Living in the shadows of a man I've never seen
This could be a double entendre. This is where the song takes a more personal turn where one can discover the deep rooted issue. This is a feeling most of us feel especially from adolescence if you grew up with no father figure. This can also be a shot towards having faith in God.
Man I’ve never seen = Deadbeat dad/God
God is also seen as the father of mankind whom none of us ever seen or even know how his face even looks like. So this lyric can mean either or or both further stressing Kid’s depression. Not much is known about Kid Rock’s BIOLOGICAL father, (Hank Williams Jr. is NOT Rock’s real dad like some would claim. His dad was a middle class man from Detroit. He has named himself Hank Williams Jr.’s rebel son and recorded a few songs with him).
- Here is a photo of Kid, with Snoop and Hank Williams Jr.
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