“Kim”

The song ‘ Kim ‘ has always been the media’s target and has shocked a lot of (closed minded) people. Eminem’s song has always been pictured as ‘ horrible ‘. But if you take a deeper look at the lyrics and at the context in which the song was written, you will clearly see that ‘ Kim ‘ is a desperate call for love.

This song expresses so many passionate feelings. Some people need to express their feelings in a romantic way, some others don’t. Eminem has found an original way of expressing his feelings towards Kim.

The song gently starts with sweets words addressed to Hailie. You would never guess that the whole story leads to a drama while listening to Eminem’s ‘sweet candy voice’ when he addresses to his asleep daughter.
But suddenly his voice changes to something very threatening when he begins yelling at Kim:

‘ Sit down bitch
If you move again I’ll beat the shit out of you…’

When Eminem wrote the song ‘Kim’, he was very unhappy in his love life. His anger and his immense pain are expressed in this song. He had caught kim cheating on him and felt totally betrayed.
Through his song, he makes you feel his desperate quest of love and his sadness.
He admits that he had cheated on Kim when he was 18, but he finds no exuse to her behavior, because he thinks that they’re both supposed to be adults now and not to cheat on each other like very young people are more likely to do.
Eminem admits his former mistakes, his sincerity is visible during the whole song. He feels betrayed, he suffers a lot, he is jealous. But he still loves Kim as he states it in the chorus:

‘So long, bitch you did me so wrong
I don’t wanna go on
Living in this world without you…’

Eminem completed this song in 1998, when he had broken up with Kim. As he explains it very well in his book ‘Angry Blonde’, Eminem wanted to make a love song, but not a sugarcoated love song.
‘Kim’ was just a disguised way for Eminem to tell Kim ‘My baby, I love you, come back to me…’

Marshall exposes their argument publicly and it shocks people who (by the way) have the same kind of arguments in real life. During such arguments, I admit sometimes have wished my former partners dead and also to have said things that I would never done out of anger.
An intimate friend of Marshall should avoid arguments with him, because he or she might end up in a song…

Eminem has been betrayed, he wants to kill Kim and he fantasizes about murdering his wife. It is just a way to get rid of his negative emotions. Eminem needs to share his emotions and bitterness with his audience.
Kim has cheated many times on her ex husband. Anthony Bozza, the author of ‘Whatever You Say I Am’, stated that Eminem even caught Kim cheating on him when they got back together.
Matter of fact: Kim Mathers is still alive. Eminem may be hurt by her behavior in real life, but he has always forgiven her.
People who picture Eminem as a monster are ridiculous. He is just a normal human being who expresses his feelings -with much more originality than an average person- whether he feels happy or sad.
Lynne Cheney, though, is convinced of Eminem’s misogyny. She also thinks he enjoys murdering women:

“Eminem is not the first rapper to revel in violent misogyny, but he has taken hatred of women and depictions of degrading and violating them to new levels.

What a big joke! Mrs Cheney, it’s high time for you to get a sense of humor…
The female fans he has met and the women he has dated are still alive! I have never heard that he has raped nor killed any of them.

When Kim first heard the ‘Kim’ song, she seemed to react with humor:

When Kim fisrt heard 97 Bonnie and Clyde she said ‘Your an as*hole…bla bla bla…but when she heard the song Kim, it’s funny because I will always remember this, we were sitting in the car. I looked at her and I said ‘Well, do you have anything to say?’ She looked over at me and said ‘Your crazy, seriously…your fuckin’ crazy!” —

But in Marshall’s darkest times, when Marshall was divorcing from Kim, she suddenly lost her sense of humor. In 2001, Kim filed a 10 Million $ lawsuit against Marshall for defamation.
Worst, she also tried to prove that Marshall was unfit to take care of Hailie and requested full custody of their daughter.
Hailie has been caught in the middle of this battle. Like she is caught in the middle of the ‘ Kim ‘ song. An innocent victim of a couple’s fight that ends tragically in the song.
In fact the song ‘ Kim ‘ parodies what million of couples are experiencing : arguments, treasons, struggles’
Of course, Eminem exaggerates and makes the story end in a tragical way. He murders Kim. The content of the story is personal. His message towards Kim is hidden, but it becomes very clear when you take a deeper look at the song :

‘ How could you treat me this way ? I’d like to kill you for what you’ve done to me, that’s why I’m doing it symbolically. My heart is in pain, Kim. I do suffer a lot. But can’t you see I cannot live without you ? Baby, come back to me. ‘

Eminem’s relationship with Kim will remain a mystery for many people. Their relationship has been commented here :

http://www.sidekickmagazine.com/feb03/lovetrain.html

Kim may not always treat him right, but Marshall has still feelings for her. Those strong feelings are reflected in his recent song ‘ I love you more ‘, which is a wonderful and touching love ballad I enjoy listening to very much.
To be fully understood, Eminem needs to be read ‘ between the lines ‘.

