Futura Free
Frank Ocean Lyrics


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If I was being honest
I'd say long as I could fuck three times a day and not skip a meal I'm good
I used to work on my feet for 7 dollars a hour
Call my momma like momma
I ain't making minimum wage momma
I'm on momma
I'm on
Now I'm making 400, 600, 800k momma
To stand on my feet momma
Play these songs, it's therapy momma, they paying me momma
I should be paying them
I should be paying 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 momma
Let me run this bitch
I'ma run it into the ground momma, the whole galaxy
God damn, fuck these lames, they don't want none
Fuck these lames, they don't want none
Fuck these niggas
Fuck these niggas, they don't want none
Fuck these niggas
Fuck you niggas
Fuck me if I hated on you

I'ma stick around
I'm gon' let my nuts hang
Nigga you got some just like me don't you?
Or maybe not just like me
You know I'm Africano Americano
And even if you're half Japanese
Roots run deep
Family tree, throw a big shadow, tech company
Please gimme immortality
I'm going rapidly
Fading drastically
Or pulled the zip down
Wet your lips first
Lick the tip now
Smoke some'n
They tryna find 2Pac
Don't let 'em find 2Pac
He evade the press
He escape the stress
La da da da da
La da da da da
La da da da da

I'll keep quiet and let you run your phone bill up
I know you love to talk
I ain't on your schedule
I ain't on no schedule
I ain't had me a job since 2009
I ain't on no sales floor
You say I'm changing on you
I feel like Selena
They wanna murder a nigga
Murder me like Selena
You must ain't get the memo
I don't cut bitches no more
But your bitch my exception
Come get her outta my four door
I only got one four door
Remember when I had that Lexus no
Our friendship don't go back that far
Tyler slept on my sofa yeah
Niggas go back that far
I ain't smoked all year
This the last song so
I'm finna wipe that off
Tolerance is so low, still smoke a whole 'gar
Menage on my birthday
Tap out on the first stroke
'Cause this ain't no work day
She don't give head anyway
'Cause what niggas say
That's what she tell her man
What a difference distance makes
Niggas want fight in the streets now
Shit starting to make my hands hurt
Jay hit me on the email
Said I oughta act my net worth
Dog this is chess now
Not fetch I ain't runnin for a nigga
Ain't ran since track meet
That's the only time I ran from a nigga
You could change this track now
Could've changed this bitch a long time ago
Know and know
Know and know
Shout out to Hollygrove
I'm from that 7th though
Twins know and Lance
Clark know and Matt know
Shit went 180 on me
Please run that back though

Make sure you speak up

Okay

What's your name?

Frank

Yo, aye be quiet
What's your name? What do you do?
What's your first memory?

The first word I learned to say or that I ever said

What's the most amazing thing you've ever witnessed?
You're gonna do amazing out here, control the world, control the world

Hahaha

Hahaha, alright, what three superpowers do you wish you had?
They say they have to be

Flying, super strength

Alright, what's your name?

I wish I could sleep without being dead but sleep forever at the same time

Yo what's your, stop, stop, stop

Being, very very tall

That's fucked up
Start over right now

Best thing about being me is that I keep a pretty clear mind most of the time

Being great

I, think about it a lot, probably too much

Talents, got any secret talents?

I don't think so, I'm pretty open in everything I do

Talents? I can play the theremin, Tyler, nah actually fuck him
I don't know, probably Dill 'cause he doesn't have to do anything at all, sits inside his house

What's your name?

Sage Elsesser

What do you do?

I play soccer and I go to school
I wanna be better at skating

Alright that's it

Ever, ever thought about trying





How far is a light year?
How far is a light year?

Overall Meaning

In the song Futura Free by Frank Ocean, the lyrics portray the artist's reflections on his life so far. The opening lines of the song depict the idea that all he needs is to have sex three times a day and not have to worry about missing a meal to be content with his life. He further explains how his current state has changed from working for $7 per hour and barely making a living to making a considerable amount of money and living a luxurious life. While Frank appears to be grateful for his life's newfound success and rewards, he also acknowledges that he is not a god and sometimes realizes deep down that he is just an ordinary person.


The following verses talk about various themes like self-doubt, mortality, and relationships. According to Frank, he wants to leave a lasting impact and be remembered for his accomplishments, possibly hinting at his fear of fading into obscurity. He also speaks about wanting to live forever, stating that he feels like he is fading away but quickly changes to lyrics about sex and relationships.


