When I'm Gone
oleh: Eminem



[Introduction]Yeah...It's my life...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 heartAnd you know you were their armourAnd you will destroy anyone who would try to harm 'herBut what happens when karma, turns right around and bites 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 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 busyDaddy's writing a song, this song ain't gonna write itselfI'll give you one underdog then you gotta swing by yourselfThen turn right around in that song and tell her you love herAnd put hands on her mother, who's a spitting image of herThat's Slim Shady, yeah baby, Slim Shady's crazyShady made me, but tonight Shady's rocka-by-baby...
[Chorus]And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mournRejoice every time you hear the sound of my voiceJust know that I'm looking down on you smilingAnd I didn't feel a thing, So baby don't feel no painJust smile backAnd when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mournRejoice every time you hear the sound of my voiceJust know that I'm looking down on you smilingAnd I didn't feel a thing, So baby don't feel no painJust smile back...
[Verse 2]I keep having this dream, I'm pushin' Hailie on the swingShe keeps screaming, she don't want me to sing"You're making Mommy cry, why? Why is Mommy crying?"Baby, Daddy ain't leaving no more, "Daddy you're lying"You always say that, you always say this is the last time"But you ain't leaving no more, Daddy you're mine"She's piling boxes in front of the door trying to block it"Daddy please, Daddy don't leave, Daddy - no stop it!"Goes in her pocket, pulls out a tiny necklace locketIt's got a picture, "this'll keep you safe Daddy, take it withcha'"I look up, it's just me standing in the mirrorThese fuckin' walls must be talking, cuz man I can hear 'emThey're saying "You've got one more chance to do right" - and it's tonightNow go out there and show that you love 'em before it's too lateAnd just as I go to walk out of my bedroom doorIt's turns to a stage, they're gone, and this spotlight is onAnd I'm singing...
[Chorus]And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mournRejoice every time you hear the sound of my voiceJust know that I'm looking down on you smilingAnd I didn't feel a thing, So baby don't feel no painJust smile backAnd when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mournRejoice every time you hear the sound of my voiceJust know that I'm looking down on you smilingAnd I didn't feel a thing, So baby don't feel no painJust smile back...
[Verse 3]Sixty thousand people, all jumping out their seatThe curtain closes, they're throwing roses at my feetI take a bow and thank you all for coming outThey're screaming so loud, I take one last look at the crowdI glance down, I don't believe what I'm seeing"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 leavin'"You lied to me Dad, and now you make 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 the 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 nameIt's no wonder you can't go to sleep, just take another pillYeah, I bet you you will. You rap about it, yeah, word, k-keep it realI hear applause, all this time I couldn't seeHow could it be, that the curtain is closing on meI turn around, find a gun on the ground, cock itPut it to my brain and scream "die Shady" and pop itThe sky darkens, my life flashes, the plane that I was supposed to be on crashes and burns to ashesThat's when I wake up, alarm clock's ringin', there's birds singin'It's Spring and Hailie's outside swinging, I walk right up to Kim and kiss herTell her I miss her, Hailie just smiles and winks at her little sisterAlmost as if to say..
[Chorus/Outro]And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mournRejoice every time you hear the sound of my voiceJust know that I'm looking down on you smilingAnd I didn't feel a thing, So baby don't feel no painJust smile backAnd when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mournRejoice every time you hear the sound of my voiceJust know that I'm looking down on you smilingAnd I didn't feel a thing, So baby don't feel no painJust smile back...
[Curtains closing and sounds of footsteps]