Foot on the gas
I'm just trying to pass
All the red lights
And the stop signs
I'm ready to go

from Childish Gambino (Ft. Lloyd) – III. Telegraph Ave. ("Oakland" by Lloyd) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Donald is trying to get to this girl as fast as he can. He’s speeding, running red lights, and not stopping at stop signs. Anything to get to her faster. Figuratively, he’s not stopping for any “red lights” or “stop signs” that are going off in his head, telling him that this relationship might not work out either. He’s living in the moment, and is willing to risk everything for a chance at love.

Notice also how he says that he’s “ready to go”, but the track stops abruptly, only to start back up again with the next bar. This provides additional evidence to Bino’s conflicting feelings about going up to Oakland. On the one hand he’s “ready to go” but he suddenly wants to pause and reflect “before he gets to The Bay” to make sure he wants to go through with his journey.

“I’m ready to go” also calls back to the chorus of “Heartbeat.”

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