M.I.A – Borders (new video)

Sri Lankan-British singer M.I.A is back with a new music video. “Borders” is an urban-electronic production with the singer’s signature Middle East/South Asia folklore music influences, that will appear on M.I.A’s forthcoming album “Matahdatah”, due in stores “soon” via Interscope Records.

The stunning self-direced music video features a politically-charged theme.
In it, M.I.A can be seen standing in what seems to be a desert and, flanking her sides, long lines of refugees running towards an unknown destination, a destination that is revealed once the director turns the camera and we see the tall barbed fences the refugees will try to climb.

Lyrics:

Freedom, ‘I’dom, ‘Me’dom
Where’s your ‘We’dom?
This world needs a brand new ‘Re’dom
We’dom – the key
We’dom the key’dom to life!
Let’s be ‘dem
We’dom smart phones
Don’t be dumb!

Borders (What’s up with that?)
Politics (What’s up with that?)
Police shots (What’s up with that?)
Identities (What’s up with that?)
Your privilege (What’s up with that?)
Broke people (What’s up with that?)
Boat people (What’s up with that?)
The realness (What’s up with that?)
The new world (What’s up with that?)
Am gonna keep up on all that

Guns blow doors to the system
Yeah fuck ’em when we say we’re not with them
We’re solid and we don’t need to kick them
This is North, South, East and Western[x2]

Queen (What’s up with that?)
Killing it (What’s up with that?)
Slaying it (What’s up with that?)
Your goals (What’s up with that?)
Being bae (What’s up with that?)
Making money (What’s up with that?)
Breaking internet (What’s up with that?)
Love wins (What’s up with that?)
Living it (What’s up with that?)
Being real (What’s up with that?)

Guns blow doors to the system
Yeah fuck ’em when we say we’re not with them
We’re solid and we don’t need to kick them
This is North, South, East and Western[x2]

We representing peeps, they don’t play us on the FM
We talkin’ in our sleep, they still listen on a system
We sittin’ on a stoop
Where we get a scoop
This is how we keep it cool
This is how we do[x2]

Egos (What’s up with that?)
Your values (What’s up with that?)
Your beliefs (What’s up with that?)
Your families (What’s up with that?)
Histories (What’s up with that?)
Your future (What’s up with that?)
My boys (What’s up with that?)
My girls (What’s up with that?)
Freedom (What’s up with that?)
Your power (What’s up with that?)

Guns blow doors to the system
Yeah fuck ’em when we say we’re not with them
We’re solid and we don’t need to kick them
This is North, South, East and Western[x2]

We representing peeps, they don’t play us on the FM
We talkin’ in our sleep, they still listen on a system
We sittin’ on a stoop
Where we get a scoop
This is how we keep it cool
This is how we do[x2]

Gonna keep up on all that
Gonna be doing it like that


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  1. Bryce Chaleun May 9, 2016 at 4:48 am - Reply

    I’m still learning from you, while I’m making my way to the top as well. I certainly enjoy reading everything that is written on your website.Keep the stories coming. I liked it!

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