In when im gone Eminem speaks to his daughter Hailie Mathers from afar, telling her that even from afar she is still in his heart and he will always be thinking of her. It is a very powerful song, which shows just how much Eminem cares for her and how important she is to him.
Eminem wrote the song at a time in his life when he was struggling to find a balance between his music career and his family. He was constantly away from home to perform and tour and had to find a way to spend more time with his family.
He also realised that his alter-ego Slim Shady was getting too obnoxious for him to handle. He was not happy with the situation and decided to end Slim Shady for good.
When I'm Gone is a song by Eminem and released as the lead single from his 2005 compilation album Curtain Call: The Hits. It was a massive success for Eminem, peaking at number 8 in the US and being certified quadruple-platinum by the RIAA.
It was one of three original songs on the album and also featured in the video. It was directed by Anthony Mandler and features reality-TV personality Tarick Salmaci as well as two of Eminem's daughters (Hailie Jade and Whitney Scott) along with his ex wife Kim.
The song has been described as a 'love song' to his daughter and it is a very beautiful and emotional piece. It is a song that has so many layers and nuances.