View Full Version : Gza "Beneath the Surface"

07-10-2006, 04:30 PM
"Instantly, slap ya five like it's Palm Sunday"

from "Beneath the Surface"

...I'm Catholic and I don't even know what this means?!!? But I love this line and I was actually in the front row once when he was performing this song and I held my hand out when this part came on and he "slapped me five" right when he spit that line ahah

07-11-2006, 08:55 AM
It's slap your THIGHS, didnt they slap jesus around the thigh on palm sunday?

07-11-2006, 04:03 PM
you slap 5 on the palm of your hand

07-11-2006, 04:31 PM
like a high 5 or what? does the priest do it, what does it involve? i just go to church and get the palm leaves ahah, i dont understand

07-11-2006, 05:05 PM
its word play
slap you 5
Palm of the hand

07-12-2006, 11:23 AM
thanks, that seems reasonable

07-16-2006, 09:37 AM
Jesus Christ was highly praised on Palm Sunday, and within a few days, was betrayed to be crucified. When you're on top in the music industry, everyone will give you "high 5" and treat you as a king. It will quickly change.

MCs must ask themselves (from the chorus)...
Scratch underneath the surface, where does your purpose lie?

Full Metal Kid
07-17-2006, 08:16 PM
wow... that wordplay is genius

07-17-2006, 08:17 PM
The whole fuckin cd is dope as fuck ! WORD

07-19-2006, 04:10 PM
On a man-made lake, there's a sheet of thin ice
Where unskilled skaters, couldn't figure-8 twice

wtf does dat mean

07-19-2006, 07:23 PM
gza explained this in an interview ... a figure 8 is just that - ice skaters can make this move or whatever. 8 twice = 16. he's talking about weak mc's who can't even spit a dope 16 bars .... unskilled skaters = unskilled rappers .... figure 8 twice = 16

07-19-2006, 10:25 PM
what about the man made lake and thin sheet of ice

07-20-2006, 02:16 AM
you slap 5 on the palm of your handX-ACTLY. SPANKING THE MONKEY.

the silencer
07-20-2006, 08:11 PM
how bout KP's verse...anyone wana disect that shit??

05-24-2007, 07:43 PM
what about the man made lake and thin sheet of ice

it's a visual portrait of what GZA says after this line...weak emcees who can't figure 8 twice are skating on thin ice, homie when challenging the Jizzah.


BTW...that 2nd verse with Killah Priest is just marvelous. these two verses compliment each other perfectly.

05-25-2007, 03:31 PM
The GZA is deeeeeep