“Like Home” is an anthem in favor of the United States of America, offering a critical yet patriotic counterargument to President Trump’s vision of the country.
On the choruses, Eminem and Alicia Keys firmly worship their home country, while on the verses, Eminem takes direct aim at Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States.
Eminem has incorporated politics into his lyrics since the beginning of his commercial career with songs like “Who Knew,” “White America,” and “Mosh.” This song is arguably unprecedented however, in that Eminem invests so much of the lyrics into a valid political discussion.
In a song, Eminem referencing his Shady National Convention: “Take it back to the Shady national convention. Wish I woulda spit on it before I went. To shake his hand at the event. Or maybe had the wherewithal.” To promote Encore, Em ran for president at the MTV Shady National Convention in 2004. For the occasion Donald Trump was brought in to introduce Em, and endorsed as well as promised Em his vote for the election.
Eminem also makes very clever wordplay with: “So I guess it pays to feed off of chaos so basically, you’re Ate-off Hitler!” The clever wordplay makes it sound like “Adolf”, but that’s not what he’s saying! Listen to the new anthem of the United States below: