SWITCH IT UP l ZWITCH 1T UP
Denzel Curry Lyrics


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That nigga nice, that nigga mean, switch it up
That nigga raw, that nigga green, switch it up
That nigga lost, he in the lead, switch it up
I'ma get money by any means, run it up

Uh huh, to be, or not to be?
Havin' 'em lit, if it ain't homicide I don't commit
Y'all throw a fit when you don't got a fit
If you put out a hit, bet you the killer ain't gon' make a cent
Bitch, it's a Miami nigga no Moonlight
Let's take it back to the crib
One of my homies, he pull the gun on me
He turnin' cold on me like meet the maker
So super phony as if he don't know me
I see what they told me about the hater
And I wasn't even phased, been the hottest in the place
Talkin' 'bout a nigga changed with a pocket full of change
Range, this order, blame this for the pain in Florida
Bipolar, vibe over, time slower I'm sober, now I sorta see
What is going on with me? (Huh)
Gotta shout-out homie G
You did wrong, but it's done for the right, new friends, new flies
They swarm to the light, money and a new girl
That's warm for the night
Do a hoe like clothes they wore for the night like

That nigga nice, that nigga mean, switch it up
That nigga raw, that nigga green, switch it up
That nigga lost, he in the lead, switch it up
I'ma get money by any means, run it up

Uh huh, how can I see through my lenses
When I can't see who my friend is, huh?
Wanna be down as dependent, would you give up your appendix?
If life is hangin' by a thread, then a nigga just might be dead
If my life was in your hands, now a nigga don't trust no man
Maybe I shoulda been shot on the day that it happened
When you started snappin' on me
They only see now what's hot
Now it's deeper than rap and a nigga move back to the 3
Get back good with the boys in my hood 'cause it ain't no barn, no other
I got new niggas tellin' these new niggas that I don't fuck with my brother
They only know Denzel Curry, but they really don't know Denzel
Everybody wanna ride waves and jump when the ship don't sail
You did wrong, not done for the right
New friends, new flies, you flew to the light
Funny what these new niggas might do for the hype
Lesson learned, I'm goin' on through with ya life like

That nigga nice, that nigga mean, switch it up
That nigga raw, that nigga green, switch it up
That nigga lost, he in the lead, switch it up
I'ma get money by any means, run it up
That nigga nice, that nigga mean, switch it up
That nigga raw, that nigga green, switch it up




That nigga lost, he in the lead, switch it up
I'ma get money by any means, run it up

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Denzel Curry's song SWITCH IT UP | ZWITCH 1T UP have a common theme of change, and it is demonstrated through the use of contrast in the opening lines, "That nigga nice, that nigga mean, switch it up. That nigga raw, that nigga green, switch it up". The rapper seems to be expressing the idea that people can be multifaceted and have different sides to them, which is why it's important to switch things up and not be complacent with one's personality. Additionally, the lyrics touch on how money can be a motivating factor for change, as the rapper says, "I'ma get money by any means, run it up".


One interesting aspect of the song is how Denzel Curry references his experiences with friendships and trust issues. He touches on the topic of betrayal and the idea that even those closest to you can turn on you, as he says, "One of my homies, he pull the gun on me. He turnin' cold on me like meet the maker". Another noteworthy aspect is how the lyrics touch on the rapper's journey and maturation, as he says, "Maybe I shoulda been shot on the day that it happened. When you started snappin' on me. They only see now what's hot. Now it's deeper than rap and a nigga move back to the 3".


Another interesting fact about the song is that it was produced by Charlie Heat, a Grammy Award-winning record producer, who has previously worked with Kanye West, Madonna, and Travis Scott. Additionally, the song was released as a single in 2019 and is part of the album ZUU, which was also released in the same year. The song has been praised for its catchy chorus and memorable lyrics, which have helped to cement Denzel Curry as one of the rising stars of the hip-hop industry. Overall, SWITCH IT UP | ZWITCH 1T UP is a powerful track that offers a unique insight into the rapper's life and perspective.


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Line by Line Meaning

That nigga nice, that nigga mean, switch it up
People can be unpredictable and can change quickly. Be ready for anything and adapt accordingly.


That nigga raw, that nigga green, switch it up
People can be inexperienced or removed from reality. Adapt to the situation and find ways to make things happen.


That nigga lost, he in the lead, switch it up
People can surprise you and overcome obstacles. They may be lost or struggling but can still come out on top. Be ready to change tactics.


