Debbie later had a son named Nathan "Nate" Kane Samara. "River" details the struggles of a failing relationship that culminates in an abortion. Ed Sheeran – River", Charts.nz – Eminem feat. “We can’t bring her in this world, shoulda knew/To use protection,” he says in the song. 5 Comments; 0 Tags; ... Song MeaningIt's about Eminem meeting a girl whose SO had just cheated on her. "River" is a song by American rapper Eminem featuring guest vocals by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It is the fifth track from his ninth solo studio album Revival (2017). Definition of Eminem in the Definitions.net dictionary. The message of the song has been glossed over by the media; instead of looking at its potent story, entertainment magazines preferred to look at the other songs on the album Revival. Whether fictional or based on reality, “River” is a powerful cry for forgiveness for the wrong he’s done to the aborted baby (the “little one” mentioned in the refrain) and the mother. ", "Eminem Shares Behind-the-Scenes Footage From 'River' Video: Watch", "Eminem And Ed Sheeran Dial Up The Drama In First 'River' Video Teaser", "Eminem and Ed Sheeran Unleash Brilliant 'River' Music Video | MTV UK", "Eminem and Ed Sheeran's 'River' Video is Tough to Watch, But Worth It: Watch", "Eminem and Ed Sheeran tackle the dark side of relationships in harrowing River video", "Eminem Confronts Lover About Pregnancy in Dark, "Video: Eminem feat. The lyrics tell the whole story, sparing no detail: Eminem admitted to being a serial cheater, “a sex addict,” who began an affair with a woman, “Suzanne.” After what started as a one-night-stand, which left her feeling “deserted and used,” Eminem tried to cover all evidence of their liaison. Ed Sheeran – River", "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100", "SloTop50 – Slovenian official singles chart", "Top 100 Canciones — Semana 3: 12.1.2018 al 18.1.2018", Swedishcharts.com – Eminem feat. “All my sins need holy water, feel it washing over me,” says the refrain. He said that when he got “on my soapbox and preach, my sermon and speech,” his mistake was like “detergent and bleach is burnin’ the wound.”, Click here to sign up for pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com, In the song, Eminem took full responsibility. 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Ed Sheeran – River", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=River_(Eminem_song)&oldid=986803493, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 3 November 2020, at 02:43. "River" was released to radio on December 15, 2017, in Italy, and in the UK on January 5, 2018, as the album's second single. In their review of the video, Fuse described some of the scenes as "tense and serious", further stating that a "dark-haired Eminem plays the role so well and raps rhymes about making a woman give up her baby so convincingly, it's not entirely clear what's true and what's made up.". While the artist is best known for his “rape-raps” and angry diatribes against society, one single, “River,” took a different approach.  The music video received a nomination for Best Cinematography at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Rolling Stone only spoke of the song’s “superstar cameo” in Ed Sheeran, who sings the refrain. In their analysis of the album, Billboard did not discuss the abortion element until 13 paragraphs in: “He finishes off the record admitting an abortion through his shrewd wordplay, weighing a love triangle against a rectangle — incorporating his mistress into the equation with the future child and the baby’s mother.”. Ed Sheeran – River", Swisscharts.com – Eminem feat. The lyrics tell the story of a serial cheater, “a sex addict,” who slept with a woman named “Suzanne.” It started as a one-night-stand after which he left her “deserted and used.” She became pregnant and the narrator rushed her to an abortion. Eminem and Ed Sheeran deal with love, loss, and touch on abuse in their visual Eminem and Ed Sheeran's collaborative new single "River" now has a video as intense as the song itself. Eminem's father, referred to by his middle name Bruce, left the family, moving to California after having two other children: Michael and Sarah. Eminem – River.  The song was written by Mathers, Sheeran and Emile Haynie, and produced by Haynie. Ed Sheeran – River", "Eminem Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)", "Eminem Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)", Danishcharts.com – Eminem feat. The media has largely focused on Eminem’s anti-Trump and SJW bent in the album; few have even acknowledged the anti-abortion theme. Meaning of Eminem. The song is a detailed confession of an affair, an abortion, and the regret that came after. “I made you terminate my baby.”, He then confesses that “the person who I’m turning into’s/Irreversible” and that his actions make him a hypocrite. *sales figures based on certification alone sales+streaming figures based on certification alone, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, List of awards and nominations received by Eminem, List of number-one urban singles of 2018 (Australia), List of number-one hits of 2018 (Austria), List of Scottish number-one singles of 2018, List of number-one singles of the 2010s (Sweden), List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 2010s, "Eminem FaceTimes Ed Sheeran To Ask About "River" Collaboration", "Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran "River" – (Radio Date: 15/12/2017)", "Eminem and Ed Sheeran's New Song Isn't Even Bad in an Interesting Way - SPIN", "Eminem's 'River' Gives Rapper Ninth U.K. No. Ed Sheeran – River", Ultratop.be – Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran – River", "Norwegian single certifications – Eminem – River", "Portuguesecharts.com – Singles Top 100 (09/2018)", "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 10, 2018 | Sverigetopplistan", "Ed Sheeran's Top 10 biggest collaborations on the Official Chart", "British single certifications – Eminem feat. As LifeNews points out, while the media has praised the famed rapper’s latest album “Revival” for its anti-Trump focus, they have failed to note that his song “River” apologizes to an aborted child. Ed Sheeran – River", Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video", Portuguesecharts.com – Eminem feat. As of March 11, 2020, the video has been viewed over 146 million times and has accumulated over 2.2 million likes. Commercially, it reached number one in the United Kingdom, making it Eminem's ninth number one there and Sheeran's fifth. Ed Sheeran; 'River')", "Italian single certifications – Eminem feat. Eminem traces a relationship from hopeful beginning to volatile end in the new, documentary-style “River” video, featuring guest singer Ed Sheeran.. 2017 was the year where Hollywood outrageously praised abortion, with one actress even calling her first abortion “her best one.” This song, “River,” is a shocking and unexpected answer to all of Hollywood’s shameful lobbying for the murder of unborn children.