Stan - Eminem Feat. Dido Lyrics | Show The Lyrics (2023)

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My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why I
Got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window
And I can’t see at all
And even if I could it’ll all be gray
But your picture on my wall
It reminds me, that it’s not so bad
It’s not so bad

(Video) Eminem - Stan (Lyrics) ft. Dido

My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why I
Got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window (window)
And I can’t see at all
And even if I could it’ll all be gray
But your picture on my wall
It reminds me, that it’s not so bad
It’s not so bad

Dear Slim, I wrote you but you still ain’t callin’
I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom
I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not’ve got ’em
There probably was a problem at the post office or somethin’
Sometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy when I jot ’em
But anyways, fuck it, what’s been up, man? How’s your daughter?
My girlfriend’s pregnant too, I’m ’bout to be a father
If I have a daughter, guess what I’ma call her?
I’ma name her Bonnie
I read about your uncle Ronnie too, I’m sorry
I had a friend kill himself over some bitch who didn’t want him
I know you probably hear this every day, but I’m your biggest fan
I even got the underground shit that you did with Skam
I got a room full of your posters and your pictures, man
I like the shit you did with Rawkus too, that shit was phat
Anyways, I hope you get this, man, hit me back
Just to chat, truly yours, your biggest fan
This is Stan

My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why I
Got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window (window)
And I can’t see at all
And even if I could it’ll all be gray
But your picture on my wall
It reminds me, that it’s not so bad
It’s not so bad

(Video) Eminem - Stan (Long Version) ft. Dido

Dear Slim, you still ain’t called or wrote, I hope you have a chance
I ain’t mad, I just think it’s fucked up you don’t answer fans
If you didn’t wanna talk to me outside your concert
You didn’t have to, but you could’ve signed an autograph for Matthew
That’s my little brother, man, he’s only six years old
We waited in the blistering cold for you
For four hours and you just said, “No”
That’s pretty shitty, man, you’re like his fuckin’ idol
He wants to be just like you, man, he likes you more than I do
I ain’t that mad though, I just don’t like bein’ lied to
Remember when we met in Denver, you said if I’d write you you would write back
See, I’m just like you in a way
I never knew my father neither
He used to always cheat on my mom and beat her
I can relate to what you’re saying in your songs
So when I have a shitty day, I drift away and put ’em on
‘Cause I don’t really got shit else, so that shit helps when I’m depressed
I even got a tattoo of your name across the chest
Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds
It’s like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me
See, everything you say is real, and I respect you ’cause you tell it
My girlfriend’s jealous ’cause I talk about you 24/7
But she don’t know you like I know you Slim, no one does
She don’t know what it was like for people like us growin’ up, you gotta call me, man
I’ll be the biggest fan you’ll ever lose
Sincerely yours, Stan
P.S. we should be together too

My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why I
Got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window (window)
And I can’t see at all
And even if I could it’ll all be gray
But your picture on my wall
It reminds me, that it’s not so bad
It’s not so bad

Dear Mr. I’m Too Good To Call Or Write My Fans
This will be the last package I ever send your ass
It’s been six months and still no word, I don’t deserve it?
I know you got my last two letters, I wrote the addresses on ’em perfect
So this is my cassette I’m sending you, I hope you hear it
I’m in the car right now, I’m doing ninety on the freeway
Hey Slim, I drank a fifth of vodka
You dare me to drive?
You know the song by Phil Collins, “In the Air of the Night”
About that guy who could have saved that other guy from drowning
But didn’t, then Phil saw it all, then at a a show he found him?
That’s kinda how this is, you coulda rescued me from drowning
Now it’s too late, I’m on a thousand downers now, I’m drowsy
And all I wanted was a lousy letter or a call
I hope you know I ripped all of your pictures off the wall
I love you Slim, we coulda been together, think about it
You ruined it now, I hope you can’t sleep and you dream about it
And when you dream I hope you can’t sleep and you scream about it
I hope your conscience eats at you and you can’t breathe without me
See Slim, shut up bitch, I’m tryna talk
Hey Slim, that’s my girlfriend screamin’ in the trunk
But I didn’t slit her throat, I just tied her up, see I ain’t like you
‘Cause if she suffocates, she’ll suffer more, and then she’ll die too
Well, gotta go, I’m almost at the bridge now
Oh shit, I forgot, how am I supposed to send this shit out?

