And I don’t know if I was awake or asleep when I wrote this
This is probably due to:
Drugs. Sometimes with hard core drugs, you can black out and not remember large periods of time, which would cause confusion as to what you do in those moments. It would also be a play on “dope” in the previous line.
Desperation. Some people get so obsessed with their dreams and ambitions that they stay up all night and fall out of regular sleeping patterns
OR…It could mean that he writes so much that catchy words come to mind even when he’s trying to sleep so he wakes up and writes down what he can remember.
OR, THEN AGAIN…Around the time this song came out Eminem was addicted to sleeping pills. He talks about overdosing on them in a different song. It could be from that.
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