the Blind Swordsman

from by the Praying Mantis




…I lost my sight as a youngster
Plunged into darkness eyes had been punctured,
To survive the hunger I would fight on the tundra
and slice 'em with the mic provided by the Ironmonger!
Living with hardship on the margins
Sharpening the sword of the spirit 'till it's sparkling in the darkness,
Deliver hard lyrics of carnage
Harnessing the force of the spirit 'till jot's image is in my carcass!
You can expect the unexpected,
first impression - unprotected
Hidden weapons become effective,
When they eject and stun the wretched,
Keeping control after defeating my foes I make a humble exit
Like I'm possessed with the soul of a Samurai
Flows are released on potent beats that'll paralyse,
Soldiers rest on the scrolls left by Malachai,
Dome are breached and open clean when I grab the mic!

The blind swordsman
Rhyming with reason
Christ is my portion
Life has a meaning
Divine calling
Slicing the heathen
leading 'em toward the truth fighting for freedom!

This is the story of an orphan
who trained until he became a furious swordsman of fortune,
A blade inside his cane supported him
His name was Zatoichi a masseur who had a quick draw that was awesome!
A Yakuza without tattoo's
Handling dice gambling jewels slicing candles in two,
They assumed this man's a masseuse
Smashing the mic challenging crews
Grinding grammar for food!
A serial killer something he'd later regret
Reflected in his willingness to jump in and connect
with those suffering
Covering nuff of 'em in a sec,
Detecting the villainous cutting 'em in the chest!
They could see he was blind pagans were careless
Underestimating his spacial awareness,
Anybody in need he would save 'em
Beheading the enemy legacy of a blades man!


from Parables of Pythagoras, released November 1, 2016
Produced + Mixed by BingFa



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From Birmingham UK comes a style that is unorthodox. The Mantis is a beast on the mic Preying on the same time Praying for peace. The Praying Mantis is also a kung fu style designed, not just to absorb enormous impact, but also to repel it. Now a part of ... more


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