Like Toy Soldiers Lyrics

These are the lyrics to song Like Toy Soldiers as performed by Eminem

Lyrics to song Like Toy Soldiers by Eminem

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

Verse 1
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 Now Ja said
"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 be 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' Suge night 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 t.v. down talkin' a man who
literally saved my life Like fuck 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 cuz


Verse 2
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 Fuck it 50 smash 'em, mash 'em and let
him have it Meanwhile my attention is pullin' in
other directions Some receptionist at The Source
who answers phones at his desk Has an erection for
me and thinks that I'll be his ressurection Tries
to blow the dust off his mic and make a new record
But now he's fucked 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 fuck
it, that motherfucker can get it too, fuck 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 Runyan Avenue,
soldiers up in our corners Their loyalty to us is
worth more than any award is But I ain't tryna
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 ya'll 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 ya'll can quit poppin' off
at your jaws with the knockin' Cuz frankly I'm
sick of talkin' I'm not gonna let someone elses
coffin rest on my conscience cuz