Anata ga mamotta machi no dokoka de kyou mo hibiku
Sukoyaka na ubugoe wo kiketa nara
Kitto yorokobu deshou
Watashitachi no tsutdzuki no ashioto
Sakura Nagashi by Utada Hikaru

If you could hear the newborn’s cry,
Sound and healthy
Ringing in the town you protected
I know you would be so pleased
The footsteps that continue after us

This most likely refers to the mech pilots around which Evangelion is based — the purpose of heroes is to protect and defend, so that even if they themselves fall there will be a new generation of humanity to follow in their footsteps

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Moshi ima no watashi wo miretanara
Dou omou deshou
Anata nashi de ikiteru watashi wo
Sakura Nagashi by Utada Hikaru

If you could see me now
I wonder what you would think
Me, living without you

Hikki is now separated from the person mentioned in the previous line, but still thinks about them.

This may be a reference to plot points in the film and/or Hikki’s own personal relationships. She was married to director Kazuaki Kiriya for four-and-a-half years before their work lives and personal issues drove them to file for divorce. She has also had an on-off again relationship with an unnamed boyfriend some eight years her senior.

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Hiraita bakari no hana ga chiru no wo
“Kotoshi mo hayai ne” to
Zannen sou ni miteita anata wa
Totemo kirei datta
Sakura Nagashi by Utada Hikaru

Watching flowers just blossomed fall
“Too early, this year” you said,
In disappointment, regret
And you were beautiful

Here we see Hikki walking with someone who expresses their disappointment that the sakura blossoms arrived too early.

The cherry tree blooming season usually happens around August and there are huge festivals all throughout Japan to celebrate the occasion (some events, like the one in Kyoto, can go on for a week or longer)

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chikonino
August 2nd, 2013

“Too early, this year” should be “Too early this year as well.” “mo” means “also” or “as well.”

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Bacardi and Coke, black and white cookie Tru Dudes by Childish Gambino (Ft. MC Chris)

The black/white motifs of Bacardi and Coke and the cookie are meant to highlight the racial collab between Gambino (a black dude) and MC Chris (a white dude).

And the implications of a black and white cookie (which is probably an Oreo) in relation to Gambino and his upbringing/career path can’t be ignored.

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Lyrically a metaphor, Atlanta's only troubadour Til I Die by Childish Gambino

Troubadours were traveling musicians/composers who performed lyrical poetry for wealthy patrons. A lot of those compositions were intellectual and full of textual subtleties, covering a variety of styles and subjects; most troubadour songs, however, were about chivalry and courtly love.

This comparison is meant to illustrate Gambino’s belief that he brings a higher class of thinking and ability to the rap game

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Think of me as hurricanes cause rappers are incomparable Til I Die by Childish Gambino

Gambino declares himself to be an unstoppable force of nature capable of wreaking destruction to other rappers wherever he goes

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Custom birdie green, they on dookie like fire Til I Die by Childish Gambino

Gambino rocks with that Peter Pan green.

“Dookie on fire” translates to “hot shit”

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December 11th, 2013

OR he is referencing Green Day. “custom birdie green, dey (they) on dookie like fire” Dookie is the 3rd album from Green Day.

Moxie
September 2nd, 2013

Dookie might also be “Dukie”, another character from The Wire. There’s no real reference there, but i doubt Gambino would say dookie so close to referencing both the wire and one of Duq’s classmates without realizing it.

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Get the proper etiquette, bitch you from Connecticut! Til I Die by Childish Gambino

There is a perception that many people who live in the Northeastern part of the United States (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts etc.) are a very formal, elitist, kind of people, so Gambino takes the opportunity to mock anyone who doesn’t quite live up to that impression

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I'mma try to modify the subject like a predicate Til I Die by Childish Gambino

In the rules of grammar, the subject identifies what/whom a sentence is about while the predicate contains a descriptive about said subject (an action or other modifier).

Take the following sentence:

Childish Gambino loves to fuck Asian girls.

“Childish Gambino” would be the subject and “loves to fuck Asian Girls” would be the predicate.

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Most of y'all insufferable, soundin' like a board scratch Til I Die by Childish Gambino

Gambino compares other rapper’s voices/lyrics to the abominable noise that’s made when someone drags their fingernails over a chalkboard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrQyfjRdHB4

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