July 3, 2024, 12:31 | Updated: July 3, 2024, 15:31

Eminem 'Tobey' Lyrics: Meaning and Criticism Revealed

Eminem ‘Tobey’ Lyrics: Meaning and Criticisms Revealed.

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What are the lyrics to Eminem, Big Sean and BabyTron’s song ‘Tobey’ and diss rapper Jay-Z? Here’s everything you need to know.

Eminem is back with a new song called “Tobey,” featuring contributions from Big Sean and Babytron, following the release of the No. 1 hit “Houdini” last month. It’s the second single from Eminem’s twelfth studio album. The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grace).

The song ‘Tobey’ is named after Spider Man actor Tobey Maguire, in which they use the clip of him turning into a superhero after being bitten by a spider, to emphasize their greatness in the rap scene.

“Tobey Maguire got bit by a spider, but see, me, it was a goat” goes the chorus, so what are the full lyrics to Eminem’s ‘Tobey’ and what disses are in there? Here’s everything you need to know.

Eminem has released a new song called 'Tobey'.

Eminem has released a new song called ‘Tobey’.

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What are the lyrics to Eminem’s ‘Tobey’?

Here are the full lyrics to Eminem’s new song ‘Tobey’ featuring Big Sean and Babytron:

(Intro: BabyTron and Big Sean)

Shit, f-ck, sh-t

Boy, ha

(Chorus: BabyTron)

Tobey Maguire got bitten by a spider, but look, me, it was a goat

If you want space, I hope you take off your helmet quickly when you reach Venus and suffocate

Even when you’re sleeping, you think you’re so awake

White Cartiers, all I see is dope

My city Leia and I am Obi-Wan, have a mission to complete, I might just be the hope

Tobey Maguire was bitten by a spider, but look, I was a goat

If you want space, I hope you take off your helmet quickly when you reach Venus and suffocate

Even when you’re sleeping, you think you’re so awake

White Cartiers, all I see is dope

My city Leia and I am Obi-Wan, have a mission to complete, I might just be the hope

(Verse 1: BabyTron)

No Spanish, I’m allergic to red and legally blind, all I see is “go”

From D to A, there and back, if we drive with the Drac’, we can’t smoke from T to O

If you’re in the bitch, you can keep what you’re owed

Grandma said to me, “Boy, you reap what you sow”

Do the most, we over, equal the score

Determined to flee, his feet glued to the floor

I’m in my Tesla driving up Ishers. I stopped at Valero and I’m thinking I need to quit smoking.

Life is a gamble and I play the slot machines, I pull it down, close my eyes and I pray I win tokens

All Wock, no pop, the way we ride, feel free to take a sip, still tasted just as strong

One of the One, Sittin’ Around the Stars, Double R, Finna Race, Hit the Wraith, Like a Spaceship It Floats

All this dripping, I think I’m below sea level

Cut your own wrist off with that weak bezel

Drive around with the Iron Giant and let them eat metal

Watch Uncle break a stone into three pebbles

Bam-bam, three points down, hits the grand slam

Four bags full, completely switched, go wham-wham

Pants cramp, pull it out, I count until my hands cramp

Road DSM on the beach, no sandbank

(Interlude: Big Sean)

Boy

Ayy, ayy

(Verse 2: Big Sean)

They wanna make me bleed and act like they need me, but fuck it, I do it alone (Woah)

She wants to touch me and rub me and go back to her man, he can probably smell my cologne (damn)

I was immersed in the Merce, I show them no mercy, I really looked at the throne (really)

Ns don’t reject me, when my baby is sleeping it’s the only time I watch my tone, look (Shh)

We don’t want chips with a chip on our shoulder

If he’s Obi-Wan, then I must be Yoda

Don’t need a promoter, we drive ahead, they know us

I am the Ayatollah who takes your controller

I don’t give a f-ck about you when I’m focused

F-ck all the drugs you take, I’ll take over

I paid attention, no need for payola

You can’t avoid me, you just have to take cover (Frr)

I can make a painting as I made the template

F-ck your whole image, I agree with Cole Bennett

I don’t know what the f-ck did, NS said

I put my whole heart and soul into it

I met you in person, you are so different

I can’t listen to you for a whole minute

Blood test done, there is no whore in it

Watch your fucking mouth before I go in

They like to say, “No, he didn’t,” which makes them more involved

When I make one thing, I make no exceptions

I have new addresses, I have no reception

I get love and hate from both sides

B-tch, I’m from the D where they BMF

Where they move the keys like a chord progression

B-tch, I’m omnipresent, I have no reflection

I made my living from bars, I don’t need no correction (No)

