Childish Gambino "Redbone" Lyrics: Every verse to standout track from 'Awaken, My Love!'

Childish Gambino "Redbone" Lyrics: Every verse to standout track from 'Awaken, My Love!'
Source: AP
Source: AP

Donald Glover the 33-year-old comedian, writer, actor, and musician dropped his third record — as Childish Gambino — Awaken, My Love! on Dec. 2. But before the album was released, Gambino gave us two singles: "Me and Your Mama" and "Redbone." The lyrics for "Me and Your Mama" are over here, and Gambino's "Redbone" lyrics are below. 

In November Mic described the first single, "Me and Your Mama," as a "breathless, screeching gospel anthem, perhaps the boldest and most emotionally raw track the artist has ever attempted." 

"Redbone," which dropped a week later, sees the artist "straying from the clear, enunciated flows of his early mixtapes towards a soul-wrenching screeches, reminiscent of the immortal Prince and his student D'Angelo." 

"Redbone" lyrics

Now, since Awaken, My Love! has officially come out, we're here to present every lyric from "Redbone" (courtesy of Genius). 

[Verse 1]
Daylight
I wake up feeling like you won't play right
I used to 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 hard for a boy like that to know wrong
I'm wishing I could make this mine, oh

[Pre-Chorus]
If you want it, yeah
You can have it, oh, oh, oh
If you need it, oooh
We can make it, oh
If you want it
You can have it

[Chorus]
But stay woke
Niggas creepin'
They gon' find you
Gon' catch you sleepin' (Oooh)
Now stay woke
Niggas creepin'
Now don't you close your eyes

[Verse 2]
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

[Pre-Chorus]
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, aaaaah!

[Chorus]
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
Niggas creepin'
They gon' find you
Gon' catch you sleepin' (Oooh)
Now stay woke
Niggas creepin'
Now don't you close your eyes

[Outro]
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

Source: YouTube

Awaken, My Love! is available to buy on iTunes and to stream on SpotifyApple Music and Tidal

For more info — new and old — on Childish Gambino, you can check out his page at Mic here.