When I'm Gone

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Marshall Bruce Mathers III, best known by his stage name, Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and songwriter. Eminem is from Detroit, Michigan. more »

Yeah
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 are their armor
And you will destroy anyone who would try to harm her
But what happens when karma

Turns right around and bites you
And everything you stand for turns on you to spite you
What happens when you become the main source of her pain

"Daddy look what I made"
"Dad's gotta go catch a plane"
"Daddy where's mommy?
I can't find mommy, where is she?"
"I don't know, go play, Hailie baby, your daddy's busy

Daddy's writing a song, this song ain't goin' write itself"
I give you one underdog, and you gotta swing by yourself
Then turn right around in that song and tell her you love her
And put hands on her mother who's the spittin' image of her

That's Slim Shady, yeah baby Slim Shady's crazy
Shady made me
But tonight, Shady's rock-a-bye baby

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

I keep havin' this dream
I'm pushin' Hailie on a swing
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 a picture

"This will keep you safe daddy, take it with ya"
I look up, it's just me standin' in the mirror
These fuckin' walls must be talkin', cause man I can hear em
They're sayin', "you got one more chance to do right

And it's tonight
Now go out and show em that you love em 'fore its 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 singin

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

Sixty thousand people all jumpin' out their seat
The curtain closes, they're 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 glance down, I don't believe what I'm seein
"Daddy, its me, help mommy, her wrists are bleedin"
But baby we're in Sweden
How did you get to Sweden?

"I followed you daddy
You told me that you weren't leavin'
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 this point"

"Fine, me and mommy are goin'"
"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, Marshall
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
Yeah word, kid keep it real"

I hear a pause
All this time I couldn't see
How could it be
That the curtain is closin' on me

I turn around, find a gun on the ground
C*** 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 clock's ringing
There's birds singin'
It's spring and
Hailie's outside swingin'

I walk right up to Kim and kiss her
Tell her I miss her
Hailie just smiles and winks at her little sister
Almost as if to say

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

Written by: ALBERT HAMMOND, HAROLD PAYNE

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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