Royce Da 5'9" - Caterpillar Lyrics




[Gil Scott-Heron:]
You will not be able to stay home, brotha
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip out for beer during commercials
Because the revolution will not be televised

[King Green:]
This right here for the number one
Number ones here with your number one
You ain't number one, just another one
Now everybody sayin' that they number one

[Royce Da 5'9:]
Ring the alarm, the caterpillar keeps firing
Oh, we in the war, where butterflies keep dyin', ah

I'm a product of Parker Lewis and Kubiak
If didn't do this, where in the fuck would you be at?
See there's a difference between us, what I spit hit arenas
You a drip from my penis, I eat lions and sip hyenas
You number one when it come to slaughtering mics
I'm tryna be number one in my son and daughter life
Uhh, all you niggas my little rapper babies
Y'all my children, y'all bit my shit and contracted rabies
Don't you grade me next to these rappers, baby, that's degrading
My style got so many different facets
I switch into so many different passions
I'm skippin' class to be fascinatin'
My pen is like Big Ben, this shit's just a classic waiting
Your favorite rapper come at me, I just decapitate him
I hate congratulating these has-beens who had their highs
These rappers only won their matches because they strategize
I bring Attica to these patterns, and here's my battle cry

Ring the alarm, the caterpillar is firing
Oh, we in the war, where butterflies keep dyin', ah

[King Green:]
This right here for the number one
Number ones here with your number one
You ain't number one, just another one
Now everybody sayin' that they number one
Kid think your number won't quit
Number one song, get your number one chick
Number one fly with your number one kick
When it's all done then your number gon' switch

[Royce Da 5'9:]
Hold up, wait a minute
Guess what I'ma never do
Show so much respect to you
That I feel like we're friends, so now we no longer competitors
That could be the death of you
Never let someone who's not as smart as you gas you up
And tell you somethin' you never knew
Always stay professional
You always gon' make revenue
Don't let people next to you that don't want the best for you
It's completely normal to hold on to a regret or two
I do what I want to do, they do what I let them do
Everything niggas be sayin' is a fuckin' lie
There is nothing I can say to you that is realer
Remember when you raisin' the butterfly
Don't you ever disrespect the fucking caterpillar

[King Green:]
This right here for the number one
Number ones here with your number one
You ain't number one, just another one
Now everybody sayin' that they number one
Kid think your number won't quit
Number one song, get your number one chick
Number one fly with your number one kick
When it's all done then your number gon' switch

[Eminem:]
You're looking at Attila
The psychopathic killer, the caterpillar
Don't tell me when I'm supposed to rap until
Especially when your favorite rapper ain't even half as ill
A savage still, the track's a banana peel, attack of the silver-back gorilla
You're havin' a little trouble fathomin' this is actually happenin'
Like Anderson Silva back when he snapped his shin in half
And then had the shit hangin' by a flap of skin
After he tried to plant the shit back on the mat again
Pad to pen I'm batty like eyelids when they're blinkin' a lot
You copy me, but you're not
You can't be butterflies
My offsprings are just moths
I see that thing I'ma squash it and rip the wings of it off
So ring the alarm, pull the extinguishers off of the wall, set the sprinklers off
Like Jada Pinkett and Queen Latifah
'Till the shingles come off the roof we'll shout at the ceiling
Slaughterhouse in the building, middle fingers aloft
Say what I think when I rhyme, in ink-pen I talk
And the language I speak is my mind
Kingpin and Penguin combined
Spit like it's King of the Dot
A singular thought I think of will help you distinguish apart
The frauds from the cream of the crop
([Royce Da 5'9:] Wait a minute)
Hold up like a flashcard
Damn dawg, is that copyin' or payin' homage?
It's sad because dad taught you to rap as a damn toddler
My dad is your grandfather
I have to rehatch on ya
Come back as black wasp
Half yellow jacket, you can't swat a
Sasquatch dancing on top of an ant trample it and stomp it
Smash it and stand on it
Dammit, I can't stop it
The rap is a vag' and I'm goin' in like a tampon in this bitch
It's a manslaughter
Stampin' out grasshoppers, you can't be no Rap Gods
In fact you're exact opposites
You make a wack song, and can't hold a candle
But even Daniel-san whacks off
You jack-offs need to come to grips like a hand job
The boom bap is coming back with an axe to mumble rap
Lumberjack with a hacksaw
Number one, but my pencils are number twos 'cause that's all I dos with 'em
Poop is my pseudonym
On the john like a prostitute when I'm droppin' a deuce
And when I'm producing them lyrical bowel movements
These beats are like my saloons
'Cause these bars always got my stools in 'em
And I don't need Metamucil to loosen 'em
Bitch, shit is real like I pooped Jerusalem
I'm 'bout to go spin another cocoon and I'm cuttin' you from your mother's womb then I'm flushin' you





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  1. E.... A....

