Square Dance

Eminem is a political rapper and Square Dance is a political song. After the release of the Eminem Show, Slim Shady is back and ready to piss off the Bush administration. Square Dance has an ill rythm and something chaotic inside of it. It makes you feel the world disorder. Although the song has some funny parts, it contains a serious message. It is a clear protest against President Bush’s policy.

The events of September the 11th have been a great trauma in many people’s minds. Eminem’s political songs do not only picture a scary reality, they are also visionary song. They envision the young generation that is so fed up with governmental lies and that is in total opposition to the conservative right in America. A new generation of people who want to fight for the right to say what they like has found their rightful leader in Marshall:

“The boogies monster of rap
Yeah the man’s back
With a plan to ambush this Bush administration
Mush the Senates face in and push this generation
Of kids to stand and fight for the right to say something you might not like…”

In a very insightful article, Al Gordiano has analized Eminem’s political impact after September the 11th :

http://www.narconews.com/eminem1.html

Eminem has some criticism to offer to President Bush. He dislikes his anti terror policy that will lead to many young innocent soldiers’ death:

“All this terror America demands action
Next thing you know you’ve got Uncle Sams ass askin
To join the army or what you’ll do for there Navy
You just a baby
Gettin’ recruited at eighteen
You’re on a plane now
Eatin their food and their baked beans …”

Who wouldn’t dislike advertisements like “I kissed my son goodbye”, which sounds like an encouragement to let the state kill our sons?
How many victims has Bush’s worthless war actually made? Eminem wants us to seriously think about it. Some conservative Americans consider people who are opposed to the Iraqui war as traitors and anti patriotic people.

Many people have protested against the Iraqui war in 2003:

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1469754/02052003/id_0.jhtml

We need to separate truth from hypocrisy. I wouldn’t like my kids to die in order to satisfy Bush’s great hegemony will.
But there is something else Eminem teaches us through his song. So many people have suffered from the consequences of September the 11th like the growing insecurity. Eminem’s message also appears to be the best therapy. He wants to tell people: “the world is going down in its madness, now won’t you just forget about it for one second and square dance with me?”

The best way to overcome those events is a distanciation of the drama.
The best victory is to manage to laugh instead of being worried. Leave your sorrows for one second and square dance with Marshall:

“The whole point in square dance was like, fuck everything that’s going on in the world right now and square dance with me.”

Eminem is an artist. In the Hebrew language, the word “oman” (artist) contains the root of the word “emet” (truth). According to the same language, the artist is –by definition- repesentative of the truth. Believe it or not, Eminem accomplishes this role very well. He is the representative of a new generation of “Emericans” who stand for the right of their freedom of speech.

Square Dance

Intro:]
People!! It feels so good to be back
Ladies and gentleman introducing the new and improved you know who

[Verse 1:]
Never been the type to bend or budge
The wrong button to push
No friend of Bush
I’m the centerpiece your the Maltese
I am a pittbull off his leash
All this peace talk can cease
All these people I had to leave in limbo
I’m back now
I’ve come to release this info
I’ll be brief and let me just keep shit simple.
Can a bitch don’t want no beef with Slim
Noooo
Not even on my radar
So won’t you please jump off my dick
Lay off and stay off
And follow me as I put these crayons to chaos from seance to seance
Aw a aw ch a aw

[Chorus X2:]
Yall Cmon now
Let’s all get on down
Let’s do si do now
We gon have a good ol time
Dont be scared cus there aint nuttin to worry bout
Let your hair down
And square dance with me

[Verse 2:]
Let your hair down to the track
Yeah kick on back
Boo
The boogies monster of rap
Yeah the man’s back
With a plan to ambush this Bush administration
Mush the Senates face in and push this generation
Of kids to stand and fight for the right to say something you might not like
This white hot light
That im under
No wonder
I look so sunburnt
Oh no
I wont leave no stone unturned
Oh no i won’t leave
Wont go nowhere
Do si do
Oh yo ho hello there
Oh yeah don’t think I won’t go there
Go to the Beirut and do a show there
Yea you laugh till your mutha fuckin ass gets drafted
While you’re at band camp thinkin the crap can’t happen
Till you fuck around
Get an anthrax napkin
Inside a package wrapped in saran Wrap wrapping
Open the plastic and then you stand back gasping
Fuckin’ assassins hijackin’ Amtracks crashin
All this terror America demands action
Next thing you know you’ve got Uncle Sams ass askin
To join the army or what you’ll do for there Navy
You just a baby
Gettin’ recruited at eighteen
You’re on a plane now
Eatin their food and their baked beans
I’m 28
They gon take you fore they take me
Crazy insane or insane crazy
When i say Hussien you say Shady
My views aint changed still Inhumane
Wait
Arraigned two days late
The date’s today
Hang me

[Chorus X2:]

[Verse 3:]
Nothin moves me more than a groove the soothes me
Nothin soothes me more than a groove
that boosts me
Nothin boosts me more
Or suits me beautifully
There’s nothin you can do to me
Stab me
Shoot me
Physcotic
Hypnotic product I got the antibotic
Aint nobody hotter and so on and yada yada
God i talk alot of hem de lay la la la
oochie walla um da dah da dah da but you gotta gotta
Keep movin’
There’s more music to make
Keep makin’ new shit
Produce hits to break
the monotony
What’s gotten into me
Drugs rock and Hennessey
Thug like Im Pac on my enemies
On your knees
Got you under siege
Somebody you would give a lung to be
hun ga ry
Like a fuckin younger me
Fuck the fee
I can get you jumped for free
Yah buddy
Laugh it’s funny
I have the money to have you killed by somebody who has nothing
I’m past bluffing
Pass the K Y
Let’s get ready for some intense
serious ass fucking

[Chorus X2]

[Outro:]
Dr. Dre. wants to square with me,
Nasty Nas wants to square dance with me
X to the Z wants to square dance with me
Busta Rhymes wants to square dance with me
Can a bitch wont square dance with me
Fan a bitch wont square dance with me
Canada bis dont want no parts of me
Dirty Dozen wants to square dance with you YEE HAW!!!