I’m going to work very hard, I have to be patient

While you are outside, we are on a staycation

Locked up, no real play possible unless you play a game

I take the risks you hate to take

F-ck it, dog, I’m going to Wes Craven

I’m in the vault, f-ck a safe haven

They playing with my name and I can’t stand it (little bitch)

(Chorus: BabyTron & Eminem)

Tobey Maguire was bitten by a spider, but look, I was a goat

If you want space, I hope you take off your helmet quickly when you reach Venus and suffocate

Even when you’re sleeping, you think you’re so awake

White Cartiers, all I see is dope (Yeah)

My city Leia and I am Obi-Wan, have a mission to complete, I might just be the hope

(Verse 3: Eminem)

Tobey Maguire got bitten by a spider, me? Must have been bitten by a goat (Yeah)

As a child I dreamed that I would grow up (Baa)

To be one, I hope I inspire hope (For what?)

So that you get what you desire most (Yes)

Breathing fire, bitch, I was just flying economy class (yeah)

You all thought you were sick, you were misdiagnosed (No)

I’m dope and you’ll never have a dose this high (No, yeah)

Now my estates in the building, and bitch, I’ve slept on more floors than the Empire State (‘Pire State) building

I have so many stories, but I hate ceilings (Haha)

I have no idea who your five favorite rappers are (Woo)

So I know they’ll be mad at me (why?)

But this is a mystery to me

How could rappers I’ve already trashed be (What?)

Higher on a list than me (Ha)

Yet here I am on your list, even though I am five (Hm), which was still fine

But just know inside, for me, that shit is hilarious, so when I (Haha)

But be distanced by a pioneer

Who was one of the reasons I’m here?

They tell me to just let that shit go and slide. (Why?)

“Melle Mel shouldn’t get an answer” (Why?)

“That man is a legend,” bitch, me too (Haha, yeah)

And anyone who thinks it would be wise and easy

To beat me and try me, they can treat me like poison (What?), they can eat me and die (Hehe)

Middle finger raised, but I never gave in

When have I ever retreated? (Never) You never saw it

Every dream I ever dreamed, I have surpassed

Solidify my legacy, I’ve certainly caused controversy, I’ve always said everything I needed to

Treat it like a truck, hit it head on, I’ll hit it (Krrk)

I’m going to a beat and it’s like the song “Eye of the Tiger” is playing over and over in my head

I’ve been knocked down so many times, I can’t count (Ugh)

Sometimes things don’t work out

That’s just the way the hand of cards is dealt

Jon Manziel, the odd one out (What?)

But heavyweight, word to Scott Van Pelt

I can’t help but feel like a victim of child abuse

‘Cause I’m gonna get that damn belt (Now belt, man)

Way too crazy, Shady’s gone, but hey, maybe I’m the goat

That Sean and BabyTron bit, and that’s why they’re so busy, because (Ugh)

(Chorus: BabyTron)

Tobey Maguire got bitten by a spider, but look, me, it was a goat

If you want space, I hope you take off your helmet quickly when you reach Venus and suffocate

Even when you’re sleeping, you think you’re so awake

White Cartiers, all I see is dope

My city Leia and I am Obi-Wan, have a mission to complete, I might just be the hope

Eminem will perform at this year's Super Bowl.

Eminem to perform at the 2022 Super Bowl.

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Who Dissed Eminem in ‘Tobey’?

In the song, Eminem claims he rapped better than Jay-Z and questions his title as Billboard and Vibe’s best rapper of all time.

The most explicit reference to Hov is probably the sentence: Now my estates in the building, and bitch, I slept on more floors than the Empire State (‘Pire State) building / I got so many floors, but I hate ceilings (Haha) / I don’t feel like your five favorite rappers (Woo)

Eminem debuted at number five on the list of top rappers of all time, and one of Jay-Z’s most popular songs is Empire state of mind.

Fans think Eminem is making fun of Jay-Z (2010 photo).

Fans think Eminem is making fun of Jay-Z (2010 photo).

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