mp3: M.I.A – 27
The number of people paying their respects to Amy Winehouse is positively astral, with album sales surging astronomically in the process.
In amongst all the testimonials, is a humble tribute by M.I.A: “dedicated to all my friends that died at 27”.
Check out the mp3 below.
The singer tweeted:
“i recorded this song B4 vickileekx and never put it out. its a unfinished demo. R.I.P A.M.Y.”
Amy Winehouse was found dead yesterday afternoon in her North London home aged 27.
From the singer’s SoundCloud page:
Dedicated to all my friends that died at 27.
= = = = = =
said your all mouth and no brains
all rock stars go to heaven
you said you’ll be dead at 27 seven
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.
-James Godwin, July 24th, 2011