Bonfire Lyrics – Childish Gambino

English 6 July 22, 2011
The lyrics of "Bonfire" by Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, is a brash, confident, and provocative track from his 2011 album "Camp." The song showcases Gambino's unique style, blending humor, pop culture references, and raw, unfiltered commentary on race, fame, and his place in the rap industry. The lyrics are packed with clever wordplay and metaphors, illustrating his skills as a lyricist. Gambino addresses various themes, including his identity as a black artist, societal expectations, and his defiance against stereotypes and critics. The song's aggressive tone and energetic delivery underscore Gambino's determination to assert himself in the music world. ...Read More

Bonfire Song Lyrics

[Verse 1: Childish Gambino]
Okay, it's Childish Gambino, homegirl drop it like the NASDAQ
Move white girls like there's coke up my asscrack
Move black girls 'cause, man, f**k it, I'll do either
I love pu**y, I love b!tches, dude, I should be runnin’ PETA
In Adidas, with some short shorts, B-O-O all over me
My green is where it's supposed to be, your green is in my grocery
This Asian dude, I stole his girl, and now he got that Kogi beef
My d!ck is like an accent mark, it's all about the over E's
Hot like a parked car
I sound weird like "n!gga" with a hard 'R'
Fly like the logo on my cousings 440
Eating Oreos like these white girls that blow me
Vodka for my ladies, whiskey for a grown man
Hanging in the islands, looking for Earl like Toejam
I made the beat retarded, so I'm calling it a slow jam
Butcher and I know it, man, kill beef, go ham
These rappers are afraid of him
'Cause I'm a beast, b!tch, "grrr", Invader Zim
Gambino is a call girl, f**k you, pay me
Brand new whip for these n!ggas like slavery
Told me I was awful and that sh!t did not faze me
Tell me how I suck again, my memory is hazy
“You're my favorite rapper now”, yeah, dude, I better be
Or you can f**kin, kiss my ass, Human Centipede
You wanna see my girl? I ain't that dumb
You wanna see my girl? Check Maxim
"Man, why does every black actor gotta rap some?”
I don't know, all I know is I'm the best one

[Chorus: Childish Gambino]
It's a bonfire, turn the lights out
I'm burning everything you mothaf**kas talk about
It's a bonfire, turn the lights out
I'm burning everything you mothaf**kas talk about

[Verse 2: Childish Gambino]
You know these rapper dudes talk sh!t, start killing
F**k that, got goons like an archvillain
I'm from the South, ain't got no accent, don't know why
So this rap is child's play, I do my name like Princess Di
Yeah, they say they want the realness, rap about my real life
Told me I should just quit, "First of all, you talk white
Second off, you talk like you haven't given up yet"
Rap's stepfather, yeah, you hate me but you will respect
I put in work, ask Ludwig
Put my soul on the track like shoes did
Played this for my cousin, now he can't even think straight
Black and white music? Now, n!gga, that's a mixtape
Shoutout to my blerds, they represent the realness
Shoutout to Gambino Girls, my d!ck is in the building
I know you hate me 'cause your little cousin play me out
I like black girls who nerdy but when they dance they be saying "Ow"
I'm sorry for who followed me
Chilling with a Filipina at your local Jollibee
Yeah, I'm in her as* like sodomy
So if you see my hand under the table, don't bother me
I don't talk soft, that's that other guy
I'm screaming "What the f**k is up?" like I ain't seen the sky
The sh!t I'm doing this year? Insanity
Made the beat then murdered it, Casey Anthony
These rappers don't know what to do
'Cause all I did was act me, like a Looney Tune
And I'll give you all of me until there’s nothing left
I swear this summer will be summer Camp, b!tch

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Last Update: July 3, 2024

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Who is the singer of "Bonfire" song?

"Bonfire" song is sung by Childish Gambino.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Bonfire" song?

"Bonfire" song lyrics written by Childish Gambino.

Who is the music producer of "Bonfire" song?

"Bonfire" song music composed & produced by Ludwig Göransson & Childish Gambino.

When was "Bonfire" song released?

"Bonfire" song was released on July 22, 2011.