MacDonald, Tom - The Way I Am (Eminem Remix) Lyrics




Hey, yo
This song is for anyone...
Fuck it, shut up and listen

I'm not the artist they're gonna turn to a puppet
I've been myself in the darkness and I'm the same way in public
Guess I'm a target 'cause they aren't in charge of what they are stuck with
I wear my heart on my arm and spill the guts out my stomach
All of a sudden I'm hunted 'cause they don't like what I said
But only dummies would choose to follow a wolf that was dead
Tear the flesh off of your bones and keep your ghost in my head
You lookin' just like a clown and I'm the bull in the pen
And the labels aren't able to get in touch when they call
'Cause I know all the A&R's and I'm ignorin' 'em all
Don't need a manager to help me, I keep blowin' 'em off
And all the rappers who doubted me, I've been provin' 'em wrong
They wanna give me a record deal to control me officially
'Cause as long as I ain't signed I'll keep exposin' the industry
And they know if I put my name on that line it's a victory
Then they'll censor my message and try to rewrite my history
I don't need the publicity, I need all of my friends
To know if I disappear tomorrow it's because of them
They don't want you in power, they want you willin' to spend
All of your money on products so that they get their percent
But I'm a different breed of person, liquor seepin' through the surface
Try and cut me and I'll drink the blood, the stitch is leakin' bourbon
And my fans are amazin', I officially deserve 'em
I'll effectively eliminate and burn who tries to hurt 'em
This my element, the weapons and the skeletons are evidence
Of everything I did while I defended what was delicate
Machete blades and severed heads and human teeth are necklaces
Electric fences hummin' through the night while I'm confessin'

That I am, whatever you say I am
It makes no difference to me, if you won't shake my hand
I got my freedom of speech and I will make my stand
I will never take a seat to please the mainstream plan
'Cause I am, whatever you say I am
It doesn't matter to me, if you guys see my plan
You are my gasoline and I'm the flame you fan
I don't know, it's just the way I am

I'm just a person who ain't afraid of the scrutiny
I'm not scared of the truth and so through that there's immunity
And my dreams aren't only somethin' I experience lucidly
They are what I've accomplished and what I'm 'bout to do musically
Save the cars and the jewelry, you know I can't be bothered
With all that superficial garbage, I'm a actual artist
I only do this for therapy, not to fill up my wallet
They poppin' Xanax to party, a party's not what I call it
I call it drug-addicted rappers if I'm perfectly honest
I call it numbin' of the pain of bein' chained to the bottom
Of a ship that's sinkin' quick inside a Promethazine bottle
They say it's lit, but it's really just a sickness that they swallow
And they can't mold me, they can't change me, 'cause I'll only use to save me
And I'll stay me 'til they hate me, or the pressure drive me crazy
I've been medicated, hated myself, and couldn't escape it
Now I face what I'm afraid of, embrace all the confrontation
While my name keep comin' up in all the same conversations
"He's pathetic, he's a racist, he's a vulture, man, I hate him"
"I don't get it, he's so basic, and the culture should replace him"
"I'ma take him off the playlist" and I just laugh while they complainin'


'Cause I am, whatever you say I am
It makes no difference to me, if you won't shake my hand
I got my freedom of speech and I will make my stand
I will never take a seat to please the mainstream plan
'Cause I am, whatever you say I am
It doesn't matter to me, if you guys see my plan
You are my gasoline and I'm the flame you fan
I don't know, it's just the way I am





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MacDonald, Tom The Way I Am (Eminem Remix) Comments
  1. RS games [Official]

    Like Mac lethal
    Comment-Tammy Mcdofart

    I'm jk I actually enjoy your music

  2. Lil Addi

    https://youtu.be/AYUicpTw7T4
    Please 👀 They’re “TRYING2KM” -Tom MacDonald ❤️❤️👀😬

  3. XHEVAIR KLOBOCISTA

    Should be a called the mctom remix

  4. Chad Exley

    Yaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

  5. Kayla Dempsey

    Just wanna say I love your music so much also a fellow virgo ✌️✨

  6. Jeremy O'Rourke

    HOLY "bleep" been listening to Tom for a few months now and I just heard this for the first time. I'm speechless. You did it Tom!! Better than anyone else could!

  7. James Hedrick

    This is fire

  8. Joeschmofromcocomo

    You all feel that shockwave

  9. Djsolidstate420

    This is better than Eminem for this current time. He took this song and killed it best for the current time. Fucking amazeing.

  10. Cory Cook

    Thank you tom amd nova. Idk if you did it on purpose or not but i love how the light swings back and it matches with every transition.

