M.I.A. - Know It Ain't Right Lyrics




[Verse 1]
Let me take the time to tell you
I already know whats on your mind
I wanna stick around and make you
Understand I didn’t commit crime
But you keep on thinking it’s
In some other chick
Makes me feel I’m better off
Goin' on a trip
You keep on thinking it’s
In some other bitch
That makes me wanna leave
And never call up 'til I’m rich

[Hook]
What you want come see me
I got bootleg love for free
I got Abdul in a taxi and
He’ll drop you down for free
Natsumi and Tsunami
They make love like origami
They put a flower on the lover
Give it good licky lick what
Good licky lick, good licky lick
We know it ain't right but we do it anyway

[Verse 2]
I think I wanna get a little active
There’s more to this than being your captive
New directions might need a little practice
I can make it a little less destructive
You putting guards up
Outside my shop
Get me with your swat what
And it don’t it don't stop
You putting guards up
Outside my shop
Get me with your swat what
And it don’t it don't stop

[Interlude]
Ay, ay, ay

[Hook]

[Outro]
We do it anyway, but we do it anyway [x2]





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M.I.A. Know It Ain't Right Comments
  1. brandon

    i remember this song randomly started playing on my phone on full volume in my 6th grade spanish class

  2. brandon

    WE KNOW IT AINT RIGHT BUT WE DO IT ANYWAYYYY

  3. Scribe Rothchild

    This song should have been a radio hit

  4. Jordan Dennis

    Let me take the time to tell you
    I already know whats on your mind
    I wanna stick around and make you
    Understand I didn’t commit crime
    But you keep on thinking it’s
    In some other chick
    Makes me feel I’m better off
    Goin' on a trip
    You keep on thinking it’s
    In some other bitch
    That makes me wanna leave
    And never call up 'til I’m rich

    What you want come see me
    I got bootleg love for free
    I got Abdul in a taxi and
    He’ll drop you down for free
    Natsumi and Tsunami
    They make love like origami
    They put a flower on the lover
    Give it good licky lick what
    Good licky lick, good licky lick
    We know it ain't right but we do it anyway

    I think I wanna get a little active
    There’s more to this than being your captive
    New directions might need a little practice
    I can make it a little less destructive
    You putting guards up
    Outside my shop
    Get me with your swat what
    And it don’t it don't stop
    You putting guards up
    Outside my shop
    Get me with your swat what
    And it don’t it don't stop

    What you want come see me
    I got bootleg love for free
    I got Abdul in a taxi and
    He’ll drop you down for free
    Natsumi and Tsunami
    They make love like origami
    They put a flower on the lover
    Give it good licky lick what
    Good licky lick, good licky lick
    We know it ain't right but we do it anyway

    What you want come see me
    I got bootleg love for free
    I got Abdul in a taxi and
    He’ll drop you down for free
    Natsumi and Tsunami
    They make love like origami
    They put a flower on the lover
    Give it good licky lick what
    Good licky lick, good licky lick
    We know it ain't right but we do it anyway

    We do it anyway, but we do it anyway
    We do it anyway, but we do it anyw

  5. TeeMakesBeatz

    They put flower on the lover; give it good licky licky, wha!

  6. Dee-Dee Evans

    This whole album got me through freshman year 😭

  7. El Argentino

    BOMBAAAAA

  8. Nicole Saldana

    this song sounds like good, dirty sex

  9. rikinhouston

    Have to say I think this is the jewel of the Album. This song is so weird because that beat is so made for sex, but the lyrics are about being jilted setting up and maintaining a brothel and selling other people, but not even caring in a way

  10. Marco Fuentes

    THE masterpiece

  11. Akilah Shamsud-Din

    Ayyyyyy bih

  12. Tim Elam

    *I'm always goin' two love You...flyin' yeah💋...*

  13. Buddha Bunny

    We know it ain't right but we do it anyway...
    Saints just get murdered...

  14. Marshall Mathers the 4th

    I wish M.I.A could have became famous way younger than she actually did. And released Matangi as her ninth studio album on December 19 2011 at the age of thirty six. This is only my opinion on what I truly wish happened.

