Sing for the Moment (5:41)

Cover of The Eminem Show

From The Eminem Show and 8 other releases

Eminem samples the song “Dream On” by rock group Aerosmith. Joe Perry of Aerosmith plays the guitar solo at the end of the song, and Steven Tyler sings the song’s chorus.

“Sing for the Moment” is one of Eminem’s most lyrically praised singles. It deals with the themes of rap music’s effect on society and the misunderstanding that critics and parents have towards his message. Eminem uses the song to refute critics who have accused him of promoting violence to young people, saying that committing a crime is ultimately up to the offender.

He also explains that his music has an advantage to young people, claiming that his music is a relief from boredom and depression. Eminem’s altercation with a bouncer named John Guerrera is also referenced in this song.

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These ideas are nightmares for white parents
Whose worst fear is a child with dyed hair and who likes earrings
Like whatever they say has no bearin'
It's so scary in a house that allows no swearin'

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  • Luke-E

    One of Em's best singles, by far, doesn't seem like yesterday it was released lol......

    28 Mar 10:30pm Reply
  • damnidunno

    That's why we, sing for these kids who don't have a thing Except for a dream and a fucking rap magazine, Who post pin-up pictures on their walls all day long Idolize their favorite rappers and know all their songs, Or for anyone who's ever been through shit in their lives, So they sit and they cry at night wishing they'd die 'til they throw on a rap record and they sit and they vibe, We're nothing to you, but we're the fucking shit in their eyes

    10 Mar 7:34pm Reply
  • Tangarinna

    Fave

    20 Jan 8:46pm Reply
  • ThatGoodMusic

    This is one of the best song ever made by any singer, this song touch your heart, simply amazing. [3]

    7 Jan 7:21pm Reply
  • eatmangos

    so they sit and they cry at night wishing they'd die til they throw on a rap record and they sit and they vibe

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • e0302188

    Slim Shady <3

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mchugho

    Fantastic

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Tetrahedrus

    Really awesome song.

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Good stuff.

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • CitizenOfPanem

    I know, dude.

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    fingerprint me, dude.

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • CitizenOfPanem

    So I'm signin' cds while police finger Britney. :-D

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • priyank4u

    Eminem is the best!

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • TysontheYoungG

    Word !!!

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Dynamo11

    my favourite from Eminem no doubt

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    Aerosmith songs sure fits well with rappers :)

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • HESAMTOXIC

    beat form DREAM ON aerosmith.... its cool!

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    His finest cut. Truly.

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • GizemAksoy

    yet everybody just feels like they can relate

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • n1k0akaTheDude

    this is one of the best song ever made by any singer, this song touch your heart, simply amazing [2] it's a good song, but really, stop being so fuckin delusional

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
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