We’re not the only ones that noticed how many great artists left the land of the living at the age of 27. M.I.A. dedicated her song “27” to all her friends who died at that fateful age, most notably Amy Winehouse.
M.I.A. posted an unfinished demo titled “27”along with a R.I.P. Amy message on her Twitter Sunday. You can check out the SoundCloud of the song below:
Here are the lyrics:
Dedicated to all my friends that died at 27.
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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
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
and 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 bedin
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 found you both were hanging.
Powerful stuff… Lotta truth in them lyrics!
Say no to drugs folks.