If you have the patience to go deep into his lyrics, you will discover a sensitive man behind the roughness of some of his lyrics.

Aww look at daddy’s baby girl
That’s daddy baby
Little sleepy head
Yesterday I changed your diaper
Wiped you and powdered you.
How did you get so big?
Can’t believe it now your two
Baby you’re so precious
Daddy’s so proud of you
Sit down bitch
If you move again I’ll beat the shit out of you

[Eminem](Eminem as Kim)
(Okay)
Don’t make me wake this baby
She don’t need to see what I’m about to do
Quit crying bitch, why do you always make me shout at you?
How could you?
Just leave me and love him out the blue
Oh, what’s a matter Kim?
Am I too loud for you?
Too bad bitch, your gonna finally hear me out this time
At first, I’m like all right
You wanna throw me out? That’s fine!
But not for him to take my place, are you out you’re mind?
This couch, this TV, this whole house is mine!
How could you let him sleep in our bed?
Look at Kim
Look at your husband now!
(No!)
I said look at him!
He ain’t so hot now is he?
Little punk!
(Why are you doing this?)
Shut the fuck up!
(You’re drunk! You’re never going to get away at this!)
You think I give a fuck!
Come on we’re going for a ride bitch
(No!)
Sit up front
(Well I can’t just leave Hailie alone, what if she wakes up?)
We’ll be right back
Well I will you’ll be in the trunk

1 – So long, bitch you did me so wrong
I don’t wanna go on
Living in this world without you

Repeat 1

You really fucked me Kim
You really did a number on me
Never knew me cheating on you would come back to haunt me
But we was kids then Kim, I was only 18
That was years ago
I thought we wiped the slate clean
That’s fucked up!
(I love you!)
Oh God my brain is racing
(I love you!)
What are you doing?
Change the station I hate this song!
Does this look like a big joke?
(No!)
There’s a four year old boy lyin’ dead with a slit throat
In your living room, ha-ha
What you think I’m kiddin’ you?
You loved him didn’t you?
(No!)
Bullshit you bitch don’t fucking lie to me
What the fuck’s this guy’s problem on the side of me?
Fuck you asshole, yeah bite me
Kim, KIM!
Why don’t you like me?
You think I’m ugly don’t you
(It’s not that!)
No you think I’m ugly
(Baby)
Get the fuck away from me, don’t touch me
I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU!
I SWEAR TO GOD I HATE YOU
OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU
How the fuck could you do this to me?
(Sorry!)
How the fuck could you do this to me?

Repeat 1 (2x)

Come on get out
(I can’t I’m scared)
I said get out bitch!
(Let go of my hair, please don’t do this baby)
(Please I love you, look we can just take Hailie and leave)
Fuck you, you did this to us
You did it, it’s your fault
Oh my God I’m crackin’ up
Get a grip Marshall
Hey remember the time we went to Brian’s party?
And you were like so drunk that you threw up all over Archie
That was funny wasn’t it?
(Yes!)
That was funny wasn’t it?
(Yes!)
See it all makes sense, doesn’t it?
You and your husband have a fight
One of you tries to grab a knife
And during the struggle he accidentally gets his Adam’s apple sliced
(No!)
And while this is goin’ on
His son just woke up and he just walks in
She panics and he gets his throat cut
(Oh my God!)
So now they both dead and you slash your own throat
So now it’s double homicide and suicide with no note
I should have known better when you started to act weird
We could’ve…HEY! Where you going? Get back here!
You can’t run from me Kim
It’s just us, nobody else!
You’re only making this harder on yourself
Ha! Ha! Got’cha!
(Ahh!)
Ha! Go ahead yell!
Here I’ll scream with you!
AH SOMEBODY HELP!
Don’t you get it bitch, no one can hear you?
Now shut the fuck up and get what’s comin to you
You were supposed to love me
{*Kim choking*}
NOW BLEED! BITCH BLEED!
BLEED! BITCH BLEED! BLEED!

Repeat 1 (2x)

1 thought on ““Kim””

Leave a Reply