock it down
So turn the volume loud, cause it's mayhem 'til the A.M.
So baby make just like K-Fed and let yourself go, let yourself go
Say f*ck it before we kick the bucket
Life's too short to not go for broke
So everybody, everybody (go berserk) shake your body

Guess it's just the way that I'm dressed, ain't it?
Khakis pressed, Nike shoes crispy and fresh laced
So I guess it ain't
That aftershave or cologne that made them just faint
Plus I just showed up with a coat fresher than wet paint
So if love is a chess game, checkmate
But girl your body's banging, jump me in, bang – bang-bang
Yessiree Bob I was thinking the same thing
So come get on this Kid's rock, baw-wit-da-baw dang-dang
P-p-p pow-pow chicka-chicka wow-wow
Catch a cab, I wanna go down b-b-bow, bow
Slow it down, throw in the towel, t-t-towel toww-el
Dumb it down, I don't know how (huh-huh) how-how
At least I know that I don't know 
Question is are you bozos smart enough to feel stupid
Hope so, now ho...

Take your shoes off, let your hair down and (go berserk) all night long
Grow your beard out, just weird out and (go berserk) all night long

We're gonna rock this house until we knock it down
So turn the volume loud, cause it's mayhem 'til the A.M.
So crank the bass up like crazy and let yourself go, let yourself go
Say f*ck it before we kick the bucket
Life's too short to not go for broke
So everybody, everybody (go berzerk) get your vials

They say that love is powerful as cough syrup and Styrofoam
All I know is I fell asleep and woke up in that Monte Carlo
With the ugly Kardashian
Lamar, oh sorry yo, we done both set the bar low
Bars hard, drugs hard, though that's the past
But I done did enough codeine to knock future into tomorrow
And girl I ain't got no money to borrow
But I am tryin' to find a way to get you alone, car note!
Oh, Marshall Mathers shouldn't everybody know
Get the bar soap lathered, Kangols and Carhartt-less Cargos
Girl you're fixing to get your heart broke, don't be absurd man
You bird-brained baby I ain't called anybody baby since Birdman
Unless you're a swallow
Word, w-word man you heard, but don't be discouraged girl
This is your jam, unless you got toe jam

Take your shoes off, let your hair down and (go berserk) all night long
Grow your beard out, just weird out and (go berserk) all night long

We're gonna rock this house until we knock it down
So turn the volume loud, cause it's mayhem 'til the A.M.
So baby make just like K-Fed and let yourself go, let yourself go
Say f*ck it before we kick the bucket
Life's too short to not go for broke
So everybody, everybody (go berserk) shake your body

Rap translation
What does go ham, ya b*tch, shout out to Kendrick mean? 
Go ham = take it all the way. Kendrick = an awesome boyfriend.

What does MCing mixed with da Vinci and MC Ren mean? 
MCing (controlling the mike, i.e. rapping) like MC Ren (famous rapper)

What does make just like K-Fed mean? 
K-Fed = white trash, or living with no morals

What does powerful as cough syrup and Styrofoam mean? 
Usual combo for the sweet-tasting drug purple drank.

What does woke up in that Monte Carlo With the ugly Kardashian mean? 
Monte Carlo = cool looking car, Kardashian = physically beautiful, very 'easy' woman.

What does Lamar mean? 
Lamar = (sexually) attractive man.

What does Kangols and Carhartt-less Cargos mean? 
All types of clothing (Kangols = upperclass; Carhartt and Cargo (pants) = both are blue collar clothing)

What does I ain't called anybody baby since Birdman mean? 
Birdman (a rapper) has an alias which is Baby.

[Note: Kloe Kardashian, Lamar Oban (her estranged husband), and rapper Kendrick Lamar are all real people as well, who Eminem is obviously baiting.]




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