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carnage
07-10-2006, 03:30 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

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

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

carnage
07-11-2006, 03:31 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

BRASSKNUCKLED PAI MEI
07-11-2006, 04:05 PM
its word play
slap you 5
Palm of the hand

carnage
07-12-2006, 10:23 AM
thanks, that seems reasonable

rubyspirit
07-16-2006, 08:37 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, 07:16 PM
wow... that wordplay is genius

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

dimi
07-19-2006, 03:10 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

carnage
07-19-2006, 06:23 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

dimi
07-19-2006, 09:25 PM
what about the man made lake and thin sheet of ice

RzaRectum
07-20-2006, 01:16 AM
you slap 5 on the palm of your handX-ACTLY. SPANKING THE MONKEY.

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

Xerogravity
05-24-2007, 06:43 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.

peace

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

Afficial_Nastee
05-25-2007, 02:31 PM
The GZA is deeeeeep