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fenixconnexion
09-23-2007, 09:46 PM
Im not sure exactly what ghost means in this song, but here are the lyrics, any help is appreciated, thanks!

Yo, I grab the pen for revenge and let loose, see
Like Muslims, standing on the block, rocking a khufi
The hundred-dollar kick rockin kid's back for more
startin gold wars, with black Reeboks and Velours
Jungle royal life, livin villain
Packed with visions, copywritten
Throwin bread to pigeons, Christ has risen, King Elegant
Slang-Master jackets, expensive noodle hats
In sixty-nine, old times was time that brothers shot craps
The baggy blue Guess jeans, pull strings off of callin springs
I'm locked in the thing, Rocky ring labelled rap king
The corner emperor - the golden thieves play the benches
Rednecks be hanging big niggaz down in Memphis
Back in Now-Y, hit the bull's eye with loaded nines
Life is like Tarzan, swingin from a thin vine
Shatter dreams, then mirrors don't need a press spirals
Aim at the white shadows with big barrels
of Moet-ahs, the bald headers, milk and Amarett-ahs
Who fear none, question all personal vendettas, yo
They use guns, while we angrily shot arrows
You better keep your eye on the sparrow!

Tonystarks420
09-23-2007, 10:11 PM
i love those first 2 lines

i grab the pen for revenge and let loose see:

he grabs a pen and writes a song for revenge instead of usin a gun

like muslims, standin on the block, rockin a khufi:

muslims chillen on the street wearin those muslim wrap things on their head, i think?

Wu-Tang Bengal
09-24-2007, 10:03 AM
khufi is da hat we wear when we pray not da scarf

Bis Fan
09-26-2007, 03:03 PM
Ghost murdered that track

Packed with visions, copywritten
Throwin bread to pigeons, Christ has risen :r

Art Vandelay
09-26-2007, 09:23 PM
the first half of that verse is just about fashion and hanging out on the streets.

hundred dollar kick ($100 shoes, maybe $100 per day drug habit)

jungle royal life (being nigger rich)

TSA
09-27-2007, 01:26 PM
ya'll got it alllll wrong..i listened to this songs for days at a time, i'd know.

Yo, I grab the pen for revenge and let loose, see
Like Muslims, standing on the block, rocking a khufi
The black muslim movement was primarily started as a confrontation, or a payback for american imperialism over blacks and the taking of their original culture.
The hundred-dollar kick rockin kid's back for more
Wallabees run of 100 or close to 100 dollars
startin gold wars, with black Reeboks and Velours
Jungle royal life, livin villain
it's "Jungle way of life", meaning it's real on the streets basically
Packed with visions, copywritten
Throwin bread to pigeons, Christ has risen, King Elegant
Slang-Master jackets, expensive noodle hats
In sixty-nine, old times was time that brothers shot craps
The baggy blue Guess jeans, pull strings off of callin springs
I'm locked in the thing, Rocky ring labelled rap king
The corner emperor - the golden thieves play the benches
Rednecks be hanging big niggaz down in Memphis
DAYUM
Back in Now-Y, hit the bull's eye with loaded nines
Life is like Tarzan, swingin from a thin vine
DAYUM
Shatter dreams, then mirrors don't need a press spirals
Aim at the white shadows with big barrels
of Moet-ahs, the bald headers, milk and Amarett-ahs
Who fear none, question all personal vendettas, yo
They use guns, while we angrily shot arrows
You better keep your eye on the sparrow!

The_SZAs
10-12-2007, 12:15 PM
Yo, I grab the pen for revenge and let loose, see
Like Muslims, standing on the block, rocking a khufi

#He'll write some hardcore rhymes for his enemies to get twisted over, muslims got the right mindset to understand when they pray they hear his voice#

The hundred-dollar kick rockin kid's back for more

#hes currently rockin some pricey shoes#

startin gold wars, with black Reeboks and Velours

#starting wars involving money, his Wallies vs. those gay reeboks#

Jungle royal life, livin villain

#hes that orangutang out of the junglebook, cept he dont wanna be like you shoopeedeedo. a superviallin of sorts capeche?#

Packed with visions, copywritten

#he both 1. smokes so much gets hallucinations and 2. so motherfucknig bad ass hes all knowing like a God and would of released BOTH the Bible and Quran under his own name if it wasn't copywritten.#

Throwin bread to pigeons, Christ has risen, King Elegant

#he's far from broke and got enough bread to feed pigeons, then he goes on about the last supper (bread from my flesh, wine from my blood) hes the second coming "bitches get ready" hes saying#

Slang-Master jackets, expensive noodle hats

#full metal jackets are armour penetrating bullets. Slang master jackets are the verbal equivalant. your noodle is your head and he likes to "Tilt that motherfucker!" and "bend that cap till he gets a V" im told. of course these hats are expensive cus he pay for his birds to eat. linking back to pigeons#

In sixty-nine, old times was time that brothers shot craps

#in the good ol times back in 69 his fellow brothers shot craps, as in the game, rather than each other.#

