Fresh off the reveal that Eminem recorded a dedicated theme song for the upcoming release of Venom, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, the full version of "Venom" is now available thanks to the surprise drop of Eminem's new album, Kamikaze.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Venom will bring one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies to the big screen, though it will be unconnected to the current iteration of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Venom marks the debut of a new franchise that Sony Pictures is planning around its Spider-Man-adjacent characters, and will be a crucial first step in building audience interest in this world of antiheroes and villains.
Eminem's track "Venom" sees the rapper comparing himself to the bloodthirsty symbiote, comparing his longtime fans to Eddie Brock, and describing himself as a "supervillain" in the eyes of concerned parents. It also includes plenty of strong language (Captain America would not approve). However, like many tie-in songs it has minimal references to the actual plot of the movie, so you can safely listen to it without worrying about spoilers.
Here are the full lyrics for "Venom," so you can sing along with Marshall:
I got a song filled with shit for the strong willedWhen the world gives you a raw dealSet you off till youScream, piss off, screw youWhen it talks to you like you don't belongOr tells you you're in the wrong fieldWhen's something's in your mitochondrial'Cause it latched on to you, like
Knock knock, let the devil in, malevolentAs I've ever been, head is spinnin' and this medicineScreaming, "L-l-l-let us in"L-l-lick like a salad bowl, Edgar Allen PoeBedridden, shoulda been dead a long time agoLiquid Tylenol, gelatin, think my skeleton's meltin'Wicked, I get all high when I think I've smelled the scentOf elephant manureHell, I meant Kahlúa, screw it, to hell with itI went through hell with accelerance and blew upMy-my-myself again, Volkswagen, tailspinBucket matches my pale skin, medal winWent from Hellmann's and being rail thin, Filet-o-FishScribbles and Rap Olympics '97 FreaknikHow can I be down? Me and Bizarre in FloridaProof's room slept on floor of the, motel thenDr. Dre said, "Hell yeah"And I got his stamp like a postcard, word to Mel-ManAnd I know they're gonna hate but I don't care, IBarely could wait to hit them with the snare and the bassSquare in the face, this fuckin' world better prepare to get lacedBecause they're gonna taste my
Chorus (x 2):Venom(I got that) Adrenaline momentum (venom)Not knowing with 'emNever gonna slow up in 'emReady to snap any moment-umThinking it's time to go get 'emThey ain't gonna know what hit 'em(When they get bitten with the)
I said knock knock, let the devil inShotgun p-p-pellets in the felt pinCocked, fuck around and catch a hot oneI-i-it's evident I'm not doneV-venomous, the thought spun like your web and you just caught in 'emHeld against your will like a hubcap or a mud flapBe strangled or attackedSo this ain't gonna feel like a love tapEat painkiller pills, fuck a blood trackLike, what's her name at the wheel?Danica PatrickThrough the car into reverse at the end of the nut rationAnd you look back and it's just mangled steelMy Mustang and Jeep Wrangler grillWith the front smashed, much as my rear fender, assassinSlim be the combination of an actual kamikaze and GandhiTranslation, I will probably kill us both when I end upBack in IndiaYou ain't gonna be able to tell what the fuck's happenedEnd of ya, when you're bit with the
(Chorus x 2)
I said, "Knock knock, let the devil in, alien"E-E-Elliot phone home, ain't no telling when this choke holdOn this game will end, I'm locoBecame a symbiote, soMy fangs are in your throat, hoYou're steppin' in with myVenomPut the ballpoint pen 'emGun cock, bump stock, devil eye, buckshotTied for the uppercutTie a couple knots, fired up and caughtFire juggernautPunk rock bitches going down like Yung Joc'Cause the Doc put me on like sunblockWhy the fuck not?You only get one shotAte shit till I can't taste itChased it with straight liquorThen paint thinner then drank till I faintAnd I wait with a headache and I take anything inRectangular shape, then I waitTo face the demons I'm bonded to'Cause they're chasing me but I'm part of youSo escaping me is impossibleI latch onto you like aParasite, and I probably ruined your parents' lifeAnd your childhood too'Cause if I'm the music that y'all grew up onI'm responsible for you retarded foolsI'm the supervillain dad and mom was losin' their marbles toYou marvel that? Eddie Brock is youAnd I'm the suit, so call me
(Chorus x 2)
Kamikaze is now available from Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, iTunes and the Official Eminem Store.