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Paper Planes
M.I.A. Lyrics


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何も見えない 未来も見えない
風に任せ飛ばす 半端なPaper Plane
夢、どこに向かう?
習った通りの折り方で届くのかい?
遠く、一体どこまで届く?
距離さえ測れない恐怖、
頼るエンジンも燃料もいらねぇ!
馬鹿野郎!飛べんだよ!
どこまでも

やってやる。ガラクタだけで飛んでやる。
笑われてる。言えよ何とでも、なんぼでも。
何としてもやる。何度でも。
まだゴミ箱行きじゃねぇ。
ガキの頃から何も変わらねぇ。
真っ平らに続く滑走路さえもねぇ、
どこまでも希望満ちた空なら迷いもねぇ

今、Boarding...
ここから始まったストーリー
あの頃の想像通りうまくいかない
映画の様には...この通り。
ただ、この空には挫折の数だけの陽が射すさ!

あの最高な夢も この最低な結果も
どこまでも追いかけて 羽根を広げる
一直線の雲の様に 折り曲がる事のない様に
どこまでも最後まで この大空に飛ばして...

苦しくてどう、悲しくてこう、ツラ過ぎて、
どうしょーもねぇから、忘れられずにいる。
あれから何年、何ヶ月、何日目の今日が来て、
楽しくてもう、嬉しくてもう、幸せでもう、
しょーもねぇほどまた忘れられない事が増える。
自分らしく飛べるさ!

あの最高な夢も この最低な結果も
どこまでも追いかけて 羽根を広げる
一直線の雲の様に 折り曲がる事のない様に
どこまでも最後までこの大空に...

最高な夢も この最低な結果も
どこまでも追いかけて 羽根を広げる
一直線の雲の様に 折り曲がる事のない様に
どこまでも最後まで 最後まで...

まだ最高な夢も この最低な結果も
どこまでも追いかけて 羽根を広げる
一直線の雲の様に 折り曲がる事のない様に
どこまでも最後まで この大空に飛ばして...

Overall Meaning

The song Paper Planes by M.I.A. is a commentary on immigration and the experiences of those who cross borders in search of a better life. The repeated refrain "I fly like paper, get high like planes" is a play on words that simultaneously references airplanes and the fragility of documentation. The lines "If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name" and "Pirate skulls and bones, sticks and stones and weed and bongs, running when we hit 'em, lethal poison for the system" allude to the struggles that immigrants face as they try to navigate the legal and social systems of their new countries. The line "No one on the corner has swag like us, hit me on my burner prepaid wireless" acknowledges the resourcefulness and ingenuity of immigrants in the face of adversity.


Line by Line Meaning

I fly like paper, get high like planes
I may be light and fragile like paper, but I soar high like planes


If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name
I have a lot of documentation and permits to navigate through borders


If you come around here, I make 'em all day
If you're looking for me around here, I'm constantly producing something


I get one down in a second if you wait
I can produce something in a really short time if you give me a chance


Sometimes I think sitting on trains
At times, I introspect while traveling in trains


Every stop I get to, I'm clocking that game
At each stop, I'm keenly observing and learning from my surroundings


Everyone's a winner, we're making our fame
We're all finding success and recognition in our own way


Bona fide hustler making my name
I'm truly dedicated and working hard to establish my name


All I wanna do is And then And take your money
My ultimate goal is to create something valuable and profitable


Pirate skulls and bones
The dark and edgy aspects of our society


Sticks and stones and weed and bongs
People using harmful and addictive substances to cope with their lives


Running when we hit 'em
Others avoid or fear us when we confront them


Lethal poison for the system
Our actions and ways of life may be harmful for society in the long run


No one on the corner has swag like us
We're unique and stylish, and no one else has what we have


Hit me on my burner prepaid wireless
Reach me through my untraceable phone number


We pack and deliver like UPS trucks
We're efficient and fast, like a professional delivery service


Already going hard, just pumping that gas
We're already working hard and pushing ourselves, like fueling up a car


M.I.A.
The artist introducing herself


Third world democracy
My music represents the struggles and conflicts of the developing world


Yeah, I got more records than the K.G.B.
I have more music records than even the notorious Soviet intelligence agency


So, uh, no funny business
Let's keep things serious and professional


(Are you already high?)
Asking if the listener is already enjoying the music


Some, some, some, I, some I murder Some, I, some I let go
Sometimes I create and destroy, other times I create and let go




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: LANCE

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@akiramenaide7228

R.I.P for everyone who is still trying to find this song

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all i wanna do is gunshot gunshot gunshot cash register noises 😂😂😑

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Lol that was me 1 month ago

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I was lucky enough that my mum still had her old iPod

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Found it

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@sydthelame

back when literally nobody knew the name to this song but it was still everywhere

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Bruh I searched song with cash register sound and gun sound 💀

@showakoi

I had an epic uncle who cultured this teen in music and I dont regret a thing

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