"Lovalot" as written by Mathangi Arulpragasam, John Graham Hill, David James Andrew Taylor, Opal Alicia Josephs, Sheldon Murray Pennicott and Sekou Khari Akil Davis....
They told me this is a free country
But now it feels like a chicken factory
I feel cooped up I wanna bust free
Got nothing to lose if you get me

Like a Taliban trucker, eating boiled up yucca
I keep my eyez down like I'm in a black burka
Been through shit yeah it's a fucker
Now I make tunes say shaka laka laka
Shaka laka la, shaka laka lee, shaka lakalakalaka lucky lucky me
If you check me, I check you
If they kick you, then I back you
Say somin' new, say somin' cool
I give you my time, but I ain't no fool
Acca Acca I, breaker, breaker jaw every every time, someone steps on my toe
I fight the ones that fight me

I really love a lot
I really love a lot
I really love a lot
I really love a lot,
But I fight the ones that fight me
But I fight the ones that fight me
I fight the ones who fight me
But I fight , but I fight, but I fight
But I fight the ones that fight me

Who's in town
Like Hu Jintao
Them no like me, me no like dem
Instead of them I got a new found friend
Someone I can love up like me
Like Obama needs to love up chen

Like a hand me down sucker trowing bombs out to Mecca
Call it goodwill, get money to get better
Keep ya head down like a Unicef worker
If you get hit you can't question the fucker
How come how come I, yeah but yeah but why?
If I be the f, who the f, b the I
If you met me then you'll get me but if you get me, will you get a fee
Shit mennnu be free where's Bob Marley
And I won't turn my cheek like I'm Ghandi

I fight the ones that fight me
I fight the ones that fight me

I really love a lot
I really love a lot
I really love a lot
I really love a lot,
But I fight the ones that fight me
But I fight the ones that fight me
I fight the ones who fight me
But I fight, but I fight, but I fight
But I fight the ones that fight me


Lyrics submitted by aspi, edited by monstaaa

"Lovalot" as written by Mathangi Arulpragasam, John Graham Hill, David James Andrew Taylor, Opal Alicia Josephs, Sheldon Murray Pennicott, Sekou Khari Akil Davis

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, TAFARI INCORPORATED

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  • +3
    Song MeaningIt's funny people talk about "terrorists" as in "arabs" who attack the US. When in reality it's US invading the Middle East. That's what she is talking about in this. I really love alot/allah but I fight the ones that fight me" AKA they defend themselves against invaders[US}

    She also starts:

    "They told me this is a free country,
    But now it feels like a chicken factory."

    To me that is referring to how US citizens are brainwashed/slaves. the govt uses them for profits/workers. Keep them all focused on the latest gossip and celebs to ignore the important issues.

    When she refers to obama and chen, Hu Jintao - it's because they are all buddies. Tyrants killing the innocent for profit and power. There was an article recently of Obama and Hu Jintao meeting, obama making excuses for Hu Jintaos human rights abuses.

    Cyanydeon March 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow..this is definitly dirrected to a story of a terrorist,,she is risky, and I love it.
    SirBansheeBeaton July 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI think the first "Who's in town?" is correct, but the second is actually "Hu Jintao," the President of China.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    Athervaon July 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat do you guys think she means by "like a Taliban trucker eatin' boiled-up yucca,
    Get my eyes done like I'm in a black burka"

    Like hiding from the bad people? right?
    SirBansheeBeaton July 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionSmall, small correction: it's spelled "yuca". Yucca is an ornamental plant (think Joshua Tree), whereas Yuca is a food crop (think cassava root).
    davisbc1982on September 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis is what rap should be... Looking at this it's amazing how lyrically intricate it is, while still being musical, and having an extreme amount of meaning, all while being clever. Not only that, but this beat is bangin and makes you want to dance. I love this woman.
    rizzoyon July 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThey told me this is a free country
    But now it feels like a chicken factory
    I feel cooped up, I wanna bust free
    Got nothin' to lose if you get me (if you get me...)

    Like a Taliban trucker eatin' boiled up yuca
    Keep my eyes down like I'm in a black burqa
    Been through shit, yeah, it's a fucka
    But now I make tunes, say shuck-a-lucka-lucka

    Shuck-a-lucka-la
    Shuck-a-lucka-lee
    Shuck-a-lucka-lucka-lucka
    Lucky, lucky me

    If you check me, I check you
    If they kick you, then I'll back you
    Say somethin' new, say somethin' cool
    Give you my time, but I ain't no fool

    Eck-a-eck-a I
    Break-a-break-a jaw
    Every, every time
    Someone steps on my toe

    I fight the ones that fight me

    I really lovalot, I really lovalot
    I really lovalot, I really lovalot

    But I fight the ones that fight me
    But I fight the ones that fight me
    I fight the ones that fight me

    But I fight, but I fight
    But I fight, but I fight
    But I fight the ones that fight me

    Who's in town?
    Them nuh like me, me nuh like them
    Like Hu Jintao
    Instead of them I got a newfound gem
    Someone I can love up like men
    Like Obama needs to love up Chen

    Like a hand-me-down, sucka throwin' bombs at Mecca
    Call it good-will, get money to get better
    Keep your head down like a UNICEF worker
    If you get hit you can't question the fucka

    How come? How come I? Yeah but, yeah but why?
    If I be the F, who the F be the I?
    If you met me then you get me
    But if you get me, well, you get a fee
    Shit's meant to be free, where's Bob Marley?
    'Cause I won't turn my cheek like I'm Gandhi

    I fight the ones that fight me
    I fight the ones that fight me
    I really lovalot, I really lovalot
    I really lovalot, I really lovalot

    But I fight the ones that fight me
    But I fight the ones that fight me
    I fight the ones that fight me

    But I fight, but I fight
    But I fight, but I fight
    But I fight the ones that fight me
    monstaaaon September 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf they kick you then I'll back you*

    Like a bomber needs to love up Dzhen*

    I can't make out the rest of that verse, but this song is definitively about what makes a "terrorist" tick. It even contains a shout-out to one of the Moscow Black Widows, Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova (Dzhen) was a 17 year old chick who blew herself up in the Moscow Metro, because she really loved Allah (hear how M.I.A. drags out that alot?) and because she fought the ones who she thought were fighting her.
    kemekongkaon July 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree that this song has everything to do with terrorists and Allah... but not in a sympathetic way. More from the point of view of a terrorist. I wonder if MIA will get any negative backlash from this song though. Personally, it's my favorite on the album
    imamemberon July 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"Like a bomber needs to love up Dzhen."

    Lyric booklet has the lyrics as "Like Obama needs to love up Chen."
    darkdiscoon July 21, 2010   Link

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