  15. Hussein Hamieh

    thank you MIA

  16. Nunmuduru

    dat bassline tho.

    I like when she straight up sings/raps on her music. Her club banger-ish stuff is my least favourite.

  17. AxelStacks

    How the fuck did this song pass me by for 5 years? rare done experience

  18. Ominous

    instantly favourite song, I love M.I.A. <3

  19. Solàil Man

    Thank you for this song

  20. Joseph mcafee

    Loveilobuomi

  21. NiaHernandez Love

    i got buddha love for freeee

  22. BlacksAreTheHebrewIsraelites

    This song is so dope. Matangi is such an amazing record.

  23. Lejoka

    Fuuck 2018 & this joint is still 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  24. Evelyn Antonella Lopez

    [Verse 1]
    Let me take the time to tell you
    I already know whats on your mind
    I wanna stick around and make you
    Understand I didn’t commit crime
    But you keep on thinking it’s
    In some other chick
    Makes me feel I’m better off
    Goin' on a trip
    You keep on thinking it’s
    In some other bitch
    That makes me wanna leave
    And never call up 'til I’m rich

    [Hook]
    What you want come see me
    I got bootleg love for free
    I got Abdul in a taxi and
    He’ll drop you down for free
    Natsumi and Tsunami
    They make love like origami
    They put a flower on the lover
    Give it good licky lick what
    Good licky lick, good licky lick
    We know it ain't right but we do it anyway

    [Verse 2]
    I think I wanna get a little active
    There’s more to this than being your captive
    New directions might need a little practice
    I can make it a little less destructive
    You putting guards up
    Outside my shop
    Get me with your swat what
    And it don’t it don't stop
    You putting guards up
    Outside my shop
    Get me with your swat what
    And it don’t it don't stop

  25. King J

    We know it ain't right but we do it anyway !

  26. Art Gozzip Nation

    She is ubelieveably good!!

  27. Joel Sosa

    I LOVE U M.I.A

  28. Lawson Draper

    u got urs so u good..cool

  29. Lawson Draper

    as long as da dark is done in light nutin wrong wit it

  30. Lawson Draper

    when God mad something wrong n u know it ain right

  31. Otoniel Medrano

    I think this is my fav of all album

  32. Will Holbert

    Trump 2016 lul

    Nyar ttaffom

    Will Holbert

    Will Holbert

    @Nyar ttaffom licky licky... we know it aint right..

  33. Alejandra López

    We know it ain't right but we do it anyway

  34. oxfordbasil X

    Would be so dope if there was a video to this <3333

  35. gmo delira

    this song is so amazing

  36. Emerson Marcelo

    Hino incompreendido

  37. Marie Foye

    this song is the shit

  38. Marie Foye

    this song is the shit

  39. Carlos Andrade

    todo o álbum adicionado aqui no dia do meu aniversário em 2013, que presente eu ganhei hein

  40. Carlos Andrade

    que saudade

  41. Colten L

    This song is fucking

  42. cloud surfer

    I think it's a sad song, but i love it

  43. Luz Ramos

    Is Beautiful!! i love you M.I.A Argentina i love's u . Sorry for my English jajaja

    CJust 369

    Argentina loves you*

  44. Eduardo Arrieta

    Alguien me puede decir como se llama el símbolo que está en la esquina inferior derecha?

    Eduardo Arrieta

    +SyalomarPum muchas gracias amiguito!

  45. eSINGHb

    2016 and I still fuck with this album, this has got to be my fave song of the album 👌🏽

    Liyhhh Vibesss

    eSINGHb 2017

    Nwamaka Okobi

    Still rocking it in 2018

    michabooksandcaps

    2019! Still one of my favorite albums and this being my favorite song on the album 👌🏾

  46. Jenn Allam

    this is my jam!!

    Michael Vernon Davis

    She's got this!

