Facebook Story
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I was just telling that I got this girl before
And we was together since 3 years
And uh, I was not even cheating on her or what
And Facebook arrived and she wanted me to accept her on Facebook
And I don't want it because I was like in front of her
And she told me like, "Accept me on Facebook"
It was virtual, made no sense
So I say, "I'm in front of you, I don't need to accept you on Facebook"
She started to be crazy
She thoughts that because I didn't accept her
She thought I was cheating
She told me like, uh, "It's over"
I can't believe you
I said, "Come on, you're crazy" because like, yeah
I'm in front of you, I'm every day
Here in your house
That's, it means like it's jealousy
Pure jealousy for nothing




You know
Virtual thing

Overall Meaning

Frank Ocean's song "Facebook Story" is a spoken-word interlude on his album Blonde. The track tells the story of a relationship that has been going strong for three years, but is put to the test by Facebook. The singer recounts how his girlfriend demanded that he accept her friend request on the social media platform, despite the fact that they were already in a relationship and seeing each other every day. The singer explains that he saw no need for this virtual validation and attempted to explain this to his girlfriend, but she became jealous and accusatory, leading to the end of their relationship.


The song touches on a number of themes related to social media and relationships, including jealousy, insecurity, and the impact of technology on communication. The singer's insistence on the importance of the real-life interactions they shared and his resistance to engaging with his girlfriend in a purely virtual space highlights the tension that can arise between online and offline identities.


Line by Line Meaning

I was just telling that I got this girl before
I was talking about a past relationship that I had


And we was together since 3 years
We were in a committed relationship for three years


And uh, I was not even cheating on her or what
I was completely faithful to her


And Facebook arrived and she wanted me to accept her on Facebook
When Facebook became popular, she wanted to be friends with me on the platform


And I don't want it because I was like in front of her
I didn't see the point in adding her on Facebook because she was already with me in person


And she told me like, "Accept me on Facebook"
She insisted that I add her on Facebook


It was virtual, made no sense
I didn't think adding her on Facebook was necessary, since we were already together in real life


So I say, "I'm in front of you, I don't need to accept you on Facebook"
I refused to add her on Facebook because we were already together in person


She started to be crazy
She became upset


She thoughts that because I didn't accept her
She believed that my refusal to add her on Facebook meant that I was hiding something


She thought I was cheating
She suspected me of infidelity


She told me like, uh, "It's over"
She ended our relationship


I can't believe you
She was disappointed and upset with me


I said, "Come on, you're crazy" because like, yeah
I thought her reaction was unreasonable


I'm in front of you, I'm every day
I saw her every day in person


Here in your house
We lived together


That's, it means like it's jealousy
Her reaction was motivated by jealousy


Pure jealousy for nothing
She acted jealous for no reason


You know
It's a common problem in relationships


Virtual thing
The issue was caused by social media and its impact on relationships




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Josiah Sherman, Sebastien Alexandre Akchote

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@roxzzmoxzz2575

I was just telling that I got this girl before
And we was together since 3 years
And uh, I was not even cheating on her or what
And Facebook arrived and she wanted me to accept her on Facebook
And I don't want it because I was like in front of her
And she told me like "Accept me on Facebook"
It was virtual, made no sense
So I say "I'm in front of you, I don't need to accept you on Facebook"
She started to be crazy
She thoughts that because I didn't accept her
She thought I was cheating
She told me like, uh, "it's over"
I can't believe you
I said "come on you're crazy" because like yeah
I'm in front of you, I'm every day
Here in your house
That's, it means like it's jealousy
Pure jealousy for nothing
You know
Virtual thing



@kashbhajii

[Skit: SebastiAn]
No, I was just telling that I, I got this, this girl before
And I was together since three years
And uh, I was not even cheating her or what
And Facebook arrived and, uh
She wanted me to accept her on Facebook
And I don't want it, because I was, like, in front of her
In front of her, and she told me, like, "Accept me on Facebook"
It was virtual, means no sense
So I say, "I'm in front of you, I don't need to accept you on Facebook"
She starting to be crazy
She thought that because I didn't accept her, she thought I was cheating
She told me like, uh, "It's, it's over, I can't believe you"
I said, "Come on, you're crazy, because like, yeah
I'm in front of you, I'm every day, here in your house"
That's, it means, like, it's jealousy, pure jealousy
For nothing, you know?
Virtual thing



All comments from YouTube:

@MrDiaz411

the sincerity in his voice when he said “she thought i was cheating” :(

@oliverdexx7031

Sebastian's voice

@RandomGuy-nm6bm

@@oliverdexx7031 SebastiAns voice

@sebastianmitchell4776

@@oliverdexx7031 nah its not

@gjcanada7454

That specific part makes me bawl everytime!

@prozac.

sounds like it

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@ambskater97

People misinterpret this skit so much that it hurts. The point is that the relationship was already on its last legs if they were going to let a website become the deciding factor of whether they were going to be together or not. He wouldn't press a single button and accept her request, and she didn't trust him enough for his petty refusal. This adds to the album's theme of duality and fleeting love.

@destiny214457

MasterBerry thank you!! Oh my god

@omarramirez8776

Spot on

@tiffy717

jesus fucking christ thank god somebody with an ounce of intelligence exists

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