(Video) Eminem ft. Elton John - Stan (live at Grammys)

My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why I
Got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window (window)
And I can’t see at all
And even if I could it’ll all be gray
But your picture on my wall
It reminds me, that it’s not so bad
It’s not so bad

Dear Stan, I meant to write you sooner but I just been busy
You said your girlfriend’s pregnant now, how far along is she?
Look, I’m really flattered you would call your daughter that
And here’s an autograph for your brother
I wrote it on a Starter cap
I’m sorry I didn’t see you at the show, I must’ve missed you
Don’t think I did that shit intentionally just to diss you
But what’s this shit you said about you like to cut your wrists too?
I say that shit just clownin’, dawg, come on, how fucked up is you?
You got some issues, Stan, I think you need some counseling
To help your ass from bouncing off the walls when you get down some
And what’s this shit about us meant to be together?
That type of shit’ll make me not want us to meet each other
I really think you and your girlfriend need each other
Or maybe you just need to treat her better
I hope you get to read this letter, I just hope it reaches you in time
Before you hurt yourself, I think that you’ll be doin’ just fine
If you relax a little, I’m glad I inspire you but Stan
Why are you so mad? Try to understand, that I do want you as a fan
I just don’t want you to do some crazy shit
I seen this one shit on the news a couple weeks ago that made me sick
Some dude was drunk and drove his car over a bridge
And had his girlfriend in the trunk, and she was pregnant with his kid
And in the car they found a tape, but they didn’t say who it was to
Come to think about, his name was, it was you

Track Information

Song titleStan
ArtistEminem, Dido
Release Date Dec 25, 2009


(Video) Stan - Eminem ft. Dido (Lyrics)


WritersDido Armstrong, Marshall Mathers, Paul Herman
ProducersThe Marshall Mathers LP
Record LabelThe 45 King; ‎Eminem‎ (co.)‎

(Video) Dido - Thank you ft. Eminem | (Slowed+Reverb | 1 Hour

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(Video) Stan Dido chorus with lyrics


What Dido song is sampled for Stan? ›

Dido's 'Stan' sample of Dido's 'Thank You' | WhoSampled.

What song was Eminem referencing in Stan? ›

Stan interprets as gospel the sermons of Slim Shady — to some Mathers' cartoonish alter ego, to others a cover for his vilest impulses. He even enacts his idol's lyrics: “Hey Slim, I just drank a fifth of vodka, dare me to drive?” he slurs, quoting the 1999 single “My Name Is”.

Did Dido agree to Stan? ›

Singer/songwriter DIDO was reluctant to allow rap giant EMINEM to sample her track THANK YOU for his hit song STAN as she feared he would ruin her hard work.

Who created the word Stan? ›

While some say the term is a combination of "fan" and "stalker," "stan" was first coined in 2000 when Eminem dropped a twisted allegory in a song called "Stan," about a man who was pushed to the edge when his idol wouldn't answer his fan mail. The word used to be synonymous with overzealous or obsessed.

Did Dido name her son after the song Stan? ›

However, the 47-year-old star has insisted that the single didn't influence the choice of moniker for Stanley and revealed that her husband Rohan Gavin was also “bizarrely” keen on the name. Appearing on 'Lorraine' on Monday (04.02. 19), she said: ”[He's] definitely Stanley [not Stan]. Nothing to do with the song.

Why did Dido sue Eminem? ›

Singer Dido is said to have fallen out with rapper Eminem over payment of royalties. Sky News reports that the star has begun court proceedings against the D12 frontman, claiming £1m after he sampled her song 'Thank You' for his hit 'Stan'.

Why did Eminem sample Dido? ›

A s soon Eminem heard the sample of Dido's haunting voice on the demo version of “Stan”, he knew what the song had to be about. “Her words instantly put me there,” he said in VH1's Ultimate Albums series while breaking down the Marshall Mathers LP. “'Your picture on my wall' — this is about an obsessed fan.

What is Stan slang for? ›

On social media, "stan" is a term used to refer to someone who is a very enthusiastic and dedicated fan of a particular celebrity, musician, or public figure.

Is Eminem left or right handed? ›

Left-handers, rejoice! Marshall Bruce Mathers III (A.K.A. Eminem) is an esteemed member of your crew.

What does slim shady mean in slang? ›

thin and of questionable/ill repute.

What is the tragic flaw of Dido? ›

She lacks faith in the gods and in destiny — portraying symptoms of psychological madness. Unfortunately for Dido, her relationship with Aeneas is fated to end tragically, partly because Juno and Venus interfere and partly because Aeneas must continue on his journey to fulfill his destiny.

