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When I'm Gone

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When I'm Gone

4:41

Released on:
Nov 19, 2005

Label:
Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, Shady Records

Producer:
Eminem, Luis Resto

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[Intro - Talking]
Yeah, it's my life in my own words I guess

[Verse 1]
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 are their armor
And you will destroy anyone who would try to harm her
But what happens when karma turns right around to bite you,
And everything you stand for turns on you despite you,
What happens when you become the main source of her pain
"Daddy look what I made"
"Dad's got to go catch a plane"
"Daddy where's mommy, I can't find mommy, where is she
"I don't know, go play, Hailey baby, your Daddy's busy"
"Daddy's writin' a song, the song ain't gon' write itself"
"I'll give you one underdog, and you got to swing by yourself"
Then turn right around in that song, and tell her you love her
And put hands on her mother who's a splittin' image of her
That's Slim Shady, yeah baby Slim Shady's crazy
Shady made me, but tonight, Shady's rock-a-bye-baby

[Chorus]
And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn,
Rejoice, Everytime you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that, I'm lookin' down on you smilin'
And I didn't feel a thing, so baby don't feel no pain, just smile back
And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn,
Rejoice, everytime you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that, I'm lookin' down on you smilin'
And I didn't feel a thing, so baby don't feel no pain, just smile back

[Verse 2]
I keep havin' this dream, I'm pushing Hailie on the swings,
She keeps screamin' she don't want me to sing
"You're makin' Mommy cry, why, why is Mommy cryin'?"
"Baby Daddy ain't leavin' no more, Daddy you're lyin'"
"You always say that, you always say this is the last time"
"But you ain't leavin' no more, Daddy you're mine"
She's pilin' boxes in front of the door, tryin' to block it
"Daddy please, Daddy don't leave, Daddy, no stop it"
Goes in her pocket, pulls out a tiny necklace locket, it's got her picture
"This'll keep you safe, Daddy take it with ya"
I look up, it's just me standin' in the mirror
These fucking walls must be talking, cause man I can hear 'em
They're saying, you got one more chance to do right, and it's tonight
Now go out there and show 'em that you love 'em before it's too late
And just as I go to walk out of my bedroom door, it turns to a stage,
They're gone, and the spotlight is on, and I'm singing

[Chorus]
And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn,
Rejoice, Everytime you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that, I'm lookin' down on you smilin'
And I didn't feel a thing, so baby don't feel no pain, just smile back
And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn,
Rejoice, everytime you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that, I'm lookin' down on you smilin'
And I didn't feel a thing, so baby don't feel no pain, just smile back

[Verse 3]
Sixty thousand people, all jumpin' out their seat
The curtain closes, they throwin' roses at my feet
I take a bow, and thank you all for comin' out
They're screamin' so loud, I take one last look at the crowd
I glanced down, I don't believe what I'm seein'
"Daddy it's me, help Mommy, her wrists are bleeding"
"But baby we're in Sweden, how did you get to Sweden?"
"I followed you Daddy, you told me that you weren't leaving"
"You lied to me Dad, and now you made Mommy sad"
"And I bought you this coin, it says NUMBER ONE DAD"
"That's all I wanted, I just want to give you this coin"
"I get the point, fine, me and Mommy are going"
"But baby wait"
"It's too late Dad, you made your choice,"
"Now go out there and show 'em that you love 'em more than us"
"That's what they want, they want you more so they keep"
"Screamin' your name, it's no wonder you can't go to sleep"
"Just take another pill, yeah I bet you you will, you rap about it,
"Yeah, word, K-Keep It Real"
I hear applause, all this time I couldn't see, how could it be,
That the curtain is closing on me
I turn around, find a gun on the ground, cock it, put it to my brain,
Scream die Shady and pop it
The sky darkens my life flashes,
The plane that I was supposed to be on crashes and burns to ashes
That's when I wake up, alarm clocks ringing, there's birds singing
It's spring and, Hailie's outside swinging,
I walk right up to Kim and kiss her, tell her I miss her
Haliie just smiles and winks at her little sister, almost as if to say

[Chorus]
And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn,
Rejoice, Everytime you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that, I'm lookin' down on you smilin'
And I didn't feel a thing, so baby don't feel no pain, just smile back
And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn,
Rejoice, everytime you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that, I'm lookin' down on you smilin'
And I didn't feel a thing, so baby don't feel no pain, just smile back

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