    👇👇 LYRICS 👇👇


    You will not be able to stay home brotha
    You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out
    You will not be able to lose yourself on scag and skip out for beer during commercials
    Because the revolution will not be televised

    This right here for the number ones
    Number ones here with your number one
    You ain't number one, just another one
    Now everybody sayin' that they number one

    Ring the alarm, the caterpillar keeps firing
    Oh, we in the war
    Where butterflies keep dyin' (ah)

    I'm a product of Parker, Lewis and Kubiak
    If didn't do this, where in the fuck would you be at?
    See there's a difference between us, what I spit hit arenas
    You a drip from my penis, I eat lions and sip hyenas
    You number one when it comes to slaughtered mics
    I'm tryna be number one in my son and daughter life
    Uh, all you niggas my lil' rapper babies
    Y'all my children, y'all bit my shit and contracted rabies
    Don't you grade me next to these rapper, baby, that's degrading
    My style got so many different facets, I switch into so many different passions
    I'm skippin' class to be fascinating
    My pen is like Big Ben, this shit's just a classic waiting
    Your favorite rapper come at me, I just decapitate him
    Out here congratulating these has-beens who had their highs
    These rappers only won their matches because they strategize
    I'll bring adequate to these patterns and here's my battle cry

    Ring the alarm, the caterpillar is firing
    Oh, we in a war
    Where butterflies keep dyin' (ah)

    This right here for the number ones
    Number ones here with your number one
    You ain't number one, just another one
    Now everybody sayin' that they number one

    Kid think your number won't quit
    Number one song, get your number one chick
    Number one fly with your number one kick
    When it's all done then your number gon' switch

    Hold up, wait a minute
    Guess what I'ma never do
    Show so much respect to you
    That I feel like we're friends, so now we no longer competitors
    That could be the death of you
    Never let someone who's not as smart as you gas you up
    And tell you somethin' you never knew
    Always stay professional
    You always gon' make revenue
    Don't let people next to you that don't want the best for you
    It's completely normal to hold on to a regret or two
    I do what I wanna do, they do what I let them do
    Everything niggas be sayin' is a fuckin' lie
    It's nothing I can say to you that is realer
    Remember when you praisin' the butterfly
    Don't you ever disrespect the fuckin' caterpillar

    This right here for the number ones
    Number ones here with your number one
    You ain't number one, just another one
    Now everybody sayin' that they number one

    Kid think your number won't quit
    Number one song, get your number one chick
    Number one fly with your number one kick
    When it's all done then your number gon' switch

    You lookin at Atilla
    The psychopathic killer, the caterpillar
    Don't tell me when I'm supposed to rap until
    Especially when your favorite rapper isn't even half as ill
    A savage still, the tracks a banana peel, attack of the silverback gorilla
    You're havin' a little trouble fathomin' this is actually happenin'
    Like Anderson Silva when he snapped his shin in half
    And then had shit hangin' by a flap of skin
    After he tried to plant the shit back on the mat again
    Pad to pen I'm batty like eyelids when they're blinkin' a lot
    You copy me, but you're not
    You can't be butterflies
    My offspring's are just moths
    If I see that thing, I'ma squash it and rip the wings of it off
    So ring the alarm, pull the extinguishers off of the wall, set the sprinklers off
    Like Jada Pinkett and Queen Latifah, 'til the shingles come off the roof
    We'll shatter the ceilings
    Slaughterhouse in the building, middle fingers aloft
    Say what I think when I rhyme, in ink-pen I talk
    And the language I speak is my mind
    Kingpin and Penguin combined
    Spit like it's King of the Dot
    A singular thought I'd think I would help you distinguish
    A brother from the cream of the crop
    Wait a minute, hold up
    Like a flash card
    Damn dog, is that copyin', or payin' homage?
    It's sad because dad taught you to rap as a damn toddler
    My dad is your grandfather
    I have to rehatch on you
    Come back as black wasp
    Half yellow jacket, you can't swat a
    Sasquatch dancin' on top of a ant,
    Trample it and stomp it, smash it and stand on it
    Dammit, I can't stop it
    The rap is a vag and I can't stop goin' in like a tampon in this bitch
    It's is manslaughter
    Stampin' out grasshoppers, you can't be no Rap Gods
    In fact you're exact opposites
    You make a wack song, and can't hold a candle
    But even Daniel-san wax off, you jack-offs
    Need to come to grips, like a hand job
    The boom bap is back with an axe to mumble rap
    Lumberjack with a hacksaw
    Number one, but my pencils are number two 'cause that's all I do with 'em
    Poop is my pseudonym
    On the john like a prostitute when I droppin' a deuce and
    When I'm producing them lyrical bowel movements
    These beats are like my saloons
    'Cause these bars always got my stools in 'em
    And I don't need Metamucil to loosen them
    Bitch it is real like I pooped Jerusalem
    I'm 'bout to go spin another cocoon
    And I'm cuttin' you from your mother's womb then I'm flushin' you

