Mm mm mm
Doo doo doo da da da dum dum beh
Oh, eh, oh
Lost all of our woe
The acapella, which later serves as the vocals in the main chorus, is basically just mumbling. This leaves mystery as to what is really going through his head. It also implies that we might never know or fully understand all of Donald’s experiences that has shaped his music. We assume that he was recording himself in the process of creating the chorus but instead just settled with the abstract, unfinished version.
Artists often do this when they can’t think of the lyrics but have an idea of the rhythm and syllable count that the words will be shaped into. It’s also a testament to Gambino’s skills as a lyricist in that he doesn’t even need to have solid lyrics in order to get his point across. Kinda like this.
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