Eminem - Like Toy Soldiers Lyrics

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 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 were good
I went through my whole career without ever mentionin'
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


[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 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


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Eminem Like Toy Soldiers Comments
  1. Vulthunirr Dovah

    fuck dude the ole days coming a back to me feels nice

  2. Chuito214

    This reminds of the way my homie died recently

  3. Nancy Gonzalez

    He’s the mom shoe in the cops shoe

  4. daniel Patrick

    Rip proof how did Eminem predict his death 😔

  5. Rqisd -


  6. Kam Easirent

    Rap king 👑

  7. Kunal Joshi

    Kobe 💫💫

  8. UnrealZodd

    5:05 chills...

  9. Godslove Mangia

    0%naked woman
    0%expensive cars
    100%the greatest rapper of all time

  10. AyyMD

    This song is talked about how the beef between east coast vs wes coast happened back then

  11. amanda lee2020

    I am just a girl passing buy playing music what can I say I love good old music like this so sorry

    Your welcome Amanda

    Your welcome to 💕🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🙋🙋🙋

  12. William Veniot

    RIP Bugz and Proof. Obie Trice almost died to

  13. Alygrace Diaz

    Not really a fan of rap music but a friend suggested this song said he can relate with his friend passing and here i am and i like it.

  14. Platz 021

    Eminem ,2020

  15. ninjarafal

    Corona Virus will not divide us only free us as we fall from this curse called living

  16. Matai Valu

    this reminds me of my mum, it was her favourite. makes me so emotional i just wanna play it as loud as i can in my car and drive off a bridge

  17. Paul Haagerty

    toy soldiers is a pretty good song

  18. Bcfcmansell

    Who needs drugs when you got Eminem and his alter ego.

  19. we are gamers

    Legend are Here in 2020 give a like...

  20. Ja'Natis Watson

    @nolifeshaq check this out

  21. Summer- Chan

    I don't know if am being retarted but I cried a bit 0:00 go up to 1:31 I cried

  22. Summer- Chan

    2020 listeners are you here!

  23. Bj Vanetten

    I love kittens!!!

  24. Nana Arhin

    01.02.2020. This is still really good music. Who is still listening

  25. Pablo Monzón

    Ppppfff, vuelvo a la infancia

  26. Chris Torres

    I'm so sad that todays kids dont grow up with a strong man on the radio as Eminem He really saved me and keep me keep pushing, and im sure he saved alot others out there too respect!

  27. Amanda Link

    My shit. 😛😘😘

  28. Bendizzle Gaming

    This is the first song when Eminem isn’t wearing a white shirt or tank top

  29. Graeme Lindsay

    Rip babie thomas and mum love tupac

  30. Christopher Thomas

    Hey fam 2 I all the way remember this 821

  31. Pranav More

    The two kids at the start....do they resemble Em & Proof?😮

  32. borna

    1:09 smooth

  33. Intro Fraser

    RIP juice world 😪

  34. Cʀɪᴛɪᴄᴀʟ _

    I first listened to this when i has 4 and liked it but forgot the name now im 15 damn time flys

  35. kauan ledeski

    top 🇧🇷

  36. 3dggar Nävä


  37. Bruno brogni Bili

    Algum brasileiro?

  38. Halfbreed

    Dr. Dre lost his son
    Eminem lost his best friend
    And I lost my parents 😢
    The point is we all loose what we love, they go to better place and here we are enjoying Eminem songs one on one❤️✌️🎶

  39. Vickey Vaughn

    Love it all of the songs from Vickey Vaughn Hugs missing all of you. Prayers.with loves hugs to all

  40. mannix mcneill

    11 years ago wow sad rip kobe and juice wrld everyone who died its sad to know to be honest

  41. Mr GraveyMixer

    High school days

  42. Jaimmv

    og shit



  44. Jessica Archer

    All 2020😩😩😩😍😍eminem really the goat so proud of him man💗

  45. Vild Mark

    2020...still going strong!

  46. Rooo Center

    Mom Richard

  47. Therealnumber Five

    When I was a 8 year old I liked it cuz it was good but it’s better when you understand it

  48. Jacob Jobcar

    What if paul walker in bed eminem saw hin

  49. M8WhoSk8s

    This song was one of the great hits of the 2000s for sure

  50. Gacha banana

    I miss Eminem with blond hair and no beard, he looked so much better in my opinion. If he likes his look now I ain't judging he looks good either way and that doesn't change his music, his amazing music

  51. relentless '

    Can some give me the lore of this song(context)

  52. Hiimcharlie


  53. Jimmy Matheus

    R.I.P Juice WRLD 😔❤️

  54. Ari4n slemany

    کوردی لێیە😍🇹🇯

  55. Ari4n slemany

    Love from ❤🇹🇯KURDISTAN🇹🇯❤

  56. Ari4n slemany

    I want to be soldiers !