  47. Malik Hoff

    has any had sex to this ?

    brandon

    had sexodus

    Fishey Gaming

    +SOZZYLAND yes

  48. Dellonte Slayton

    Hello guys I'm a sri Lanka in I just won't to tell you that this song is about m.I.a in her husband they got a restraining order banned from London sorry m.I.a text me back m.I.a cuz

    MichaelTours King Of Pop

    Dellonte Slayton you right

  49. LaRee

    reminds me of Hong Kong with all of the southeast Asian and eastern africans hanging out in Hong Kong

  50. Malik Hoff

    ARULPRAGASAM.

    Malik Hoff

    gave me an eargasm

    Pimbilica BP

    Tamil name yaaruidhu

  51. connorbnelson

    I like (S)Exodus, Bad Girls, and MATANGI, but this has to be my favorite on the album. If not my favorite MIA song in general.

  52. Jadson Medeiros

    HATE THE PLAYER #2  =D =D =D 
    from systemboys

  53. jbvez373

    Storytime.

    Based on the lyrics I guess this song is about illegal prostitution. So I imagine a camera following the road leading to the hidden place. Its a sketchy neighborhood in Southeast or East Asia. Looks like it just rained and the sky is dim. The streets are damp and there are vendors here and there selling stuff under tents (the kind you see at a farmers market). Not so crowded but there are people passing by. Then the camera goes through some alley and enters a door with no sign or whatsoever. A middle aged man is sitting behind a small desk under cheap incandescent light bulbs. The camera goes through one more door and there are Asian prostitutes chatting, waiting for customers. Then a group of men enter the "shop" and they each take a girl to separate rooms. Then the scenes keep switching between each rooms. The rooms are all small with the same incandescent bulbs and squeaky bed with ugly sheet. The girls are professionally smiling and "warming up" with the customer, not yet naked. Then we see the guy at the desk looking bored. But somewhere on the street some cops are coming towards the shop. Bored man suddenly gets a text and jumps from his seat. Then he runs to each room, shouting something (we can't hear), gesturing the prostitutes and customers to come out. The customers leave immediately. The prostitutes skillfully grab all their stuff (like clothes, handbag, nail polish, etc). They all leave hurriedly with the man and the last girl turns off the light switch and shuts the door. The cops arrive at the shop but there's no one left. They are clearly mad and frustrated. We see a few girls from the group, running away on the streets, their hands full with their belongings. They are laughing and it is obvious that they will return for their "job".

    availablenickssucks

    @jbvez373 you genius you :3 you've got the idea, I've got a camera, what's next? :D

    العـنقود ٰٓ

    i like how your mind works!

    Wallace Oliveira

    Great idea. I can hear the girls laugh at the end of the song.

    Leo Martín

    Great story man!👏🏽 I would like that everybody escapes together, workers and costumers, laughing and cheering for the fun adrenaline.

    oochiepoochi

    I absolutely love your idea. it makes me love this song more plus it’s my fav from mia. thank you for sharing

  54. SummerSecretz

    Sooo gud.

  55. Jessica Peralta

    Insane, I keep on listening it over and over again, this is music, lyrics and music matches f! amazing!

  56. Princessneenee91

    This is my shit!! 😊

  57. AZUMATRILL

    Love this song. The lyrics to me represent either relationship issues
    (ie. fear of commitment or the thought of adultery) 

    Love it Maya. Much love.

  58. Coolerwheresmyjuice

    Let me take the time to tell you
    I already know whats on your mind
    I wanna stick around and make you

    Understand I didn’t commit crime
    But you keep on thinking it’s
    In some other chick
    Makes me feel I’m better off
    Goin' on a trip
    You keep on thinking it’s
    In some other bitch
    That makes me wanna leave
    And never call up 'til I’m rich

    What you want come see me
    I got bootleg love for free
    I got Abdul in a taxi and
    He’ll drop you down for free
    Natsumi and Tsunami
    They make love like origami
    They put a flower on the lover
    Give it good licky lick what
    Good licky lick, good licky lick
    We know it ain't right but we do it anyway

    I think I wanna get a little active
    There’s more to this than being your captive
    New directions might need a little practice
    I can make it a little less destructive
    You putting guards up
    Outside my shop
    Get me with your swat what
    And it don’t it don't stop
    You putting guards up
    Outside my shop
    Get me with your swat what
    And it don’t it don't stop

    [Interlude]
    Ay, ay, ay

    [Hook]

    [Outro]
    We do it anyway, but we do it anyway [x2]

  59. JJXFen

    I know it ain't right but I want to have sex with this song

  60. Bigdogfrak

    Make a video mia in this

  61. Tanisha Fleming

    The beat killer like MIA AS ARTist

  62. Inside The 3rain

    Dopeness!!!

