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Liquid Swords Lyrics

Artist: The Genius/GZA
Album: Liquid Swords

Intro One: (not included on 7")

When I was little... my father was famous.
He was the greatest sam-urai in the empire;
and he was the Shogun's decapitator.
He cut off the heads of a hundred and thirty-one lords.
It was a bad time for the empire.
The Shogun just stayed inside his castle -- and he never came out.
People said his brain was infected by DEVILS.
My father would come home -- he would forget about the killings.
He wasn't scared of the Shogun, but the Shogun was scared of him.
Maybe that was the problem.
Then, one night... the Shogun sent his ninja spies to our house.
They were supposed to kill my father... but they didn't.
*woman screams*
That was the night everything changed *voice fades*

Intro Two: RZA

See, sometimes...
You gotta flash em back
See niggaz don't know where this shit started
Y'all know where it came from
I'm sayin we gonna take y'all back to the swords
We bounce, yo

Chorus: RZA, GZA

When the MC's came, to live our their name
And to perform (forrrrm)
Some had, to snort cocaine (caiiinnne) to act insane (sannne)
with before Pete Rock-ed it on, now gone
that the mental plane (plaaanne) to spark the brain (brainnn)
with the building to be born
Yo RZA flip the track with the what to guy
Check em check chicka icka etta UHH

Verse One:

Fake niggaz get blitzed
and mic bites I swing swords and cut clowns
Shit is too swift to bite you record and write it down
I flow like the blood on a murder scene, like a syringe
on some loud howl shit, to insert a fiend
But it was yo ock, the shop stolen heart
Catch a swollen heart from not rollin smart
I put mad pressure, on phony wack rhymes that get hurt
Shit's played, like zodiac signs on sweatshirt
That's minimum, and feminine like sandals
My minimum table stacks a verse on a gamble
Energy is felt once the cards are dealt
With the impact of roundhouse kicks from black belts
that attack, the mic-fones like cyclones or typhoon
I represent from midnight to high noon
I don't waste ink, nigga I think
I drop megaton BOMBS more faster than you blink
Cause rhyme thoughts travel at a tremendous speed
Clouds of smoke, of natural blends of weed
Only under one circumstance is if I'm blunted
Turn that shit up, my clan in da front want it

Chorus

Verse Two:

I'm on a Mission, that niggaz say is Impossible
But when I swing my swords they all choppable
I be the body dropper, the heartbeat stopper
Child educator, plus head amputator
Cause niggaz styles are old like Mark 5 sneakers
Lyrics are weak, like clock radio speakers
Don't even stop in my station and attack
while your plan failed, hit the rail, like Amtrak
What the fuck for? Down by law, I make law
I be justice, I sentence that ass two to four
round the clock, that state pen time check it
With the pens I be stickin but you can't stick to crime
Came through with the Wu, slid off on the DL
I'm low-key like seashells, I rock these bells
Now come aboard, it's Medina bound
Into the chamber, and it's a whole different sound
It's a wide entrance, small exit like a funnel
So deep it's picked up on radios in tunnels
Niggaz are fascinated how the shit begin
Get vaccinated, my logo is branded in your skin

Chorus
Comments/Interpretations
by makaveli on 5/21/2008 9:49pm
shit is banging!
by wow on 6/11/2008 8:42pm
sick lyrics
by bee sting jr on 6/12/2008 5:07am
dope
by bee sting sr on 6/14/2008 5:09pm
Where have you been young man, come home right this instant! And you'd better stop listening to this dirty hip-hop music too! You're too young to comprehend these mad metaphorical pathways.
by emmanuel on 7/21/2008 4:54am
lyrically gza is the best hands down.
by Ben on 7/23/2008 12:02pm
WU-TANG FOR LIFE!!!
by Tique I.C.N. on 8/5/2008 11:14pm
Like samurai swords and ninja dissappearance, lyrics is dope mad, cats that never lacked, leaving a scene of crime uninvestigateble, transformin scientist with brains to Vegtables............
by WTC4ever on 8/8/2008 8:42am
wow
by 02man on 8/21/2008 12:44pm
GZA truly the genius
by DYNO310 on 8/21/2008 1:02pm
THE GENIUS
by hhmmm on 8/28/2008 3:00am
he is not genius
because he is american In USA is low standard of teaching
by yeeeeeee on 8/29/2008 12:58pm
To: hhmmm

What you said doesn't even make any sense.
by G g.k.a. Genius on 8/30/2008 9:30am
This shit flows like the blood on a murder scene.
by Skunch on 9/5/2008 4:53pm
Classic shit man
by Ryguy on 9/24/2008 4:11pm
I drop Megaton Bombs More faster than you blink. Best line ever.
by karen galindo on 11/4/2008 5:44pm
hola soy colombina y teh genius me parece una chimba arriba el hip hop solo la cultura
by Bootsy Collins on 11/10/2008 8:12pm
He spits it so clean, he's so ahead of his time.
by 5piece on 11/11/2008 4:58pm
I'm on a Mission, that niggaz say is Impossible, But when I swing my swords they all choppable.

