Childish Gambino's poignant 'This Is America' lyrics

CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 5/7/2018, 3:04 p.m.
Donald Glover's musical alter ego, Childish Gambino debuted the song "This Is America" over the weekend and everyone is still ...
Donald Glover released a video on 'SNL' called 'This is America' and it lit up social media after its debut.

By Chloe Melas, CNN

(CNN) -- Donald Glover's musical alter ego, Childish Gambino debuted the song "This Is America" over the weekend and everyone is still busy tossing around theories about it.

The video for "This is America, helmed by "Atlanta" director Hiro Murai, takes on police brutality, gun violence and racism in the America.

Check out the lyrics for the song that's got people talking, courtesy of Genius Lyrics.

[Intro: Choir]

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away

[Bridge: Childish Gambino & Young Thug]

We just wanna party

Party just for you

We just want the money

Money just for you

I know you wanna party

Party just for me

Girl, you got me dancin' (yeah, girl, you got me dancin')

Dance and shake the frame

We just wanna party (yeah)

Party just for you (yeah)

We just want the money (yeah)

Money just for you (you)

I know you wanna party (yeah)

Party just for me (yeah)

Girl, you got me dancin' (yeah, girl, you got me dancin')

Dance and shake the frame (you)

[Chorus: Childish Gambino]

This is America

Don't catch you slippin' up

Don't catch you slippin' up

Look what I'm whippin' up

This is America (woo)

Don't catch you slippin' up

Don't catch you slippin' up

Look what I'm whippin' up

[Verse 1: Childish Gambino, Blocboy JB, Slim Jxmmi, Young Thug, & 21 Savage]

This is America (skrrt, skrrt, woo)

Don't catch you slippin' up (ayy)

Look at how I'm livin' now

Police be trippin' now (woo)

Yeah, this is America (woo, ayy)

Guns in my area (word, my area)

I got the strap (ayy, ayy)

I gotta carry 'em

Yeah, yeah, I'ma go into this (ugh)

Yeah, yeah, this is guerilla (woo)

Yeah, yeah, I'ma go get the bag

Yeah, yeah, or I'ma get the pad

Yeah, yeah, I'm so cold like yeah (yeah)

I'm so dope like yeah (woo)

We gon' blow like yeah (straight up, uh)

[Refrain: Choir & Childish Gambino]

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, tell somebody

You go tell somebody

Grandma told me

Get your money, Black man (get your money)

Get your money, Black man (get your money)

Get your money, Black man (get your, Black man)

Get your money, Black man (get your, Black man)

Black man

[Chorus: Childish Gambino, Slim Jxmmi, & Young Thug]

This is America (woo, ayy)

Don't catch you slippin' up (woo, woo, don't catch you slippin', now)

Don't catch you slippin' up (ayy, woah)

Look what I'm whippin' up (Slime!)

This is America (yeah, yeah)

Don't catch you slippin' up (woah, ayy)

Don't catch you slippin' up (ayy, woo)

Look what I'm whippin' up (ayy)

[Verse 2: Childish Gambino, Quavo, Young Thug, & 21 Savage]

Look how I'm geekin' out (hey)

I'm so fitted (I'm so fitted, woo)

I'm on Gucci (I'm on Gucci)