Better try to stay wide awake, or you might end up found dead by the lake
Soon as you lay me down to sleep it's your soul I'mma try to take

from Eminem – Stay Wide Awake Lyrics on Rap Genius


This is a pretty Krueger-esque warning to hookers around the world that you are most likely to be raped and killed when you’re asleep, so maybe try to drink some coffee and take some caffeine pills. It is also a reference to the children’s prayer “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep”, which talks about the Lord saving the souls of those who die in their sleep.

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