-That is a lyric straight outta life itself.
by bboy on 11/23/2008 8:31am
srsly omg his similies just rockin man.
by renius on 11/24/2008 3:07am
why the fuk u pricks keep repeating hes lyrics for?
by Gasp-Mastah on 12/9/2008 7:19am
black people unite!
by squamish skatein on 12/27/2008 3:30pm
speachless flow n rhyme tactiscs
by Timbz on 1/26/2009 9:17am
Self xplanatory! Shit is too swift to Bite_ GZA iz a Genius!
by FiveOInm8 on 1/28/2009 4:02pm
Song rocks,and the whole work of the Genious is great!
by sosick on 2/23/2009 5:35pm
sosick
by wuguardqt on 2/28/2009 5:19pm
The way he starts the first verse is smooth as shit. Melodic and powerful, this song is classic.
by intelligence on 3/2/2009 10:59pm
I be the body dropper, the heart beat stopper, child educator plus head amputator. dopest line ever
by pattylew on 3/5/2009 12:22am
doppppppppppppppe wu tangs in my top 3 mos def
by name on 3/9/2009 9:42pm
I like old school good video oldtime
by brian on 3/25/2009 12:22am
best hip hop albulm EVER
by shogunn on 3/27/2009 12:26pm
bad ass fuckin lyrics go with the beat murderous flow
by GZA is playing my city on 3/28/2009 4:18am
GZA aka the 'genius' is rocking my town full performance of liquid swords....Sweeeeet....(Iowa city, ia april 1st)
by huskee on 3/29/2009 4:58pm
I remember back in the fall of 95. driving thru a tornado storm jus to cop the lp. In my 89 corolla. Wow! Hip hop will never be the same.
by YEo Wu-tanG Fur LyFe! on 4/9/2009 10:49pm
sickest song ... ever
by Liquid Swords on 6/6/2009 5:06am
Sick lyrics, they're so awesome
by MR DANTE on 6/8/2009 7:55am
hello my friends i got a question ...
Can you tell me wich movie is the INTRO talkin about shogun and samurai ???
thanks
by Wojo on 7/4/2009 10:44am
The intro is from "Shogun Assassin,"
which is one dope-ass movie. It's hard to find and you'll probably have to order it online, but it's worth the money. So sick the way this samurai cuts it up. Also note, Gza uses a LOT of clips from the movie in his whole album Liquid Swords. Str8 up, I remember listening to this when I was 15 back in 95 - str8 up Long Island style
by Ghost on 7/6/2009 4:54am
It's wu tan for the crown.
I like GZA but they are better as a team.
by Child Educator on 7/12/2009 8:38am
The Genius.

