Childish Gambino, “Lights Turned On” (Lyrics)

8 Mar

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

“Lights Turned On” is the fourth track, and the “Lights Turned On” lyrics are after the jump.

Lyrics

Small chick with a fat ass
Did I say that out loud? Lemme backtrack
I know my game ain’t that bad
Have you ever made out with a Gap ad?
And girls want what they can’t have
So I don’t text back when the screen flash
You love me? You mean cash
Need a friend you can fuck, I can be that
Crush girls now, couldn’t last year
Oh, you like me now? Well, that’s weird
Last year, you were chillin’ wit’ Lil Wayne
Now you wanna pretend like my feelings is still the same?
My work is my playtime
I need you to understand and to stay fine
Do this and I just might wife you
Lemme poke ya, ma, Raichu
Fuck ya life
I don’t really think I drank enough tonight
Lookin’ at you, make me wanna fuck for life
Lame-ass dudes gon’ suck tonight
But so are these girls, am I wrong or right?
Girl, do somethin’ to me
“Nah, baby, you way too hood for me”
Y’all girls have never been good for me
Watch a nigga take over, mute me
I wanna fuck with the lights on
Hey, girl, let a python slide on
Stay sick, infect me, Lysol
I’m on the edge, they hopin’ that I might fall
I make it work, I’m runnin’ with the new crew
And we do dope shit you ain’t used to
For me, by me, fuck FUBU
This girl never heard of me, go and check YouTube
I got a house with a dope view
See the ocean, dope shit, you an ’06, I’m an ’02
But enough about high school
I’m gettin’ laid, or I’m gettin’ lied to
You my stand-in Cameron, lemme be your A-Rod
You number one in The Pack, Based God
Should I say somethin’ dumb to give us somethin’ to fight about?
Never mind, lights out

I want the lights turned on
Show me how you do it
Show me what you doin’
I don’t wanna lose
Have them lights turned on
Show me what you doin’
Show me what you do to me, me

Swag
2:30 and we still makin’ progress
Talkin’ on Twitter to see where to go next
3:30, man, where did the time go?
I’m chillin’ with this Asian chick I met in Chicago
She look like the Social Network chick
Except for her ass is twice as thick, man
Just wanna bite that shit
Where the fuck did my license went?
I musta left it at the other place
I rent a loft downtown with a ton of space
Yeah, we doin’ stupid shit, have stories when I’m older
But I don’t wanna see pictures of us on Vulture
Never thought about a year ago
I’m chillin’ out with the friends at the Super Bowl
Things change like a motherfuck
That’s why I wild out, keep the city up
Uh, I talk a lot about the girls in my songs
But you are different from the girls in my songs
Stop talkin’ ’bout the girls in my songs!
If you don’t like it, I can just take you home
More green than the top of these tree trunks
Leave you boyfriend here, ’cause he punk
She like, “I’m not a slut,” speed bump
By the way, what’s your name? ‘Cause we drunk

I want the lights turned on
Show me how you do it (We druuuunk)
Show me what you doin’
I don’t wanna lose (We druuuuuuunk)
Have them lights turned on
Show me what you doin’ (I’m drunk)
Show me what you do to me, me

I want the lights turned on
Show me how you do it
Show me what you doin’
I don’t wanna lose
Have them lights turned on
Show me what you doin’
Show me what you do to me, me

I want the lights turned on
Show me how you do it
Show me what you doin’
I don’t wanna lose (I need to get high)
Have them lights turned on
Show me what you doin’ (I got to get high)
Show me what you do to me, me (I got to get high)

I got to get high
I need to get high
Uh, I needs to get high
Uh, I gots to get high

10 Responses to “Childish Gambino, “Lights Turned On” (Lyrics)”

  1. db March 8, 2011 at 4:26 PM #

    i think you mean…

    Lemme poke ya ma, raichu

    Watch a nigga take over, mutiny

    Show me what you doin’ (I got to get high )

    • Andy Hutchins March 9, 2011 at 2:55 AM #

      Good catches on mutiny and the missing ad-lib. I appreciate it.

  2. Cody Nelson March 8, 2011 at 4:30 PM #

    Hey, man. Thanks for getting to these lyrics so quickly. Fantastic EP. I have to say, though, I think it’s ‘Raichu’ where you have ‘my-chu.’ Pretty sure it’s a Pokemon reference, but I could be wrong.

  3. Andy Hutchins March 9, 2011 at 2:52 AM #

    About the Raichu line: I did get that it’s a Pokemon reference. (You’re commenting on a blog whose proprietor has Pokemon Black in hand, just so you know.) But I think Gambino’s saying “my-chu,” that the “mom” is his girl.

    I could be wrong, but I’ve listened a number of times, listening specifically for that “Rai,” and haven’t heard it once.

  4. jojohnyhacki February 12, 2012 at 5:51 PM #

    I love that version from L.A. Dezember 2011!
    He totally rules!

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