We are the dreams of our parents lost in the future

from Childish Gambino – Life: the biggest troll [andrew auernheimer] Lyrics on Rap Genius


This could be an allusion to Barack Obama’s book Dreams from My Father.

Parents wish their children will grow up and have a better life than they did, while also trying to live vicariously through their children as well. Not only that, but the parents want their kids to solve problems with the world that their generation couldn’t solve.

This song summarizes the feelings Donald has been having and encapsulates the entire theme of the album.

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