Like Toy Soldiers Lyrics

Step by step, heart to heart
Left right left, we all fall down

Step by step, heart to heart, left right left
We all fall down like toy soldiers
Bit by bit, torn apart, we never win
But the battle wages on for toy soldiers

I'm supposed to be the soldier who never blows his composure
Even though I hold the weight of the whole world on my shoulders
I am never supposed to show it, my crew ain't supposed to know it
Even if it means goin' toe to toe with a Benzino it don't matter

I'd never drag them in battles that I can handle unless
I absolutely have to I'm supposed to set an example
I need to be the leader, my crew looks for me to guide 'em
If some shit ever just pop off, I'm supposed to be beside 'em

That Ja shit I tried to squash it, it was too late to stop it
There's a certain line you just don't cross and he crossed it
I heard him say Hailie`s name on a song and I just lost it
It was crazy, this shit went way beyond some Jay-Z and nas shit

And even though the battle was won, I feel like we lost it
I spent too much energy on it, honestly I'm exhausted
And I'm so caught in it I almost feel I'm the one who caused it
This ain't what I'm in hip-hop for, it's not why I got in it

That was never my object for someone to get killed
Why would I wanna destroy something I help build
It wasn't my intentions, my intentions was good
I went through my whole career without ever mentionin'

Now it's just out of respect for not runnin' my mouth
And talkin' about something that I knew nothing about
Plus Dre told me stay out, this just wasn't my beef
So I did, I just fell back, watched and gritted my teeth

While he's all over TV yeah I'm talkin' a man who literally saved my life
Like f*ck it I understand this is business
And this shit just isn't none of my business
But still knowin' this shit could pop off at any minute 'cause

Step by step, heart to heart, left right left
We all fall down like toy soldiers
Bit by bit, torn apart, we never win
But the battle wages on for toy soldiers

There used to be a time when you could just say a rhyme
And wouldn't have to worry about one of your people dyin'
But now it's elevated 'cuz once you put someone's kids in it
The shit gets escalated, it ain't just words no more is it?

It's a different ball game, callin' names and you ain't just rappin'
We actually tried to stop the 50 and Ja beef from happenin'
Me and Dre had sat with him, kicked it and had a chat with him
And asked him not to start it he wasn't gonna go after him

Until Ja started yappin' in magazines how we stabbed him
f*ck it 50 smash 'em, mash 'em and let him have it
Mean while my attention is pullin' in another direction
Some receptionist at the source who answers phones at his desk

Has an erection for me and thinks that I'll be his resurrection
Tries to blow the dust off his mic and make a new record
But now he's f*cked the game up 'cuz one of the ways I came up
Was through that publication the same one that made me famous

Now the owner of it has got a grudge against me for nothin'
Well f*ck it, that motherf*cker can get it too, f*ck him then
But I'm so busy being pissed off I don't stop to think
That we just inherited 50's beef with murder inc

And he's inherited mine which is fine ain't like either of us mind
We still have soldiers that's on the front line
That's willing to die for us as soon as we give the orders
Never to extort us, strictly to show they support us

We'll maybe shout 'em out in a rap or up in a chorus
To show them we love 'em back and let 'em know how important it is
To have runyon avenue soldiers up in our corners
Their loyalty to us is worth more than any award is

But I ain't try na have none of my people hurt and murdered
It ain't worth it, I can't think of a perfecter way to word it
Then to just say that I love y'all too much to see the verdict
I'll walk away from it all before I let it go any further

But don't get it twisted, it's not a plea that I'm coppin'
I'm just willin' to be the bigger man if y'all can quit poppin'
Off at your jaws well then I can 'cuz frankly I'm sick of talkin'
I'm not gonna let someone else's coffin rest on my conscience 'cuz

Step by step, heart to heart, left right left
We all fall down like toy soldiers
Bit by bit, torn apart, we never win
But the battle wages on for toy soldiers

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Songwriter(s): Marta Marrero, Luis Resto, Michael Jay Margules, Marshall B Iii Mathers
Record Label(s): 2004 Aftermath Entertainment Interscope Records
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Meaning to "Like Toy Soldiers" song lyrics (17 meanings)
abdul October 21, 2012-5:52

I'd this song as my ringing tune since i got my first cell phone 2005 n it'll continue to be my ringtune till d day i die.
William August 2, 2012-23:13

huntman244, your stupid, you can't even write em's name right. And this song never talk about proof cuz' proof wasn't dead when he made that somg.
huntman244 June 13, 2012-20:09

in this song emenem takes on a more sirious role and hes talking about proof they were friends for a wile but when proof got shot eminenm was in a wreck and took some time off
Craz May 21, 2012-18:59

This song is the best...It's so sad.. EMINEM is da best and always will be...i'll listen to him to the day i die...:)
im sad April 16, 2012-14:55

this song made me cry but u gotta think of the good side i want to learn more i hope eminem feels better
Melvin .S December 11, 2011-18:16

I'v been listening to Eminem since i waz 10 yrz old,and i really admire his work.He's just being himself and rapping his heart out,what he feels,the temptations he's going through...Love the GUy
eminems #1 fan August 27, 2011-19:09

love this guy and all his songs i was with him from the start and i will be with him till the end...keep up the good work eminem :)
Brittany June 18, 2011-17:05

omg i love eminem and im jus 12 years old!1! i heard everyone of his songz AND I ADMIRE HIM!!!! i would do anything 2 meet him yo!!!! number 1 fan eminem
Eminem lover February 1, 2011-6:28

Eminem Is the best rapper living is you hate him ill hate you, You think he cant rap! You cant do any better!If you love him as much as I do,Then I solute you! EMIEM IS AWESOME!
big daddy d January 26, 2011-14:11

bro EMINEM is one of the best rappers alive. and the best white rapper i've ever herd. and he speaks da truth. keep doin yo thang
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