I wanna call my dad crying but I hang up
Cause I don't want him to worry, he's got his own shit
So I send him a check and tell him to hold it

from Childish Gambino – The Last Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

His dad is regular middle-class working man who has his own problems to deal with. Unfortunately, though he can be sympathetic to his son’s problems, he can’t begin to understand them.

So, instead of burdening dad with Gambino’s problems, he just sends a check… money makes everything go away right?

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