  57. ConorAxelRoblox Conor

    So sad but.... Who is this person?

  58. Sebastian Skerda


  59. AZA G B

    I don't want Eminem to disappear again. Never! Always here with us.

  60. kimMY nyC

    life imitating art imitating life. so sad. RIP PROOF.

  61. Alca

    listen this again after know kobe was passing
    R.I.P Kobe :(

  62. oQvz

    I’m just thinking this is kobe in my head along with his daughter 😔

  63. Ian Dalauidao

    The only living rapper in this planet who makes meaningful musics.

    Paper Route Rayvo (PRE)

    Nah just the only one yu fw

  64. Kiron Ospina

    La. Mejor

  65. Congovegan _

    50 did not like that em made this record.

  66. Congovegan _

    50 did not like that em made this record.

  67. Heather Delligatti

    Great song

  68. Zackery Evans

    When I first hear this song. I instantly think of my older brother. In and out of jail, have a broken family, and hanged with wrong crowd. Now what's really said is 3 years are going to pass I'll be 22, and his daughter will be 4....wish things didn't end up the way it did.


    I love you Shady ❤️ Nairobi Kenya

  70. Abderraouf Chaker

    2020 anyone .?

  71. Barbra Lind

    I miss my brothers so mutch when i hear, this song rest in peace ewery soldier whit, a heart of gold thats from the Hood, keep youre head up ewerybody The, next life is endless this one is not, we Will see them again Inshallah, dont put The blame on you thats, really bad foure you, you Will fall and lose youreself, and The Will look down from, heaven get sad and wanting you to stand up its never our fault rember that, The one who pulled The trigger that person is The one to blame not you.

  72. Steven Sims

    You changed my life Eminem. Heard this when I was young at Grandma's. R.I.P Grandma.

  73. Geon Geun

    2020 and still listening... 😊

  74. william chetri

    Rip proof .. we love you ❤️

  75. Leo Ferg

    Another fallen soldier.... KOBE!!! Rest easy soldier 😔🙇‍♂️

  76. Ryan Mcgreevy

    bit by bit families in northern ireland were torn apart by the british death squads murdering loved ones during the troubles, and lyra mckee being shot dead was a stark reminder before brexit

  77. Tony Elk

    R.I.P Proof

  78. Love is Love

    Tommorw is not promised. Rip kobe Bryant.

  79. Ded0099

    We miss you kobe

  80. Ivis Casanova

    Damn, nostalgia 100%

  81. Maxx Hill

    Its 2020 and this song still gets me crying

  82. Trust Bro


  83. Ian De

    Listening to this cuz of Kobe.. RIP.❤

  84. rafael mendez

    Why not have the best to ever do it lyricist

  85. rafael mendez

    Eminem i know your going to compose a song for Kobe

  86. GGGSayian God

    For some reason I’m here after hearing of Kobe Bryant passing. RIP

  87. Tyler Amick

    Rip Kobe that’s why I am listening to this

    Love is Love

    Me too .rip kobe Bryant

    Brian Ledesma

    Too, R.I.P
    Thanks em

    Greg Ory

    im just here enjoying music but yes RIP and SUP YA'LL

    mannix mcneill

    rip kobe

    Mike Berbano

    Proof was depicted in this video death scene then shortly thereafter dies tragically in real life April 2006.
    Fast forward 2016, this cartoon depicts Kobe in Helicopter accident then it happens in real life 2020:

  88. Big Savage

    RIP Kobe

  89. alfredo zuniga

    I remember listening to this song when I was like 5-6 like I was going through sum

  90. Gumma Muhumza


  91. Tupac shakur

    Rip kobe

  92. Nathan John Feuerstein

    2pac looks like yASuO.

  93. Jordan Ryall 10

    I know this is late but RIP two pac legend


    Jordan Ryall 10 its not tupac

    Jordan Ryall 10

    Makzwell I know but I think this song was dedicated to his death he was shot


    Its about gang beef and how it should stop because it escalates into something bad

  94. Elizabete Bete

    Alem de ser o menhor cantor de repper ele e paresido com uma pessoa com uma pessoa que ja moreu a 14anos ele me proteje elisabete gonsalves

  95. Kelly Willette

    Crazy that proof died 2 years after this was released. It’s like they had a vision of something and used it.. sad that it turned into reality. ❤️

  96. UnsuitableVids 0

    RIP Proof.

  97. Derek Anderson

    When you end up joining the US Army.

    Yasin Arkadarian


    Yasin Arkadarian

    underrated Comment xD

  98. DYAXIS

    Eminem is the type of guy that has to dig two graves his own and then hip hop goes down next to him