"Sunshowers" as written by Mathangi Arulpragasam, Stephen Patrick Mackey, Ross Orton, Stony Browder Jr. and August Darnell....
I bongo with my lingo
Beat it like a wing yo
From congo to columbo
Can't stereo-type my thing yo

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

Quit bending all my fingo
Quit beatin me like your ringo
You want to go you want to win a war
Like p.l.o we don't surrendo

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

I bongo with my lingo
Beat it like a wing yo
From congo to columbo
Can't stereo-type my thing yo

I checked that mouth on him
Fucking check that gas on him
I had him cornered him
Fucking shut that gate on him

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

It's a bomb yo
So run yo
Put away your stupid gun yo
'cause see though like a protocol call
Which is why they blow it up fore they go

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

Semi-9 and snipered him
On that wall they posted him
They cornered him
And then just murdered him

He told them he didn't know them
He wasn't there they didn't know him
They show'd him a picture then
Ain't that you with the Muslims

He got Colgate on his teeth
And Reebok classics on his feet
At a factory he does Nike
And then helps the family

Beat heart beat
He's made it to the newsweek
Sweetheart seen it
He's doing it for the peeps peace

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

The accompanying video was shot in the South Indian jungle and directed by the acclaimed Rajesh Touchriver. Rajesh shot to fame last year with his directorial debut, the award winning â??In The Name of Buddha'. Set in Sri Lanka, it portrayed the three-way struggles between the Tamils, Sinhalese and Indian 'peacekeepers' and was willing court controversy in order to tell a realistic story.


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"Sunshowers" as written by Mathangi Arulpragasam August Darnell

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  • +2
    General CommentThe P.L.O is the Palestine Liberation Organization........Mtv refuses to play this music video just because of her reference that they will never surrender.

    How lame.
    The_Variableon January 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits autobiographical deifnetely...i think it describes what her dad was involved in...she had a rough childhood
    jacky4290on June 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have a feeling that this may be about her cousin that was a suicide bomber in Sri Lanka. She's mentioned him in alot of interviews and did a documentary on trying to find him where she went back to Sri Lanka only to find that he was already dead.
    apollo50on July 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI fucking love this song. It makes me want to learn about Sri Lankan politics. I wish I knew more. M.I.A.= the only rap CD I've bought...basically ever.
    iloveicecream419on December 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentColombo is the Capital of Sri Lanka, where Maya's parents are from. Her father is/was invovled with the Tamil liberation effort in Sri Lanka. This song is somewhat terroristic, though the Tamils state they are looking for peaceful means to liberation and fair treatment.
    the_dza1on March 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it! her voice is awesome. the lyrics don`t mean much to me, but it`s a good song to run to. hah.
    clairebabyon May 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentautobiographical i feel. my favorite m.i.a song. amazing sound. so unique .
    kutelilkaton July 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sort of heartbreaking at the end when he get's caught, 'he's doing it for the peeps...'

    It's really great how she's able to combine this very serious stuff with outright party music, the only thing I can compare it to is classic period Public Enemy.

    Check out the awesome Piracy Funds Terrorism version of this song, it uses the beat to Salt n Peppa's Push It.
    DevastatorJr.on August 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta boy trying to help his family through the war-ish times i guess, man this song has a great beat,, its so different than anything else, when i first heard it i thought it was awful but its deffinitly grows on you.
    music*ismyboyfriendon January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not rap, fools!
    killstaron February 05, 2006   Link

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