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Fertilizer
Frank Ocean Lyrics


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Fertilizer
I'll take bullshit if that's all you got
Some fertilizer
Fertilizer

Overall Meaning

Frank Ocean's song "Fertilizer" seems like a simple ode to the crucial agricultural product but is actually a tongue-in-cheek remark on relationships. The lyrics, "I'll take bullshit if that's all you got, some fertilizer," suggest that the singer is willing to accept poor treatment from a partner and even calls it 'fertilizer.' This analogy implies that while it may not be pleasant at first, the poor treatment the singer receives could potentially lead to something beautiful in the future, much like how fertilizer is used to help grow plants.


The line, "I'll take bullshit if that's all you got," feels like the singer is aware they're not getting what they deserve in the relationship, but they're willing to accept it because they have hope for a better future. The lyrics create an interesting contrast between the seemingly harsh and negative connotations of "bullshit" and the positive outlook of "fertilizer." In general, Ocean's songs explore complex emotions and experiences, and "Fertilizer" is no exception. With this song, he makes it clear that even in something as simple as fertilizer, there can be a deeper meaning hidden behind the lyrics.


Line by Line Meaning

I'll take bullshit if that's all you got
I'm willing to accept any form of nonsense or irrelevant talk, just to continue this conversation with you.


Some fertilizer
This is just a meaningless phrase or statement, much like how fertilizer is just a meaningless substance that helps plants grow.


Fertilizer
This word is repeated again to emphasize the point that the previous statement was just meaningless noise or conversation filler.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: James Edward II Fauntleroy, Reginald D. Perry

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