How Eminem’s When I’m Gone song saved Liam from pill addiction

Sometimes our whole world seems to break down and when we are going through harsh life situations, it looks like we hit rock bottom and are unable to stand up.

Liam owes a lot to Eminem’s music:

« Em is such an inspiration to me i would literally be dead if it wasn’t for him. »

Liam faced some serious charges in 2002 and was jailed. He was only released from jail a couple moths ago.

But it looked like life was even treating him harder afterwards. He had to cope with his father’s death and an alcoholic mother’s behavior. He was ready to take a bunch of pills in order to relieve his immense pain:

« I went to prison for a grievous bodily harm charge back in 2002 only got out a couple of months ago… A lot of stuff has gone on, the death of my dad being the most hard hitting to me……… after my dad died I moved in with my alcoholic mother, life got really shitty for me so i decided to take a overdose just a couple of weeks ago but as i was literally holdng the pills in my hand eminems song “When I’m Gone” came on and i just burst into tears and put the pills down…the song means so much to me now as does Em.. »

Eminem is a real inspiration to Liam and his recent song showed Liam that there was a way out of the world of addiction:

« He is my inspiration and thinking about him makes me feel strong. »

I’d like to address to the people who only see a bad influence in Eminem’s music. First of all, don’t judge the book by its cover: Eminem might appear as a full mouthed, always swearing and offensive emcee.

However, people gotta have a deeper look at the brilliant lyricist he actually is and also at the meaning behind his words. Many of us Eminem fans come from different countries and backgrounds, but most of us have something in common: we can relate to Marshall Mathers’ songs…maybe in very different ways, but his songs often have a strong meaning to many of us.

Next time you narrow minded are tempted to draw a very negative picture of Eminem, try to envision that his words have saved many people from drowning in their sorrows.

Thank you, Marshall, for the many lives you changed in a positive way through your music. Many of your fans owe you a lot.

9 thoughts on “How Eminem’s When I’m Gone song saved Liam from pill addiction”

  1. yea, many of those stories from fellow fans are very emotional…i have commented on that story you are talking about in my archives…in fact, Em’s music has healed 2 girls who were near to death, this 12 year old girl and another 17 year old girl…i do believe that music-Em’s music in particular- has a curative power:)

  2. Yep if I was at their position (come) and if they opened me his music, I think I’d wake up too. Even when you’re in coma, you can hear his music and it’s a very spiritual thing.
    Isa I have a question, that When I’m Gone song’s chorus, I used to think it was written for Hailie, like that “when I’m gone for a concert or something don’t mourn”
    But it’s told it’s for fans, like “when I’m gone for a break don’t mourn” Who is the song written for?
    And he says “just know that I’m looking down on you smiling.” Whats that mean, “looking down”? Like if he’s death, and looking down from the sky.
    It really confused me, will you please make an explanation?

  3. Hey BeeKat, i read somewhere that When I’m Gone could be eminems last single and that he is taking off time to be with his family and that he is retireing. I hope this isn’t true, but somehow i think that the lyrics really back up what the article said that “looking down on you smileing” is really the fact that his music carrear is now over and he has relised that his music has changed his life for the better. I hope i’m wrong when i say this because i want to keep hearing eminems music and without thats the 1hr bus rides to school just wouldn’t be the same.

  4. SO MANY FANS ARE SELFISH AND FUCKEDUP YEAH ITS TRUE EM ALBUM CURTAIN CALL IS DA LAST FOR A WHILE OR FOR EVER THIS MAN’S DAUGHTER NEEDS AIM AS SHE’S ONLY TEN HE HAS ALREADY 8 SOLO ALBUMS AND 2 WITH D12 WHAT MORE DO FANS WANT HE CAN’T CARRY ON RAPPIN FOR EVER I WISH HE COULD BUT HE HAS FAMILY AND IF YOUR WERE’NT SURE ABOUT IT BEING THE LAST SONG WELL YOU ARE NOW AND ITS OBVIOUS IN THE SONG WHEN IM GONE ANWAY AS HE EXPLAINS TO HAILIE

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