I'ma get money by any means, run it up
I am committed to my goals and will do whatever it takes to achieve them. I am focused on making money and will work hard to do so.


Uh huh, to be, or not to be?
Life is full of choices and decisions. We must make choices that align with our values and goals.


Havin' 'em lit, if it ain't homicide I don't commit
I enjoy entertaining and captivating people, but I draw the line at dangerous or harmful activities. I will not engage in criminal activities.


Y'all throw a fit when you don't got a fit
People often get upset and react strongly when they are lacking something they desire or need.


If you put out a hit, bet you the killer ain't gon' make a cent
Violence and revenge are not profitable. Those who engage in these activities ultimately suffer and lose in the end.


Bitch, it's a Miami nigga no Moonlight
I am proud of my roots and where I come from. I represent Miami and all its diversity and culture.


Let's take it back to the crib
Let's return to a familiar and comfortable setting, where we can be ourselves and relax.


One of my homies, he pull the gun on me
One of my close friends turned on me and threatened me with a weapon. This was a shocking and hurtful experience.


He turnin' cold on me like meet the maker
He became distant and disconnected from me, as if he was no longer the person I knew. It was a painful and difficult realization.


So super phony as if he don't know me
He was acting fake and insincere, as if we had never been close friends. It was a hurtful and confusing experience for me.


I see what they told me about the hater
I understand now that he was not a true friend and that he had ill intentions towards me. People had warned me about him before.


And I wasn't even phased, been the hottest in the place
I was not affected by his betrayal or his attempt to bring me down. I am confident in my abilities and know that I am successful and respected.


Talkin' 'bout a nigga changed with a pocket full of change
People often accuse successful individuals of changing or being different, just because they have money or power. This is unfair and untrue.


Range, this order, blame this for the pain in Florida
The prevalence of guns and violence in Florida is a serious issue, and it is important to address it and work towards solutions.


Bipolar, vibe over, time slower I'm sober, now I sorta see
I am dealing with changes in my mood and perspective, and am beginning to understand things in a new way. I am becoming more aware and alert.


What is going on with me? (Huh)
I am experiencing confusion and uncertainty about my own thoughts and feelings. I am trying to figure out what is happening in my mind.


Gotta shout-out homie G
I want to acknowledge and give credit to my friend G for being supportive and loyal, especially during difficult times.


You did wrong, but it's done for the right, new friends, new flies
My friend G may have made mistakes in the past, but he is striving to do better and move forward. I have also found and connected with new friends who are positive and supportive.


They swarm to the light, money and a new girl
People are attracted to success and money, and often seek out new opportunities and relationships to benefit from that success.


That's warm for the night
These relationships may be temporary or short-lived, providing only temporary comfort and companionship.


Do a hoe like clothes they wore for the night like
People may use and discard others, treating them as disposable and only useful for their own needs and desires.


How can I see through my lenses
How can I understand and navigate my own perspective and worldview?


When I can't see who my friend is, huh?
When I am unsure about the loyalty and trustworthiness of those around me, it becomes difficult to see clearly and make good decisions.


Wanna be down as dependent, would you give up your appendix?
Those who want to be close to me must prove their loyalty and commitment. Would they be willing to sacrifice something important for me?


If life is hangin' by a thread, then a nigga just might be dead
If life is constantly in danger or risky, it can take a toll on a person's mental and physical health, leading to negative outcomes or even death.


If my life was in your hands, now a nigga don't trust no man
If I were to rely on someone else to protect my life, I would be hesitant to trust them completely. It is important to have self-sufficiency and independence.


Maybe I shoulda been shot on the day that it happened
I may have felt like it would have been a relief to have been killed during the violent incident with my former friend, rather than facing the painful betrayal afterwards.


When you started snappin' on me
When my friend turned on me and began threatening me, it was a frightening experience that left lasting trauma and hurt.


They only see now what's hot
People are quick to jump on and support what is popular or trendy. They may not truly understand the depth or meaning behind it.


Now it's deeper than rap and a nigga move back to the 3
My experiences have changed me and made me want to distance myself from the superficial aspects of the music industry. I want to reconnect with my roots and community.


Get back good with the boys in my hood 'cause it ain't no barn, no other
It is important for me to regain the trust and respect of those in my community, as there are no other places or people I can rely on more than them.