The baggy blue Guess jeans, pull strings off of callin springs

#wears jeans, and actually says "pull strings off in Palm Springs" meaning you best believe hes got connections boyo.#

I'm locked in the thing, Rocky ring labelled rap king

#hes trapped for everyones own good and if rapping was boxing he'd Rocky. the King#

The corner emperor - the golden thieves play the benches

#hes the emporer of cornering people and markets, him and his fellow thieves play the benches, as in arcardes.#

Rednecks be hanging big niggaz down in Memphis

#black fellows getting lynched down South back in the day but...#

Back in Now-Y, hit the bull's eye with loaded nines

#back in Now, why, look he's really hit the spot, with 9mm being metaphors for his lyrical sting#

Life is like Tarzan, swingin from a thin vine

#lifes hard, any moment can be your last and you dont even know it fool#

Shatter dreams, then mirrors don't need a press spirals

#he shatters your dreams cus hes a better rapper than you, and certainly doesnt shatter mirrors, they dont call him Pretty Toney for nuthin#

Aim at the white shadows with big barrels
of Moet-ahs, the bald headers, milk and Amarett-ahs
Who fear none, question all personal vendettas, yo

# he aims his big barrels at racist white lynchers
i dont know what Moet-ahs and Amarett-ahs are but milky bald headers are skinheads who him and Meth regulary have bust ups with for fun iv heard, even though these aforementioned characters fear nothing. he's CRUSHING not questioning vendettas by the way. so yeah. all his battles he wins even if his oppenents fear no man.#

They use guns, while we angrily shot arrows
You better keep your eye on the sparrow!

#he's outgunned but fuck it, old school weapons like swords and bows and arrows win all the time if used angrily. hes gettin shot at like a sparrow but you still gotta keep your eye on him and focus, cus you wont know what hes on about, unlike me, who has done a very good job of deciphering so a round of applause is in order no?#

fenixconnexion
10-17-2007, 09:11 PM
^^^ you broke it down very well, thanks man

venex
10-19-2007, 08:23 AM
nice breakdown indeed :) props

JerseyIronman
12-11-2007, 11:00 PM
Rednecks be hanging big niggaz down in Memphis
Back in Now-Y, hit the bull's eye with loaded nines

funny I always thought of it as back in N.Y.

what does Now-Y mean?

venex
12-12-2007, 04:19 AM
^^it means N.Y.


he uses the supreme alphabets, N means Now

JerseyIronman
12-13-2007, 09:15 PM
thanks...

ghostface is the fuking man

hoodlikegaza
01-17-2008, 08:48 PM
I wasn't going to reply to this thread, but the ridiculous explanations for the lyrics of this song were just too sad. Why would you attempt to explain something unless you know it to be right and exact?

Ghost's verse is about something very specific. It's about Clarence 13x, the founder of the 5% nation that was killed in 1969, in what was called then by white people a "Muslim" war in NYC. His reference to feeding pigeons was a reference to Clarence being briefly incarcerated in a mental institution. The reference to shooting craps, was to the fact that Clarence 13x was a self proclaimed "master gambler". The reference to "hangin big niggas" was a reference to the institutionalized racism in Memphis, that had penetrated the fabric of the entire South during the 1960's. You savages should read what the laws were in Memphis, Tennessee concerning punishment for black men prior to 1959 to understand what that means.

Well, all I can say if none of you got the very straight forward meaning of his verse, then I am positive most of you don't understand at least 80% of ALL of the Wu Tang material. Lessons are not something you can learn from a 4 minute song and expect to comprehend a philosophy that these men have spent a life time studying (literally). So outside of you devils actually receiving lessons and building with Gods (good luck with that), I will continue to enjoy watching you all revel in your ignorance.

Peace to the righteous

TSA
01-17-2008, 08:51 PM
^look at Mr. over analysis trying to act like he's better then everyone cause he typs paragraphs

hoodlikegaza
01-17-2008, 08:57 PM
over analysis? I just spoon fed you something that your devilish mind couldn't even begin to understand because you are ignorant and lazy. Not saying you aren't capable of understanding the meaning of the lyric, but I am just pointing out the REASON WHY you don't. I guess you devils don't really build on mathematics when you are bumping the Wu in your parent's Benz with Suzy, Tom, and Bill.

BTW a noodle hat ISN'T your head... a noodle hat is a hat with a tassel. The significance of a tassel on a hat is that it is a symbol of supreme understanding of knowledge or faith, (or in this instance, to signify rank or affiliation in religion).

STYLE
01-22-2008, 05:03 AM
uh, TSA ain't a troglodyte. but anyway...

you got part of it right. but the whole verse is not about c13x.

but i agree that alot of these interpretations are hilarious, especially SZA.
wtf r u talkin bout? the orangutang in the jungle book? lol

i thought the king of the jungle was a lion.

but yeah devils r what they are.

hood i'd be careful puttin em on like that.

"see murder which was caused when u fuck with the negative and positive charge"