As the World Turns

Album: The Slim Shady LP (1999)

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, Eminem portrays a murderous sociopath as he raps about how he his evil evolved. It's done in character as Slim Shady, the dark and impulsive side of his personality.
  • Eminem goes for comic shock value on this track, which is in line with the theme of the album. "It's just a stupid f--king animated story about stereotypical white trash," he told Q magazine. "It's about being a trashy kid growing up with no morals and no f--king values. Every day is the same, the world keeps turnin', and I wanna get off this motherf--ker. There's not even a meaning in that song. Not all songs have to have meanings to 'em. It's just funny, y'know? Laugh."

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