But when it's all said and done I'll be 40
Before I know it with a 40 on the porch tellin' stories
With a bottle of Jack, two grandkids in my lap
Babysitting for Hailie while Hailie's out gettin' smashed
In the end, he’s going to sit back and watch his daughter, Hailie, do the same crazy shit but it doesn’t look like he is going to end up with a 40 by the time he’s 40 years old anymore. This song is almost a time capsule of the drug-addict blonde haired Slim Shady, which allows us to compare him to the sobered up Marshall after his rehab. The anger from his drug addict Marshall Mathers LP days are gone mostly, but he seems like he’s in a better place.
Fun fact: Eminem is now 40. It really did happen before we knew it…
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