Mistaken Identity
Wu-Tang Clan Lyrics

Wanna go home and see my wife and kids
I wanna go home and see my wife and kids
I wanna go home
Wanna go home and see my wife and kids
I wanna go home and see my wife and kids
I wanna go home

They want me locked down, fryin' in jail
Before you hear that I decided to tell, I'd rather die in a cell
I was framed like a wedding flick, 2 time felon
Still a predicate, doin' time, tell 'em that's a negative
Prejudice judge, bails be a mil' in cash
Scorin' money like the meter on the Yellow Cab
Give the witness an unexpected visit
Make his story change like walls blockin' his vision
Couldn't give a clear description, fearin' the repercussions
Like, "I was on the ground, I ain't see him bustin'"
Now the DA chasin' a plea, they hatin' I'm free
The case is mistaken identity

Whoever push me like Pusha T, I push back
I push a cap, before '93, I pushed crack
I'm hood, black, you know me well, what's good Scrap?
I'm smokin' rappers, you are a L, what's good Smack?
Hold up that's goods rap, pardon sir
I just like good rap, but when I see goods I give his goods back
I rap for writers that pack strap to rhymers that backpack
To 25 to lifers that jack MAC
We movin' ratchets, no Kat Stacks, it's magic
The way we flip the package before the coppers can catch it
I'm past that chapter in life, let's live it lavish
When life take a piss in your bed, you flip the mattress
Before you try and get my head, get you some Pampers
Then take a long look at my ish and get your answers
Kick in my vicinity, I'm what rappers pretend to be
Charge 'em with a penalty, mistaken identity

Mistaken identity, you highly mistaken me
Check my ID, Wu-Tang, that's the legacy
Mistaken identity, you highly mistaken me
Check my ID, Wu-Tang, that's the legacy

Fresh off of work, he jumped out the van
Two suitcases, dangle on his hands
He opened up the door, headed up the stairs
Thought he heard a noise, but no one else was there
First sight he saw, struck him by surprise
Two shots was given, between his girl's eyes
Windows blown out, no prints on the door
All he seen was blood stains, smear the damn floor
911, ambulance showed up
Blood everywhere, paramedics throwin' up
Cops cuffed him up, hit him with the charge
But he was bangin' Mrs. Prixy at the Motor Lodge
He got his alibis, gonna use 'em all
The screw fit the judge, he might take the fall
Someone set him up, a botched robbery
Mistaken identity, yeah it gotta be

17 years old, I'm headed back to the hole
Mistaken identity, every way was sold
I look like a hoodlum, I rock a lot of gold
They lockin' everybody up, ship your ass up the road
I ain't have a 9 on me, they was lyin' on me
Court day with my old bird, they was spyin' on me
Tried to set me up, plantin' coke in my pocket
The beast pat me up, they won't let me off

Na-n-n-n-n-n-n-nah it wasn't me
It could never been the G-O-D, not me
You terribly mistaken, son, I ain't the one
We could never look nothin' like, whether near or far sight
What resemblance does he strike? So my mic Fahrenheit
W for my a-alike, your DNA match tight
Even if they bite us, close but not quite
They still tryna get it right, mistaken identity

Mistaken identity, you highly mistaken me, check my ID, Wu-Tang, that's the legacy

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This is RZA taking hip hop to places it hasn't ever been before. RZA is a genius, he has combined hip-hop, gospel, rock, soul, funk and breaks all in one song. I can hear influences from the Beatles, Tenacious D, all with the Wu Tang story telling and lyricism. Yeah this isn't hard like 36 Chambers or Wu Tang Forever, but its fucking clever man. listen to it a few times, RZA is a master producer. As for the whole album, yeah nothing special but at least he is pushing hip hop into unchartered territory. Peace x

Audie Herron

Gza is the genius bro, Rza is the Grandmaster

Dominique Jones

@FarleyRuss this album made me like 8 Diagrams more

Dominique Jones



Been spending time properly listening to this album and 8 Diagrams. This was really experimental, fair play. I know people want 36 chambers or Forever type joints but the greats always have to try different approaches. That's why Wu Tang is forever!

Forest E. Bayer

Well said. This album didn’t hit as hard when it came out because it wasn’t what fans expected. I really it’ll think grow more and more on people as time passes

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Just completing the wu tang saga on hulu great series 👍

Rey Hugo TV

This song goes hard


I’m be honest, I never listened to new Wu-Tang, anything after I don’t even know cause I never listened to it like I used too. Probably anything after the Bobby Digital albums

Riaz Ashruf

U-God. This is the style. Ambulance vigelanty shit 😁

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