I got new niggas tellin' these new niggas that I don't fuck with my brother
There are people spreading rumors and lies about me and my relationships with others, including my brother. This is hurtful and unfair.


They only know Denzel Curry, but they really don't know Denzel
People may know me as an artist or performer, but they do not truly know me or my experiences outside of that persona.


Everybody wanna ride waves and jump when the ship don't sail
People are often eager to be a part of successful and popular movements, but lose interest and abandon ship when things get tough or less trendy.


Funny what these new niggas might do for the hype
There are people who will do anything to gain attention and popularity, even if it means betraying others or engaging in harmful and unethical behaviors.


Lesson learned, I'm goin' on through with ya life like
I have learned from my experiences and am determined to continue living my life, despite the challenges and difficulties I have faced. I will persevere and move forward.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Denzel Curry, Ramon Ibanga, Ronald Spence Jr.

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@zinhoferraz13

[Chorus]
That nigga nice, that nigga mean, switch it up
That nigga raw, that nigga green, switch it up
That nigga lost, he in the lead, switch it up
I'ma get money by any means, run it up

[Verse 1]
Uh huh, to be or not to be?
Ham and I'm lit
If it ain't homicide, I don't commit
Y'all throw a fit when you don't got a fit
If you put out a hit
Bet you the killer ain't gon' make a cent
Bitch, it's a Miami nigga no Moonlight
Let's take it back to the crib
One of my homies, he pull the gun on me
He turnin' cold on me like meet the maker
So super phony as if he don't know me
I see what they told me about the hater
And I wasn't even phased, been the hottest in the place
Talkin' 'bout a nigga changed with a pocket full of change
Range, this order, blame this for the pain in Florida
Bipolar, vibe over, time slower I'm sober, now I sorta see
What is going on with me? (huh)
Gotta shout-out censored G
You did wrong, but it's done for the right
New friends, new flies they swarm to the light
Money and a new girl that's warm for the night
Do a hoe like clothes they worn for the night like

[Chorus]
That nigga nice, that nigga mean, switch it up
That nigga raw, that nigga green, switch it up
That nigga lost, he in the lead, switch it up
I'ma get money by any means, run it up

[Verse 2]
Uh huh, how can I see through my lenses
When I can't see who my friend is, huh?
Wanna be down as dependent
Would you give up your appendix?
If life is hangin' by a thread
Then a nigga just might be dead
If my life was in your hands
Now a nigga don't trust no man
Maybe I shoulda been shot on the day that it happened
When you started snappin' on me
They only seen on one side
Now it's deeper than rap and a nigga move back to the 3
Get back good with the boys in my hood
'cause it ain't about no other (damn!)
I got new niggas tellin' these new niggas
That I don't fuck with my brother (God damn!)
They only know Denzel Curry (what?)
But they really don't know Denzel (okay!)
Everybody wanna ride waves (okay!)
And jump when the ship don't sail (whoo!)
You did wrong, not done for the right
New friends, new flies, you flew to the life (flew to the life!)
Funny what these new niggas might do for the hype (do for the hype!)
Lesson learned, I'm goin' on through with ya life like

[Chorus]
That nigga nice (that nigga nice!), that nigga mean, switch it up
That nigga raw, that nigga green, switch it up
That nigga lost, he in the lead, switch it up
I'ma get money by any means, run it up
That nigga nice, that nigga mean, switch it up
That nigga raw, that nigga green, switch it up
That nigga lost, he in the lead, switch it up
I'ma get money by any means, run it up



All comments from YouTube:

@sembrano6873

Even if he's underrated at least he has a lot of loyal fans

@mikeychungus2229

Sembrano U L T

@callanc3925

They only know denzel curry, but they really dont know denzel

@zoelongway1436

Facts I’ve been here since late 2015. When he dropped Imperial, I knew he was the GOAT

@armaankular7885

Loyal since imperial

@imoutofwater

Sembrano not trying to throw any shade, but what would you define as loyal.

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@therapysession6960

Why Denzel always make the best hooks?

@dsweetestkitty1527

Therapy Session Fr all his hooks hella catchy

@MADARAISEPIC1

Daniel Kipper You mean before imperial? Cause imperial and on his hooks been🔥🔥🔥

@darthtroller

Denzel sure is a beast in what he does, but Nate Dogg owns the crown and has 50 Cent second to him, Denzel can have the third place, yep, Denzel's hooks are even better than 2Pac, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar's hooks

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