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Tangaz
10-24-2005, 12:15 PM
Alright, alright, I'm a bitch and couldn't wait; I downloaded ONE track from Grandmasters...but damn...

Scientists look at the magnitude of devestation
But the strands of heavy metal seem to have no relation
But as always attention for large scale disasters
Of course the instrumental spins a hundred times faster
Many was taken, just at the price of a pawn
The collective loss has left a thousand to mourn


...could someone let me know if I've got this right? And maybe an interpretation?
Cheers.

Mixtape Mutt
10-24-2005, 12:39 PM
Damn, GZA is always on a whole other level. Even I need some time to decipher this. Things like this that makes me proud to be a GZA fan. It'd be fucking ill just to build with the GOD. I'll get back at ya after I listen to the track at home.


PEACE.

Tangaz
10-24-2005, 12:51 PM
Damn, GZA is always on a whole other level. Even I need some time to decipher this. Things like this that makes me proud to be a GZA fan. It'd be fucking ill just to build with the GOD. I'll get back at ya after I listen to the track at home.


PEACE.
*laughs*
You and me both, on all accounts. But sweet-as, thanks. And pay attention to the lines before it too; not sure if they fit in or not.

I'm going to have to check on some reports of the 911 rubble again...

Mixtape Mutt
10-24-2005, 01:09 PM
Good to see someone who enjoys GZA as much as I do.

Frank Drebin
10-24-2005, 06:15 PM
half of gza's lyrics leave my jaw dropping. He gotta be the greatest lyricist ever

RaE
10-24-2005, 06:50 PM
Scientists look at the magnitude of devestation
But the strands of heavy metal seem to have no relation
But as always attention for large scale disasters
Of course the instrumental spins a hundred times faster
Many was taken, just at the price of a pawn
The collective loss has left a thousand to mourn


....Peace ya'll...look at this, read this...

Scientists look at the magnitude of devestation..."Natural Disasters."
.....

But the strands of heavy metal seem to have no relation..."Heavy Metal,"~Earth's Plates, metal can be found inside these plates; plates that some large continents sit on.
.....
But as always attention for large scale disasters...known for their destruction in the case of an earthquake.
....

....Many was taken, just at the price of a pawn
The collective loss has left a thousand to mourn...

~which means innocent lives taken, "just at the price of a pawn."

....Just an' ill way of lookin' at it, 1ne.

deadlymelody
10-24-2005, 10:27 PM
Haha man. That's just plain stupid. GZA= Goat lyricist.

Tangaz
10-24-2005, 10:38 PM
"But as always attention for large scale disasters"

should read:

"But there's always potential for large-scale disasters"

i cant interpret this for you in any way, but im positive that says potential and not attentionI thought that was what it was! Ta.

Tangaz
10-25-2005, 12:33 AM
....Peace ya'll...look at this, read this...

Scientists look at the magnitude of devestation..."Natural Disasters."
.....

But the strands of heavy metal seem to have no relation..."Heavy Metal,"~Earth's Plates, metal can be found inside these plates; plates that some large continents sit on.
.....
But as always attention for large scale disasters...known for their destruction in the case of an earthquake.
....

....Many was taken, just at the price of a pawn
The collective loss has left a thousand to mourn...

~which means innocent lives taken, "just at the price of a pawn."

....Just an' ill way of lookin' at it, 1ne.

Nice, thanks.
Here's something that just hit me as I listened to it for the seven-hundreth time or so. I know, I should quit the weed, but...

Powerful darts, narrowly missing your whole tribe
...What 'missed a whole tribe' so narrowly, what 'tribe'?...

Scientists look at the magnitude of devestation
...This had me thinking Ground Zero after the next line...

But the strands of heavy metal seem to have no relation
...reports of the rubble stating the metal supports at the base of the WTC towers were molten, unexplainably (I'll try to remember me source for y'all)...

But there's always potential for large scale disasters
...

Of course the instrumental spins a hundered times faster
...predetermined tune, or spin...

Many was taken, just at the price of a pawn
The collective loss had left a thousand to mourn

...GZA loves to mess with me head!

RaE
10-25-2005, 02:21 AM
nice way to think of it....

chuck430
10-25-2005, 03:22 AM
i think you may have something there.

the few lines you dont really explain, can still be on this 9/11 trip.

Powerful darts, narrowly missing your whole tribe
afganistan still has tribal rule in some areas, especially where Osama is hiding. the powerful darts can be the US and Allied armies...but we havent got them yet, we're narrowly missing them.

But there's always potential for large scale disasters
the usa isnt safe, anything can happen. its a warning. none of us expecting 9/11 to occur.