Overall, the song seems to be about Frank's reflections on his current state in life, including the joy, fear, and self-doubts that he experiences. The lyrics are honest and heartfelt, making the song relatable to listeners who may be in the same position as Frank.


Line by Line Meaning

If I was being honest
To be completely truthful


I'd say long as I could fuck three times a day and not skip a meal I'm good
As long as I can have sex three times a day and eat regularly, I would be satisfied


I used to work on my feet for 7 dollars an hour
In the past, I worked standing up for a wage of $7 per hour


Call my momma like momma
I would reach out to my mother saying 'momma'


I ain't making minimum wage momma
I am not earning the bare minimum wage, momma


Now I'm making 400, 600, 800k momma
Currently, I am earning amounts of $400k, $600k, and $800k, momma


To stand on my feet momma
To work while standing up, momma


Play these songs, it's therapy momma, they paying me momma
Creating and performing these songs is like therapy for me, momma. They are also paying me for it


I should be paying them
Instead of being paid, I should be the one giving them money


I should be paying y'all honest to God
Honestly, I should be giving all of you money, I swear


I'm just a guy I'm not a god
I am simply a regular person, not a deity


Sometimes I feel like I'm a god but I'm not a god
Occasionally, I have moments where I believe I am god-like, but in reality, I am not


If I was I don't know which heaven would have me momma
If I were a god, I do not know which heaven would accept me, momma


Let me run this bitch
Allow me to take control of this situation


I'ma run it into the ground momma, the whole galaxy
I will run everything into the ground, momma, even the entire galaxy


God damn, fuck these lames, they don't want none
Damn, these boring individuals, they do not want any part of this


Fuck these lames, they don't want none
Screw these uninteresting people, they do not want any involvement


Fuck these niggas
Screw these individuals


Fuck these niggas, they don't want none
Screw these individuals, they do not want any part of this


Fuck you niggas
Screw you individuals


Fuck me if I hated on you
Screw me if I ever showed any hatred towards you


I'ma stick around
I will remain present


I'm gon' let my nuts hang
I will assert my masculinity boldly


Nigga you got some just like me don't you?
You also possess the same male genitalia as me, don't you?


Or maybe not just like me
Perhaps your male genitalia is not exactly like mine


You know I'm Africano Americano
You are aware that I am of African American descent


And even if you're half Japanese
Even if you have a mixed heritage of Japanese and another background


Roots run deep
My ancestral roots are deeply connected


Family tree, throw a big shadow, tech company
My family history casts a large shadow, akin to a successful tech company


Please gimme immortality
I request to be granted eternal life


I'm going rapidly
I am going at a fast pace


Fading drastically
Fading significantly or dramatically


Or pulled the zip down
Or unzipped


Wet your lips first
Moisten your lips before proceeding


Lick the tip now
Now lick the tip of it


Smoke some'n
Smoke something


They tryna find 2Pac
They are attempting to locate 2Pac


Don't let 'em find 2Pac
Do not allow them to find 2Pac


He evade the press
He avoids the media


He escape the stress
He escapes from the stress


La da da da da
Singing la da da da da


I'll keep quiet and let you run your phone bill up
I will stay silent and allow you to accumulate a large phone bill


I know you love to talk
I am aware that you enjoy talking


I ain't on your schedule
I am not following your timetable


I ain't on no schedule
I do not adhere to any particular schedule


I ain't had me a job since 2009
I have not been employed since 2009


I ain't on no sales floor
I am not working on a sales floor


You say I'm changing on you
You claim that I am changing towards you


I feel like Selena
I feel similar to Selena (referring to Selena Quintanilla, who was murdered)


They wanna murder a nigga
They have a desire to kill a person of African American descent


Murder me like Selena
Kill me in the same manner as Selena


You must ain't get the memo
You must not have received the memo


I don't cut bitches no more
I no longer sever ties with women


But your bitch my exception
However, I make an exception for your partner


Come get her outta my four-door
Come remove her from my four-door car


I only got one four-door
I only possess one four-door vehicle


Remember when I had that Lexus no
Recall when I owned that Lexus? No?


