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M.I.A. - Paper Planes Lyrics

Song details
TitlePaper Planes
ArtistM.I.A.
AlbumSlumdog Millionaire (Soundtrack) [2008]
album from the movie Slumdog Millionaire [2009], Track 4
Kala [2007], Track 11
GenreAlternative, Dance, Electronic, Hip-Hop, R&B
Duration03:25
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Song lyrics
I fly like a 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'll get one done in a second if you wait

I fly like a 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'll get one done in a second if you wait

Sometimes I feel sitting on trains
Every stop I get to I'm clocking the game
Everyone's a winner, we're making our fame
Bonafide hustler making my name

Sometimes I feel sitting on trains
Every stop I get to I'm clocking the game
Everyone's a winner, we're making our fame
Bonafide hustler making my name

All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money
All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money
All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money
All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money

Pirate skulls and bones
Sticks and stones and weed and bombs
Running when we hit 'em
Lethal poison for the system

Pirate skulls and bones
Sticks and stones and weed and bombs
Running when we hit 'em
Lethal poison for the system

No one on the corner has swagger like us
Hit me on my banner, pre-paid wireless
We pack and deliver like UPS trucks
Already going to hell, just pumping that gas

No one on the corner has swagger like us
Hit me on my banner, pre-paid wireless
We pack and deliver like UPS trucks
Already going to hell, just pumping that gas

All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money
All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money
All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money
All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money

M.I.A., third world democracy
Yeah, I've got more records than the K.G.B.
So no funny business
But you already are

Some-some-some-some I murder
Some-some I let go
Some-some-some-some I murder
Some-some I let go

All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money
All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money
All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money
All I wanna do is
And then
And take your money
submitted by Kat on October 24th, 2007
corrected by Simon on February 19th, 2014

17 comments 

 Song comments
12-04-2011 19:15 TheAnnoyance 
TheAnnoyance
 
54,553 posts
Good song.
11-05-2010 16:25 idanosh6 
idanosh6
 
2,898 posts
02-05-2010 10:22 theDLsyrnyk 
theDLsyrnyk
 
100 posts
Alright tune haha.
23-06-2009 18:40 risamarisa 
risamarisa
 
331 posts
i like this song but it was in the movie something dog millionare and i didnt really like the movie.
02-06-2009 00:27 Lizardroog 
Lizardroog
 
21 posts
I love the fact they use the melody grounds from the start of Straigght to Hell, from The Clash, found that pretty original. Oh, and Divine, you think too much
10-03-2009 15:37 DivineSonne 
DivineSonne
 
3 posts
Why Is there so much confusion what this song is about? She is a rebellious woman who is very successful, just not of any conventional manor. No 9 to 5 job, smuggling weapons seem to be her way of income/contentedness. The use of Cannabis is apparent as well is the sale of it. I would like to say there are some 'terrorist' overtones to this song, but I'd rather not insinuate. More like a way of life and survival instead of the intent to overthrow a government body or harm other communities. Perhaps it's this song's meaning that The American way of life isn't suitable for everyone? I think this song's time of release is what really hit people. We (America) are in a way that some might lose confidence in our government. It's easy to listen to an alternative when this happens. Overall this song is great, really. I recommend you putting your patriotism aside and really listen to this whole album. The album itself somewhat follows this trend, especially "hussel", however, other songs include other meanings like love and the struggle for 3rd world countries.
04-11-2008 02:50 dudeirock 
dudeirock
 
2 posts
NICE SONG
HARD TO UNDERSTAND THE LYRICS THOUGH...
REALLY CATCHY AND IT REALLY GETS STUCK IN UR HEAD
1ST REVIEW SO YA.......
19-10-2008 21:47 sidewaysfalling 
sidewaysfalling
 
1 posts
This song is awful in every way.
28-09-2008 20:31 EGTM 
EGTM
 
8 posts
this song is awsome!!!!
i can see why it came back from 2007.

*many people didnt know about this song until the movie pineapple express*
21-09-2008 18:06 LoneDroplet 
LoneDroplet
 
17 posts
The song isn't bad, it's pretty catchy, but when I actually heard the lyrics, I was a little "eh... It's okay..." afterwards. Not too bad, though.
14-09-2008 01:26 eddieyo 
eddieyo
 
9 posts
this song is deeper than most people give it credit for
09-09-2008 17:10 Petroviic 
Petroviic
 
2,517 posts
It's catchy
31-08-2008 05:29 TheWhoLover101 
TheWhoLover101
 
3 posts
This Song Rocks My Socks OFF!
20-08-2008 16:16 dancechik90210 
dancechik90210
 
26 posts
love it(:
16-08-2008 10:46 alienafrodisiac 
alienafrodisiac
 
1 posts
her whole album is up to this standard, even arular comes close to this music i like to call 'sex to my ears'
however boyz, jimmy and $20 are my favourite on the album (including ppr plnes) you should check them out.
=)
30-07-2008 19:58 kortnaaayyy 
kortnaaayyy
 
7 posts
lolll i love this song. ;D
28-06-2008 16:32 sugarxsplash 
sugarxsplash
 
86 posts
omg i love this song


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