Many was taken, just at the price of a pawn
The collective loss had left a thousand to mourn
many people died by the hands of these lowly Al Qada (lowly opposed to the head Osama) pawns.
the total dead has left thousands more to mourn their deaths.

Nice, thanks.
Here's something that just hit me as I listened to it for the seven-hundreth time or so. I know, I should quit the weed, but...

Powerful darts, narrowly missing your whole tribe
...What 'missed a whole tribe' so narrowly, what 'tribe'?...

Scientists look at the magnitude of devestation
...This had me thinking Ground Zero after the next line...

But the strands of heavy metal seem to have no relation
...reports of the rubble stating the metal supports at the base of the WTC towers were molten, unexplainably (I'll try to remember me source for y'all)...

But there's always potential for large scale disasters
...

Of course the instrumental spins a hundered times faster
...predetermined tune, or spin...

Many was taken, just at the price of a pawn
The collective loss had left a thousand to mourn

...GZA loves to mess with me head!

Tangaz
10-25-2005, 04:10 AM
nice way to think of it....Thanks. Interestin', ey?

Tangaz
10-25-2005, 04:25 AM
i think you may have something there.

the few lines you dont really explain, can still be on this 9/11 trip.

Powerful darts, narrowly missing your whole tribe
afganistan still has tribal rule in some areas, especially where Osama is hiding. the powerful darts can be the US and Allied armies...but we havent got them yet, we're narrowly missing them.

But there's always potential for large scale disasters
the usa isnt safe, anything can happen. its a warning. none of us expecting 9/11 to occur.

Many was taken, just at the price of a pawn
The collective loss had left a thousand to mourn
many people died by the hands of these lowly Al Qada (lowly opposed to the head Osama) pawns.
the total dead has left thousands more to mourn their deaths.

Powerful darts, narrowly missing your whole tribe
Hey yeah, that's probably a more accurate interpretation than the one I had; That basically the whole government was safe, despite the White House and Pentagon planes...

Thanks for your views. Heaven knows I'm reelin' and appreciate any input on this verse!

Peace.

Mixtape Mutt
10-26-2005, 12:46 PM
....Peace ya'll...look at this, read this...

Scientists look at the magnitude of devestation..."Natural Disasters."
.....

But the strands of heavy metal seem to have no relation..."Heavy Metal,"~Earth's Plates, metal can be found inside these plates; plates that some large continents sit on.
.....
But as always attention for large scale disasters...known for their destruction in the case of an earthquake.
....

....Many was taken, just at the price of a pawn
The collective loss has left a thousand to mourn...

~which means innocent lives taken, "just at the price of a pawn."

....Just an' ill way of lookin' at it, 1ne.


PEACE GOD, nice way of looking at it. Very interesting.

Mixtape Mutt
10-26-2005, 12:50 PM
I just read the other interpretations, very interesting. Got some thinkers in here now.

Yall should peep this thread, I'd like to see what you guys think. http://wutangcorp.com/showthread.php?t=11439&page=1&pp=10

Tangaz
03-09-2006, 08:28 AM
^
Thanks Mutt. I went to take a look, but I got '404 - Seite nicht gefunden'; I guess it's either gone or moved. Could you give me another link?

Also, anyone else got any insight or interpretations?

cj wisty
06-24-2012, 10:18 AM
Scientists look at the magnitude of devestation
But the strands of heavy metal seem to have no relation
But as always attention for large scale disasters
Of course the instrumental spins a hundred times faster
Many was taken, just at the price of a pawn
The collective loss has left a thousand to mourn


wu tang call themselves secientists cuz theyre knowledgeable. the devastation could b a lot of things. theres many ways 2 look at it.

i always thought the second and 4th lines were conncted. 'heavy metal' and 'instrumental'. i thought it was a reference to the genre of music 'heavy metal' which was sampled in the instrumental. also 'heavy metal' would b a good choice cuz its usually seen as a chaotic form of music and lots of chaos is going on in these lines. but someone else talked about it being metal plates hich would also make sense

the last 2 lines basicly mean many were taken for a small amount and this made many people mourn. also the track is called 'advance pawns' and i thought it was reference to wu tang when they began as just simple pawns in rap but then they took over everything and caused chaos like this song.

these lyrics r also similiar 2 lyrics in uncut material

'The nucleus of hip hop, rap's hallmark
They had a citywide effort to keep us in the dark
To the new details, distant wisp of light
Evidence of a terrifying threats on microphone
Rhyme stone, numerous parts combine
Strands of heavy metal form the steel arch design
Fit together seamlessly, everlasting rap'

there were references 2 'uncut material' lyrics throughout 'advance pawns'.

EDIT:also the strands of heavy metal having no relation gives the impression that its new or cant b comprehended or unpredictable