  11. Michael Brown

    Go real boy 💪, teeth spit nasty truth about what the commercial industry will do to you, taxes and all it's no way to live it's fucking joke worthy

  12. Expanding The mind

    I’m probably way to old to be listening to this mans music, but by golly I love it

  13. anthonyjclement

    Kinda funny.. I ain't seeing no likes from Tom Macdonald in the comments.. so I doubt hed like this but.. you made the beat work really good. Like I like em.. an I hardly see alotta good em remixes

  14. CherryDropOfLove

    I'm speechless (in a good way)

  15. I’m Drunk

    On a Tom MacDonald Marathon 💀

  16. Darren Neilson

    So tight.. I luv this guy's strength to tell how it is.. BeBlessed All :-)

  17. J Badbunny

    Wish em n tom do a diss track or a. Song together imagine him and em going after people

  18. TJ Koukol

    You are an amazing artist! I would like to ask you to a song on the court abuse if you would. That would be amazing.

  19. Dew Farrell

    Best white rapper since Em. Followed his path BUT made his own footsteps

  20. Jason Stains

    Stop Tom, your fucking wack ... I can’t believe this dude is rapping on Eminem shit

  21. Jos

    This dude look a wall full of graffiti

  22. Slippin Lizard

    The Plaid Army needs this song as it's anthem..Great Job..would love to have you on a podcast anytime your down bro look me up on twitter or instagram...Peace.

  23. rune hansen

    Still so LIT bro. ✊

  24. Irratio Tessay

    Your no one just a dumb a**

  25. Ho Chi Minh

    #BETTERthanORIGINAL

  26. geneticepistomology

    Johnny Cash —— Trent Reznor as Tom Macdonald—— Eminem.

  27. Dominic Moore

    Why is this actually better than the original version?

  28. Robert Lockey

    Wow..... Just wow..... That’s all I got. Much respect.

  29. Jerry Nunya

    Glad I found Tom MacDonald... dude you're 🔥 🔥 🔥

  30. FiftyOne Fifty

    I love when he says ur my gasoline and I'm the flame u fan.
    Those are loyal words of a man grateful of his fans.
    I just recently discovered this guy and have no rites in claiming fan status but I sure as hell respect it and understand it.
    Without his fans?
    Where would he or anybody famous ( famous has its lower middle and upper just like in ur neighborhood..... Duhh!) Without their gas????? I'm serious ok.
    Let's just take all the warning signs off everything and just let shit sort itself out...
    I'm a fan of all who try, those are ppl do not fear competition.

  31. Jonathan Pears

    This is sik as fuck great job tom

  32. desperate dave

    holy shit!!! .. dude you .. against my understanding burned a legend down with his own verses .. no disrespect to the man who spit the original !! that delivery was a s raw and real .. as it gets.. I mean.. man are you mad at me?? lol I know you are not.. but you spit that shit .. like you wanted to burn me to my lil bits of shame.. of what im trying to hide within my closet..



    it just the way I am....

  33. Ethan Broodryk

    Artists that I haven't even heard of starts exposing the industry lol.

  34. Rich

    The best “underground” rapper! I never thought I would say anyone is better the Tech but his lyrics are nothing but fire and truth! Still love Tech but Macdonald is the shit bro!!

  35. Danielle Ashley

    Holy shit how am I just finding this??

  36. Ralph08250

    This song makes me want to break shit. Love it.

  37. Michelle Barrera

    REAL SHIT!

  38. finley bomber

    Well damn🔥🔥🔥 2020!

  39. Cr Ow

    Fukin hell yes old skool turned into ur own shit

  40. Some One2

    Holy shit were was this

  41. Jay Johnson

    Hail FRIEND'S,
    /RESPECT
    /BOW
    🏴💙🐧⚖️😻

  42. Adriana Rizo

    I haven't heard any songs of this man that i don't like. Another great one.

  43. Elizabeth Boyd

    I would absolutely love to see him and Eminem colab. That would be absolute fire!

  44. Richer Time

    Love it bro

  45. Jack Lorfield

    I need to figure out how to get my hands on a fucken CD now🤙.

    geneticepistomology

    Jack Lorfield www.hangovergang.com

    geneticepistomology

    Oh, and he signs the hardcopies.

  46. Brad Collins

    Imagine Tom and em doing a song together, don’t think the world is ready for that

    Stacey Speigel

    Eminem is a clone and hasn't made anything good since encore, but yall arent ready for that conversation. He's a puppet now.

