That’s not life, dude
It's just making up for fucks I missed in high school

from Childish Gambino – All the Shine Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Donald Glover often talks about how he didn’t fit in and wasn’t popular in high school. Nobody wanted to be like him. Thus the attempt to make up for lost time.

It’s common practice for late-bloomers to “make up for” all the sex they feel they were supposed to be having younger by fucking their way through their mid-20s, having as much empty sex as possible to catch up to their peers and get as many belt notches as possible. But this, my friends, is not life; this is just empty fucking.

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