I'm Superman with the wind at his back, she's Lois Lane

from Eminem (Ft. Rihanna) – Love the Way You Lie Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A callback to the song “Superman” where a cynical Eminem casts himself as a sexual Superman, impervious to emotional harm from women because he refuses to take relationships seriously

The Superman comparison in this song uses the allegory differently — this time, Mathers' “Superman” persona is entirely dependent on his association with Kim. When things are going well, he feels like a superhero

BELOW: Eminem and Kim (but brunette)

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