Missing in action was the answer to the question I kept asking
Where's my Dad? Always searching for a father I never had
He was never there, because he never cared
Next question is why, momma I'm older now you ain't' gotta' lie
Daddy went M.I.A, that's all you can say?
All I ever wanted was his love, and if he never wanted me he should've used a glove.
Daddy where you at, can anyone answer that?
Daddy I want you to know my pain.
You cut me with the knife of neglect and you should feel the same.
But, Daddy you know what's hilarious; I see yo' face every time I see mine,now that ain't' fair is it?
17 years patiently I awaited, all the while deep down I hated, the fact that I was anticipating a n***ga' that's M.I.A
Nope I won't shed another tear on your behalf, it's almost my turn to laugh
I'm gone' make it in this world, just like all those other Daddy's little girls
I can do it without you, I feel like a got a lot to prove
I'm gone' do something with my life, I'm not gone' be a Baby-Mama
I'm gonna' be a man's wife and a child's mother
There's alot I could call you, one name after the other, and Daddy ain't one.
Listen! I'm almost done
For all y'all girls who just like me, with a good for nothing M.I.A Daddy
Don't let his mistake put your happiness at stake
And if ain't nobody in yo' life to tell you wrongs and rights
Let these words hold you
The missing part of you will be sound
The love is only so close to you now
Please be strong, don't fall, do it for me and I'll do it for you
Now that we know the truth we have to
The little girl inside me has grown
She's smart and strong. Momma knew she could do it all along
She's black like you, but she's pretty too
And I don't need any man to tell me what I already know
The confidence in me has begun to grow
There soon will come a day
When all y'all dead beats gone wish y'all wasn't M.I.A