Who Sang Survival? Eminem

Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Marshall Mathers
Release Date: 2013-9-20
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Hardcore Hip-Hop
length: 4:32
Some other versions of "Survival"

This is survival of the fittest
This is do or die
This is the winner takes it all so take it all

Wasn't ready to be no millionaire, I was ill-prepared
I was prepared to be ill though, the skill was there
From the beginning, it wasn't 'bout the ends
It was 'bout busting raps and standing for something, **** an acronym
Cut the ****ing act like you're happy, I'm ****ing back again
With another anthem, why stop when it doesn't have to end?
It ain't over 'til I say it's over, enough when I say enough
Throw me to them wolves and close the gate up
I'm afraid of what'll happen to them wolves
When the thought of being thrown into an alligator pit, I salivate at it
Wait is up, hands up like it's 12 noon, nah, homie
Hold them *****es straighter up, wave 'em 'til you dislocate a rotator cuff
Came up rough, came to ruffle feathers, nah, egos
I ain't deflate enough, last chance to make this whole stadium erupt!

This is survival of the fittest
This is do or die
This is the winner takes it all so take it all

I can see the finish line with each line that I finish
I'm so close to my goals I can almost pole vault over the goal post
And if I don't got enough in the tank, maybe I can just siphon enough
To fill up this last can, man will I survive in this climate or what?
They said I was washed up, and got a blood bath
I'm not a rapper, I'm an adapter, I can adjust
Plus I can just walk up to a mic and just bust so,
Floor's open if you'd like to discuss
Top 5 in this mu'****a' and if I don't make the cut
What, like I give a ****, I'mma light this ***** up like I'm driving a truck
To the side of a pump, 0 to 60 hop in and gun it
Like G-Unit without the hyphen, I'm hyping em up
And if there should ever come a time where my life's in a rut
And I look like I might just give up, eh you might've mistook
Me for bowing out I ain't taking a bow, I'm stabbing myself
With a ****ing knife in the gut, while I'm wiping my butt!
'Cause I just shitted on the mic, and I like getting cut
I get excited at the sight of my blood, you're in a fight with a nut
'Cause I'mma fight 'til I die or win
Biting the dust it'll just make me angrier, wait
Let me remind you of what got me this far, picture me quitting
Now draw a circle around it and put a line through it slut
It's survival of what?

This is survival of the fittest
This is do or die
This is the winner takes it all so take it all
So take it all

So get your ideas, stack your ammo
But don't come unless you come to battle, I'm mad now jump in the saddle
This is it, it's what you eat, sleep, piss and ****
Live, breathe, your whole existence just consists of this
Refuse to quit, fuse is lit, can't de-fuse the wick
I don't do this music ****, I lose my ****
Ain't got **** to lose, it's the moment of truth
It's all I know how to do, as soon as I get thrown in the booth, I spit
But my respect is overdue, I'm showing you the flow no one do
'Cause I don't own no diploma for school, I quit!
So there's nothing for me to fall back on, I know no other trades
So you'd better trade your ****ing mics in for some tool-box-es
'Cause you'll never take my pride from me
It'll have to be pried from me, so pull out your pliers and your screw-drive-rs
But I want you to doubt me, I don't want you to buh-lieve
'Cause this is something that I must use to suc-ceed
And if you don't like me then **** you!
Self es-teem must be ****ing shooting through-the-roof 'cause trust me
My skin is too thick and bul-let proof to touch me
I can see why the **** I disgust you
I must be a-llergic to failure 'cause every ime I come close to it
I just sneeze, but I just go atchoo then achieve!

This is survival of the fittest
This is do or die
This is the winner takes it all so take it all
So it take it all

CD 1
  • 1 Bad Guy
  • 2 Parking Lot (skit)
  • 3 Rhyme or Reason
  • 4 So Much Better
  • 5 Survival
  • 6 Legacy
  • 7 Asshole
  • 8 Berzerk
  • 9 Rap God
  • 10 Brainless
  • 11 Stronger Than I Was
  • 12 The Monster
  • 13 So Far...
  • 14 Love Game
  • 15 Headlights
  • 16 Evil Twin
  • 17 Don't Front
    CD 2
  • 1 Baby
  • 2 Desperation
  • 3 Groundhog Day
  • 4 Beautiful Pain
  • 5 Wicked Ways

  • Release information
    label: Aftermath Entertainment
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 602537588121
    script: Latin