Childish Gambino – Time (ft. Ariana Grande) (Audio, Lyrics)

Childish Gambino - Time (ft. Ariana Grande) (prod. Chukwudi Hodge, Childish Gambino, Ludwig Göransson & DJ Dahi)

Listen, MP3 Download and get the lyrics to Time by Childish Gambino featuring Ariana Grande. The song was co-produced by Chukwudi Hodge, Childish Gambino, Ludwig Göransson & DJ Dahi.

Childish Gambino Time (ft. Ariana Grande)
Childish Gambino Time (ft. Ariana Grande)

Childish Gambino, AKA Donald Glover, and, apparently, Donald Glover Presents, tapped Ariana Grande to help him bring “Time” to life on his new album, 3.15.20. Gambino/Glover dropped the project for real this morning, after briefly sharing it through an online stream last weekend before removing it 12 hours later. The official album was released exactly seven days later, both under the artist credit, “Donald Glover Presents” as a continuous play version, and under Childish Gambino as a track-by-track version. Among the 12 offerings is arguably one of the album’s greatest highlights, “Time.” The song features angelic vocals from Ariana Grande as well as from Brent Jones & The Best Life Singers choir, although neither is formally credited. The chorus of “Time” was actually first used in the film, Guava Island, starring Glover and Rihanna back in 2019.

On “Time” Gambino is struggling to come to terms with the fleeting nature of life. The track is reminiscent of Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer” from 2018, which is featured on 3.15.20 under the name, “42.26.” “Time” explores similar themes about, well, time, and our lack of direction that “Feels Like Summer” also tackles. The opening lyrics of “Time”—”Seven billion people/Tryna free themselves/Said a billion prayers/Tryna save myself/I can see it coming/But it’s moving fast”—bear a strikingly similarity to the beginning of “Feels Like Summer”‘s first verse—”Seven billion souls that move around the sun/Rolling faster, fast and not a chance to slow down/Slow down”—not only in their message but in Gambino’s sonic delivery. If anything, this serves to demonstrate how preoccupied the artist is with these concepts, and he illustrates his pondering with words and sound so beautifully.

Childish Gambino – Time (ft. Ariana Grande) (prod. Chukwudi Hodge, Childish Gambino, Ludwig Göransson & DJ Dahi)

Lyrics

[Verse 1: Childish Gambino]
Seven billion people
Tryna free themselves
Said a billion prayers
Tryna save myself
I can see it coming
But it’s moving fast

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
Been through a hurricane
With the sunroof down
Dancing with no pain
We wait to see the sunrise
It’s a holiday (Hey)
When you’re around (When you’re around)
Breath of fresh air like a cold winter breeze
And I can feel it slow down, oh

[Chorus: Childish Gambino]
Maybe all the stars in the night are really dreams
Maybe this whole world ain’t exactly what it seems
Maybe the sky will fall down on tomorrow
But one thing’s for certain, baby
We’re running out of time

[Post-Chorus: Childish Gambino]
Oh, time, time, yeah

[Verse 3: Childish Gambino]
Running after something
But I don’t know what
Am I running to?
Too afraid to stop
Hundred miles an hour
With no seatbelt on
Time is everlasting
I can’t wait that long (Ooh)

[Chorus: Childish Gambino]
Maybe all the stars in the night are really dreams (All the stars)
Maybe this whole world ain’t exactly what it seems (This whole world)
Maybe the sky will fall down on tomorrow (Ooh)
But one thing’s for certain, baby
We’re running out of time

[Verse 4: Ariana Grande]
My feet are falling to the bottom of the ocean
Running out of time, out of time, uh, oh yeah
High on emotion, I can feel it moving forward
Running out of time, running out
Running out, running out of time

[Chorus: Brent Jones & The Best Life Singers]
Maybe all the stars in the night are really dreams (All the stars)
Maybe this whole world ain’t exactly what it seems (This whole world)
Maybe the sky will fall down on tomorrow (Ooh)
But one thing’s for certain, baby
We’re running out of time

[Bridge: Childish Gambino]
(Time)
(Time)
Uh
It’s about power (Time)
All about power (Time)
Oh, I’m in time
I’m just tryna feel it (Time)
Get a little bit stronger
Gotta go all out (Time)
A nigga gon’ ball out
Try not to fall out
Tryna be better
Gotta get better (Time)
Too many pressure
Nigga need pressure
People need pressure
Uh, woo

[Outro]
Running out of time
We’re running
Running out of time (Woah)
We’re running
Running out of time
We’re running

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