Lol. yep. Time to cut those swords back. You can remove most of the leaves and the plant will be just fine. Taking one or two out might leave you with a big, gaping hole in the scape, so you might just want to consider removing the longest leaves.
The big ones are blocking a ton of light anyway. The lower leaves might look pale or yellow by comparison, but they'll improve with more direct light.
Even after trimming the amazon swords they were still a bit too big for the tank, so I decided to replace them. Went to lfs and picked up some pennywort, dwarf amazon swords, and hygrophila corymbosa compact.
I didn't pull out the smaller amazon sword on the center, but I may once the newer plants take root. Also, I may need to do a bit more re-scaping. The side that was shaded by the swords didn't grow so well.
I potted one of the amazon swords that I pulled out and placed it in my turtle tank. Not sure it it will survive or not, but my turtle has never had any interest in the few leaves that I throw in every so often.
Pulling out 3 big sword plants at one time really threw my tank balance out of whack. I think my fish didn't like all the extra co2. They were always hiding and a few of my rummies seemed to be breathing heavily.
So, I went low tech. I raised the lights by about 4", put in an airstone, and stopped the DIY co2. Also, I got rid if the spray bar and set it up Amano style. Seems to have a nice circular current now. I even had to turn down the output some because it was so strong. Fish look to be a lot happier now.