    Sean O'Toole

    Stacey Speigel okay so I originally was ready to ignore this comment cause of the Stan that I am. I’ll admit it. I am the way that I am. I don’t think he’s a puppet, I think he has more of a grasp on the industry than people give him credit for, but knows that “if the shoe fits, wear it”, and he goes with what will get the attention of as many people as possible. That may actually include giving in to some of the sounds of the main stream loves, hence some of the instrumentals we heard out of MTBMB. However, just like Tom, there is a very VERY important message in there that I believe we should all be paying attention to. So: a puppet? Absolutely not. Succumbing to the modern day vernacular: absolutely. I don’t like it, but if it gets more people paying attention to the important message and learning from it...I am ALL for it. Thoughts?

    Wăckĕrly

    He dont mess wit industry cats. Jacks their beats tho lmbo 🤣

    New World Disorder •••

    Eminem sucks lol

  47. Brad Collins

    Imagine Tom and em doing a song together, don’t think the world is ready for that

  48. Daniel Peake

    #hangovergang.....need my shirt anyway now...

  49. Daniel Peake

    This is toms best/ hardiest with the lyrics and with comparison to the way I am I love it 💯

  50. Vinny Allen

    Fuck Tom MacDonald he sucks I wish he would disappear today he is one of the few people who need to die along with Justin Bieber o and I hope y'all want beef I'll diss tf outta you undead for life bitch

  51. Derek King

    Killing it🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

  52. Flat Accord Music

    Damn. 👍

  53. Leso Jacobs

    Tom is the perfect version of a nuclear bomb in an controlled environment! Like Locksmith, he like the incredible Hulk of rap. The more you piss him off the stronger he gets lyrically, and they have no limits because they are Neo in but not apart of the Matrix that is the music industry.

  54. Rizzity Rex

    Bro heell ya lol

  55. Doii Lee

    Tom MacDonald is the truth, finally someone with something to say! Love from Ireland!!

  56. Davon Griffin

    Better then Eminem

  57. Tim Borders

    That's fucking rap at it's best right there.

  58. Smoboke

    Please don't ever sell out. You make me want to write music. Keep keeping it real.

  59. Richard Stoll

    This is fire

  60. Richard Stoll

    U should put this on iTunes

  61. katnnumber1fan

    Im sorry...but I think em found his match. Em is hands down the best rapper ever. But this kid is just gong off on everyone for everything. This kid is sick!

  62. katnnumber1fan

    Yo this kid is sick!

  63. Peter Coughlin

    Expose them all TOM! MY FUCKIN GUY! THE LORD RIDES WIT YOU!! #REALRECOGNIZEREAL

  64. Larryjay Hamilton

    Mather's and you will be a beast

  65. timothy thuo

    That's what the beat was for....to expose... dispose .... compost....all them despots

  66. Blazed_dareDevil 98

    Bro I've been showing people your shit everyone loving you dawg keep that shit going

  67. Naters

    Hey, yo
    This song is for anyone...
    Fuck it, shut up and listen

    I'm not the artist they're gonna turn to a puppet
    I've been myself in the darkness and I'm the same way in public
    Guess I'm a target 'cause they aren't in charge of what they are stuck with
    I wear my heart on my arm and spill the guts out my stomach
    All of a sudden I'm hunted 'cause they don't like what I said
    But only dummies would choose to follow a wolf that was dead
    Tear the flesh off of your bones and keep your ghost in my head
    You lookin' just like a clown and I'm the bull in the pen
    And the labels aren't able to get in touch when they call
    'Cause I know all the A&R's and I'm ignorin' 'em all
    Don't need a manager to help me, I keep blowin' 'em off
    And all the rappers who doubted me, I've been provin' 'em wrong
    They wanna give me a record deal to control me officially
    'Cause as long as I ain't signed I'll keep exposin' the industry
    And they know if I put my name on that line it's a victory
    Then they'll censor my message and try to rewrite my history
    I don't need the publicity, I need all of my friends
    To know if I disappear tomorrow it's because of them
    They don't want you in power, they want you willin' to spend
    All of your money on products so that they get their percent
    But I'm a different breed of person, liquor seepin' through the surface
    Try and cut me and I'll drink the blood, the stitch is leakin' bourbon
    And my fans are amazin', I officially deserve 'em
    I'll effectively eliminate and burn who tries to hurt 'em
    This my element, the weapons and the skeletons are evidence
    Of everything I did while I defended what was delicate
    Machete blades and severed heads and human teeth are necklaces
    Electric fences hummin' through the night while I'm confessin'

    That I am, whatever you say I am
    It makes no difference to me, if you won't shake my hand
    I got my freedom of speech and I will make my stand
    I will never take a seat to please the mainstream plan
    'Cause I am, whatever you say I am
    It doesn't matter to me, if you guys see my plan
    You are my gasoline and I'm the flame you fan
    I don't know, it's just the way I am