  2. T.... H....

    Idk shit bout Royce but when I seem he teamed up wit Em I had to check it out and God Damn is this dude fuckin on fire.

  3. O.... ....

    "Number one, but my pencils are number twos
    'Cause that's all I dos with 'em, poop is my pseudonym
    On the john like a prostitute when I'm droppin' a deuce
    And when I'm producing them lyrical bowel movements
    These beats are like my saloons
    'Cause these bars
    always got my stools in 'em"

    ...my head exploded after these lines first entered my ears...

  4. S.... S....

    Bad Meets Evil - Caterpillar ft. King Green

  5. T.... B....

    I just got my new BEATS by Dre and I can honestly really appreciate finally hearing that low hum and riding it through the song that wasn't being made clear before. Real classy work on the audio, love this song. One of my new favorites

  6. M.... S....

    Ok boomer

  7. d.... l....

    Em said “I’m number One, but my Pencil’s a Number 2 ..” 🔥🔥

  8. S.... P....

    To be honest i came here for em's verse

  9. s.... p....

    Em's accpellas are fire.

  10. R.... O....

    Royce till this day is still underrated

  11. B.... J....

    Yall sleeping on these verses

  12. E.... G....

    Been listening to this shit since 2018 and it just dawned on me this is Bad meets Evil!

  13. M.... F....

    Indestructible

  14. m.... c....

    Need to cum to grips like a hand job 🤣🤣

  15. K.... B....

    I just dont understand Em.....I have been trying to figure it out since 99.....Still nothing

    K.... B....

    If rap was a vag (vagina) I'm going in like a tampon in this bitch it's a manslaughter... like killing shit and a bloody situation

    My bars got stools in them like bars got stools to sit at but also stool as in bathrooms also found in bars.

    This shit "is real" like I pooped Jerusalem but also Israel

    It's deep thinking with Em most of the time not surface level

  16. J.... G....

    eminems verses in features are better than his actual songs most of the time

  17. T.... F....

    these guys nuked mumble rap into a coma

    T.... F....

    Lol true

  18. L.... P....

    This song has one problem




    Jk it doesnt

  19. F.... R....

    I wonder if he got the opening from Tekken movie the revolution will not be televised

  20. B.... R....

    I’m here in 2020







    BITCH!

  21. H.... _....

    This may be the most savage shit I ever heard. Don’t care.

  22. P.... P....

    i love how he just stands there motionless x

    P.... P....

    He is charging

  23. R.... R....

    I like the fact that when shady does a feature his verse is at the end.... But even if it's his own song... His at the end.. Cos he knows people always highly anticipate it

  24. J.... B....

    you know it's a banger when Em raps in half of the tune when he's only a feature

  25. Z.... M....

    Kinda feels like royce dissed eminem in his verse

  26. P.... P....

    "You Jack-offs need to cum to grips like a handjob"? WTF EM that was FIRE

  27. R.... S....

    1:55 only 5'9 can touch the GOAT

  28. g.... d....

