Eminem – Like Toy Soldiers

Step by step, heart to heart, left right left
We all fall down…

[Chorus]
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

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 ain’t 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 does pop off, I’m supposed to be beside ‘em
That Ja shit 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 went 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
And that was 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 cause

[Chorus]

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 cause 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 resurrection
Tries to blow the dust off his mic and make a new record
But now he’s fucked the game up cause 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 the jaws, well then I can
Cause frankly I’m sick of talkin’
I’m not gonna let someone else’s coffin rest on my conscience cause

[Chorus]

Prevod na srpski

Kao igračke vojnici

Korak po korak, srce srcu, levo desno levo
Svi mi padamo…

[Refren]
Korak po korak, srce srcu, levo desno levo
Svi mi padamo kao igračke vojnici
Malo po malo, rastrzani, nikad ne pobeđujemo
Ali bitka se nastavlja za igračke vojnike

Ja bih trebao da sam vojnik koji nikad ne gubi pribranost
Iako nosim teret celog sveta na svojim plećima
To nikad ne bi smelo da se primeti, moja posada to ne bi trebala da zna
Čak i ako to znači borbu prsa u prsa sa Benzinom, nema veze
Nikad ih ne bih uvlačio u bitke koje mogu rešiti sam, sem ako baš moram
Ja treba da budem za primer
Ja treba da budem vođa, moji momci vide u meni vođu
Ako neko sranje ipak iskrsne, ja treba da sam uz njih
To Ja sranje sam probao da eliminišem, bilo je prekasno da ga sprečim
Postoji izvesna granica koju jednostavno ne prelaziš a on ju je prešao
Čuo sam ga kako izgovara Hejlino ime u jednoj pesmi i jednostavno sam poludeo
Bilo je ludo, to sranje otišlo je mnogo dalje od nekog Jay-z i Nas sranja
I iako je ta bitka dobijena, imam osećaj kao da smo je izgubili
Previše energije sam na nju potrošio, stvarno, iscrpljen sam
I tako sam u to upleten da gotovo imam osećaj da sam je ja prouzrokovao
To nije razlog zbog kojeg sam u hip-hop-u, nisam za to u to ušao
Nikad mi nije bio cilj da neko pogine
Zašto bih želeo da uništim nešto u čijoj sam izgradnji učestvovao
To mi nije bila namera, moje namere bile su najbolje
Prošao sam čitavu svoju karijeru ne pominjući Suge
I to je bilo samo iz poštovanja, što nisam opajkavao
I pričao o nečemu o čemu ništa ne znam
Plus, Dre mi je rekao da se ne mešam, to jednostavno nije bila moja stvar
Tako da nisam, samo sam se povukao, gledao i stegnuo zube
Dok on na svim TV stanicama omalovažava čoveka koji mi je bukvalno život spasao
Po principu, je*iga, jasno mi je da je to samo biznis
A ovo sranje prosto se mene ni najmanje ne tiče
Ali ipak, svestan sam da bi ovo sranje moglo svakog časa eksplodirati

[Refren]

Nekad si mogao prosto izgovoriti neku rimu
I nisi morao da brineš da će neko od tvojih ljudi umreti
Ali sada je to veliko pitanje kad jednom u nju nečije dete ubaciš
To sranje eskalira, više to nisu samo reči, zar ne?
To je drugačija igra, vređanje a ne samo repovanje
Mi smo u stvari pokušali da sprečimo taj slučaj između 50 i Ja
Ja i Dre seli smo s njim, pokrenuli tu temu i porazgovarali s njim
i zamolili ga da ne počinje, on nije imao nameru da se na njega sjati
Dok Ja nije počeo da laje po časopisima kako ga je ubo
Je*i ga 50, razbi ih, uništi ih i nek im bude
U međuvremenu, moju pažnju odvlače druge stvari
Neki recepcionar u „The Source“ što se javlja na telefon na recepciji
Pali se na mene i misli da ću ja biti njegovo uskrsnuće
Pokušava da oduva prašinu sa svog mikrofona i snimi novu ploču
Ali on je sje*ao stvar jer je jedan od načina na koji sam se ja probio
bio putem te publikacije, iste one koja me je proslavila
Sad vlasnik ima nešto protiv mene bez ikakvog razloga
E pa, je*iga, nek se nosi i taj je*ivetar, je*eš njega
Ali ja sam prezauzet besom da ne zastajem da bih razmislio
da smo upravo nasledili 50′s stvar sa Murder Inc.
A on je nasledio moju, što je u redu, nije da to smeta i jednom od nas
I dalje imamo vojnike na prvoj liniji
Koji su spremni da umru za nas čim izdamo naređenja
Nikad da bi za to nešto od nas izvukli, već isključivo da pokažu da nas podržavaju
Možda ćemo uzviknuti njihova imena u repu ili u nekom refrenu
Da im pokažemo da i mi njih volimo i da im stavimo na znanje koliko nam znače
Da imamo vojnike Runyan avenije na našoj strani
Njihova lojalnost nam znači više od bilo kakve nagrade
Ali ja neću pokušavati da bilo kog od mojih ljudi dovedem u situaciju da budu povređeni ili pogubljeni
To nije toga vredno, ne mogu da smislim savršeniju reč da to opišem
Nego da prosto kažem da vas sve volim previše da bih gledao takvu presudu
Napustiću sve to pre nego što dopustim da ode dalje
Ali nemojte izvrtati stvari, to ne znači da ja prihvatam nagodbu
Ja sam samo spreman da budem bolji čovek
Ako vi svi prestanete da opajkavate, onda ja mogu
Zato što, iskreno, muka mi je od priče
Neću dozvoliti da nečiji kovčeg bude na mojoj savesti jer

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