Born Free
M.I.A. Lyrics


Man made power
Stood like a tower higher
Hi'ya hi'ya hello
And the higher you go
You feel lower oh oh
So I was close to the ants
Staying under cover, staying under cover
With the nose to the ground

I found my sound
Got myself an interview tomara
Got myself a jacket for a dollar
And my nails are chipped

But I'm eager
And car doesn't work so I'm stuck here
I don't wanna live for tomara
I'll push my luck today
I'll throw this in ya face when I see ya
I got somethin' to say
I'll throw this shit in ya face when I see ya
Cause I got somin' to say

I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free

Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free

You might try to find ways to be happier
You might end up somewhere in Ethiopia
You can think big with your idea
You ain't never gonna find utopia
Take a bite out life make it snappier

Ordinary gon' super trippyer
So I check shit cause I'm lippyer
Oh split the cheque like Slovakia
I don't wanna live for tomara

I'll push my luck today
I'll throw this in ya face when I see ya
I got somethin' to say
I'll throw this shit in ya face when I see ya

Cause I got somin' to say
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free

Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free

I don't wanna talk about money
Cause I got it
I don't want to talk about hoochies
Cause I've been it
And I don't wanna to be that fake
Cause you can do it
And imitators yeah stick it!

Lord who eva' you are
Com out wherever you are
Lord who eva' you are
Com out wherever you are

I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free

Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MAYA ARULPRAGASAM, ALAN BERMOWITZ, JOHN HILL, MARTIN REVERBY, DAVE TAYLOR

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x c1ara

Yeah, man made powers
Stood like a tower, higher and higher, hello
And the higher you go, you feel lower, oh

I was close to the end
Staying undercover, staying undercover
With a nose to the ground, I found my sound

Got myself an interview tomorrow
I got myself a jacket for a dollar
And my nails are chipped but I'm eager
And the car doesn't work, so I'm stuck here

Yeah, I don't wanna live for tomorrow, I push my life today
I throw this in your face when I see ya, I got something to say
I throw this shit in your face when I see ya 'cause I got something to say

I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
Born free, born free
Born free, born free


You could try to find ways to be happier
You might end up somewhere in Ethiopia
You can think big with your idea
You ain't never gonna find Utopia

Take a bite out of life, make it snappier, yeah
Ordinary gone super trippier
So I check shit 'cause I'm lippier
And split a Czech like Slovakia

Yeah, I don't wanna live for tomorrow, I push my life today
I throw this in your face when I see you 'cause I got something to say
I throw this shit in your face when I see you
'Cause I got something to say

I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
Born free, born free
Born free, born free

I don't wanna talk about money 'cause I got it
And I don't wanna talk about hoochies 'cause I been it
And I don't wanna be that fake but you can do it
And imitators, yeah, speak it

Oh lord, whoever you are
Yeah, come out wherever you are
Oh lord, whoever you are
Yeah, come out wherever you are
And tell 'em

I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
Born free, born free
Born free, born free



Gaijin Japa

Man made power
Stood like a tower higher
Hi'ya hi'ya hello
And the higher you go
You feel lower oh oh
So I was close to the ants
Staying under cover, staying under cover
With the nose to the ground

I found my sound
Got myself an interview tomara
Got myself a jacket for a dollar
And my nails are chipped

But I'm eager
And car doesn't work so I'm stuck here
I don't wanna live for tomara
I'll push my luck today
I'll throw this in ya face when I see ya
I got somethin' to say
I'll throw this shit in ya face when I see ya
Cause I got somin' to say

I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free

Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free

You might try to find ways to be happier
You might end up somewhere in Ethiopia
You can think big with your idea
You ain't never gonna find utopia
Take a bite out life make it snappier

Ordinary gon' super trippyer
So I check shit cause I'm lippyer
Oh split the cheque like Slovakia
I don't wanna live for tomara

I'll push my luck today
I'll throw this in ya face when I see ya
I got somethin' to say
I'll throw this shit in ya face when I see ya

Cause I got somin' to say
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free

Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free

I don't wanna talk about money
Cause I got it
I don't want to talk about hoochies
Cause I've been it
And I don't wanna to be that fake
Cause you can do it
And imitators yeah stick it!

Lord who eva' you are
Com out wherever you are
Lord who eva' you are
Com out wherever you are

I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free
I was born free, born free

Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free
Bo bo bo born free



All comments from YouTube:

Sirvo

It may be violent, but it is MIA's way of showing the genocide against Sri Lankan tamils. This is what happened. I am a Sri Lankan tamil who escaped. I know what it's like. Go on, dislike it all you want, but this is the truth of Sri Lankan genocide against tamils. In fact, it's worse than this. Way worse. Believe me. You don't want to know what it's really like.

zotium

Stay safe bro

jarrett754

@Harold Smith actually you know what’s really interesting is that upon further research literally nothing you list about her ties to criminal syndicates or terrorist organizations holds any merit... she has however funded orphanages and refugee camps with supporter funds from her fanbase. Figured I’d take some extra time to do a little research since you’re throwing around some pretty serious allegations. Do a little serious looking into the people you speak of before attempting to ruin names. It really shows your lack of awareness and education.

jarrett754

@Harold Smith yea how’s all that rage doin for ya bud?

Ben0104

I wanted to know I'm curious

Saakshi Shetty

@Harold Smith you sound real pressed.

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sublimestraz

She caught flack for this yet everyone is congratulating childish gambino 8 years later. Not taking away from his art (it's amazing), but I guess people just weren't ready for this conversation back then.

Pter

@DR3D1 How do you even know she lives in Piccadilly?

DR3D1

@Renaud van Egeren Be sure to learn what "virtue-signal" means next time, Renaud. Pointing out virtue-signalling and the hypocrites who dabble in the practice does not make the messenger a virtue-signaller.

DR3D1

@Achbel Those "people of privilege" have little to no clue about anything, full stop. And whenever they virtue-signal, its always for brownie points. There's no sincerity in these losers. These people are not Jack London or Heinrich Heine, who actually gave a shit about the current affairs plaguing the world at the time. Everything they say and type is shallow and lacks anything remotely significant. Unless hypocrisy is a category here, then they are being significant in one area.

Oh and hypocrisy affects all people in the long term, it makes everyone dumber and less capable of discerning bullshit from honest and dedicated practices. Which harms us as a whole and only serves to divide more people than the original problem. Be wary of the influential, not all of them are sincere behind the masks.

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