Our friendship don't go back that far
Our friendship does not have a long history


Tyler slept on my sofa yeah
Tyler, the Creator, slept on my couch, yes


Niggas go back that far
We, as individuals, have a history that goes back a long way


I ain't smoked all year
I have not smoked any substances this entire year


This the last song so
This is the final song, therefore


I'm finna wipe that off
I am about to remove that entirely


Tolerance is so low, still smoke a whole 'gar
My tolerance is extremely low, yet I still smoke an entire cigar


Menage on my birthday
Engaging in a menage a trois on my birthday


Tap out on the first stroke
Exhausted after the initial sexual encounter


'Cause this ain't no work day
Because this is not a day for work


She don't give head anyway
She does not perform oral sex anyway


'Cause what niggas say
Because of what other individuals say


That's what she tell her man
That is what she informs her partner


What a difference distance makes
Distance has a significant impact on the situation


Niggas want fight in the streets now
Individuals desire physical altercations in the streets now


Shit starting to make my hands hurt
This situation is starting to cause discomfort in my hands


Jay hit me on the email
Jay-Z contacted me via email


Said I oughta act my net worth
He suggested that I should portray a image that matches my financial status


Dog this is chess now
My friend, this is now a game of chess


Not fetch I ain't runnin for a nigga
Not fetch, I am not running errands for anyone


Ain't ran since track meet
I have not run since a track meet


That's the only time I ran from a nigga
That is the only instance when I fled from someone


You could change this track now
You have the ability to alter this track now


Could've changed this bitch a long time ago
Could have modified this song a while back


Know and know
Understand and comprehend


Know and know
Understand and comprehend


Shout out to Hollygrove
Give recognition to Hollygrove


I'm from that 7th though
I originate from the 7th ward of New Orleans


Twins know and Lance
The twins know, as well as Lance


Clark know and Matt know
Clark and Matt are aware


Shit went 180 on me
The situation turned completely around on me


Please run that back though
Please replay that again


Make sure you speak up
Ensure that your voice is loud and clear


What's your name?
What is your name?


Frank
My name is Frank


Yo, aye be quiet
Hey, everyone, please be silent


What's your name? What do you do?
What is your name? What is your occupation?


What's your first memory?
What is your earliest memory?


The first word I learned to say or that I ever said
The initial word I learned to utter or the first word I ever spoke


What's the most amazing thing you've ever witnessed?
What is the most awe-inspiring thing you have ever observed?


You're gonna do amazing out here, control the world, control the world
You will achieve great things in this world, have control over it


Hahaha
Expressing laughter


Hahaha, alright, what three superpowers do you wish you had?
Okay, laughing, so what three superpowers do you desire to possess?


They say they have to be
It is said that they must be


Flying, super strength
The abilities to fly and possess extraordinary physical strength


Alright, what's your name?
Okay, what is your name?


I wish I could sleep without being dead but sleep forever at the same time
I desire to experience eternal sleep without actually dying, but also be able to sleep forever


Yo what's your, stop, stop, stop
Hey, what is your, please stop, stop, stop


Being, very very tall
The quality of being extremely tall


That's fucked up
That is unfair or inappropriate


Start over right now
Begin again immediately


Best thing about being me is that I keep a pretty clear mind most of the time
The greatest aspect of being me is that I usually maintain a clear state of mind


Being great
The act of being exceptional or remarkable


I, think about it a lot, probably too much
I ponder over it frequently, perhaps too often


Talents, got any secret talents?
Do you possess any hidden abilities or skills?


I don't think so, I'm pretty open in everything I do
I do not believe that I have any secret talents; I am rather transparent in everything I engage in


Talents? I can play the theremin, Tyler, nah actually fuck him
Speaking of talents? I can play the theremin. As for Tyler, nah, actually, screw him


I don't know, probably Dill 'cause he doesn't have to do anything at all, sits inside his house
I am unsure, but probably Dill because he does not have to engage in any activities at all, he stays indoors


What's your name?
What is your name?


Sage Elsesser
My name is Sage Elsesser


What do you do?
What is your occupation?


I play soccer and I go to school
I participate in soccer and am also a student


I wanna be better at skating
I aspire to improve my skateboarding skills


Alright that's it
Okay, that is all


Ever, ever thought about trying
Have you ever, ever considered attempting


How far is a light year?
The distance traveled in one year by light


How far is a light year?
The distance traveled in one year by light?




