This week’s song is a bit unusual for me. In the past I’ve not particularly fancied Eminem’s music. I generally find him crude and immature. However, in his latest album “Recovery” he’s shown a bit of personal growth. Still a touch of immaturity at times in his lyrics, but overall, it’s obvious he’s grown quite a bit. With that, this song it focused on abusive relationships. It very appropriately features Rihanna, who has a history of abuse herself. The song’s theme is how abusive husbands/boyfriends never change, and how often abuse victims end up enjoying the pain in a kind of twisted manner. “Love the Way you Lie” is a powerful song about abuse, and hopefully it will raise the profile of the abused around the nation with its popularity.