Godspeed
Frank Ocean Lyrics


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I will always love you
How I do
Let go of a prayer for you
Just a sweet word
The table is prepared for you

(Ooh)
(Ooh)
(Ooh)

Wishing you godspeed, glory
There will be mountains you won't move
Still I'll always be there for you
How I do
I let go of my claim on you
It's a free world
You look down on where you came from sometimes
But you'll have this place to call home always

This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind
This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind
This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind

Oh, oh
Oh
I'll always love you
Until the time we die




Oh, oh
Mm

Overall Meaning

The first verse of Frank Ocean's song Godspeed featuring Kim Burrell is a message of love and hope, from one person to another. The singer declares that they will always love the other person, and sends out a prayer for them, wishing them godspeed and glory. The sweet word the singer lets go is perhaps a message of reassurance, faith or simply a verbal expression of love. The singer has prepared a table for the other person, symbolizing that there is always room for them in their life, that they are always welcome home.


The chorus of the song is repetitive and sings of wishing the other person godspeed, despite the fact that there will be obstacles and mountains that they may not be able to overcome. Through it all, the singer promises to always be there for the other person as they move through life. They have let go of their claim on the other person, acknowledging that everyone is free to live their lives as they please. The song concludes with a repetition of the love that the singer has for the other person and its ability to keep them going through trying times, even when their senses fail them.


Overall, Godspeed is a bittersweet song that speaks to the complexities of love and relationships. It acknowledges that life is not always easy, but the power of love can keep us going through the toughest of times.


Line by Line Meaning

I will always love you
I will always have love for you and care for you deeply.


How I do
The way in which I love you is strong and enduring.


Let go of a prayer for you
I send a prayer your way with the hope that you find peace and happiness.


Just a sweet word
All I have to offer you is this small, but loving message.


The table is prepared for you
A place is ready and waiting for you to come and be welcomed.


Wishing you godspeed, glory
I hope and pray that you succeed and achieve all that you desire.


There will be mountains you won't move
There will be obstacles that you will find hard to overcome.


Still I'll always be there for you
Regardless of any barriers, I will always be there to love and support you.


I let go of my claim on you
I release any possessive feelings towards you and allow you to be independent.


It's a free world
You have the freedom to live your life as you please, without any restrictions from me.


You look down on where you came from sometimes
You may occasionally reflect on your past and feel a sense of shame or regret.


But you'll have this place to call home always
Even if you feel lost or alone, you can always find comfort and belonging with me.


This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
Despite any physical or emotional blindness that may occur, our love will endure.


Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind
Even in times of silence and confusion, our love will persist through the darkness.


I'll always love you
My love for you will never fade or diminish.


Until the time we die
Our love will endure until the very end of our lives.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Ommas Keith-Graham, Charles Christopher Breaux, Kimberly Burrell, Elliott Steven Smith, James Ryan Wuihun Ho

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@jesseocean5507

I will always love you how I do
Let go of a prayer for you
Just a sweet word
The table is prepared for you
(Ball so hard, all my boys flex)
(Ball so hard, all my boys flex)
(Ball so hard, all my boys flex)
(Ball so hard, all my boys flex)
Wishing you godspeed, glory
There will be mountains you won't move
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
Still I'll always be there for you
How I do
I let go of my claim on you, it's a free world
You look down on where you came from sometimes
But you'll have this place to call home, always
This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind
This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind
This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind
Oh-oh, oh
I'll always love you
Until the time we die
Oh-oh, oh



@BthereorBsquared

Best song to use to say goodbye to someone who means the world to you but just know it's time to let go and stop fighting for something that ain't there: the love.

This right here.

This would be it.

I love this album.

EDIT: Please, for the love of God, do not literally send this to your soon-to-be-exes, that's not what I meant when I typed this out, I meant it in a mental kind of sense. Y'know a song that helps you move on, that's my fault for not stating that originally. If you're going to break up with someone, communicate it to them. Don't be over-dramatic about it (I.e sending them a song/album). Relationships are never perfect.



@justsharing7268

[Verse: Frank Ocean]
I will always love you how I do
Let go of a prayer for you
Just a sweet word
The table is prepared for you
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
Wishing you godspeed, glory
There will be mountains you won't move
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
Still I'll always be there for you how I do
I let go of my claim on you
It's a free world
You look down on where you came from sometimes
But you'll have this place to call home always

[Bridge: Frank Ocean & Kim Burrell]
This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind
Until it's time
This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind
It's 'til it's time we die
This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind

[Outro: Kim Burrell]
Oh-oh, ohhh
I'll always love you
Until the time we die
Oh-oh, ohhh



All comments from YouTube:

@sheapablo24

That “I will always love you” at the start automatically puts this song high on my favorites for me

@isabellampoe1469

Jared Shea sameee

@listiyaadhan

same🥺

@lacyraeee

it makes me cry

@negative6690

Yup

@slowedscenario1678

I’m not joking this genuinely made me cry

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@mrs.wilson5269

This whole album is an absolute masterpiece. Instant classic status

@herfish6584

its the only masterpiece that i will admit is a masterpiece

@reecee2488

No

@vitorcoutinho5740

pitchfork just elected this album #1 of the decade so I guess ure right

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