''Slim Shady became a metaphor for the trappings of fame for me. For example, in the song "When I'm Gone" I say, "Shady made me / But tonight Shady's rock-a-bye baby." And the chorus goes, "When I'm gone / Just carry on / Don't mourn / Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice." I was basically saying, I don't want this life anymore. I liked having Slim Shady around, but he'd become so famous that it had damn near destroyed my family.'' - Eminem
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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