M.I.A. - Born Free Video and Lyrics




Born Free by M.I.A., Music Video and Lyrics

Born Free is a song by British musician M.I.A., which was released alongside an accompanying short film.
“Born Free” is a punk rock song from M.I.A.’s upcoming third album, which will be released in June 29, 2010. The song was released on the internet on April 23, 2010. It samples “Ghost Rider”, a 1977 song by the post-punk band Suicide.
The short film featuring the song, which doubles as its music video was directed by French director Romain Gavras.

You can listen the song here, this is the official video.

M.I.A. - Born Free Lyrics

Whooo!
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 dolla

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)
(bo-bo-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 gon super trippyer
So I check sh!t cause I’m lippyer
And split a cheque 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
I got something to say
I throw this sh!t 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)
(bo-bo-born free …)
Ooooh

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!

Born free (born free)
I was born free (born free)
I was born free (born free)
(bo-bo-born free ….)

Song Information

The song was release on the internet on April 23, 2010 and the short film was released by M.I.A.’s website on April 26, 2010. It is now available to download on iTunes.
The film depicts a couple having sex, a man smoking drugs and red-haired young men being violently rounded up in an urban zone by armed men wearing United States flags on their shoulders, and has been described widely as a metaphoric political statement. The men are shown being driven out to the desert, treated brutally, and murdered.

Released April 23, 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Alternative rock, Synthpunk
Length 4:14
Label XL Recordings, N.E.E.T.
Writers Maya Arulpragasam, Alan Vega, Martin Rev
Producer Maya Arulpragasam


One Response to “M.I.A. - Born Free Video and Lyrics”

  1. Ras Baba O Says:

    YouTube banned it. No doubt. Hardly the kind of thing the average American could tolerate, much less understand.

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