What is the downfall of Dido? ›

Dido fell in love with Aeneas after his landing in Africa, and Virgil attributes her suicide to her abandonment by him at the command of Jupiter. Her dying curse on the Trojans provides a mythical origin for the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage.

Did Dido give Eminem permission? ›

American rapper Eminem helped introduce Dido to a US audience in 2000 when he received permission from Dido herself to sample the first verse of "Thank You" in his hit single "Stan". Dido also appeared in the music video as Stan's pregnant girlfriend.

What words did Eminem create? ›

Well, it only took 17 years. “Stan,” a word originally coined by Eminem's 2000 single about a fan desperate to take the rapper's every word literally, has now been added to the Oxford American Dictionary.

What is toxic Stan culture? ›

Stans are known for glorifying these people and placing them upon a pedestal where they can do no wrong. Alongside this, some people forget that the people they idolize exist outside of the media they consume and may put the idol in a situation that violates their personal comfort.

What is the opposite of a Stan? ›

The word stan typically refers to an overzealous fan of a celebrity. There are no categorical antonyms for this word.

Who is the first husband of Dido? ›

Sychaeus Dead husband of Dido first mentioned in Venus ' speech to Aeneas upon the hero ' s arrival in Libya ( A. 1.335–70; see Libya and Libyci ). Sychaeus, a wealthy man, was killed by Dido ' s brother Pygmalion “in front of the altar ,” thus perhaps during a sacrifice ( A.

Does Eminem have a wife? ›

Did Dido have a husband? ›

Dido married Acerbas her uncle who as priest of Heracles—that is, Melqart—was second in power to King Pygmalion.

Did Eminem apologize to his mom? ›

"And that's when I realized you were sick and it wasn't fixable or changeable / And to this day we remain estranged and I hate it though, but…" He goes on to say that both he and his brother forgive her, knowing that she did the best she could.

What did Michael Jackson sue Eminem for? ›

Michael's estate at the time threatened "to sue" Eminem over the music video. In 2007, three years after the song was released, Michael's company Sony/ATV bought the publishing company Famous Music for $370 million. This purchase meant he then owned the rights to all of Eminem's music.

Why is Dido driven mad? ›

Dido, driven mad with love and guilt for betraying her husband Sychaeus' memory, kills herself on a burning funeral pyre of all of Aeneas belongings he left behind.

Why did Eminem wrote Forgot About Dre? ›

The song is considered a response to diss tracks by Death Row artists on Suge Knight Represents: Chronic 2000, a compilation released by Suge Knight that takes its title from Dre's 1992 album The Chronic.

Did Eminem sample Elvis? ›

Eminem feat. Cee-Lo Green's 'The King and I' sample of Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock' | WhoSampled.

Why is Dido so popular? ›

She first found fame after Eminem sampled her song 'Thank You' in his huge hit 'Stan', and she also featured in the video. Dido's most famous songs include 'Thank You', 'Here With Me' and 'White Flag'.

What does it mean to YEET? ›

Yeet is a slang word that functions broadly with the meaning “to throw,” but is especially used to emphasize forcefulness and a lack of concern for the thing being thrown. (You don't yeet something if you're worried that it might break.)

What does simp stand for? ›

“'Simp' is slang for a person (typically a man) who is desperate for the attention and affection of someone else (typically a woman),” said Connor Howlett, 23, a digital strategist for Turner PR in New York City, in an email to CNN.

What does Rizz up mean? ›

Rizz is also used as a verb, often in the form rizz up, meaning to charm someone.

Who is the most famous lefty? ›

Babe Ruth. The Babe is probably the most famous left-handed slugger of all-time.

Why is it rare to be left-handed? ›

In fact, one of the more unusual hypotheses to explain the rarity of left-handedness is that a genetic mutation in our distant past caused the language centres of the human brain to shift to the left hemisphere, effectively causing right-handedness to dominate, Alasdair Wilkins explains for io9 back in 2011.

What kind of guy is Eminem? ›

Eminem is an ISTP personality type. He is practical and loves understanding how things work. Valuing a sense of freedom, he can't stand feeling controlled. He is able to process large amounts of information at once and he has an exceptional memory for details.

Does shady mean illegal? ›

shady adjective (DISHONEST)

informal. dishonest or illegal: They know some very shady characters.