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ommas Keith-Graham, David Geoffrey Allen, Charles Christopher Breaux, Hugo Hamilton Mark Burnham, Andrew Gill, Jonathan Michael King, Mikey Alfred, Sage Elsesser

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@tasha1751

If I was being honest
I'd say long as I could fuck three times a day and not skip a meal I'm good
I used to work on my feet for 7 dollars a hour
Call my momma like momma
I ain't making minimum wage momma
I'm on momma
I'm on
Now I'm making 400, 600, 800k momma
To stand on my feet momma
Play these songs, it's therapy momma, they paying me momma
I should be paying them
I should be paying 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 momma
Let me run this bitch
I'ma run it into the ground momma, the whole galaxy
God damn, fuck these lames, they don't want none
Fuck these lames, they don't want none
Fuck these niggas
Fuck these niggas, they don't want none
Fuck these niggas
Fuck you niggas
Fuck me if I hated on you
I'ma stick around
I'm gon' let my nuts hang
Nigga you got some just like me don't you?
Or maybe not just like me
You know I'm Africano Americano
And even if you're half Japanese
Roots run deep
Family tree, throw a big shadow, tech company
Please gimme immortality
I'm going rapidly
Fading drastically
Or pulled the zip down
Wet your lips first
Lick the tip now
Smoke some'n
They tryna find 2Pac
Don't let 'em find 2Pac
He evade the press
He escape the stress
La da da da da
La da da da da
La da da da da
I'll keep quiet and let you run your phone bill up
I know you love to talk
I ain't on your schedule
I ain't on no schedule
I ain't had me a job since 2009
I ain't on no sales floor
You say I'm changing on you
I feel like Selena
They wanna murder a nigga
Murder me like Selena
You must ain't get the memo
I don't cut bitches no more
But your bitch my exception
Come get her outta my four door
I only got one four door
Remember when I had that Lexus no
Our friendship don't go back that far
Tyler slept on my sofa yeah
Niggas go back that far
I ain't smoked all year
This the last song so
I'm finna wipe that off
Tolerance is so low, still smoke a whole 'gar
Menage on my birthday
Tap out on the first stroke
'Cause this ain't no work day
She don't give head anyway
'Cause what niggas say
That's what she tell her man
What a difference distance makes
Niggas want fight in the streets now
Shit starting to make my hands hurt
Jay hit me on the email
Said I oughta act my net worth
Dog this is chess now
Not fetch I ain't runnin for a nigga
Ain't ran since track meet
That's the only time I ran from a nigga
You could change this track now
Could've changed this bitch a long time ago
Know and know
Know and know
Shout out to Hollygrove
I'm from that 7th though
Twins know and Lance
Clark know and Matt know
Shit went 180 on me
Please run that back though



@sunshinemindfuck

these are just for me but y’all can use them too if you want :)
LYRICS:

If I was being honest
I'd say long as I could fuck three times a day and not skip a meal I'm good
I used to work on my feet for 7 dollars a hour
Call my momma like momma
I ain't making minimum wage momma
I'm on momma
I'm on
Now I'm making 400, 600, 800k momma
To stand on my feet momma
Play these songs, it's therapy momma, they paying me momma
I should be paying them
I should be paying 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 momma
Let me run this bitch
I'ma run it into the ground momma, the whole galaxy
God damn, fuck these lames, they don't want none
Fuck these lames, they don't want none
Fuck these niggas
Fuck these niggas, they don't want none
Fuck these niggas
Fuck you niggas
Fuck me if I hated on you
I'ma stick around
I'm gon' let my nuts hang
Nigga you got some just like me don't you?
Or maybe not just like me
You know I'm Africano Americano
And even if you're half Japanese
Roots run deep
Family tree, throw a big shadow, tech company
Please gimme immortality
I'm going rapidly
Fading drastically
Or pulled the zip down
Wet your lips first
Lick the tip now
Smoke some'n
They tryna find 2Pac
Don't let 'em find 2Pac
He evade the press
He escape the stress
La da da da da
La da da da da
La da da da da
I'll keep quiet and let you run your phone bill up
I know you love to talk
I ain't on your schedule
I ain't on no schedule
I ain't had me a job since 2009
I ain't on no sales floor
You say I'm changing on you
I feel like Selena
They wanna murder a nigga
Murder me like Selena
You must ain't get the memo
I don't cut bitches no more
But your bitch my exception
Come get her outta my four door
I only got one four door
Remember when I had that Lexus no
Our friendship don't go back that far
Tyler slept on my sofa yeah
Niggas go back that far
I ain't smoked all year
This the last song so
I'm finna wipe that off
Tolerance is so low, still smoke a whole 'gar
Menage on my birthday
Tap out on the first stroke
'Cause this ain't no work day
She don't give head anyway
'Cause what niggas say
That's what she tell her man
What a difference distance makes
Niggas want fight in the streets now
Shit starting to make my hands hurt
Jay hit me on the email
Said I oughta act my net worth
Dog this is chess now
Not fetch I ain't runnin for a nigga
Ain't ran since track meet
That's the only time I ran from a nigga
You could change this track now
Could've changed this bitch a long time ago
Know and know
Know and know
Shout out to Hollygrove
I'm from that 7th though
Twins know and Lance
Clark know and Matt know
Shit went 180 on me
Please run that back though
Make sure you speak up
Okay
What's your name?
Ryan
Yo, aye be quiet
What's your name? What do you do?
What's your first memory?
The first word I learned to say or that I ever said
What's the most amazing thing you've ever witnessed?
You're gonna do amazing out here, control the world, control the world
Hahaha
Hahaha, alright, what three superpowers do you wish you had?
They say they have to be
Flying, super strength
Alright, what's your name?
I wish I could sleep without being dead but sleep forever at the same time
Yo what's your, stop, stop, stop
Being, very very tall
That's fucked up
Start over right now
Best thing about being me is that I keep a pretty clear mind most of the time
Being great
I, think about it a lot, probably too much
Talents, got any secret talents?
I don't think so, I'm pretty open in everything I do
Talents? I can play the theremin, Tyler, nah actually fuck him
I don't know, probably Dill 'cause he doesn't have to do anything at all, sits inside his house
What's your name?
Sage Elsesser
What do you do?
I play soccer and I go to school
I wanna be better at skating
Alright that's it
Ever, ever thought about trying
How far is a light year?
How far is a light year?



