Childish Gambino Fire Fly Lyrics

[Hook:]

Now when they see us on the streets

All they wanna do is take pics

And I’m like, okay (yeah, okay)

And when they hear us on the beat

All they wanna do is make hits

And I’m like, okay (yeah, okay)

And if you’re feelin’ how I’m feelin’

How the world should be: perfectly

Fire like I’m third degree, and suddenly

Shawty, we got so high

Firefly

[Verse 1:]

Skateboardin’ down at Washington Square

Lookin’ for quarters

Maybe afford a falafel for dinner, ugh

I’m so broke man, scholarship apologin’

Facebook messages from college kids who hollerin’

Girls like, “we love you, we go to LSU

You gotta do a show so we can come and molest you”

This rap stuff is magic

I used to get called “Oreo” and “Faggot”

I used to get more laughs when I got laughed at

Oh you got a mixtape? That’s fantastic

But everybody thought it was jokes though

They half right, the joke is

I got flow so don’t act like

You ain’t sittin’ there with your friends like, it can’t be

I know Donald Glover, he weak man, he campy

I’m still knocked down, but I up the ante

Me and hip-hop, that black Sid and Nancy, let ’em know

[Hook:]

Now when they see us on the streets

All they wanna do is take pics

And I’m like, okay (yeah, okay)

And when they hear us on the beat

All they wanna do is make hits

And I’m like, okay (yeah, okay)

And if you’re feelin’ how I’m feelin’

How the world should be: perfectly

Fire like I’m third degree, and suddenly

Shawty, we got so high

Firefly

[Verse 2:]

It’s hard to make HOV the footsteps you followin’

Especially when your niggas look like Carlton

The pretty girls usin’ skin so soft

Only be likin’ black dudes with their hats broke off

Nigga you act too soft

Fuck you! I’m from the projects

My mom was just workin’ to give me options

No live shows, cause I can’t find sponsors

For the only black kid at a Sufjan concert

“Yeah so, whatcha gonna do man?

You won’t speak to the hood, man”

If I was given one chance I think I could, man

These black kids want somethin’ new, I swear it

Somethin’ they wanna say but couldn’t cause they embarrassed

All I do is make the stuff I would’ve liked

Reference things I wanna watch, reference girls I wanna bite

Now I’m firefly like a burning kite

And you’s a fake fuck like a fleshlight

Even dudes who like me straight lookin’ at me crazy

Like, how the hell he drop a EP and meet Jay-Z?

Girls used to tell me I ain’t cool enough

Now text me pics sayin’, “You could tear this up”

I don’t really like shades, big rims, or jewelry

But gettin’ time of day from a model is new to me

Bein’ me isn’t as hard as it used to be

Now everyone sing the chorus man, you do it so beautifully

[Hook:]

Now when they see us on the streets

All they wanna do is take pics

And I’m like, okay (yeah, okay)

And when they hear us on the beat

All they wanna do is make hits

And I’m like, okay (yeah, okay)

And if you’re feelin’ how I’m feelin’

How the world should be: perfectly

Fire like I’m third degree, and suddenly

Shawty, we got so high

Firefly

[Hook:]

Now when they see us on the streets

All they wanna do is take pics

And I’m like, okay (yeah, okay)

And when they hear us on the beat

All they wanna do is make hits

And I’m like, okay (yeah, okay)

And if you’re feelin’ how I’m feelin’

How the world should be: perfectly

Fire like I’m third degree, and suddenly

Shawty, we got so high