August 24, 2016


The 44 Best Lyrics on Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' & 'Endless'

Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean's Endless visual album arrived by surprise last week; two days later, the proper standard-LP follow-up to 2012's Channel Orange, Blondeshowed up. We've spent enough time with both sublime projects to isolate the best lyrics—of which there are tons.

So enjoy the 44 best lyrics on Frank Ocean's Blonde and Endless—listed, not ranked, and all by Frocean unless stated otherwise. For Blonde, we've also got track-by-track analysis and a complete guide, because we love you.


1. From "Godspeed":
There will be mountains you won't move
Still I'll always be there for you

2. From "Seigfried":
I can't relate to my peers
I'd rather live outside
I'd rather chip my pride than lose my mind out here

3. From "Nights":
Every night fucks every day up
Every day patches the night up

4. From "Solo":
I'm skippin showers and switchin socks, sleepin good and long
Bones feelin dense as fuck, wish a n---a would cross

5. From "Futura Free":
I used to work on my feet for seven dollars a hour
Call my mama like, "Mama,
I ain't makin minimum wage, Mama
I'm on Mama, I'm on."
Now I'm makin 400, 600, 800K Mama
To stand on my feet momma
Play these songs, it's therapy momma, they payin me, Mama
I should be payin them
I should be payin y'all, honest to God
I'm just a guy, I'm not a god
Sometimes I feel like I'm a god, but I'm not a god
If I was I don't know which heaven would have me, Mama

6. From "Pink + White":
Bitch I might like immortality

7. From "Nikes":
We'll let you guys prophesy
We'll let you guys prophesy
We gon' see the future first

8. From "Nikes":
I may be younger but I'll look after you
We're not in love but I'll make love to you
When you're not here I'll save some for you
I'm not him but I'll mean somethin to you

9. Someone's (not Frank's) mom on "Be Yourself":
When people become weedheads they become sluggish, lazy, stupid and unconcerned
Sluggish, lazy, stupid and unconcerned
That's all marijuana does to you, okay? This is Mom.

10. From "Solo":
It's hell on earth and the city's on fire
Inhale, in hell there's heaven
There's a bull and a matador dueling in the sky
Inhale, in hell there's heaven

11. From "Seigfried":
A moment, one solar flare, we're consumed
So why not spend this flammable paper on the film that's my life?
High flights, inhale the vapor, exhale once and think twice
Eat some shrooms, maybe have a good cry about you
See some colors, light hang-glide off the moon
In the dark, in the dark

12. From "Futura Free":
If I was bein honest
I'd say long as I could fuck three times a day and not skip a meal, I'm good

13. From "Nights":
Couple bishops in the city buildin mansions
All the reverends
Preachin self-made millionaire status
When we could only eat at Shoney's on occasion

14. André 3000 on "Solo (Reprise)":
After 20 years in, I'm so naive, I was under the im–
–pression that everyone wrote they own verses
It's comin back different and yeah that shit hurts me
I'm hummin and whistlin to those not deservin
I've stumbled and lived every word
Was I workin just way too hard?

Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

15. From "Pink + White":
If you could die and come back to life
Up for air from the swimmin pool
You'd kneel down to the dry land
Kiss the earth that birthed you

16. From "Solo":
I brought trees to blow through, but it's just me and no you

17. From "Nikes":
Pour up for A$AP
R.I.P. Pimp C
R.I.P. Trayvon, that n---a look just like me

18. From "Good Guy":
You text nothin like you look
Here's to the gay bar you took me to
It's when I realized you talk too much, more than I do

19. From "Skyline To":
This is joy, this is summer
Keep alive, stay alive

20. From "Futura Free":
They tryna find Tupac
Don't let 'em find Tupac
He evade the presh
He escape the stress

21. From "Godspeed":
This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
Silence of the ears, darkness of the mind

22. From "White Ferrari":
But we're so okay here, we're doin fine
Primal and naked
You dream of walls that hold us in prison
It's just a skull, least that's what they call it
And we're free to roam

23. From "Pretty Sweet":
Mother of us be kind
To the fathers on whom we rely
Fathers of us be kind
To the mothers on whom we rely

24. From "Close to You":
I will be honest, I wasn't devastated
But you could've held my hand through this, baby

25. From "White Ferrari":
Mind over matter is magic; I do magic
If you think about, it'll be over in no time, the best life

26. From "Nikes":
Livin so the last night feels like a past life

27. From "Futura Free":
Roots run deep
Family tree throw a big shadow

28. From "Pretty Sweet":
Headbang with my four friends
We pour a taste out for the dead

29. From "Nights":
Shut the fuck up, I don’t want your conversation
Rollin marijuana, that's a cheap vacation

30. From "Futura Free":
Tech company, please gimme immortality
I'm goin rapidly, fadin drastically

31. From "White Ferrari":
I'm sure we're taller in another dimension
You say we're smaller and not worth the mention

32. André 3000 on "Solo (Reprise)":
I hate that it's like this, I feel for you and
I don't know what it's like with a skirt on
So pardon me if I am bein insensitive
But darlin, this only worsens

33. From "Skyline To":
That's a pretty fuckin fast year flew by

Lester Cohen/WireImage
Lester Cohen/WireImage


1. From "U-N-I-T-Y":
My hand fatiguing off the opus
Kept it underground, I focus

2. From "Alabama":
I was writing down everything, things I would tell nobody
Fuck, things I didn't even tell me

3. From "Comme Des Garçons":
All this drillin got the dick feelin like a power tool

4. From "Slide on Me":
I'm just all day runnin numbers
How the fuck do you think I live?
Too many heads waitin or my downfall
On me like, "Somethin's gotta give"

5. From "Wither":
Hope a garden grows where we dance this afternoon
Hope our children walk by a spring when flowers bloom
Hope they’ll get to see my color
Know that I’ve enjoyed sunshine
Pray they’ll get to see me, me wither

6. From "U-N-I-T-Y":
Is you Roger or Novak?
You still are no match, you get no rematch
Boy, you missed your moment
Perusin the MoMA
I'm all on my lonely, burst in tears
On his shoulder and it's so cold 'cause he sculptured
Where's the shaman ayahuasca
I at once ask him for atonement

7. From "U-N-I-T-Y":
Never fuck someone you wouldn't wanna be, though

8. From "Alabama":
What could I do to know you better than I do now?
What can I do to love you more than I do now?

9. From "U-N-I-T-Y":
Are you slowin down? Are you holdin down?
Whoever held you down
Whoever propped you up
Built the structures with you
Swished the buckets with ya
Who was fuckin with ya

10. From "Higgs":
Tuberose and two lips
On the boxes you're in
From the holes in your skin
Hit the road and get rich
Or stay home and get broke
It's your choice in the end

11. From "U-N-I-T-Y":
Peace to the holy, peace to the people that think they know me

Watch Frank Ocean explain why winning a BRIT Award "is like skydiving" back in 2013: