My Dad’s Gone Crazy

‘My Dad’s Gone Crazy’ is a mixture of funny Daddy-daughter complicity, of filthy and serious topics. At the beginning of the song, Eminem starts acting crazy, taking some crack and gets interrupted by his daughter.
The first verse is a nice Daddy-daughter comedy. Eminem is a loving father to his daughter and he has a wonderful complicity reationship with her.

Being asked by MTV two years ago how he would rate himself as a father, Eminem replied :

‘ I do the best I can right now.I truly believe I’m doing the right thing and I do a good job. I’m a father before anything. I’m a father before I pick up the mic. I’m a father before I’m Eminem. Of course I’m not the perfect parent. There may be things I’m doing wrong and i will find out in 10, 15 years, but right now, I’m doing the best job I can and that’s all I can do. ‘

But while the listener enjoys the funny dialogue between Marshall and Hailie , he is also braught back to more serious and even scary subjects like the drama of September the 11th :

‘ There’s no tower too high,
No plane
that I can’t learn how to fly’ ‘

Both lines are a clear allusion to the terrorists’ planes destroying the twin towers.At the time Eminem wrote this song, people were in tremendous need of exorcising the drama.
Hailie’s voice in the whole song gives a soft note in opposition to serious suject matters and dark humor.
In the first verse, Eminem appears to be lost in his drug addiction.
The second verse brings us first back to Debbie’s sick behavior from the past. It has been done on purpose : Eminem wants people to acknowledge that he’s a tender loving Daddy to his daughter in opposition to Debbie.
The song gets filthier afterwards. Some people may think Eminem is crazy for doing such a record with such a sexual content(which is indeed very funny to the adult listener) with his daughter. For those who don’t know, Marshall makes clean versions for his daughter to listen to the song and to sing along :

‘ The song has swearing on it so I made a clean version that I play for her. There are still a few swear words on it but that’s cool ‘ as long as she knows not to repeat them. ‘

The third verse’s first lines express what most major fans think about Eminem and also point out the great misinterpretion risk for people who know him less :

‘My songs can make you cry, take you by surprise at the same time, can make
you dry your eyes with the same rhyme
see what you’re seein’ is a genius at work, which to me isn’t work, so it’s
easy to misinterpret it at first…’

It is so true that Eminem’s songs contain so many different elements, he manages to put you emotionally high. His art is a subtle mastery of the English language, he manages to make you feel happy and sad in the same song, he makes you feel the way he feels.
Like many geniuses, his work doesn’t appear as work to him. The way Eminem places words and syllables is just like a game to him.
People who don’t go deep into his lyrics may misinterpret his lyrics at first sight, but anybody who will take time to study them will discover a talented artist with a great sense of humor.
While the third verse goes on with a mixture of funny allusions to Vanilla Ice and to R. Kelly, it suddenly goes back to the drama of September the 11 th. Through his own immense pain(he remembers Ronnie’s death, and seems to keep asking God why his uncle Ronnie had to die, like many people who experienced the loss of a dear person in their lives), he shows much compassion to the victims of the World Trade Center.
Marshall and his daughter also appear as two accomplices against the world.
Eminem ends addressing to the parents, he shows his understanding for people who are not ready to let their kids listen to him:

‘and that’s pretty much the gist of it, the parents are pissed but the kids
love it. 9 millimeter heater stashed in 2 seaters with meat cleavers
I don’t blame you, I wouldn’t let Hailie listen to me neither…’

Parents, remember that clean versions of Eminem CDs do exist, but let your kids listen to their music, don’t forbid it to them. Why not take time to listen to their Cds too? You may be (positively) surprised…

Intro
Hello boys and girls, today we are gunna talk about father and daughter
relationships.
Do you have a daddy? I’ll bet you do, whos your daddy.

Hailie: Daddy what are you doing?

Eminem and Hailie: Okay then! Everybody listen up!

Eminem: I’m goin’ to hell! Who’s comin’ with me???!?

Hailie: Somebody please help him! I think my dad’s gone crazy…

Verse 1
There’s no mountain I can’t climb, there’s no tower too high, no plane that I
can’t learn how to fly
what do I gotta do to get through to you, to show you there ain’t nothin’ I
can’t take this chainsaw to?
Fuckin’ brains, brawn and brass balls, I cut’em off, and got’em pickled and
bronzed in a glass jar inside of a hall
with my framed autographed sunglasses with Elton John’s name on my drag wall,
I’m out the closet, I’ve been lyin’ my ass off
All this time me and Dre been fuckin’ with hats off (Suck it, Marshall). So
tell Laura and her husband to back off
before I push this muthafuckin’ button and blast off and launch one at these
Russians and that’s all
blow every fuckin’ thing except Afghanistan on the map off. When will it
stop? When will I knock the crap off?
Hailie, tell ’em baby,( My Dad’s Lost It!!)

Chorus
There’s really nothin’ else to say, I… I can’t explain it
I think my dad’s gone crazy
A little help from Hailie Jade, won’t you tell ’em baby
I think my dad’s gone crazy
There’s nothin’ you could do or say that could ever change me
I think my dad’s gone crazy
There’s no one on earth that can save me, not even Hailie
I think my dad’s gone crazy

Verse 2
It’s like my mother always told me, rana rana rana rana rana rana rana rana
rana rana and codeine and
goddammit you little muthafucker if you ain’t got nuthin’ nice to say then
don’t say nuthin’
…..uh, fuck that shit bitch eat a muthafuckin’ dick, chew on a prick and lick
a million muthafuckin’ cocks per second, I’d rather put out a muthafuckin’
gospel record
I’d rather be a pussy whipped bitch, eat pussy, and have pussy lips glued to
my face with a clit ring in my nose then quit bringin’ my flows
quit givin’ me my ammo. Can’t you see why I’m so mean? If y’all leave me
alone this wouldn’t be my M.O.
I wouldn’t have to go, eenee, meenee, meini, mo, catch a homo by his toe, man
I don’t know no more. am I the only fuckin’ one who’s normal any more?
Dad…

Chorus

Verse 3
My songs can make you cry, take you by surprise at the same time, can make
you dry your eyes with the same rhyme
see what you’re seein’ is a genius at work, which to me isn’t work, so it’s
easy to misinterpret it at first
cus when I speak, it’s tongue-in-cheek, I’d yank my fuckin’ teeth before I’d
ever bite my tongue
I’d slice my gums, get struck by fuckin’ lightning twice at once and die and
come back as Vanilla Ice’s son
and walk around the rest of my life spit on, and kicked and hit with shit
everytime I sung
like R. Kelly as soon as “Bump and Grind” comes on. More pain inside of my
brain than the eyes of a little girl
inside of a plane aimed at the World Trade, standin’ on Ronnie’s grave,
screamin’ at the sky, till clouds gather, it’s Clyde Mathers and Bonnie Jade
and that’s pretty much the gist of it, the parents are pissed but the kids
love it. 9 millimeter heater stashed in 2 seaters with meat cleavers
I don’t blame you, I wouldn’t let Hailie listen to me neither…

Chorus

Hailie:
Crazy
Ha Ha Ha
You’re Funny Daddy!

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