This song has political roots while also serving as a diss towards Canibus.
In fact, the song may be a direct response to Canibus’s song “Draft Me”, in which Canibus threatens an unnamed rival and expresses a desire to fight in the war on terror, even including a quote by George Bush at the end of the song. In “Square Dance”, Eminem attacks Canibus and delivers an anti-draft, anti-war, anti-Bush message.
The beat sounds kind of similar to “Bad Influence”, an earlier Em song with a beat made by the Bass Brothers. Jeff Bass again shows up in the composer credits on “Square Dance”, but Em appears to have taken the lead on creating this “Square Dance” beat.