The dropping of a lyrical bomb called “Mosh”

Mosh is a meaningful and powerful song. Listening to it increased the huge respect I already have for Eminem.

« Mosh » refers to a slam dance as a huge protest against Bush. The song starts solemnly with a couple of kids (including little Hailie) pledging allegiance to the American flag.
A few seconds later, Shady is addressing to the crowd as the powerful personality he actually is with the terrific background of the 9/11 th attacks of the World Trade center.
Marshall’s voice imposes respect from his audience: you gotta listen and be ready to start this collective slam dance as a huge form of protest against Bush.
The first verse is a fist to punch Bush’s face. The same man who once grew up in a fatherless home and who used to be constantly broke has become an amazing entertainer, a responsible father and an astute entrepreneur. Those words are huge encouragement for single parenting homes who are so often underprivileged in one of the richest countries of the world. Eminem is a living example that you can make it, no matter where you come from.
Marshall is a self made man: his overwhelming success and his fortune have increased his power within a few years: when Eminem raises his voice, you can be sure that he will be heard. Often being criticized for his leftist opinion, Marshall doesn’t fear the Bush administration. He is ready to show his opposition to a government that fully disgusts him.
Words from Eminem’s mouth have the power to open some bricks in the wall of incomprehension left by the American government and to give people some hope for a brighter future (without Bush, of course).

Shady is like the leader of a huge movement that rallies 10 million people of different nations, ages, backgrounds and races. Are you ready to mosh pit?
Come on, follow him and trust him in his rightful rebellious mission. He knows how to guide you with sincerity and will let you see the end of the tunnel, as he expresses it very well:

“Come along follow me as I lead through the darkness
As I provide just enough spark that we need to proceed
Carry on, give me hope, give me strength
Come with me and I won’t steer you wrong
Put your faith and your trust as I guide us through the fog
To the light at the end of the tunnel
We gonna fight, we gonna charge, we gonna stomp, we gonna march
Through the swamp, we gonna mosh through the marsh
Take us right through the doors (c’mon)

All the people up top on the side and the middle
Come together lets all bomb and swamp just a little
Just let it gradually build from the front to the back
All you can see is a sea of people some white and some black
Don’t matter what color, all that matters we gathered together
To celebrate for the same cause don’t matter the weather
If it rains let it rain, yea the wetter the better
They ain’t gonna stop us they can’t, we stronger now more than ever
They tell us no we say yea, they tell us stop we say go
Rebel with a rebel yell, raise hell we gonna let em know
Stomp, push, shove, mush, Fuck Bush, until they bring our troops home (c’mon)…”

All you have to do is trust him and fight along with him. He won’t guide you wrong and promises an end to the nightmare people owe President Bush.
A sea of people is united for the same goal with a strong call: carry the US troops home!

Marshall is calling for unity. His song is here to open your consciences and make you realize how much America needs to get rid of Bush in order to be ready for a new start.
Enough civilian victims from a worthless Iraqi war on both sides. Enough blood has been spilled for nothing on both sides.
The words of Mosh are much more than a huge wake up call in front of blind and stubborn American citizens who keep supporting Bush despite his hypocrisy.
I would also like to raise my own voice along with Eminem’s in reaction to some statements like those coming from some Americans: « Bush’s election is only an American matter. The rest of the world shouldn’t care about it. »

What? The rest of the world shouldn’t care about it?
People coming up with such stupid statements have really no idea about geopolitics. Everybody should be aware of the consequences of Bush’s actions on the world’s nations destiny. Fatal errors can lead to a domino effect in no time.
Not only had the drama of September the 11th tragical consequences for America, but it also weakened Europe economically and increased unemployment.

Some of you may not have noticed it, but Mosh also sounds prophetic. Through a « monster » like Ossama Ben Laden, God is trying to send us a message: Americans are responsible of the situation. They allowed Bush to take power and to commerce with Ossama which lead to the tragically situation we already now.
It is high time for anybody, no matter where we come from to stand up and to fight for our rights. It is more than a duty for American citizens to vote against the worst American president in history and it is very important for people from other countries to show their opposition even in words. We have the power, the obligation and the duty to refuse a president who endangers the whole world for his own selfish commercial interest.

« No more blood for oil, we got our own battles to fight on our own soil »

No more blood for oil, no more blood just to get Bush some more cash.
No need to feel guilty when you don’t want to lose your young life in a bloody war in order to satisfy a dictator’s madness.