@jacobzacarias

I'll keep quiet and let you run your phone bill up
I know you love to talk
I ain't on your schedule
I ain't on no schedule
I ain't had me a job since 2009
I ain't on no sales floor
You say I'm changing on you
I feel like Selena
They wanna murder a n*gga
Murder me like Selena
You must ain't get the memo
I don't cut bitches no more
But your bitch my exception
Come get her outta my four door
I only got one four door
Remember when I had that Lexus no
Our friendship don't go back that far
Tyler slept on my sofa yeah
N*ggas go back that far
I ain't smoked all year
This the last song so
I'm finna wipe that off
Tolerance is so low, still smoke a whole 'gar
Menage on my birthday
Tap out on the first stroke
'Cause this ain't no work day
She don't give head anyway
'Cause what n*ggas say
That's what she tell her man
What a difference distance makes
N*ggas want fight in the streets now
Shit starting to make my hands hurt
Jay hit me on the email
Said I oughta act my net worth
Dog this is chess now
Not fetch I ain't runnin for a n*gga
Ain't ran since track meet
That's the only time I ran from a n*gga
You could change this track now
Could've changed this bitch a long time ago
Know and know
Know and know
Shout out to Hollygrove
I'm from that 7th though
Twins know and Lance
Clark know and Matt know
Shit went 180 on me
Please run that back though



All comments from YouTube:

@wescalliope

the outro voice is ryan breaux, frank’s little brother who recently passed away in a car crash. rest in peace ryan.

@highlybaked8417

<3

@stef3927

REST IN PEACE ❤️❤️❤️

@highlybaked8417

<3

@wodedagawd9328

Ik man I'm praying for Christopher

@Onumber16

Rest in peace Ryan Breaux

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@lanizcrib

the album is titled blonde because blonde hair is often bright when one is young, but it begins to darken as they age. this is used to discuss how we lose our freedom with age. this theory is supported by the fact that after the nights beat switch, the album takes a darker tone. in the first half of the album (before nights) frank uses high-pitched vocals to represent his younger self. he also mentions the word summer several times in this album which represents youth and freedom. in the second half of the album (after the nights beat switch) he only references summer once when Andre 3000 says he is “watching the summer come close to an end” which represents the end of his childhood.

@user-mv5tm8eu5z

idk if it's already been explained/ if it was intentional, but it's interesting that his hair is green on the cover, as if he tried to bleach it blonde (go back in time) but it turned green (like how cheap bleach and certain blonde tones turns in water), showing that he/we can imitate and reminisce but we can never go back.

@Yottifferent

liliani latu penaloza That hit me hard. Gonna have to re listen to this album again because of your comment

@mayrativane299

Wow! Genius should hire you.

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