Eminem: When I'm Gone Meaning
Song Released: 2005
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When I'm Gone Lyrics
It's my life...
My own words I guess...
Have you ever loved someone so much, you'd give an arm for?
Not the expression, no, literally give an arm for?
When they know they're your heart
And you know you were their...
anonymous Aug 9th, 2010 8:58am report
This song is about his obsession with his music and not paying as much attention to his family at home. This is prevalent when he sees Halie at his concert. She is crying for his attention and wants her daddy but the music is pulling them apart.
This song is about when he's dreaming he dreams that he's at all the concerts he's supposed to go to and how his daughter doesn't want him to leave so bad because it makes her sad that he's gone all the time and then she shows up at one of his concerts saying mom's hurt and it's because you leave so much and are never home. When he wakes up he goes straight to his family to spend time with them because he feels bad. (:
anonymous Jul 27th, 2010 7:00pm report
"I look up, it's just me standin in the mirror"
Refers to him being Slim Shady. Evident in video clip where on one side of the mirror hes wearing a suit, and the other a Detroit baseball shirt.
anonymous Mar 27th, 2010 3:38am report
this song was aimed towards his daughter.he didnt realize that him always being gone was hurting her.so he's saying that when hes gone,dont be sad.
anonymous Aug 3rd, 2007 8:31am report
It's about him realizing that he had chosen fame fortune and money over his own family, and putting an end to it all, the dream is a way of him describing what he realized. This song is about the fading of slim shady and the conflict in his head, where does marshall end and slim start?
anonymous May 7th, 2007 5:43am report
Yeh, it is about him giving up music for a while to be with his family, since he remarried kim. But then again, he divorced her again after what seems like no time at all, and made a new album.
anonymous Aug 17th, 2006 8:36pm report
The song is the death of slim shady, and eminems explaining why he's going to put the mic down for a while, its to do with the stress, pressure and guilt that he is feeling from being on the road all the time.
anonymous Jul 22nd, 2006 7:26pm report
Y'all are all just saying the same thing...If you have something original to comment, then say it. If you don't then don't post anything!
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