Redbone Lyrics

redbone lyrics - childish gambino
redbone lyrics – childish gambino

Redbone is a hit single by American rapper, singer, and actor Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino.

The song was released in 2016 and is part of Gambino’s third studio album, “Awaken, My Love!”.

Redbone blends elements of funk, soul, and R&B to create a unique and seductive sound.

The song’s catchy hook and memorable melody have made it a popular choice for soundtracks, commercials, and TikTok videos.

Childish Gambino Redbone Lyrics

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 boy like that to go on
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, ooh
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’, ooh
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, oh
If you want it
You can have it, ah

Chorus

But stay woke (Stay woke)
Niggas creepin’ (They be creepin’)
They gon’ find you (They gon’ find you)
Gon’ catch you sleepin’ (Gon’ catch you sleepin’, put your hands up now, baby)
Ooh, now stay woke
Niggas creepin’
Now, don’t you close your eyes
But stay woke (Ooh)
Niggas creepin’ (They gon’ find you)
They gon’ find you
Gon’ catch you sleepin’, ooh (Gon’ catch you, gon’ catch you)
Now stay woke
Niggas creepin’
Now, don’t you close your eyes

Outro

How’d it get so scandalous?
Oh, how’d it get so scandalous?
Oh, oh, baby you, how’d it get
How’d it get so scandalous?
How’d it get so scandalous?
But stay woke
But stay woke

Facts About Redbone lyrics

FactDescription
ArtistChildish Gambino
Song TitleRedbone
AlbumAwaken, My Love!
Release DateNovember 17, 2016
GenreFunk, Soul, R&B
Length5:26
LabelGlassnote
SongwritersDonald Glover, Ludwig Göransson
ProducerDonald Glover, Ludwig Göransson
Chart PerformanceReached No. 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100, certified 5x Platinum by RIAA
AwardsWon a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance in 2018
Musical StyleFeatures a slow tempo, melodic bassline, and layered vocals. Draws inspiration from 1970s funk and soul music.
Music VideoDirected by Glover’s frequent collaborator Hiro Murai, features Glover in a dimly lit room lip-syncing to the song while performing exaggerated facial expressions.
LegacyHas been used in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials, and has been covered by several artists. The song’s chorus has become a popular meme on social media and video-sharing platforms.

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