    I'm just a person who ain't afraid of the scrutiny
    I'm not scared of the truth and so through that there's immunity
    And my dreams aren't only somethin' I experience lucidly
    They are what I've accomplished and what I'm 'bout to do musically
    Save the cars and the jewelry, you know I can't be bothered
    With all that superficial garbage, I'm a actual artist
    I only do this for therapy, not to fill up my wallet
    They poppin' Xanax to party, a party's not what I call it
    I call it drug-addicted rappers if I'm perfectly honest
    I call it numbin' of the pain of bein' chained to the bottom
    Of a ship that's sinkin' quick inside a Promethazine bottle
    They say it's lit, but it's really just a sickness that they swallow
    And they can't mold me, they can't change me, 'cause I'll only use to save me
    And I'll stay me 'til they hate me, or the pressure drive me crazy
    I've been medicated, hated myself, and couldn't escape it
    Now I face what I'm afraid of, embrace all the confrontation
    While my name keep comin' up in all the same conversations
    "He's pathetic, he's a racist, he's a vulture, man, I hate him"
    "I don't get it, he's so basic, and the culture should replace him"
    "I'ma take him off the playlist" and I just laugh while they complainin'

    'Cause I am, whatever you say I am
    It makes no difference to me, if you won't shake my hand
    I got my freedom of speech and I will make my stand
    I will never take a seat to please the mainstream plan
    'Cause I am, whatever you say I am
    It doesn't matter to me, if you guys see my plan
    You are my gasoline and I'm the flame you fan
    I don't know, it's just the way I am

  68. Trevor Patillo

    please make a track as a reaction of sorts of eminems new album I got thru darkness and was appalled
    at how he was profiting off pain of others like all the rest

  69. Abrahm Williamson

    I mean every on hated Eminem when he first came out so...

  70. Misty Duffield

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 yet again keep the rea shit coming. Now you've done one with mad child gotta do one with hopson js lol. Heath Collins

  71. M'Lle

    They are stockholders in private prisons. Stay strong. Watch yourself become a public ghost.

  72. DissRapCollective Two

    Nah bruh

  73. MexRoze5

    ❤🔥❤🔥❤🔥❤🔥❤🔥❤🔥❤🔥❤

  74. Rex Luther

    Mainstream is milk toast

  75. Jacob Lepka

    SPREAD THIS SHIT EVERYWHERE🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  76. Travis Abraham

    Waayyyy better than the original!!!

  77. Shawn Michael

    Fuuuuuuck yea

  78. Hansome Kenneth

    I just subscribe to your Chanel, follow you on Instagram, after I had your track, 'they trying to kill me..... Am your biggest fan and I got your back forever

  79. John Bowers

    Year later and he’s Hollywood (kinda) now

  80. Taylor Schiff

    Hands down the most masculine truthful full gorwn male ove witnessed since the 30s. Like jfk or president ford, or Tesla. Ive never seen such a Strong truthful man before. He has never even made a iffy song. Everyone time he os jonest he is him. He is transparency. He's what all males should strive to be like.
    Remember when they privritized prison in the 90s and every adult white badass male that didnt take no shit from the government was cowardly thrown in prisons without evidence and excessive sentences starting our communities with God given men like him.
    Such a manly man, good solid heart whotw people are so strong and beautiful

  81. Ellen Welch

    I have to say dude, I enjoy your music and rap ain't my favorite but I can listen to you because your real. Stay you always. God Bless

  82. Segagens

    I hope the person, who is responsible for swinging the lamp between shots, is getting properly compensated for their efforts.

  83. yrn kaleb

    Legend shit hangovergang 4 life 🔥

  84. William Thompson

    Did he get permission to use this beat?

    Johnathan Rendon

    If I'm not mistaken it's a remake of the beat.

  85. Derek Stewart

    Tom and NF

  86. Carole Lee

    This dude is bad ass and I will listen to him no matter what

  87. Gary Cook

    I love the flow I think Tom is the realest mother fucker out there

  88. Gerald Burke

    damn I like this better than the original one

  89. FuckShitUp Clothing

    https://www.FuckShitUpClothing.com

  90. Bob Quinn

    Tom is WAY BETTER THAN EMINEM!
    Keep rippin it TOM MACDONALD.

    Snowmo

    Bob Quinn Well EMINEM is the one rapper that stayed the same throughout everything & stuff & the skills that are made in the past are passed down to people so that they can become better aka Tom Macdonald but I say Tom MacDonald is a legend & idc how popular he is or what happens he’s the best rapper this generation has & the best rapper of this generation

  91. Roy O

    I want to smoke an ale with this dude.

  92. Ryan Edmonds

    I’m definitely a fan. You got my support all day every day homie.