"Fire Fire" as written by Mathangi Arulpragasam and Anthony Edward Whiting....
Growing up, brewing up
Guerilla getting trained up
Look out Look out
From over the rooftop

Growing up, brewing up
Guerilla getting trained up
Look out Look out
From over the rooftop

Competition coming up now
Load up. Aim. Fire! Fire! Pop!

Competition coming up now
Load up. Aim. Fire! Fire! Pop!

Row the boat - straight to the ocean
Give em a run, a run at his own game
Signal the plane and I landed on the runway
A survivor, independent foreigner
First your beats had me running to the running man
Then your chat had me want to do the bogle man
Click suits and booted in the timberland
Freaking out to missy on a timberland

Growing up, brewing up
Guerilla getting trained up
Look out! Look out!
From over the rooftop

Growing up, brewing up
Guerilla getting trained up
Look out! Look out!
From over the rooftop

Competition coming up now
Load up. Aim. Fire! Fire! Pop!

Competition coming up now
Load up. Aim. Fire! Fire! Pop!

You should have been good to me
Then I wouldn't get so rowdy, rowdy
You should have kept ya eye on me
Then I wouldn't get so baddy, baddy

Whether you are,
Swinging out to swing beat
Laying low and jacking up to Lou Reed
Chasing out to Pixies and the Beasties
Doing accede with hair-colored geek freaks
F-F-W-D onto the '04
Got my own flow get you to the dance floor
Little mama doing the booty rolls
Crump clowns got me rooting for the Linos.


Lyrics submitted by monicatx

"Fire Fire" as written by Zemroy Thomas

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, NW ROYALTY CONSULTING, LLC.

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    General Commenti cant decide if i think its cool or stupid that this song was on the OC. i was surprised, though
    kimberon October 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wouldn't know, seeing as I promised to ban the OC the very episode where Death Cab For Cutie performed.

    Regardless I love all of the shout-outs in this song. I mean she even devotes a bit to "crump clowns". Lmfao.

    I love this woman.
    The_Variableon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis album is the best debut since Homework, Remedy, Ready To Die, etc.
    D4MVPon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems really political, but it's actually not.
    Direct quote: "I wrote this about the music industry. It's not actually that political at all. It's basically just saying that if the mainstream doesn't communicate with the marginal people, they'll turn around and create it themselves, ya know? That's really what it was. I felt like the mainstream had stopped catering to me, and I was pissed off that they think that my mental age was twelve & You know how everything is geared up towards, like, brainwashing people and telling them that they're dumber than they actually are, or thinking that people aren't capable of digesting more what they are actually capable of digesting. And I really felt like I was hearing a lot of that with the music industry ­ people sort of going, You can't really talk about politics in music. You can't talk about this in music. You have to keep your music real simple so people get it. And really, we were actually playing a part in dumbing people down, and I felt like I didn't really want to be a part of that and I wanted to make a statement and be like, no! You can carry on doing that ­ this is how you build the other."

    It's in a track-by-track interview that is quite interesting, you should go read it!
    musicstore.connect.com/album/187/M-I-A-/Arular/…
    feel me loudon January 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought this might be about her relationship with Diplo, but after reading what she has to say about it, it makes a lot of sense.
    aspion February 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know that "Jacking up to Lou Reed" must be a nod to the song Heroin, but does anyone know what "Chasing out to Pixies and the Beasties" means?
    Also, if this really is a song about the music industry, "missy" might be "Missy" and "Timberland" might be "Timbaland" (who produced "Get Ur Freak On," according to Wikipedia).
    MLI555on May 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor years I have been hearing "jacking off to Lou Reed" and even singing along! It was one of my favorite lines of hers! "Laying low and jacking off to Lou Reed"...yeah...damn.
    guavajelly89on December 17, 2010   Link

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