Well gotta go, I'm almost at the bridge now

from Eminem (Ft. Dido) – Stan Lyrics on Rap Genius


Triple meaning:

  1. Obviously Stan is headed for the bridge in his car.
  2. The place of the bridge is also highly symbolical: the bridge is the passage between life and death, and a passage that you can choose to cross or not, which relates to suicide. Note that the choice that this bridge supposes is not to be made any more, Stan already “gotta” commit suicide, his preparations bind him. “Well” maybe expresses a bit of regret, but it is already too late anyway.
  3. As listeners, we are almost at the bridge of the song. Musically, the sound effects and haunting bass line bridge the gap between Stan’s verses and Eminem’s response in verse 4.

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