Paper Planes

Album: Kala (2007)
Charted: 19 4
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  • I fly like paper get high like planes
    If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name
    If you come around here I make 'em all day
    I get one done in a second if you wait
    I fly like paper get high like planes
    If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name
    If you come around here I make 'em all day
    I get one done in a second if you wait
    Sometimes I think sittin' on trains
    Every stop I get to I'm clocking that game
    Everyone's a winner we're making our fame
    Bona fide hustler making my name
    Sometimes I think sittin' on trains
    Every stop I get to I'm clocking that game
    Everyone's a winner we're making our fame
    Bona fide hustler making my name

    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money
    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money
    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money
    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money

    Pirate skulls and bones
    Sticks and stones and weed and bongs
    Running when we hit 'em
    Lethal poison for the system
    Pirate skulls and bones
    Sticks and stones and weed and bongs
    Running when we hit 'em
    Lethal poison for the system
    No one on the corner has swagger like us
    Hit me on my burner prepaid wireless
    We pack and deliver like UPS trucks
    Already going hard just pumping that gas
    No one on the corner has swagger like us
    Hit me on my burner prepaid wireless
    We pack and deliver like UPS trucks
    Already going hard just pumping that gas

    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money
    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money
    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money
    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money

    M.I.A third world democracy
    Yeah I've got more records than the KGB
    So uh no funny business (are you ready all?)
    Some some some I some I murder
    Some I some I let go
    Some some some I some I murder
    Some I some I let go

    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money
    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money
    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money
    All I wanna do is... and a...
    And take your money

Comments: 19

  • Mister Rlght from CaliforniaI once brought down the house at a karaoke event by leading the crowd in a chant over the gunshot sample, as in "All i wanna do is [DO IT IN THE BUTT] and take your money" where the phrase in caps was my spontaneous contribution. It sounded hilarious and fit wonderfully in context with both the beat & the lyric, though the young woman on the microphone seemed somewhat less amused than the rest of us. I'd never heard the song before. True story.
  • Streetrods02 from Michigan UsaThis song had me from the first go. Peace and love all.
  • Kyla from PhilippinesThis is probably one of my favorite songs of all time. I love the beat and the message MIA is trying to tell us.
  • Jessica from Bangor, MeThis is definetly one of my favorite songs. whenever i hear it i can`t help but want to just start singing along with it. I agree with Steel, From Portland.
  • Dennis from Pg, BcThe use of the Clash for your song is an excellent mix.I hope you use more in the future such as "I fought the law"or "White Man in Hammersmith Palais",pay particular attention to the line"If Adolf Hitler were here today we'd send him to Marseilles anyway.It is great some people recognize the true talent that made up the clash.I applaud you for the fact you did not think of the message atleast you got it.The Clash are easily the best band that ever was.
  • Saro from Coal Hell, Centralia ;d, PaThe lyrics are sattire. They aren't meant to be taken seriously. Read the description. It's meant to be a joke. It's directed at the thought of immigrants only being in the US for money and crime.
  • Rahul from Chennai, Indiaa-w-e-s-o-m-e song........ was addicted to it for weeks...whew..
  • Taylor from Mountain View , CaThis song is in Slumdog Millionare, in y=the scene where Jamaal and Salim are on the train.
  • Louise from Newcastle, --I hope she's being ironic in some way with the lyrics. The tune is addictive, though.
  • Steel from Portland, OrAlright, to everyone who's talking about her just stealing other peoples music, DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HIP HOP? the music has always been, and will always be sample based. that's where hip hop came from, mixing two records and rapping over it. almost every hip hop song is made from a sample of another song, it's not stealing get over yourself.
  • Helen from Nottingham, United Kingdom@ chae. Chances are she does know who the Clash are, she is a Londoner who is deeply political and has picked them out amoung her musical influences. How could she use a song she doesn't even know?
    .
    It a really good song, and there is social commentary as it's about peoples negative view of immigration, its sarcasm.
  • Christina from Olathe, KsThis song is about hustlin
  • Lenny from Rolla, Mo@shana: seriously?! i don't like this song because M.I.A "portrays [her message] so well?" Have you read the lyrics? Let's break it down: Verse 1 - I smoke pot, DHS sucks so i'll make a joke about visas
    Verse 2 - Let's make money hustling, Hook - All i wanna do is pop guns and make money (OVER AND OVER!) Verse 3 - We smoke and sell GOOD pot, Verse 4 - We sell a LOT of pot, More Hook, Bridge - I'm M.I.A. I rap and I can have you killed, More Hook.

    and that's your song. feel free to point out the biting social commentary. oh wait...it isn't in there. it's just another rap song about weed and being on the corner.

    to say then, that Americans who don't like this song don't like it because we think that she's calling us out or something...c'mon.

    i don't like this song because the lyrics are lame and played and M.I.A.'s so called "singing" voice is hella-annoying.

    you want more proof? check out how much higher this song charted in the States than in the UK. we weren't offended by the song, we embraced it, just as we embrace a lot of crappy pop music, unfortunately.
  • Dan from Las Vegas, NvFunny how people who are not from the U.S. think they know so much about it. Excellent song though.
  • Kateri from Albany, Nyi love this song!
  • Shana from Casablanca, MoroccoFirst, i don't think that she's rapping
    Second, Chaechae, you're only saying that because she picked on the obssession that America has with money, and just so you know, many other singers used someone else's beat...Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girl, and many more
    And third, this song is amazing,it truly is..
    She's a revolted yound woman, who has a problem with the system and portrays it so well through this song...
    You can't really value this song simply because you're on the other side of the world!!
  • Morgan from Hanover, MdThis was the perfect song for the Pinnaple Express trailor
  • Chae from Chicago, IlShe does not even know who the clash are!!!!! she used an awesome song she doesnt even know to her benefit and made a crapy one out of it. she is not awesome and she easily could have made her own beat instead of using someone elses. she is goin to talk about america and money when she is coming here to franchise her to us, using someone elses beat.
    love chaechae
  • Allox from Qld, AustraliaAwesome song. She's such a cool rapper.
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