Props to those who grew up with this shit. I'm in the process of discovery...and...it's...amazing.
by Mortal 1 ICC on 7/17/2009 2:22am
There was a year long gap between Liquid Swords and the first Ghostface album...I WORE THIS OUT...holloween '95. Listening to this album on LSD will really mess with your head with RZA's production subtle sound fx and GZA's crazy deep lyrics. I lament how GZA's latest work lacks verbal emotion. Great verbosity though. Peace.
by Fuck a name on 7/29/2009 9:04am
This was the first wu tang song I ever heard, back when i was in grade 9, listenin to this shit.. good times
by Tang on 9/27/2009 6:39pm
I met Gza and he is the coolest chillest guy. No crowd of body guards or fancy cars. He keeps it real when he's just chilling in a city he's visiting.
by I'm evil too. on 11/28/2009 7:22pm
This is the worst sounding song ever.
by Wu-Tang Forever on 4/8/2010 6:17pm
Amazing lyrics the whole album thru. One correction, it's "like a syringe on some wild out shit to insert a fiend"
by WuWuWuWu on 5/2/2010 3:18am
This song was, is, and will be hot forever. I'm 40yrs old and I don't care what yall youngsters think when I pull up bumping this knowledge in my caddy.
by GZAAAAAAAAAAAA on 5/4/2010 2:43am
the opening sample is from Shogun Assassin I. DOPE movie, I found there are 4 other movies that I copped off Amazon.com at a decent price. They're dope too, Daigoro (the cub) becomes more involved while pops (the lone wolf) kills everyone. While I digress...this song and album is tied with Only Built 4 Cuban Linx for best Wu solo jawn. WU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Dodge on 6/15/2010 7:59pm
music is music man
by East-Coast-Rap on 7/25/2010 3:36am
GZA
by Schwiggyz on 8/8/2010 5:05pm
black people untie!
by DrRecommends on 9/17/2010 11:54am
Play this shit loud regularly as a general wackness repellent.
by Mar_AK U-Show Nick on 11/1/2010 4:34pm
This is the fuckin' definition of Lyric. GZA 4Ever n' Ever
by DNP on 11/1/2010 9:00pm
Hype as fuck
by I HEART BET on 11/5/2010 4:39pm
This shit is whack as hell. Ya'll need to listen to Lil Wayne, Souljaboytellem, and Waka Flocka Flame. Now that's dope
by itt kezdődik on 11/28/2010 6:16pm
itt
by Strong Island class of 85 on 12/8/2010 1:55pm
These new Niggas no names sike Drake ect. need to listen & learn ! Me Love old school like cooked food ...
by slarz on 12/30/2010 8:55pm
ghostface killah and gza destroy lil wayne and other fake rappers lil wayne was good at one time but now he is fake as hell litsen to the song drama on apollo kids its a slap to the face to lil wayne
by Hoozat on 2/16/2011 4:36pm
I believe you stop eating food and replace it with liquid swords and it would sustain you until extreeme old age
by HIPHOPAIN'TDEAD on 2/22/2011 6:29am
WU TANG!!There needs to be an new wu that has the best mcs from this generation that would be fuckin dope
by cerajta83 on 2/23/2011 5:09am
mistrz ¶wiata
by Beatch on 3/10/2011 8:00pm
Fuck Lil wayne
by WhoDaFukWanWat on 3/23/2011 5:32pm
Dis album is efffin classic. Bottom line. Hip hop in it's truest form uncut and raw for you Lil Wayne lovin Fags
by WTF on 4/28/2011 4:54pm
Im 35, been listening to Liquid Swords since it dropped way back in 1995...and currently been listening to it in my car the last six months to and from the office, and I still don't get tired of it...
by 'ju on 5/30/2011 7:30pm
C'est du pur son et song writting merci que dire de plus merci... du pur genie... Ma voiture ne s'en plaindra jamais and neither do I
by john on 6/10/2011 8:51pm
wide entrance, small exit like a funnel. so deep it's picked up by radios in tunnels.
wide entrance, small exit like a funnel. so deep it's picked up by radios in tunnels.
wide entrance, small exit like a funnel. so deep it's picked up by radios in tunnels.
wide entrance, small exit like a funnel. so deep it's picked up by radios in tunnels.
wide entrance, small exit like a funnel. so deep it's picked up by radios in tunnels.
by North east england on 6/28/2011 4:28pm
That's minimum, and feminine like sandals!
DOPE!!
by Rmike on 7/2/2011 8:07pm
This is an amazing track, much love for the old wu, real hip hop is gone
by nope on 7/5/2011 6:28am
Rmike embarass yourself and google what are the four elements of hiphop

hiphop lives in bboying
by DrSpyz on 7/19/2011 6:20pm
Classic Wu in its purest Hop-Fu
I grew up on this stuff, Wu Tang is and has always been on another level, moving away from levels and into echelons, and this song just simply serves as a reminder:
"See, sometimes...
You gotta flash em back
See niggaz don't know where this shit started
Y'all know where it came from
I'm sayin we gonna take y'all back to the swords"
by hurrdurr on 8/10/2011 4:14pm
nope you're an asshole
by FUCKEN SPLIF1 on 10/17/2011 12:27am
@ I HEART BET. Fuck you and your lame ass music, lil wayne and soulja boy are garbage son. they all "rap" about the same shit; money, cars, and hoes. Wu-Tang Forever!
by GZUS on 11/23/2011 11:46pm
these lyrics are terribly inaccurate
by ILovePussy on 12/3/2011 11:26am
Incredibly raw, I jerk off to this song three times a day.
by piciwu on 3/28/2012 12:50pm
fuck all the new artists...wu 4 eva...odb rip...and gza is a genius and 50 is an idiot...fuck GAY UNIT
by Omoney on 4/6/2012 5:55pm
GZA is a Genius! Mac Miller sucks
by ofwgkta on 5/17/2012 9:26am
this is fuckin dope 4 lif
by WU-CHANG CLAN on 8/25/2012 5:46pm
Forever the greatest they got that WU-doo going.
by BigJilm on 10/5/2012 8:19pm
Its "low key like Seychelles."
Not seashells. They don't call him the genius for nothin'
by OLY on 2/4/2013 6:03pm
Sick song mad respect this IS RAP!


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