Childish Gambino, “Be Alone” (Lyrics)

8 Mar

I’m doing all the lyrics from Donald Glover’s five-track Childish Gambino EP today.

“Be Alone” is the opening track, and the lyrics are after the jump.

Lyrics

I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alo-oh-one

I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alo-oh-one

‘Cause you know
Somewhere inside
I cannot find
The feeling I got from you
No-oh

Somewhere inside
I cannot find
The feeling I got from you
Oh-oh

Hard for a Pitchfork, soft for a Roc-a-fella
Music was my side chick, but now we’re movin’ in together
Always felt misunderstood, I guess I have to tolerate
My swag Jehovah Witness, dude, it never take a holiday
APC jeans, brown leather jacket on
Kitsune cableknit, cardigan from Rag and Bone
Thick Filipino chick, homemade bracelet
Her booty make her just a rapper, she ain’t gotta say shit
I’m someone they admire
Set the game ablaze, I’m an Arcade Fire
Laughed at my rise like my motion was funny
Yes, ashy to classy, my lotion is money
The ride is easy when the dollars there to grease the wheels
Now everybody tell me what to do and how to feel
It seems the more I try to connect with the world
I am feeling more alone that I ever have felt before
I wanna pick up the phone, ask my dad how to handle it
But what will happen when my dad’s not there to answer it?
I try to clear to clear my mind of thoughts that only slow me down
Like when these niggas call me faggot and we homies now
But we are not homies, I just keep you around
‘Cause all your talkin’ is the noise I need to kill the sound
Of all these voices tellin’ me no one can help me out
We are alone, I’m just the only one to figure out

I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alo-oh-one

I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alo-oh-one

‘Cause you know
Somewhere inside
I cannot find
The feeling I got from you
No-oh

Somewhere inside
I cannot find
The feeling I got from you
Oh-oh

“You are the bestest, I will obey you”
These words I wrote for you when you were fuckin’ other dudes
The only thing I need from you now is some solitude
Actions over words, girls will be girls, that’s all it proves
I used to be this guy sittin’ with an open heart
Now my computer screen’s the only place I feel a spark
I don’t fuck with fake bitches, except for when I fuck with fake bitches
Canon 5D to take pictures
Of the girls who wouldn’t talk to me a year ago
49er chick askin’ for money, she get zero, though
Here I go again, talkin’ money, women, and clothes and cars, right?
You can switch all of my words out with Plies’, right?
People sayin’ we’re the same, please come from under me
We are just some rappers, got no luxury of subtlety
No subtext when we’re rappin’, we say it like we hear it
I put it on a track, and I hope you get the spirit
‘Cause

I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alo-oh-one

I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alone
I don’t wanna be alo-oh-one

‘Cause you know
Somewhere inside
I cannot find
The feeling I got from you
No-oh

Somewhere inside
I cannot find
The feeling I got from you
Oh-oh

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