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To be released with MMLP2 on Nov. 5th! According to Hip Hop Media Training: On "Headlights," from Eminem's "MMLP2" album, the rapper offers a mature, sincere apology to his mom, Debbie Mathers, from whom he remains estranged. The title "Headlights" refers to their last meeting. As she drove away, he became fixated on the headlights of her car as he coped with feelings of "overwhelming sadness," he raps. As the lyrics continues, the Detroit rapper apologizes for dissing his mother in songs like 2002's "Cleanin' Out My Closet" in which he called her a "selfish b-tch" he hoped would "burn in hell." Lyrics: [Intro: Nate Reuss] Mom, I know I let you down And though you say the days are happy Why is the power off, and I'm fucked up? And mom, I know he's not around But don't you place the blame on me As you pour yourself another drink [Hook: Nate Reuss] I guess we are who we are Headlights shining in the dark night I drive on Maybe we took this too far [Verse 1: Eminem] I went in headfirst Never thinking about who what I said hurt, in what verse My mom probably got it the worst The brunt of it, but as stubborn as we are Did I take it too far? Cleaning out my closet and all them other songs But regardless I don't hate you cause ma! You're still beautiful to me, cause you're my mom Though far be it for you to be calling, my house was Vietnam Desert Storm and both of us put together can form an atomic bomb Equivalent to Chemical warfare And forever we can drag this on and on But, agree to disagree That gift from me up under the Christmas tree don't mean shit to me You're kicking me out? It's 15 degrees and it's Christmas Eve (little prick just leave) ma, let me grab my fucking coat Anything to have each other's goats, why we always at each others throats? Especially when dad, he fucked us both We're in the same fucking boat You'd think that it'd make us close (nope) Further away that drove us, but together headlights shine A car full of belongings Still got a ways to go, back To grandma's House it's straight up the road And I was the man of the house, the oldest So my shoulders carried the weight Of the load Then Nate got taken away by the state at 8 years old, and That's when I realized you were sick and it wasn't fixable or changable And to this day we remained estranged and I hate it though, but [Hook] [Verse 2: Eminem] Cause to this day we remain estranged and I hate it though Cause you ain't even get to witness your grand baby's growth But I'm sorry mama for Cleaning Out My Closet, at the time I was angry Rightfully maybe so, never meant that far to take it though, cause Now I know it's not your fault, and I'm not making jokes That song I no longer play at shows and I cringe every time it's on the radio And I think of Nathan being placed in a home And all the medicine you fed us And how I just wanted you to taste your own, but Now the medications taken over and your mental states deteriorating slow And I'm way too old to cry, that shit's painful though But ma, I forgive you, so does Nathan yo All you did, all you said, you did your best to raise us both Foster care, that cross you bare, few may be as heavy as yours But I love you Debbie Mathers, oh what a tangled web we have, cause One thing I never asked was where the fuck my deadbeat dad was Fuck it I guess he had trouble keeping up with every address But I'd have flipped every mattress, every rock and desert cactus Own a collection of maps and followed my kids to the edge of the atlas Someone ever moved them from me? That you could bet your ass's If I had to come down the chimney dressed as Santa, kidnap them And although one has met their grandma Once you pulled up in our drive one nights As we were leaving to get some hamburgers Me, her and Nate, we introduced you, hugged you And as you left I had this overwhelming sadness come over me As we pulled off to go our separate paths, and I saw your headlights as I looked back And I'm mad I didn't get the chance to thank you for being my Mom and my Dad So Mom, please accept this as a tribute I wrote this on the jet I guess I had to get this off my chest I hope I get the chance to lay it before I'm dead The stewardess said to fasten my seatbelt, I guess we're crashing So if I'm not dreaming, I hope you this message That I'll always love you from afar, cause you're my mama... [Hook] [Verse 3: Nate Reuss] I want a new life One without a cause So I'm coming home tonight Well No matter what the cost And if the plane goes down And if the crew can't wake me up Just know that I was alright And I was not afraid to die Even if there's songs to sing My children will carry me Just know that I'm Alright I was not afraid to die Because I put my faith in my new girl So I never say goodbye cruel world Just know that I'm alright I am not Afraid to die