We don't need no wings to fly (here).

It means we indeed need wings to fly.

But hey now,don't know girl we both know what to do. (here)

  • Next time, try to add a time stamp or some kind of time reference when you refer to a video and specific lyrics.
    – Em.
    Jun 10, 2016 at 5:09

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Maybe you are thinking that it's a double negative(?)

don't ... no ...

actually in this case it means wings are not necessary.
It's the same as

we don't need nothing we don't need anything

Wings are not necessary (to fly)
As long as you love me (I can fly without having wings)

Maybe because it's a love song?

In the video, the words in your second sentence were changed to

But hey now, don't know girl, we both know it's a cruel world.

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    Small typo, second to last line, "your". Also, I think you are trying to say that the actual lyrics say "you know, girl, we both know" and this makes (more) sense than the incorrect written lyrics.
    – Em.
    Jun 10, 2016 at 5:17

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