Riff: Eminem – “The Monster”

Nov 4, 2013

I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed/Get along with the voices inside of my head/You’re trying to save me, stop hiding your breath/And you think I’m crazy, yeah, you think I’m crazy

from Monster lyrics by Eminem

Rihanna acts as muse, and details ‘The Real Slim Shady‘s newfound friendship with the monster under his bed, which is really just an admission that he’s accepted his role in the hype machine. It’s honest, but in a very real and depressing way – a charlatan’s song fortified by the queen herself.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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