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Bucky Done Gun
M.I.A. Lyrics


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London
Quiet down, I need to make a sound
New York
Quiet down, I need to make a sound
Kingston
Quiet down, I need to make a sound
Brazil
Quiet down, I need to make a sound

They're coming through the window
They're coming through the door
They're busting down the big wall
And sounding the horn
And sounding the horn

What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
What you want?
The fire done burn
What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
Get crackin'
Get, get crackin'

What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
What you want?
The fire done burn
What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
Get crackin'
Get, get crackin'

Time to spit new shit
I'm rocking on this new bit
I'm hot now; you'll see
I'll fight you just to get peace

Heavy weight wrestler
Fight me in your comforter
Let you be superior
I'm filthy with the fury ya

London
Quiet down, I need to make a sound
New York
Quiet down, I need to make a sound
Kingston
Quiet down, I need to make a sound
Brazil
Quiet, I need to make a sound

I'll hard-drive your bit
I'm battered by your sumo grip
Lucky I like feeling shit
My stamina can take it
Gymnastics super fit
Muscle in the gun clip
Bite, teeth, nose bleed
Tied up in a scarf piece

What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
What you want?
The fire done burn
What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
Get crackin'
Get, get crackin'

What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
What you want?
The fire done burn
What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
Get crackin'
Get, get crackin'

Can I get control?
Do you like me vulnerable?
I'm armed, and I'm equal
More fun for the people
Physical, brute force
Steel lion, you're the boss
Yeah, you're so do-able
Grind me down, sugar, slow

What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
What you want?
The fire done burn
What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
Get crackin'
Get, get crackin'

What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
What you want?
The fire done burn
What you want?
Bucky Done Gun
Get crackin'
Get, get crackin'

Overall Meaning

M.I.A.'s "Bucky Done Gone" takes a stance on political and social issues and the need to be heard. The song begins with her demanding silence in various cities, including London, New York, Kingston, and Brazil. She then emphasizes the need to fight and rebel against oppressive forces, with lyrics like "They're coming through the window, they're coming through the door, they're busting down the big wall and sounding the horn."


The chorus, "What you want? Bucky Done Gun, What you want? The fire done burn," is a call to action, encouraging listeners to be on the offense and "get crackin'." M.I.A. speaks to the physical and emotional strength required to fight for what you believe in, singing, "Time to spit new shit, I'm hot now; you'll see. I'll fight you just to get peace." She goes on to describe herself as a "heavy weight wrestler" and compares her opponent to a "comforter" to emphasize her own power and determination.


The third verse sees M.I.A. taking control of the situation, asking if she can have control and making it clear that she is armed and equal, adding that it's "More fun for the people." She dares her opponent to physically harm her, singing "Grind me down, sugar, slow," and ends the song by repeating the chorus.


Overall, "Bucky Done Gun" is an anthem of resistance against oppressive forces, advocating for rebellion and showing strength in the face of adversity.


Line by Line Meaning

London
I need everyone in London to quiet down so that my voice can be heard


Quiet down, I need to make a sound
I need silence so that what I have to say can be heard


New York
I need everyone in New York to quiet down so that my voice can be heard


Kingston
I need everyone in Kingston to quiet down so that my voice can be heard


Brazil
I need everyone in Brazil to quiet down so that my voice can be heard


They're coming through the window
People are finding unconventional ways to approach me


They're coming through the door
People are approaching me through the conventional ways


They're busting down the big wall
People are breaking barriers to get to me


And sounding the horn
They are making their presence known


What you want?
What is your intention?


Bucky Done Gun
Show me that you are ready to face or confront me


The fire done burn
You have already been defeated


Get crackin'
Take action


Get, get crackin'
Take action now, with a sense of urgency


Time to spit new shit
I am ready to deliver new and fresh content


I'm rocking on this new bit
I am confident and comfortable with my new content


I'm hot now; you'll see
I am now at my best and will prove it to you


I'll fight you just to get peace
I am willing to face you head-on to end any conflict or tension


Heavy weight wrestler
I am ready and strong


Fight me in your comforter
I am unfazed and comfortable, even if you attack me while I'm sleeping


Let you be superior
I will allow you to think that you are winning, even if it is not true


I'm filthy with the fury ya
I am filled with anger and passion


I'll hard-drive your bit
I will have control over you


I'm battered by your sumo grip
You may think you have won, but I am still fighting


Lucky I like feeling shit
I don't mind the feeling of pain, as it only strengthens me


My stamina can take it
I have the endurance to withstand any obstacles


Gymnastics super fit
I am physically fit and ready to perform any task


Muscle in the gun clip
I am strong and powerful, like a weapon


Bite, teeth, nose bleed
I am unafraid and ready to fight with all my strength


Tied up in a scarf piece
I am fashionable and unique


Can I get control?
Can I have power and control over a situation?


Do you like me vulnerable?
Do you prefer me when I am defenseless and easy to defeat?


I'm armed, and I'm equal
I am ready for any challenge and am on the same level as my opponent


More fun for the people
My battles and struggles are entertaining for others to watch


Physical, brute force
I am not afraid to use physical strength to prove myself


Steel lion, you're the boss
I am strong and unbreakable, but you may call the shots


Yeah, you're so do-able
You may be able to defeat me, but I am still attractive and interesting


Grind me down, sugar, slow
You may try to wear me down, but I am resilient and won't back down easily




Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: WESLEY PENTZ, BILL CONTI, CAROL CONNORS, AYN E. ROBBINS, MATHANGI ARULPRAGASAM, THOMAS W PENTZ

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Comments from YouTube:

@ziyedhamrouni886

11 years later.. this song still comes from the future...

@gabirobadacacilda

+Ziyed Hamrouni Brazilian Funk rules!!!!!

@MrAir106

she is kurdish

@Solo-vh9fm

She's Sri Lankan actually.

@phag3048

+Bob Donavan I'm sure they hate you too man

@claytonlus

but that's the present in Brazil (most in Rio d Janeiro) since the 90's... 😂😂😂

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@Masamune2001

London, New York, Kingston, Brazil - I like how she basically declares this songs genres through places... London = Grime, New York = Funk, Kingston = Dance Hall, Brazil = Carioca (Brazilian Funk)

@dotapark

Holy hell thank you man you just make me realize that

@rosiepestel7836

Thanks, I didn't know that!!

@leorusso2480

Lol that makes so much sense

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