A normal life is boring; but superstardom's
Close to post-mortem, it only grows harder
Being famous is easy at first, but it gets hard (just as a corpse stiffens when rigor mortis sets in)
In addition, the “post-mortem” part means that he will live forever in history and popular culture. Preceding this line, Eminem says:
Make me king as we move towards a New World Order.
Eminem is making a point that these kings are never forgotten. There’s always a trace of the work that they did for their people, good or bad, through influence or scripted/recorded in documents.
After Eminem has died, he will not be forgotten. Eminem’s When I’m Gone is another Eminem representation detailing his belief of a lasting presence, even after he has passed, along with a great story about how his family is worth more to him than his fame. .
“A new world order” could be a subliminal comment on globalization and the key role of the entertainment industry in the process.
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