The Experience: Religion can be an experience of God as a best friend or as someone who is not there at all.
Music video: The video shows Yelawolf singing about believing in God and being a religious person. I actually think he is calling God his best friend. Then it goes to show Eminem rapping inside a Church in a way that seems to be accusing God for the things he has gone through. And, in between his rap, Yelawolf continues singing about his best friend. My interpretation of the video is that of two people who reach out to God in different ways.
Meaning of Best Friend: this song could be seen as having as a best friend or as someone who makes your life very difficult and the only thing you want to do is yell and accuse him. If we truly believe that God is love and that He loves us. Then, even in the midst of difficulties, we will be able to reach out and hold on to him.
Ask yourself: Who is God in my life? Do I blame Him for all the bad things that happen? Or do I consider Him a best friend that I can trust?
LYRICS: Ain't never been much of the church type But I believe in the last days I walk through Hell almost every night But I believe it's a pathway Say boy, what you doin' with your life With those tattoos on your face? Say boy, you know that you'll pay the price Well, I guess I'll see when I head that way [Hook - Yelawolf:] To the father son and holy spirit I hold you nearest My best friend, best friend Let the trumpets blow with your appearance I can almost hear it My best friend, best friend When you wish me Hell upon my soul and spirit Behold these lyrics I got a best friend, best friend Yeah, I got a best friend, best friend, yeah [Verse 2 - Yelawolf:] I don't know much about Holy Bibles But I grew up in the Bible Belt I put my love for a woman on idle Because I got beat with my mama's belt But I learned from my mistakes Try hard to respect people for what they believing in But if you spit on my fucking grave And wish me Hell then I wish you well I'mma send you straight up to my best friend [Hook] [Verse 3 - Eminem:] God, please could you arm me with the armor To calm me when there's drama like Gandhi Could have gone the other way many times Could have turned Dalai with the lama But I squashed my beefs and things seem to be looking decent recently, But don't jinx it It's like Clint Eastwood looking for peace Though maybe not finna enta' the priesthood, But at least should make an attempt to show some remorse And to be some sorta repenter For the people I've been a menace ta' Not a preacher, but a shit starter and finisher Enta' the mind of a thick skinned, but a short temper This patience of mine is thinner Than twine is when I get attacked So I might say something back that might offend you So if you don't like when I rap Of what I have to say on the mic then you Might wanna act just like quarterbacks And take a fuckin' hike when I snap cause I'm a sinner (I got a best friend, best friend) Plus balls and intestines And they never been yes men They gon' tell me when I'm fuckin' up The minute I'm ever giving it less than I'm about to vomit and I can feel it coming Cause failure's something I can barely stomach And I only listen to my guts So unless you're my fuckin' belly button Don't tell me nothin' You ain't my (best friend, best friend) Who you think I'm talking 'bout? Lifts me up when I'm down and out Still look to him without a doubt Still got a (best friend, best friend) Shout it out like there's never been a louder mouth Should have never been allowed a mouth Now that I got a higher power Now when I black out power outage They powerless, but they crowd around They tend to flock like shepherds the black sheep But I'll be the worst thing that these motherfuckers ever herd When I'm counted out You be D.O.A., they'll announce But pronounce you dead when they sound it out So prepare for a rival with your arch enemy Surrounds you now He's all around you Not even the doctor's at the hospital Are gonna shigy-shocked you back to life It's in piggy possible to revive you That's word to the digy doc Stigy stopping is not an option Something I'm not gonna do I'm the Iggy Pop of hip-hop when I walk in the booth Dawg, I'm the truth like Biggie rockin' with Tupac in the suit Talking to Proof dropping a deuce Fill up a syllable clip like a re-fillable script, cock it and shoot And who do you think's my Glock that I use That I pull from to get my strength up against these haters And he'll be waiting at the gate When you get sprayed up, sending you hoes straight up
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