10 Dollar (3:59)

Cover of ARULAR(期間限定価格盤)

From ARULAR(期間限定価格盤) and 2 other releases

What inspired her to write the song & what is the background?

“When I was like 5-years-old in India, I got to sing this nursery rhyme and win the first prize . I won a bucket, because they always give you prizes that are really, really useful for poor people at home. You’d get a bucket or a broom or a mat. So when I went home, I just always remembered this song . . . So when I tried to do a song, Richard X asked me if I knew any Tamil, and I was like, “Yeah, I speak fluent Tamil.” And then I went in there with some ideas that I wanted to do something really Tamil on this song, you know. So I did the first , the “hey, hey” bit, which to me sounded really Tamil. I was trying to get in touch with that part of me. And then it so happened that the whole content of this song turned into this thing about dial-a-brides on the internet. You could get girls that come over and marry people for visas. I felt like it was such a third world issue thing to have to live with; women thinking like that and having that sort of mentality. And I really wanted to articulate what that nursery rhyme meant at the time, ‘cause I never knew it. And when my mom told me that’s what it was about, then I wrote the song about it.”

“It’s basically - Brahman kids are like Catholic kids; they’re really strict. And being a Brahman in India is the highest caste you could be, and they’re really religious. In India there’s a stereotype that loads of street prostitutes are all Brahman kids that ran away.


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