Call and I'll answer
At home in the lost and found
You say that I'm much too proud
Someone who's taken pleasure
In breaking down

Never mind the mannequins
Drunk in their hollow town
Drinking their spoils down
Cheap imitations
A revelation is now

Yeah, you won't find me
I'm going M.I.A.
Tonight I'm leaving
Going M.I.A.
Getting lost in you again
Is better than being numb

Counting every minute
Till the feeling comes crashing down
Run when it hits the ground
I'm good at escaping,
But better at flaking out

Calling unanswered
The center becomes blown out
Stuck in the inside now
It's fear I'm embracing
I never could face you down

Yeah, you won't find me
I'm going M.I.A.
Tonight I'm leaving
Going M.I.A.
Getting lost in you again
Is better than being numb

Red, red, laced around your head
Cold and rescued

Call and I'll answer
At home in the lost and found
You say that I'm much too proud
Someone who's taken pleasure
In breaking down

Yeah, you won't find me
I'm going M.I.A.
Tonight I'm leaving
Going M.I.A.
So you don't find me
I'm going M.I.A.
Tonight I'm leaving
Going M.I.A.
Say goodbye to me
I'm going M.I.A.
I can find relief
I'm going M.I.A.
Getting lost in you again
Is better than being numb

Better than playing dumb


Lyrics submitted by SoyFarra

"M.I.A." as written by Taylor Hawkins Dave Grohl

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +1
    General CommentThis isn't my all time favorite foo fighters song ( i love their music) but it's definatly a great song. Everyone can relate to it because it's so true, everyone has that one person that they're drawn to and stuck on even though they know they aren't "the one"
    tinypunksteron June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...the best lines gotta be "Someone's always someone else's one" ;)
    cc_soccerbabe_8on March 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinately!! i love that line. This song reminds me of my ex girlfriend. She may not have been the one, but i sure did feel like shit when she dumped me
    Leecheron April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only foo's fan that was ever-so-slightly dissapointed when I heard this song? Its ok, better than average, but its not anywhere near as good as half the songs on "colour and shape" or "nothing left to lose"
    propheton April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree prophet... I was dissapointed too. But it's still a cool song. But not as good as the Colour and Shape" but "Nothing Left To Lose" was also sorta dissapointing. Yeah, but I can relate to this song. Sorta... when you like someone or go out w/ them and you feel dissapointed and know that you've made a mistake by ever likeing them. I dunno.
    emo_SavestheDayon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so catchy and just fun. Its way easy to relate to also. The movie they played it on (orange county) was a big dissapointment, but that has nuthing to do with the song.
    NoOtherOneon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea, this song is alright, but it could be better. The vocals are kinda weak... well, the whole song is kinda weak... Yep, I'm done complaining
    Squall3600on May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont get this song what does it mean someone help me please, it's driving me mad!
    turnerkr_ukon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a guy (or girl) who's in a shitty relationship and they want out but they might not be strong enough to break it off for good, and they regret ever dating that person, who has a lot of control over how they feel and what they do.
    kukamanja27on May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanx kukamanja27 i can definately relate 2 this song in that case!
    turnerkr_ukon June 06, 2002   Link

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