Why Eminem calls himself Slim Shady? ›

He said: "I was sitting on the toilet and a lot of good material came out of that. This name popped into my head. I was kind of skinny and I thought maybe it should be something slim. "And then for some reason Slim Shady popped into my mind and I just thought of 20 things to rhyme with it.

What does shady girl mean? ›

When a person's behavior is shady it is most often towards you; they might make remarks to you to make their 'uncomfortableness' known. Someone who is shady often alters the truth of things or keeps things secretive.

Who is to blame for Dido's death? ›

The gods are primarily responsible for Dido's death as they manipulate Dido and Aeneas into falling in love and then force Aeneas to abandon his lover, with this abandonment and the associated shame for betraying the memory of her dead husband Sychaeus being the principal cause of Dido's suicide.

Who is Dido and why was she abandoned? ›

Dido, the Phoenician Queen in Virgil's The Aeneid, is a tragic character who is a victim of the will of the gods. Enchanted by the god Amor, Dido becomes hopelessly enamored with Aeneas and abandons all else in her great passion.

Why is Dido compared to Diana? ›

“Female commander,” dux femina, is her role when she walks in to her temple in 496–7. It is significant too that Dido is compared to Diana—a virgin goddess, entirely uninterested in, even antithetical to, love. Diana is so uninterested in men that it can be dangerous for them even to look at her.

What is the myth of Dido? ›

In Virgil's Aeneid, Dido, queen of Carthage, despairs and ultimately ends her life when her great love, Aeneas, leaves her to fulfill his destiny. A strong, independent leader prior to Aeneas' arrival, Dido kills herself with Aeneas' sword. The myth is musically memorialized in Henry Purcell's opera, Dido and Aeneas.

Who causes Dido to fall in love? ›

657-94 Venus intervenes by instructing Cupid to disguise himself as Ascanius and make Dido fall in love with A. She spirits Ascanius away.

Is the story of Dido true? ›

Also known as Elissa, Dido's origins trace from both history and mythology. The strongest account can be found in Virgil's epic poem, The Aeneid. Regardless of whether she truly existed, she commands clear literary influence as an early female leader, and some sources even cite her as a goddess.

Who found out about Eminem? ›

Dre found the young rapper a beat, and Em began spitting right away, applying lyrics to what would eventually become 'The Real Slim Shady'.

Who gave Eminem his chain? ›

“Since I was a little kid, I always wanted a chain,” Eminem said in discussion to LL's famous gold chain he wore in the 'I'm Bad' video. “I was recording with Rick Rubin and I was like, 'Yo, can you ask LL where he got his chains from? ' So he had these made and sent them to me.”

Who gave Eminem his start? ›

With Dr. Dre as his producer and mentor, Eminem released The Slim Shady LP early in 1999. Benefiting from the inventive channel-surfing music video for the hit song “My Name Is” and the instant credibility of Dr.

What's Eminem's IQ? ›

But if you ask me, his IQ must be somewhere between 120–140. These figures are based on assumptions that he writes his lyrics himself which are credited to him..

Who wrote rap god? ›

Marshall Mathers

What song does Eminem talk about God? ›

In the track titled “It's Ok,” Eminem raps: “In the midst of this insanity / I've found my Christianity / through God and there's a wish he granted me / He showed me how to cope with this stress and hope for the best / instead of moping depressed.”

Is Stan an insult? ›

slang, often disparaging. : an extremely or excessively enthusiastic and devoted fan.

Is being a hard Stan bad? ›

Being a hard stan can mean you're into darker concepts, an example would be the WINGS/BS&T concept. Or you tend to lean towards more mature content from the group.

Why is Stan a thing? ›

The origin of the term stan is often credited to the 2000 song "Stan", about an obsessed fan, by American rapper Eminem featuring British singer Dido. The word itself was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2017. The term was originally a noun, but over time evolved and began to be used as a verb as well.

Is it stan or simp? ›

'Simp' refers to someone who does way too much for a person they like while 'stan' which originally referenced the Eminem song 'Stan' about an overly obsessed fan is now used to refer to someone or something you idolise or truly love (Like 'We stand legends only').

When did stan become slang? ›

While some say the term is a combination of "fan" and "stalker," "stan" was first coined in 2000 when Eminem dropped a twisted allegory in a song called "Stan," about a man who was pushed to the edge when his idol wouldn't answer his fan mail. The word used to be synonymous with overzealous or obsessed.

What is the plural of stan? ›

Noun. stan (plural stans)


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