"Banana Skit" as written by and Mathangi Arulpragasam....
Dumb shella
Refugee education number one
Here we go

Banana
Ba-na-na
Say it again now
Ba-na-na
Say it again now
Ba-na-na
Na-na
Ba-na-na
Say it again now
Ba-na-na
Say it again now
Ba-na-na
Say it again now
Get yourself an education


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"Banana Skit" as written by Mathangi Arulpragasam

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    General CommentMaya [direct quote]: "I wrote that because when I was at school that was the type of shit that you have to learn first when you're an immigrant and you get sent to a special school to learn English. And I was always pronouncing everything really badly because the way you say it in Tamil is totally different. I mean, the syllables, the way they come out your mouth is so different: ba-na-na. And that's how that came about. I just wanted to make [the album] quite autobiographical."
    Michi28on January 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDo you think this about the stupidity of racism?

    I'm not sure, but cool song..
    tigersroamfreeon January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe likes bananas (shes worn a banana dress before)
    D4MVPon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentStupidity about something, that's for sure. You'd have to research a bit on the band to really know for sure.

    Great song.
    QuestforLifeon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh, wait. I've never noticed the second line of the song, Refugee education number one.

    Maybe they're trying to educate (rehabilitate?) drug addicts? You know, the ones who drugged themselves a bit too far out of their minds =)

    Possibly not, though. Just a thougt.
    QuestforLifeon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeems like commentary on English as a Second Language instruction for refugees. Repeating words like "banana" is sometimes done to help learn pronunciation, but M.I.A.'s comment at the end ("get yourself an education") seems sarcastic in the context.
    modernrocksongon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentD4MVP, she's bored of banana, she wants wanabana ;D
    nlkjasdfon January 07, 2008   Link

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