Huh?! Someone help me understand what she's singing about!

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    Sep 08, 2009 2:30 AM GMT

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    Sep 08, 2009 2:42 AM GMT
    She salt and peppers her mangos!

    stop beating on her wingo!

    all the why to columbo!

    *sigh* where's santi gold when you need her
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    Sep 08, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    M.I.A.'s music is a reflection/reaction to society, she grew up in war-torn Sri Lanka and had a difficult childhood. This song is a reaction to how world politics and popular media are so easy to create good vs evil and make everything black and white.

    I Bongo
    with my lingo
    and beat like a wing yo
    to Congo
    to Columbo - the capitol of Sri Lanka
    can't stereotype my thing yo
    I salt and pepper my mango
    shoot spit
    out the window
    bingo I got em in the thing yo
    now what? I'm doing my thing yo>

    quit bendin All my fingo
    quit beating me like you're ringo
    you wanna go?
    you wanna win a war?
    like P.L.O. I don't surrendo - reference to the Palestinian Liberation Organization

    the sunshowers that fall on my troubles
    are you over my baby
    and some showers I'll be aiming at you
    'cos i'm watching you my baby
    I bongo
    with my lingo
    and beat like a wing yo
    to congo
    to columbo
    can't stereotype my thing yo

    I checked that mouth on him
    fucking checked that gas on him
    I had him
    cornered him
    fucking shut that gate on him
    why should you listen to him?
    he had his way I'm bored of him
    I'm tired of him
    I don't wanna be as bad as him

    its a bomb yo
    so run yo
    put away your stupid gun yo
    'cos we see through like a protocol call
    thats why we blow it up 'fore we go

    the sunshowers that fall on my troubles
    are you over my baby
    and some showers I'll be aiming at you
    'cos i'm watching you my baby

    The rest of the song is an allegory to Bush and Blair

    semi-9 and snipered him
    on that wall they posted him
    they cornered him
    And Then Just Murdered Him

    he told them he didn't know them
    he wasn't there they didn't know him
    they showed him a picture then
    ain't that you with the muslims?

    he had colgate on his teeth
    and Reebok Classic on his feet
    at a factory he does Nike
    and then helps the family

    beat heart beat
    he's made it to the Newsweek
    sweetheart seen it
    he's doing it for the peeps. peace

    the sunshowers that fall on my troubles
    are you over my baby
    and some showers I'll be aiming at you
    'cos i'm watching you my baby
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    Sep 08, 2009 3:20 AM GMT

    Wow, Thanks TryandBuy, the song bears new meaning for me now. Its pretty powerful, now I know why she looked so serious as she sang.