(AllHipHop News) Eminem teamed up with Genius to annotate the lyrics to his 2015 single “Kings Never Die” featuring Gwen Stefani. The track appeared on the soundtrack for boxing film Southpaw.
Check out some of Eminem’s Genius.com annotations for “Kings Never Die” below.
LYRICS: Here to stay/Even when I’m gone/When I close my eyes/Through the passage of time/Kings never die
EMINEM: My dog “King” died immediately after the recording of this song.
LYRICS: Cause here I sit in Lucifer’s den by the dutch oven/Just choosing to sin/Even if it means I’m sellin’ my soul, just to be the undisputed again,/Do whatever I gotta do just to win
EMINEM: I actually dutch ovened myself one time and it was like Lucifer’s den which became the inspiration for that line.
LYRICS: How ’bout that/I’m somehow now back to the underdog/But no matter how loud that I bark, this sport is somethin’/I never bow-out at
EMINEM: Shout to Jean Claude Van Damme. I wrote this bar during a Bloodsport marathon on TNT.
LYRICS: not a quitter,/Gotta get up, give it all I got or give up
EMINEM: This is a complete fabrication, because I’ve quit quitting on more than one occasion. Such is the circle of life.
LYRICS: And I ain’t stopping ’til I’m on top again, all alone and on a throne/Like a token of respect, or a homage poem, or an ode I’ve been owed/Tossed in the air by my own arm, and launched so hard it broke my collarbone
EMINEM: “on a throne” “honor thrown” “like a token of respect or a homage poem or a ode I’ve been owed tossed in the air and launched so hard it broke my collar bone..!!!…??? Gimme A f*ckin’ BREAK!!!