  63. Kenzie Martin

    Know It Ain't Right and Sexodus are the best on the album, in my opinion.

  64. mblockstyxx

    Dope!!!

  65. T RG

    never fails.

  66. Patrick King

    this song is soo underrated like unbelievable

  67. david johnson

    This beat though!

  68. maria jose V

    excellent

  69. Liz Sevier

    best song on the album, no doubt

  70. Mel

    Sick beat killin 'em softly with it.

  71. zitorage

    Still listening to this song non-stop. Its my go to, spark it up :)

    Solid and imagery invoking.

    All I see is emeralds, smoke around visa shop, tea teal greens with the red sea.

  72. Scott Alans

    Marquess Scott enough said
    Gotta admit she's good ^_^

  73. Vijay R

    This song is really tough!

  74. Eric S

    Best song on the album. If you don't think so, listen to it a few more times.

  75. wasy35

    Lay on my bed and listen to this really loud....pure bliss.

    dLEOb

    Can i lay on mine too and still be in that bliss? lol

  76. Billy Slaughtah

    love this sh*t

  77. Burningdaylighter

    This song is  f i r e

  78. Steph Ler

    natsumi and tsumani they make love like origami they put flower on the lover give you good licky licky what

    Dr.Coca- Cola

    Good licky lick,good licky lick

  79. StarBlazing2019

    I didn't know she had a new album....arrgh!!!  That's the problem with living in a small town...you don't know nothing like this. I love MIA!!!!!! I can't wait to get her album and blast in on my stereo...oooooooooohhhhh :p

  80. Heron Pedro

    Amazing :)(:

  81. yesiwill100

    Such an AMAZING song!  how does MIA know how to put together the perfect ingredients to make a perfect song that really tweaks my love-for-this-song sensor points?

    Steph Ler

    i know right???

  82. icsupa

    Album of the fking year

  83. Sparkles Ok

    What you want? Come see me!
    I got bootleg love for free!

  84. TERRYテリー

    /\/\.|./\ Back wit dat power power!!!!

  85. Itz Bailey

    THis is pretty chill tho... M.I.A <3

  86. FancyMeme_

    I feel like I'm in paradise when I listen to this song

  87. Katarina Nikolic

    stilll...cant...stop..listening. album OUT TODAY PEOPLE!!!

  88. zitorage

    LISTENED to the whole album, gotta say the whole thing is hot chilli maaan. ITs so F**** guud. I sent it to all my friends and family, a handful already preordered off Amazon the CD. Every song and every sound is beyond and just so crazy put together layered out nicely - cant help but appreciate she did it all on her own.

    This song in particular has just a wavy flow to it, it makes me go back to it nonstop. Also it makes me want to listen to Sexodus, then Exodus in that order lol.

    MIA maaaad repspect for you. Trying to spread your love wherever I go.

    jaisiri koli

    zitorage hi

  89. May Walker

    If this song were a person it would be the most sensual gangsta!

    Santiago P

    Sorry being late but I consider this more like a sad song

  90. Raven Evans

    This shit lowkey bang!

  91. Christian Hammond

    This should be released as her next single

  92. Darren Djajadiredja

    Favorite song off the album

  93. KanayaRF

    Her voice is just amazing. <3

  94. Roy Lowery

    This song is so sexy, but its sensual at the same time. Fucking amazing

  95. Salty Queen

    Good licky licky

    Good licky lick.

  96. PjSparkle08

    my shyt. on repeat aye XD

  97. Iyshia C.

    this is one of my fav songsss. i wish i knew what she was talking about love and drugs? idk but i listen anywa-a-a-yy

  98. sunkissedshay

    I can't stop listening to her amazing voice :) and I don't want to!