24 July 2011

M.I.A. – 27

posted by: Lydia New Music Daily
M.I.A and Amy Winehouse

After the news of Amy Winehouses’s death at 27 yesterday, M.I.A. shared a demo of “27,” a song she recorded last year but never released. M.I.A. said this song is in memory of Amy Winehouse and “all her friends that died at 27.” Amy Winehouse joins a whole host of other rock artists who passed away at 27, joining what’s been called the “27 Club.” Other artists known to be in the club include Brian Jones (founder of Rolling Stones), Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Jean-Michel Basquiat (to name a few). Rest in peace, Amy.

27 by _M_I_A_

said your all mouth and no brains
all rock stars go to heaven
you said you’ll be dead at 27
when we drunk in a English tavern
the owner poured you the Bourbon
and you drunk your self so rotten
so he got so rich he bought a Bentley
and moved himself to Devon

you started dirty dancing
and you bar tended a dozen
i took you to the clinic
to get you clean but you couldn’t
said in 2 days ur 27 and and ur destiny was comin
so ur papa passed so sudden
and left you with lil somin

you blew that money on a mountain of drugs
and staged your self a bed in
a month later when i popped in
your still high but the winter set in
i bought you a coffee and a muffin
and you quoted me some Lenin
i wished i was that clever
but thats what kept me coming
your friendship did mean somin
but you left me for nothin
when i left, you befriended a rope
and i saw you both were hanging.


[via Stereogum]


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