    Theres a beat and then there's a em

  29. A.... ....

    Eminem + Rocye = fire

  30. P.... B....

    Damn.....nice caterpillarin,lookin blank,still cannabin,
    STANS would die to be a CATERPILLAR from now on...
    Ooh.
    I'M a CATERPILLAR from now on!😍😍😍😍

  31. L.... ....

    My favorite is eminem. What now Royce?

  32. j.... p....

    Walk like crabs, rap like people...CRAB PEOPLE

  33. D.... D....

    FUCK Eminem he's a cuckold FUCK Royce for disrespecting white people by saying don't disrespect a caterpillar oh puzzazz nigga I'm Jesus fucking biiiitch y'all dien from cuckolds now suck a nigga Dick mine white but Yu can still suck a nigga Dick LOUISIANA NIGGA FUCK Ya

    D.... D....

    Dumbass.

  34. C.... G....

    Imagine Eminem directing traffic 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I will take that route everyday 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  35. S.... ....

    Eminem while just standing there: Logic didn’t even get a second be thankful

  36. V.... Y....

    'Magine em bearing some drums 🥁 real hard ....

  37. E.... A....

    Royce killed it but em still made it his track 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  38. Z.... P....

    Still one of my favorites to this day

  39. A.... ....

    I’m not a rap music fan, but this compared to shit like Drake isn’t even close, Eminem is a real musician and rapper.. those idiots are just products of their music label.. they have no talent.

  40. H.... ....

    Royce is not relevant to say anything

    H.... ....

    @KoolaidPlaysRL He's not unique,lyricism is not a problem.Look Kendrick is young but he's more unique and way more relevant than slaughterhouse company,and I could accept that

    H.... ....

    Heisenberg okay I’ll give you that, Kendrick is an example of a lyrical rapper who is also creative and unique. But like I said I mostly listen FOR the lyricism which is what makes them unique to me. Beats, ad libs, album themes, etc are nice too but I’m here for the bars first and foremost

    H.... ....

    @KoolaidPlaysRL But flow isn't

    H.... ....

    @KoolaidPlaysRL even JID is more relevant than Royce,u know what am sayin...I respect Royce but he's not relevant.

    H.... ....

    Heisenberg you keep saying this word “relevance” bro I do not give a fuck about relevance lmao I will listen to a rapper who averages a thousand views if he has bars before I listen to any of the radio amateurs. Why do you care about relevance that’s just the same as saying you want to listen to what others are listening to

  41. A.... M....

    I'm the caterpillar bruv

  42. V.... J....

    Gil Scott big up...

  43. T.... T....

    5'9-aze

  44. R.... D....

    Royce is a savage.

  45. G.... K....

    Slim nurtured this nigga.

  46. K.... W....

    1st time I heard this literally just now. 👌🏾🔥🔥🔥 chico bean gets his swag from Royce.

  47. D.... K....

    Royce da 5’9 ...looks like if Chico Bean was a rapper and not a comedian...😂

  48. T.... D....

    lol em looks like kevin spacey

  49. D.... O....

    Why did they change Atilla to At her.....

  50. S.... D....

    2:48 when u change characters in a game

  51. L.... A....

    Snoop said well take Eminem and whites can have 2 of our black guys but I forgot who he mentioned. Fair trade I'd say, 2 no one's for 1 goat, probably an unfair trade actually. Make it 10 for 1. Or 10000

  52. K.... W....

    I'm old skool gimme a example of a mumble rapper?? Gracias

    K.... W....

    Lil uzi vert

  53. E.... A....

    Who else saw Royce bump into eminem at 1:55

  54. S.... B....

    Instead of going to barbershop listen to Eminem’s verse.
    You’ll lose all of the extra hairs on your body

  55. A.... ....

    Didnt known Em was a MMA fan

  56. F.... P....

    https://youtu.be/4Ae2iKC3R4w Mr. Peter was a product of the nation aqui!

  57. L.... W....

    Well, I can thank Nick Cannon for one thing...he got me in my hip hop bag, listening to REAL rappers who are the best lyricists. Nickel and Em did this.

  58. K.... ....

    Even this fucking video is fire

  59. S.... f....

    who the fuck is more insane than Eminem??????

  60. S.... f....

    i came here to see n listen to Eminem

  61. B.... H....

    I dunno who put these two together but something wild just happend

  62. A.... t....

    Why did I not know this shit existed??? Holy F!!!! Made my day this shit right here!!!!

  63. J.... D....

    I dont know which one is more dope...the song or the video?? R.I.P mumble rapper's.

