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Childish Gambino – III. Telegraph Ave. ("Oakland" by Lloyd) lyrics

I was makin’ Japanese and she’s watchin’ DVDs
In Oakland... In Oakland…
Now I’m drivin’ up the 5 and she waits ’til I arrive
In Oakland… In Oakland…

[Verse 1]
Everything that I wanted, only gotta drive for the moment
If you tell me turn around then I’m on it, for the moment
But you know me…
You know how I get when I’m lonely – I think about you in the mornings
But everything you do is so Oakland, so Oakland…

Foot on the gas, I’m just tryna pass
All the red lights and the stop signs
I’m ready to go…
Before I get to the Bay, babe, that’s a problem
‘Cause I’m way too scared to call
And you might get me in stay mode

[Verse 3]
I’d really love to drive, but I think I’d rather die
In Oakland… In Oakland…
Will I end up doing things? Oh, I guess it all depends
On Oakland… On Oakland…
And I’m nervous, truth be told, I never saw me growin’ old
In Oakland… In Oakland…
And if I buried you tonight, it would probably start a riot
In Oakland… In Oakland…

[Verse 4]
Everything that I needed, now that I’ve got you and your feelings
Everything you wanna say, you tweet it
And I nigga don’t like that shit at all…
So treated – can we just roll with the feeling?
Can we just roll for a minute? Wait a minute…

[Hook 2]
Foot on the gas, I’m just tryna pass
All the red lights and the stop signs
I’m ready to go…
But I’m really not ready, girl, that’s a problem
‘Cause I’m way too scared to fall
And I know you’d choose to stay, now…

[Verse 5]
All the girlfriends sayin’ “here we go again”
Rich kid, but he act like a gentleman
Last one didn’t end like it should’ve been
Tour dates and he still wanna get it in
And they sayin’ it’s because of the internet
Try it once, and it’s on to the next chick
X or the O face on your exes? Right?
And we can do the same thing if you wanna have at it
When your thoughts can’t breathe and you’re thinkin’ asthmatic
And you wanna be a mom, and I wasn’t mad at it
I was thinkin’ ’bout me, I be really bad at it
‘Cause I’m thinkin’ ’bout me, weeks in Dubai
Fourth of July, house in Kuwai
Yeah, we could try…
So let’s try…

[Verse 6]
I took off my 9-5, but you still don’t have the time to kiss me?
Just hit me…
And if I left you all alone, would you still pick up the phone?
It’s iffy… you miss me?
I’ve got furniture to move, and we’ll both be 30 soon
In Oakland… In Oakland…
The only one I know is you, so what the fuck I’m supposed to do?
In Oakland… In Oakland…

In Oakland… In Oakland…
In Oakland… In Oakland…
In Oakland… In Oakland…

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