"Illygirl" as written by Mathangi Arulpragasam and Charles Smith....
Illygirl, Illygirl, Illygirl, Illygirl

Daddy can be rough
That's why I can be tough
Thick skin
Even when it comes to little bit of love
Around doing stuff
Police put me in cuffs
Eat a dick, damn right
I am a diamond in the rough

Illygirl, Illygirl, Illygirl, Illygirl

Shirts, tops, tees
I'm always in tight jeans
I know Billie Jean
I know Bruce Springsteen
I also know Palestine

And mujahideen
Playing Tekken on the weekend
Eating Mangosteen

Illygirl, Illygirl, Illygirl, Illygirl

Beat beat machine
Trying to stream with my team
I'm forming a bomb

Have you heard my dream?
Even Martin Luther schemed
So I put it down
Then I try to explain what it means


Lyrics submitted by RyGuy86, edited by karag01

"Illygirl" as written by Mathangi Arulpragasam Charles Smith

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    Song MeaningI kinda think that Illygirl is something similar to Britney Spears "If You Seek Amy" and no I don't mean the songs are similar in any way at all. I mean how the lyrics are done. If You Seek Amy is a clever way of saying F-U-C-K Me. I think she's saying I'm an illygirl really meaning "I'm an illegal" which is why she references Police, Billie Jean & Bruce Springsteen, Martin Luther, etc. It wouldn't be the first time M.I.A. has done a song involving politics.
    dcj321on September 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's pretty obvious which lines are wrong. I figured it would get rejected if it was full of question marks, so I made stuff up. Anyone want to help me fix it? Lol.
    RyGuy86on July 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's pretty obvious which lines are wrong. I figured it would get rejected if it was full of question marks, so I made stuff up. Anyone want to help me fix it? Lol.
    RyGuy86on July 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's manogsteen not mango steam. That's all I got I'll find some more.
    Exordiomon August 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLean mean machine instead of neat neat machine.

    Martin luther's keen.

    That's all I can correct haha. Sure she says "I'm from England" but then can't understand what she says after that.
    EliteJamieon September 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentinstead of "im forming a bomb" its "Im from England, from Mitcham near Cheam"
    gravitysmyenemyon August 30, 2011   Link

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