Down River

by M.I.A.

on Kala (2007)

First of all, I wanna say
I don't even know why you act that way
My name is Maya and people always say
I act kinda strange like a dooba weh

I like fish and mango pickle
When I climb trees them feet them tickle
I'm broke this month didn't pay rent
I had to jump town and my money's all spent
I had to jump town and my money's all spent

Rode the BMX, we walked through the bush
The boys fight to ride it, but I just let 'em push
Keith stole an egg from a lil' kookoo
Kept it safe in his mouth, while he danced the jookoo jookoo

There's only one ocean that got fish left
One day we'll have to be a really good chef
And I don't mean us in the bush making meth

Boys, if you catch meth, you catch your death
When I said that Keith sneezed and had a chick
Broke the little egg in his mouth in little bits

When it's hot we go down the river and swim
When we go fishing we're catching a brim
When the rivers high we jump off the bridge
And then we go home and play some didge