Enter the Ninja
Die Antwoord Lyrics


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I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection

I'm a ninja, yo
My life is like a video game
I maintain when I'm in the zone
One player, one life on the mic limited time (Yo Ninja, go!)
No fucking around I'm cutting down anyone in my path
Trying to fuck with my game with razor sharp lyrical throw stars
Here my flow's hot
Hosstyle
Wild, out of control
Ninja skop befokte rof taal
Rough rhymes, tough times
Met fokol kos, skraal
Till I hit triple seven at the ATM
Straight famine or feast
When you living on the razor edge
Stay sharp sharp
Rolling with the $0$
High energy
You never seen Zef so fresh
Uh! When we mic check Hi-Tek flows flex
Yo we optimistic, not fuckin' depressed
We not like the rest
My style is UFO
Totally unknown
You can't fuck with my new Zef flow
I'm hard to miss
"You can't do this, you can't do that"
Yo, fuckin' who said so?
I do what I like
Too hot to handle
Too cold to hold
You can't fuck with the chosen one
I-I-I-I-I want the knife
Yo I'm a Ninja

I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection

I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection

Ninja is poes cool
But don't fuck with my game, boy
Or I'll poes you
Life is tough when I get stuck
And my time is up I push through
Till I break-break-break on through to the other side
Fantastically poor with patience like a stalker
Ninja is hardcore
Been cut so deep, feel no pain it's not sore
Don't ask for kak or you'll get what you ask for
I'm like a wild animal in the corner
Waiting for the break of dawn
Trying to get through the night
Just a man with the will to survive
My blades swing free
Decapitate a hater
With amazing ease
This is not a game, boy
Don't play with me
I work my mic-saber like a wild fucking savage from the dark side danger!
Yin to the yang
Totally Hi-Tek, Ninja's motherfucking big in Japan
I seen the future but I never got nothing in my hand
Except a microphone, big dreams, and a plan
Fly-talking, sky-walking
Like a ninja

I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection

I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection

Fuck this is like
The coolest song I ever heard in my whole life
Fuck all of you who said I wouldn't make it
They said I was a loser
They said I was a no-one
They said I was a fucking psycho
But look at me now, all up in the interweb, world wide
2009, futuristic
Enter the Ninja
Yo-Landi Visser
DJ Hi-Tek
Die fokken Antwoord
Dis mooi ne? (I'm a ninja!)

I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai (yo I'm a ninja!)
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection (yo I'm a ninja!)

I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai (a motherfucking ninja!)
I, I, I
I am your butterfly




I need your protection
Need your protection

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Die Antwoord's "Enter the Ninja" revolve around the concept of being a ninja, both in the literal sense and as a metaphor for being a skilled and ruthless competitor in the music industry. The first verse sets the tone, with the singer proclaiming themselves to be a butterfly, in need of protection and seeking a samurai to fill that role. This is followed by a series of boasts about being a ninja: that their life is like a video game, that they are in control and anyone who tries to get in their way will be cut down. They describe their flow as "hot hosstyle," rough and tough, and make references to the hunger one experiences when living on the edge of poverty.


The middle section offers a further exploration of what it means to be a ninja, describing a hardcore existence that involves breaking through obstacles and pushing through pain. The singer is tenacious and determined; they will survive even in the face of adversity. They are ruthless - decapitating haters, for example - and they aren't playing around. References to the "dark side" add a sinister feel to the overall message. Finally, the song concludes with a triumphant declaration that the singer has become a success, despite the naysayers who once called them a loser, no-one, or psycho.


Overall, "Enter the Ninja" seems to embody the ethos of Die Antwoord as a group - they are unapologetically brash, unconventional, and fiercely individualistic. The lyrics play up the idea of being a ninja as a way to justify their aggressive approach to music (and, perhaps, life in general). It's a defiant anthem, a sort of "we'll show you" rallying cry that flouts traditional conventions and celebrates a rebellious, outsider spirit.


Line by Line Meaning

I, I, I I am your butterfly I need your protection Be my samurai
The singer is addressing someone, stating that they are fragile like a butterfly and require the person's protection. They ask the person to be their samurai and defend them.


I'm a ninja, yo My life is like a video game I maintain when I'm in the zone One player, one life on the mic limited time (Yo Ninja, go!)
The singer is comparing their life to a video game, in which they must focus and perform their best to succeed. They emphasize that they only have one chance to do well, like in a video game, announcing their readiness to start.


No fucking around I'm cutting down anyone in my path Trying to fuck with my game with razor sharp lyrical throw stars Here my flow's hot Hosstyle Wild, out of control Ninja skop befokte rof taal Rough rhymes, tough times Met fokol kos, skraal Till I hit triple seven at the ATM Straight famine or feast When you living on the razor edge Stay sharp sharp Rolling with the $0$ High energy You never seen Zef so fresh Uh! When we mic check Hi-Tek flows flex Yo we optimistic, not fuckin' depressed We not like the rest My style is UFO Totally unknown You can't fuck with my new Zef flow I'm hard to miss "You can't do this, you can't do that" Yo, fuckin' who said so? I do what I like Too hot to handle Too cold to hold You can't fuck with the chosen one I-I-I-I-I want the knife Yo I'm a Ninja
The singer declares that they won't tolerate any obstacles in their way and will overcome them with ease. They use a mixture of English and Afrikaans to describe their rhymes and tough upbringing. They mention their struggles with money and their readiness to turn fortunes around. They assert their individuality and originality, claiming that their style is something never seen before. They proclaim their uniqueness, ultimately stating that they are a ninja and impossible to ignore.


