Single of the Day: Eminem feat. Nate Ruess - Headlights

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Released by: Universal Music Indonesia

Dengan lagi-lagi mengangkat masalah keluarganya yang, ahem, gelap, Eminem dalam Headlights menghadirkan kemarahan dalam repetannya. Istimewanya, Headlight merupakan sebuah lagu yang mengangkat hubungannya dengan sang ibunda, Debbie Mathers.

Sudah bukan menjadi rahasia lagi jika hubungan Eminem dengan sang Bunda tidaklah begitu baik. Tidak sering Debby menjadi bahan sarkasme Eminem dalam beberapa lagunya. Tapi tampaknya ia ingin meminta maaf kepada sang Ibu dengan merilis single semi-balada seperti Headlights ini.

Hanya saja, dengan hadirnya Nate Ruess dari fun., lagu memiliki tingkat kedalaman tersendiri ketimbang hanya menjadi sarana pelepasan unek-unek yang basi. Hasilnya Headlights terdengar lebih fun.-esque ketimbang Eminem, which is a good thing I guess, karena jujur saja Eminem kini terdengar repetitif.

Mom, I know I let you down / And though you say the days are happy / Why is the power off, and I'm f-ked up? / And, Mom, I know he's not around / But don't place the blame on me / As you pour yourself another drink.

Demikian nyanyian Ruess dalam Headlights, menimpali Eminem yang ngerap seperti peluru lepas. Kolaborasi mereka cukup kompak. Dan tampaknya memang Eminem selalu berhasil jika memadukan antara Hip-hop yang diusungnya dengan sentuhan pop. Banyak hits suksesnya justru merupakan hasil kolaborasinya dengan musisi pop. Sebut saja Stan dengan Dido atau dua kali sukses yang diraihnya bersama Rihanna dalam Love the Way You Lie dan juga The Monster.

Tapi Headlights tidak hanya sebuah lagu pop yang mengejar kesuksesan. Ia merupakan sebuah lagu personal yang cukup menyentuh. Didukung pula dengan pemilihan video musik karya sutradara kenamaan, Spike Lee, yang lumayan sukses mendramatisir hubungan Eminem dengan sang Ibu dan videonya pun tepat dirilis di Mothers' Day tgl 11 Mei lalu, Headlights mungkin merupakan salah satu lagu terbaik Eminem.

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[Verse 1: Nate Ruess]

Mom, I know I let you down

And though you say the days are happy

Why is the power off, and I'm fucked up?

And, Mom, I know he's not around

But don't you place the blame on me

As you pour yourself another drink, yeah.

[Hook: Nate Ruess]

I guess we are who we are

Headlights shining in the dark night I drive on

Maybe we took this too far

[Verse 2: Eminem]

I went in headfirst

Never thinking about who what I said hurt, in what verse

My mom probably got it the worst

The brunt of it, but as stubborn as we are

Did I take it too far?

"Cleaning Out My Closet" and all them other songs

But regardless I don't hate you 'cause, Ma,

You're still beautiful to me, 'cause you're my mom

Though far be it from you to be calm, our house was Vietnam

Desert Storm and both of us put together can form an atomic bomb equivalent to Chemical warfare

And forever we can drag this on and on

But, agree to disagree

That gift from me up under the Christmas tree don't mean shit to me

You're kicking me out? It's 15 degrees and it's Christmas Eve (little prick just leave)

Ma, let me grab my fucking coat, anything to have each other's goats

Why we always at each other's throats?

Especially when dad, he fucked us both

We're in the same fucking boat, you'd think that it'd make us close (nope)

Further away it drove us, but together headlights shine, a car full of belongings

Still got a ways to go, back to grandma's house it's straight up the road

And I was the man of the house, the oldest, so my shoulders carried the weight of the load

Then Nate got taken away by the state at eight years old,

And that's when I realized you were sick and it wasn't fixable or changeable

And to this day we remained estranged and I hate it though, but


[Verse 3: Eminem]

'Cause to this day we remain estranged and I hate it though

'Cause you ain't even get to witness your grand babies grow

But I'm sorry, Mama, for "Cleaning Out My Closet", at the time I was angry

Rightfully maybe so, never meant that far to take it though,

'cause now I know it's not your fault, and I'm not making jokes

That song I no longer play at shows and I cringe every time it's on the radio

And I think of Nathan being placed in a home

And all the medicine you fed us

And how I just wanted you to taste your own,

But now the medications taken over

And your mental state's deteriorating slow

And I'm way too old to cry, the shit is painful though

But, Ma, I forgive you, so does Nathan, yo

All you did, all you said, you did your best to raise us both

Foster care, that cross you bear, few may be as heavy as yours

But I love you, Debbie Mathers, oh, what a tangled web we have,

'cause one thing I never asked was

Where the fuck my deadbeat dad was

Fuck it, I guess he had trouble keeping up with every address

But I'd have flipped every mattress, every rock and desert cactus

Own a collection of maps and followed my kids to the edge of the atlas

Someone ever moved them from me? That you coulda bet your asses

If I had to come down the chimney dressed as Santa, kidnap them

And although one has only met their grandma once

You pulled up in our drive one night as we were leaving to get some hamburgers

Me, her and Nate, we introduced you, hugged you

And as you left I had this overwhelming sadness come over me

As we pulled off to go our separate paths,

And I saw your headlights as I looked back

And I'm mad I didn't get the chance to thank you for being my Mom and my Dad

So, Mom, please accept this as a tribute I wrote this on the jet

I guess I had to get this off my chest,

I hope I get the chance to lay it before I'm dead

The stewardess said to fasten my seatbelt, I guess we're crashing

So if I'm not dreaming, I hope you get this message that I'll always love you from afar

'Cause you're my Ma


[Verse 4: Nate Ruess]

I want a new life (start over)

One without a cause (clean slate)

So I'm coming home tonight (yeah)

Well, no matter what the cost

And if the plane goes down

Or if the crew can't wake me up

Well, just know that I'm alright

I was not afraid to die

Oh, even if there's songs to sing

Well, my children will carry me

Just know that I'm alright

I was not afraid to die

Because I put my faith in my little girls

So I never say, "Goodbye, cruel world."

Just know that I'm alright

I am not afraid to die


I want a new life