A song by Eminem off of The Marshall Mathers LP
about a man who loves Eminem and his music to the point of insanity
. The fan, whose name is Stan, meets Eminem at a show and then begins to write him letters. The letters get progresivly stranger
. After a long time with no responce from Eminem, Stan puts his girlfriend
in the trunk of his car and drives to a bridge. Stan tells Eminem all about what and why he is doing this from a tape recorder in his car. Stan then drives the car over the bridge, presumably killing himself and his girlfriend
who was pregnant
with his kid. The song ends with Eminem writing
a letter to Stan right after his death. But Eminem then realizes that the man
he has heard about on the news who drove his car over a bridge is the guy who has been writing
him letters. In other words if Eminem had wrote the letter a week earlier Stan would have remained alive. Famous because it used the baseline and vocals from Dido's famous song "Thank You
". Very powerful song.
" Have you heard in the news they're blaming some crazy guy killing someone because he listened to and was influenced by that song Stan?
"Of course, they always do that"
Dear Stan, I meant to write you sooner but I just been busy...
Stan is a depressing song.