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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sunny Day Songs - Sunshowers by M.I.A.


M.I.A. - Sunshowers

This is one of those songs that you want to play on a sunny day while driving around. 

The yellow sections are the parts that make me especially happy, and especially while driving around.

In the lyrics you will hear Cumbo and Colombo.
Cumbo is a very small town in Venezuela.
Colombo is the largest city and the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Sri Lanka (the country where M.I.A. was born. She left Sri Lanka as a war refugee when she was a kid. She grew up with her mom (no dad) in the U.K. and attended Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She's listed as an alumni on their website

M.I.A.'s given name is Mathangi Arulpragasam. She goes by Maya. Her ethnicity is Tamil, one of 7 major ethnic groups in Sri Lanka.  

Her dad is Arular Pragasam. Her mom said “The only thing your father gave you was a name.” So Maya named her 2005 album "Arula". When her dad found out, he asked her to change the name of the album. She refused. 



Lyrics


I bongo with my lingo
And beat it like a wing yo
To Cumbo to Colombo
Can't stereotype my thing yo

I salt and pepper my mango
Shoot spit out the window
Bingo, got 'em in the thing yo
Now what? I'm doing my thing yo

Quit bendin all my fingo
Quit beating me like you're Ringo
You wanna go?
You wanna win a war?
Like P.L.O. I don't surrendo

'cause sunshowers that fall on my troubles
Are over you my baby
And some showers I'll be aiming at you
'cos I'm watching you my baby

I bongo with my lingo
And beat it like a wing yo
To Cumbo to Colombo
Can't stereotype my thing yo

I checked that math on 'em
I checked my gas on 'em
I had dem, cornered dem
I shut that gate on 'em

Why would you listen to him?
He had his way I'm bored o' him
I'm tired of him
I don't wanna be as bad as 'em

Its a bomb yo
So run yo
Put away your stupid gun yo
'cos see though, like protocol 
Thats why we blow it up 'fore we go

The sunshowers that fall on my troubles
Are over you my baby
And some showers I'll be aiming at you
'cos I'm watching you my baby

'cause sunshowers that fall on my troubles
Are over you my baby
And some showers I'll be aiming at you
'cos I'm watching you my baby

Semi-9 and snipered'em
On my wall they posted'em
They cornerd'em
And then just murderd'em

He told'em he didn't know dem
He wasn't there they didn't know him
They showed him a picture den
Ain't that you with the Muslims?

He got Colgate on his teeth
And Reebok Classics on his feet
At a factory he wears Nike
And then helps a family

Big heart beat
He's made it to the Newsweek
Sweetheart seen it he's
doing it for the peeps. peace

'cause sunshowers that fall on my troubles
Are over you my baby
And some showers I'll be aiming at you
'cos I'm watching you my baby

'cause sunshowers that fall on my troubles
Are over you my baby
And some showers I'll be aiming at you
'cos I'm watching you my baby