  64. A.... ....

    Curtir.No Spike inglish

  65. B.... O....

    Yeah I might be a little late saying this but this song kicks ass I like it alot good shit glad they still actually make music like this and I'll be honest I don't know nothing about Mumble rappers because I never could leave their music on long enough to know they were Mumble rapping I like real s***

    B.... O....

    Oh and this is real s***lol

  66. Y.... ....

    Eminem The Real Slim Shady Marshall Bruce Mathers III

  67. v.... s....

    3:52 snake jazz

  68. S.... ....

    Flow is to slow?

    Speed on ×1.25

    There you go

  69. j.... S....

    3 months later still everything they say is a fuc.. ng lie

  70. T.... K....

    That Anderson Silva line gets me everytime. Narly

  71. K.... G....

    This still on repeat 2yrs later!! Em an Royce need to do a entire album.
    Em just standing there bc he dont want to steal the song bc that's his homi!!! Love this old school flow, lyrical assaulted all other rappers, mumble rappers are not real rappers btw
    They f n suck. Ty Eminem for always saving the game. Wth will we do when he is gone??? I cant even think about it
    I will be f n broken forever

    K.... G....

    Seriously. After listening to Hell: The Sequel, I'm just itching for a new BME album

  72. J.... E....

    Fuck rap god, Em is the God of Rap

  73. m.... M....

    Eminem said , hes going in on this bitch like a tampon... that was lil Wayne's bar... I guess even the greats bite bars and steal flows... after all this time I just noticed he stole that from lil Wayne

    m.... M....

    money Mig MM just bc Wayne said it doesn’t mean he stole it lol

    m.... M....

    @KoolaidPlaysRL its recycled he used it... what if I was rap battling and I said a bar someone else said bitches would be crying

  74. d.... ....

    I usually prefer Eminems verses when he makes a song with someone,but this time prefer royce.

  75. S.... G....

    Never thought I was#1 but I be a #0 before #1 that's right #ZERO be how all see #FACT

  76. S.... 4....

    Em jus goes off it’s too sick lol

  77. A.... A....

    F for logic

  78. C.... A....

    Royce: em you gonna move



    Eminem: hmmmmmmmm

  79. I.... H....

    You know the world has gone to ish when n!gga$ in paris has more views than this masterpiece. Royce and EM would bury j and mrs kardashian.

  80. M.... ....

    313 bro...

  81. t.... t....

    What if Em stood there

  82. Y.... M....

    Bad Meets Evil reactivated ?

  83. D.... J....

    "But even Daniel-san wax off, you jack-offs" I literally almost died from laughter when I heard that for the first time.

  84. B.... N....

    I'm still trying to eat lions and sip hyenas.

  85. W.... S....

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💨

  86. J.... P....

    The only problem I have with this song is i can't turn the volume up any louder

  87. J.... B....

    Imagine if you're just sleeping then all of a sudden you see Royce da 5'9 and Eminem standing there in the corner while staring at you.

  88. X.... X....

    i was disliking 6ix9ine music videos i saw a trash wit 800M views and this golden song gets only 47M damn man it really hurts...

  89. h.... ....

    Em standing there like me in a family gathering

  90. P.... d....

    Royce deserves way more even those fuckers cocksuckers like lil xan get more attention

  91. P.... d....

    Em standing there like he wants a talk with my dad

  92. J.... M....

    “These bars always got my stools in them” That whole line was one of the sickest metaphorical wordplay designs you will ever hear! Period!

    J.... M....

    And I don’t need Metamucil to loosen em
    Bitch shit Israel like I pooped Jerusalem!


    That whole scheme is ridiculous. How the fuck did he even think of that?

    J.... M....

    Michael Scott I’ve checked out a lot of ‘reaction’ videos and only one caught that bar! ✌🏽I salute you comrade :)

  93. i.... ....

    No homo, but Royce is effin ripped up...I'm exactly his age but my chest looks like a wet blanket compared to his...

  94. b.... ....

    The accapella is strong in this one

  95. A.... t....

    “You copy me but you’re not,
    you can’t be butterflies,
    my offsprings are just moths,
    I see that thing imma squash it and rip the wings of it off”

    He’s literally saying that nobody can try and become what he is. Anyone who tries he will destroy.. “I see that thing imma squash it and rip the wings of it off”