Good Guy
Frank Ocean Lyrics


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It's a good guy, he hooked it up
Said if I was in NY I should look you up
Ahh, first time I done saw you
And you text nothing 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
Ahh, here's to the highlights when I was convinced
That this was much more than just some night shit
I know you don't need me right now
And to you it's just a late night out

Bitches, nigga
All the bitches in the neighborhood wanna fuck you, nigga
He told me
I used to fuck with all of 'em
Yeah, I ain't got bitches no more
But now I don't care about bitches like that, my nigga




That shit, Jasmine fucking wrecked my heart
I don't even know how to feel about bi-

Overall Meaning

sexuals
Ahh, 'cause I'm still in disbelief
As to what I just did, damn


In Frank Ocean's song Good Guy, he tells a story about how he meets a guy who was recommended by a friend. Frank is visiting New York, and this guy offers to show him around. When he sees him for the first time, he is surprised that he doesn't look like his texts. They go to a gay bar, and Frank realizes that this guy talks more than him. Despite this, Frank has some good moments with him, and he thinks that this could be more than just a one-night stand. However, the guy tells Frank that he doesn't need him right now, and to him, it’s just a late night out. Later on, the same guy confesses to Frank that he used to have sex with all the girls in his neighborhood, but now he's over that and doesn't care about girls anymore. Frank is still in disbelief about what he has just heard, and the song ends.


This song is essentially about a one-night stand and how Frank thought it could be more than that. Throughout the song, Frank seems to be trying to make a deeper connection with this guy, but the guy is not interested. The use of the word "good guy" in the title of the song is ironic because the guy, in the end, isn't really a good guy.


Line by Line Meaning

It's a good guy, he hooked it up
He introduced me to you, and I thought he was a good person for doing so.


Said if I was in NY I should look you up
He suggested I contact you if I was ever in New York City.


Ahh, first time I done saw you
I saw you for the first time ever.


And you text nothing like you look
The way you look in real life doesn't match how you appear in your messages.


Here's to the gay bar you took me to
I am grateful for the LGBTQ+ establishment you introduced me to.


It's when I realized you talk too much, more than I do
I noticed you were more talkative than I am.


Ahh, here's to the highlights when I was convinced
I remember the moments when I believed we had something special.


That this was much more than just some night shit
I thought our connection went beyond just hooking up for one night.


I know you don't need me right now
I understand that you don't require my presence at the moment.


And to you it's just a late night out
To you, this is just a casual late-night activity that doesn't hold much significance.


Bitches, nigga
Referring to women and men in a derogatory manner.


All the bitches in the neighborhood wanna fuck you, nigga
All the women in the area are interested in having sex with you.


He told me
My friend told me.


I used to fuck with all of 'em
I used to have sex with all of those women.


Yeah, I ain't got bitches no more
I don't have sex with them anymore.


But now I don't care about bitches like that, my nigga
But now I don't view women in that way anymore.


That shit, Jasmine fucking wrecked my heart
That thing with Jasmine destroyed me emotionally.


I don't even know how to feel about bi-
I don't even know how to feel about something, but it's cut off abruptly, so we don't know the full context.




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Written by: Christopher Breaux

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Jessicaduhhable

[Verse]
Here's to the good guy, he hooked it up
Said if I was in NY I should look you up
First time I'd ever saw you
And you text nothing like you look
Here's to the gay bar you took me to
Here's where I realized
You talk so much more than I do
Here's to the highlights
When I was convinced
That this was much more than
Just some some night shit
I know you don't need me right now
And to you
It's just a late night out

[Outro]
This nigga, all the bitches in the neighborhood wanna fuck you nigga

He told me

I used to fuck with all of 'em

Yeah I ain't got bitches no more

But now I don't care about bitches like that my nigga, that shit... Jasmine fucking wrecked my heart, I don't even know how I feel about bi-



@jasonphan1715

t's a good guy, he hooked it up
Said if I was in NY I should look you up
I, first time I done saw you
You text nothing 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
I, it's highlights when I was convinced
That it isn't much more it's so not you
I know you don't need me right now
And to you it's just a late night out



@icd.f44.9

Here's to the good guy, he hooked it up
Said if I was in NY I should look you up
First time I'd ever saw you
And you text nothing like you look
Here's to the gay bar you took me to
Here's when I realized you talk so much more than I do
Here's to the highlights when I was convinced
That this was much more than just some night shit
I know you don't need me right now
And to you it's just a late night out

[Outro]
This nigga—all the bitches in the neighborhood wanna fuck you, nigga
He told me
I used to fuck with all of 'em
Yeah—I ain't got bitches no more
But now I don't care about bitches like that, my nigga, that shit... Jasmine fucking wrecked my heart
I don't even know how I feel about bi—



@pwwalker4065

Here's to the good guy, he hooked it up
Said if I was in NY I should look you up
First time I'd ever saw you
And you text nothing like you look
Here's to the gay bar you took me to
Here's when I realized you talk so much more than I do
Here's to the highlights when I was convinced
That this was much more than just some night shit
I know you don't need me right now
And to you it's just a late night out



@danialgill4278

It's a good guy, he hooked it up
Said if I was in NY I should look you up
I, first time I done saw you
You text nothing 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
I, it's highlights when I was convinced
That it isn't much more it's so not you
I know you don't need me right now
And to you it's just a late night out
This nigga, all the bitches in the neighborhood wanna fuck you nigga
He told me
I used to fuck with all of 'em
Yeah I ain't got bitches no more
But now I don't care about bitches like that my nigga
That shit Jasmine fucking wrecked my heart
I don't even know how to even feel about it



All comments from YouTube:

@koli8433

favorite song on the album. "I know you don't need me right know, and to you it was just a late night out" damn

@mr_monroe_8818

Shit DEEP smh

@khenudae1158

Straight up; I catch myself repeating that part

@franklinbennett5603

That shit was Hella deep

@user_n04

You have now entered the most underrated song you’ll ever hear.

@mikuamachi6866

it's only underrated bc it is too short and we need a longer version.

@newchxppa6419

skyline to is underrated and better

@mikehunt1993

"You text nothing like you look."

@axelsalt9238

she really didnt

@prodsiman9051

She is beautiful but her texts are so ugly

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