“AS I, fall deeper into a manic state
I’m a prime candidate for the gene to receive the drug addict trait
Blood pressure climbs at a dramatic rate
I seem to gravitate to the bottle of Nyquil® then I salivate
Start off with the Nyquil® like “I think I’ll just have a taste”
Couple sips of that then I gradually graduate
To a harder prescription drug called Valium like “Yeah that’s great”
I go to take just one and I end up like having eight
Now I need something in my stomach cuz I haven’t ate
Maybe I’ll grab a plate of nachos and I’ll have a steak
And you’d think with all that I have at stake
Look at my daughters face….
Mommy something’s is wrong with dad I think
He’s acting weird again he’s really beginning to scare me
Won’t shave his beard again and he pretends he doesn’t hear me
And all he does is eat Doritos® and Cheetos® and he just
Fell asleep in his car eating 3 Musketeers® in the rear seat…”
Eminem from “Déjà Vu” off Relapse
How many recovering drug addicts do you know that vividly (and accurately) recap the events leading up to their overdose, let alone put it into poetry in motion? The song delves deeper in the later verses (“Wouldn’t even be taking the shit if DeShaun didn’t die”) but the opener forecasts the calm before the storm.
It may be called “Déjà Vu” but you haven’t heard Em like this before. Just a Q-tip® for those who say Relapse is the same song and dance.