Ninja is poes cool But don't fuck with my game, boy Or I'll poes you Life is tough when I get stuck And my time is up I push through Till I break-break-break on through to the other side Fantastically poor with patience like a stalker Ninja is hardcore Been cut so deep, feel no pain it's not sore Don't ask for kak or you'll get what you ask for I'm like a wild animal in the corner Waiting for the break of dawn Trying to get through the night Just a man with the will to survive My blades swing free Decapitate a hater With amazing ease This is not a game, boy Don't play with me I work my mic-saber like a wild fucking savage from the dark side danger!
The artist reiterates the coolness of being a ninja but warns others not to interfere with their progress. They note the difficulties they face and their determination to overcome them, using a hunting analogy to describe their approach. They reference their toughness and strength, capable of defeating enemies with ease. They caution others to be careful when asking them for favors or risk facing the consequences. They declare that they are like a caged animal, waiting for the right moment to unleash their energy and survive against all odds.


Yin to the yang Totally Hi-Tek, Ninja's motherfucking big in Japan I seen the future but I never got nothing in my hand Except a microphone, big dreams, and a plan Fly-talking, sky-walking Like a ninja
The artist uses the concept of yin and yang to describe their balance between energy and calmness. They reference their popularity in Japan and their confidence in predicting the future. They claim that they only have a microphone, big dreams, and a plan to achieve their goals. They highlight their ability to communicate and express themselves articulately, like a ninja.


Fuck this is like The coolest song I ever heard in my whole life Fuck all of you who said I wouldn't make it They said I was a loser They said I was a no-one They said I was a fucking psycho But look at me now, all up in the interweb, world wide 2009, futuristic Enter the Ninja Yo-Landi Visser DJ Hi-Tek Die fokken Antwoord Dis mooi ne? (I'm a ninja!)
The singer openly declares their admiration for the song, stating that it's the coolest they've ever heard. They call out those who doubted them in the past, labeling them losers, nobodies, and psychos. They take pride in their success, which has landed them on the internet and across the world. They mention the year and genre of the song and introduce themselves, emphasizing their ninja status.


I, I, I I am your butterfly I need your protection Be my samurai (yo I'm a ninja!) I, I, I I am your butterfly I need your protection Need your protection (yo I'm a ninja!)
The singer repeats the opening lines of the song, emphasizing their need for protection as a fragile butterfly and asking someone to be their samurai. They close the song by once again declaring themselves a ninja and reiterating their need for protection.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ANRI DU TOIT, ANRI VISSER, JUSTIN DE NOBREGA, RAWI ASRAOUI, REX ASRAOUI, ROBERT UHLMANN, WATKIN JONES, WATKIN TUDOR JONES

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LYRICS
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection
I'm a ninja, yo
My life is like a video game
I maintain when I'm in the zone
One player, one life on the mic limited time (Yo Ninja, go!)
No fucking around I'm cutting down anyone in my path
Trying to fuck with my game with razor sharp lyrical throw stars
Here my flow's hot
Hosstyle
Wild, out of control
Ninja skop befokte rof taal
Rough rhymes, tough times
Met fokol kos, skraal
Till I hit triple seven at the ATM
Straight famine or feast
When you living on the razor edge
Stay sharp sharp
Rolling with the $0$
High energy
You never seen Zef so fresh
Uh! When we mic check Hi-Tek flows flex
Yo we optimistic, not fuckin' depressed
We not like the rest
My style is UFO
Totally unknown
You can't fuck with my new Zef flow
I'm hard to miss
"You can't do this, you can't do that"
Yo, fuckin' who said so?
I do what I like
Too hot to handle
Too cold to hold
You can't fuck with the chosen one
I-I-I-I-I want the knife
Yo I'm a Ninja
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection
Ninja is poes cool
But don't fuck with my game, boy
Or I'll poes you
Life is tough when I get stuck
And my time is up I push through
Till I break-break-break on through to the other side
Fantastically poor with patience like a stalker
Ninja is hardcore
Been cut so deep, feel no pain it's not sore
Don't ask for kak or you'll get what you ask for
I'm like a wild animal in the corner
Waiting for the break of dawn
Trying to get through the night
Just a man with the will to survive
My blades swing free
Decapitate a hater
With amazing ease
This is not a game, boy
Don't play with me
I work my mic-saber like a wild fucking savage from the dark side danger!
Yin to the yang
Totally Hi-Tek, Ninja's motherfucking big in Japan
I seen the future but I never got nothing in my hand
Except a microphone, big dreams, and a plan
Fly-talking, sky-walking
Like a ninja
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection
Fuck this is like
The coolest song I ever heard in my whole life
Fuck all of you who said I wouldn't make it
They said I was a loser
They said I was a no-one
They said I was a fucking psycho
But look at me now, all up in the interweb, world wide
2009, futuristic
Enter the Ninja
Yo-Landi Visser
DJ Hi-Tek
Die fokken Antwoord
Dis mooi ne? (I'm a ninja!)
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai (yo I'm a ninja!)
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection (yo I'm a ninja!)
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Be my samurai (a motherfucking ninja!)
I, I, I
I am your butterfly
I need your protection
Need your protection



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@franciscoarredondo9140

Who's watching in 2024🤔🤔

@xonehitpocket1003

@perlalopez6062

He still hasn't gotten over it, I still love this after so many years💖

@AnaNjoroge-oh9zb

never be forgotten

@daddysmonkey97

@user-jp9kq9ky7n

яя, обожаю их целый день их слушала

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@PFKIPPINS

I will NEVER forget this song. The video was so eerie to me as a child now it’s an amazing memory

@alexfischer3637

this song tell more about life then any - one; else!

@Kuyadragon

Fr

@kartikeysingh9278

Eeerie lol 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 now i can see why it was soo eerie ..OMG ..true Lobe

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