**WARNING: Explicit language**
On Wednesday (Nov. 8), the MC teased the release on social media. In a picture that showed a doctor's "prescription" note, "Walk On Water" was written down as a prescription. Under those words was "Take as needed." Then at midnight (Nov. 10), Eminem posted a mock medical commercial for "Walk On Water" on his accounts. Now, the track is finally here for us to savor.
On the single, Eminem reminds us that he's about the real bars life by spitting like the Rap God he is. "Why, our expectations so high?/ Is it the bar I set?/ My arms, I stretch, but I can’t reach/ A far cry from it, or it's in my grasp, but as/ Soon as I grab, squeeze," Em raps. "I lose my grip like the flying trapeze/ Until the dark I plummet/ Now the sky's blackening, I know the marks hide butter/ Flies rip apart my stomach/ Knowing that no matter what bars I come with/ You’re gonna hark, gripe, and that's a hard Vicodin to swallow."
Queen Bey sings on the chorus, "I walk on water, but I ain't no Jesus/ I walk on water, but only when it freezes."
Like many of his previous tracks, "Walk On Water" shows a vulnerable side of Eminem. Through his lyrics, he tells his fans that he's just a human being like everyone else. Em also questioned why people look up to him, as much as they do. Slim Shady goes on to speak about returning to the mic and even admitted to having doubts about it because he didn't know if people still cared about him or his music.
He raps: "Kids look to me like as a god, this is retarded/ If only they knew, it’s a facade and it’s exhaustive/ And I try to not listen to nonsense/ But if you b**ches are trying to strip me of my confidence/ Mission accomplished/ I'm not god sent/ Pac, Kim, Big, James Todd Smith/ And I’m not Prince."
But, at the end, Eminem let it be known that he wasn't falling off without a fight. He closes: "Cause I'm just a man, but as long as I got a mic/ I got light/ Cause you and I are not alike/ B**ch, I wrote 'Stan.'"
Let them know.
Listen to Eminem's "Walk On Water" on iHeartRadio's All Access below!