When I'd call you up so we could shoot the moon Walking The Dog by Fun.

With her, he felt like he could do anything. It’s similar to the idea of how love can take you to the moon and back.

When he’s not with her and he’s all alone however, he’s not able to do some of the things he would have been able to with her. Instead, everything is somber and seeming like a drag.

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Now I'm walking alone, cause the night is dead
My feet don't glide like they did back then
Walking The Dog by Fun.

At this point, he’s inferring that he’s all alone. He has no girl with him therefore he’s not acting like his old self. He’s not able to do the things he was able to do when he wasn’t alone.

The night being dead also refers to him being alone as well.

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Over the past months, Donald—who recently took up surfing (the ocean, not the web) as a hobby, and sometimes wears a wetsuit Know the Ledge (Full Cover Story) by Childish Gambino

You can see him surfing in the video for his song I. The Worst Guys with Chance The Rapper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM8SnnM9soM

There’s also a part in his screenplay when The Boy is surfing (well more so, sitting on the beach) with his friends.

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He hadn’t planned to rap that day but Sway convinced him to spit a freestyle over Drake’s “Pound Cake” beat. Were they his best bars ever? That’s up for debate. But the performance became a tipping point in Gambino’s rap career. Know the Ledge (Full Cover Story) by Childish Gambino

This is deeper than rap!

Childish’s freestyle over Drake’s “Pound Cake” was not only regarded as Gambino’s best freestyles but also one of the best freestyles of that song to come out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfM_fb1onoI

One thing to note about the freestyle is how Gambino is able to talk during the beat and return to the beat rapping flawlessly as Sway later states in this cover story. He also does the same in his song “Eat Your Vegetables” and in the BET 2012 Cypher.

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“Coding is a beautiful thing,” he says. “If there is a God, he definitely codes. Know the Ledge (Full Cover Story) by Childish Gambino

https://twitter.com/DonaldGlover/status/409725968463704064

Donald has made it a point recently that learning to code is one of the most important things you can do today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOLk3b3lPm0

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And I know that it's been sang before
But you're my human holiday
I Wanna Be the One by Fun.

It has actually been sang before! More specifically by Sleight of Mind.

He wants to celebrate her and only her, thus she is his human holiday.

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All the pretty girls on a Saturday night All the Pretty Girls by Fun.

Nate is looking for a new girl, and what better time to do it then on a Saturday night when every girl is going out with her group of friends looking her Sunday best.

As he’ll later share, although this is the perfect time to find a cute girl, it can also be quite daunting at the same time.

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I'll say "I've never heard the tune."
But I have, I just hate the band
Cause they remind me of you
All the Pretty Girls by Fun.

Very typical. How many times have you pretended to like something because the person you’re attracted to likes them as well?

Sneaky Nate.

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Actually this song seems more to be about Nate trying to get back into dating after a breakup. He’s out flirting with someone new and feeling good, but then her friends start talking about a band which his ex liked. This makes him think of her, which ruins his good time, so rather than talk about it he just pretends he’s never heard of the band.

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[Hook] Bohemian Grove by Ab-Soul 1

At the end of the hook at 2:28, Ab-Soul was about to complete it with the same two lines he started the first and second verses with but noticed that it wasn’t his time to come in. You can clearly him start saying “Motherfuck the gov-..” and then he says “oh, uh, my bad” when he realizes that he wasn’t supposed to go in yet. Interesting how they kept that in!

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When Lord I only want to be forgotten!
Now I receive a call from my family
And what they started to say
Brought me home
Benson Hedges by Fun.

This could be a nod back to a line in their song “Be Calm”. In the song, Nate says “you left your mom” (referring to his own self).

Although he might have “left” his family to pursue music, when he’s most down, his family is always there for him to bring him back up and welcome him home.

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