Eminem’s last lines from the third verse are strong:

“Let me be the voice in your strength and your choice
Let me simplify the rhyme just to amplify the noise
Try to amplify the times it, and multiply by six…
Teen million people, Are equal at this high pitch
Maybe we can reach alqueda through my speech
Let the president answer a higher anarchy
Strap him with an Ak-47, let him go, fight his own war
Let him impress daddy that way
No more blood for oil, we got our own battles to fight on our own soil
No more psychological warfare, to trick us to thinking that we ain’t loyal
If we don’t serve our own country, we’re patronizing a hero
Look in his eyes its all lies
The stars and stripes, they’ve been swiped, washed out and wiped
And replaced with his own face, Mosh now or die
If I get sniped tonight you know why,
Cause I told you to fight.”

They show the will of an engaged rapper to strenghten our own voice in this world. Marshall tells us to fight and he em-powers us through his insightful speech. We have no reason to feel week and to accept to be the prisoner of Bush’s psychological manipulations.
Mosh has been written for America and the world’s sake. It offers us a new definition of American patriotism and makes people understand that it is not necessary be a victim of Bush’s military policy to be a good citizen.

Eminem is taking power against Bush and his words will tear the current Mr President in people’s mind like the teeth of an alligator.

    Lyrics

MOSH

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
And to the Republic for which it stands
One nation under God
Indivisible….
It feels so good to be back..

I scrutinize every word, memorize every line
I spit it once, refuel and re-energize and rewind
I give sight to the blind, my insight to the mind
I exercise my right to express when I feel it’s time
It’s just all in your mind, what you interpret it as
I say to fight, you take it as I’mma whip someone’s ass
If you don’t understand, don’t even bother to ask
A father who has grown up with a fatherless past
Who has blown up now to rap phenomenon that has
Or at least shows no difficulty multi-task
And in juggling both perhaps mastered his craft
Slash entrepreneur who has held onto few more rap acts
Who’s had a few obstacles thrown his way through the last half
Of his career typical manure moving past that
Mr. kisses ass crack, he’s a class act
Rubber band man, yea he just snaps back

Chorus:
Come along follow me as I lead through the darkness
As I provide just enough spark that we need to proceed
Carry on, give me hope, give me strength
Come with me and I won’t steer you wrong
Put your faith and your trust as I guide us through the fog
To the light at the end of the tunnel
We gonna fight, we gonna charge, we gonna stomp, we gonna march
Through the swamp, we gonna mosh through the marsh
Take us right through the doors (c’mon)

All the people up top on the side and the middle
Come together lets all bomb and swamp just a little
Just let it gradually build from the front to the back
All you can see is a sea of people some white and some black
Don’t matter what color, all that matters we gathered together
To celebrate for the same cause don’t matter the weather
If it rains let it rain, yea the wetter the better
They ain’t gonna stop us they can’t, we stronger now more than ever
They tell us no we say yea, they tell us stop we say go
Rebel with a rebel yell, raise hell we gonna let em know
Stomp, push, shove, mush, Fuck Bush, until they bring our troops home (c’mon)

Chorus.

Imagine it pouring, it’s raining down on us
Mosh pits outside the oval office
Someone’s tryina tell us something,
Maybe this is god just sayin’ we’re responsible
For this monster, this coward,
That we have empowered
This is Bin Laden, look at his head noddin’
How could we allow something like this without pumping our fists
Now this is our final hour
Let me be the voice in your strength and your choice
Let me simplify the rhyme just to amplify the noise
Try to amplify the times it, and multiply by six…
Teen million people, Are equal at this high pitch
Maybe we can reach alqueda through my speech
Let the president answer a higher anarchy
Strap him with an Ak-47, let him go, fight his own war
Let him impress daddy that way
No more blood for oil, we got our own battles to fight on our own soil
No more psychological warfare, to trick us to thinking that we ain’t loyal
If we don’t serve our own country, we’re patronizing a hero
Look in his eyes its all lies
The stars and stripes, they’ve been swiped, washed out and wiped
And replaced with his own face, Mosh now or die
If I get sniped tonight you know why,
Cause I told you to fight.

Chorus.

And as we proceed,
To Mosh through this desert storm,
In these closing statements, if they should argue
Let us beg to differ
As we set aside our differences
And assemble our own army
To disarm this Weapon of Mass Destruction
That we call our President, for the present
And Mosh for the future of our next generation
To speak and be heard
Mr. President, Mr. Senator…
Do you guy’s hear us…hear us…*laughing

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