"Jimmy" as written by Mathangi Arulpragasam, David James Andrew Taylor and Bappi Lahiri....
Jimmy gone M.I.A.
Come back Jimmy

When you go Rwanda Congo
Take me on a genocide tour
Take me on a truck to Darfur
Take me where you would go
Got static on ya satellite phone
Gotta get you safe at home
Gotta get you somewhere warm
So you get me all alone

Jimmy! (Adja)
Jimmy! (Adja)
Jimmy! (Adja)
Jimmy! (Adja)

Time and time and time and time again
You keep pushing that button but I don't know what you're sayin'
You hit me on AIM, tryin' to flip me on some game
Are you coming, are you going, are you leaving, are you staying?

You tell me that you're busy
Your lovin makes me crazy
I know that you hear me
Start actin like you want me!

You tell me that you're busy
Your lovin makes me crazy
I know that you hear me
Start actin like you want me!


Time and time and time and time again
You keep pushing me, what are you sayin?
You hit me on AIM, tryin' to flip me on some game
But I still don't know what you're sayin

You tell me that you're busy
Your lovin makes me crazy
I know that you hear me
Start actin like you want me!

You tell me that you're busy
Your lovin makes me crazy
I know that you hear me
Start actin like you want me!

Jimmy! (Adja)
Jimmy! (Adja)
Jimmy! (Adja)
Jimmy! (Adja)


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"Jimmy" as written by Mathangi N Arulpragasam Sameer Anjaan

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  • +2
    General Commentstars202 is right. I have the article sitting right in front of me. its from the magazine SPIN (Aug 2007, pg.46). It reads:

    SPIN: The Kala song "Jimmy" is a good old-fashioned love story--but the courtship is in Darfur, Rwanda, adn the Congo. Did you fall in love with a UN relief worker or something?

    MIA: Ah, kinda! Actually, he was a journalist. I was in Liberia and he was in Rwanda, and we were gonna meet up. He was like,"On our first date, do you wanna go on a genocide tour?" I just thought, "This shit doesn't escape me! This is me!" I wrote the song instead of actually going on the genocide tour.
    huddyon January 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgenocide worker she met and he asked her out on a date and he wanted to take her on a genocide tour. she didnt go and wrote the song instead.

    that was a really rough explanation, its just what i remembered reading in an interview.
    stars202on August 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentof montreal does a WICKEDDDD cover of this song
    peopledontdanceon February 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correctionshouldn't it start 'Jimmy's gone M.I.A./ Come back Jimmy'?
    cosmichandson August 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti looove it. now someone explain it to me. lol
    killstaron August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually, i think it's a cover of a song from a bollywood film that maya used to watch when she was little. i think the verses might be written by her, though.
    strkebackon September 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin the bollywood version, it was "adja" which means "come." like, "jimmy, come on, start acting like you want this, gees."
    beerbrigadeon November 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentstars202 is right. I have the article sitting right in front of me. its from the magazine SPIN (Aug 2007, pg.46). It reads:

    SPIN: The Kala song "Jimmy" is a good old-fashioned love story--but the courtship is in Darfur, Rwanda, adn the Congo. Did you fall in love with a UN relief worker or something?

    MIA: Ah, kinda! Actually, he was a journalist. I was in Liberia and he was in Rwanda, and we were gonna meet up. He was like,"On our first date, do you wanna go on a genocide tour?" I just thought, "This shit doesn't escape me! This is me!" I wrote the song instead of actually going on the genocide tour.
    huddyon January 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea it isn't really acha it should be adja as in come here basically telling jimmy to come and be with her :)
    jiny54on February 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdis song is tight..i fuckin lovee it..
    [now i want to learn hindu[hindi] wtf ever]
    dj_babygirlon March 09, 2008   Link

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