Choose the sword, and you will join me
Choose the ball, and you join your mother... in death
You don't understand my words, but you must choose
So... come boy, choose life or death
Like many of the skits on Liquid Swords, this is taken from the samurai film Shogun Assassin. The Japanese ritual of placing items in front of a baby, to determine their future, is the subject of this scene. The ball is ‘playing’ and obviously GZA/the Wu don’t play.
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