[Intro]
I had a bad dream
Don't be afraid, bad dreams are only dreams
What a time you chose to be born in

from GZA (Ft. Inspectah Deck) – Cold World Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Another sample from the movie, Shogun Assassin. .

In a sense, Shogun Assassin is composed in much the same way as Liquid Swords: material from different sources is chopped and spliced according to a narrative logic of its own devising, with voices, synths and electronic beats added afterwards by the RZA and 4th Diciple. Shogun Assassin was edited and compiled from the first two films in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, using 12 minutes of the first film, Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance and most of Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx, Which followed the path of the Shogun’s former executioner turned venge-seeking assassin, accompanied by his three-year old son in a wooden pram. .

That dialogue is said say to the 3 year old child, born in a mess similar to the situation of a child born in ghettos, engulfed in gang violence, drug dealing, etc.

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