Redbone Lyrics by Childish Gambino


Childish Gambino Lyrics

Redbone Lyrics
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Daylight, I wake up feeling like you won't play right
I usually know but now, that shit don't feel right
It made me put away my pride
So long, you made a nigga wait for some, so long
You make it hoverboard like that, but no wrong
I'm wishing I could make this mine, oh

If you want it, yeah
You can have it, oh, oh, oh
If you need it, ooh
We can make it, oh
If you want it
You can have it

But stay woke
Niggas creepin'
They gon' find you
Gon' catch you sleepin'
Ooh, now stay woke
Niggas creepin'
Now don't you close your eyes

Too late
You wanna make it right, but now it's too late
My peanut butter chocolate cake with Kool-Aid
I'm trying not to waste my time

If you want it, oh
You can have it, you can have it
If you need it
You better believe in something
We can make it
If you want it
You can have it, aah!

But stay woke
Niggas creepin'
They gon' find you
Gon' catch you sleepin'
Put your hands up on me
Now stay woke
Niggas creepin'
Now don't you close your eyes
But stay woke, ooh
Niggas creepin'
They gon' find you
Gon' catch you sleepin'
Ooh, now stay woke
Niggas creepin'
Now don't you close your eyes

Baby get so scandalous, oh
How'd it get so scandalous?
Oh, oh
Baby you
How'd it get...
How'd it get so scandalous?
Ooh we get so scandalous
But stay woke
But stay woke

Redbone Info:


• "Redbone" is a Cajun term for a person of mixed race.

• " Donald Glover said the track vocals were untouched:
"Actually, there wasn't a ton of vocal stuff done. I think people hear 'Redbone' and like, 'Oh, he pitched up his vocals.' And there was no vocal pitching on the album. I just sang differently."

• "The slow, R&B-tinged track oozes with passionate soul and sees Gambino -- aka Atlanta star/creator Donald Glover -- sing with compelling conviction. A funky bass line starts things off and remains present throughout, acting as the guiding force for the various elements that are later introduced, from the church-inspired choir to Gambino's impressive vocals. Gambino primarily dips into his upper register here, almost sounding unrecognizable."
- "Childish Gambino Gets Smooth & Soulful on New Track 'Redbone'" --Billboard-

From the Album:
Awaken, My Love!

Released:
November 17, 2016

Genres:
Psychedlic Soul, R&B

Length:
5:26 (album version)
3:27 (radio edit)

Writers:
Donald Glover, Ludwig Göransson

Producers:
Childish Gambino, Ludwig Göransson


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