Lost
Frank Ocean Lyrics


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Double D
Big full breast on my baby (yo we goin' to Florida)
Triple weight
Couldn't weigh the love I've got for the girl
And I just wanna know
Why you ain't been goin' to work
Boss ain't workin' ya like this
He can't take care of you like this

Now you're lost
Lost in the heat of it all
Girl, you know you're lost
Lost in the thrill of it all
Miami, Amsterdam
Tokyo, Spain, lost
Los Angeles, India
Lost on a train, lost

Got on my butter cream (there he goes)
Silk shirt and it's Versace (one of God's own prototypes)
Hand me my triple weight
So I can weigh the work I got on your girl (too weird to live, too rare to die)
No I don't really wish
I don't wish the titties would show
Nor have I ever
Have I ever let you get caught?

Uh
Lost
Lost in the heat of it all
Girl, you know you're lost
Lost in the thrill of it all
Miami, Amsterdam
Tokyo, Spain, lost
Los Angeles, India
Lost on a train, lost

She's at a stove (who?)
Can't believe I got her out here cookin' dope (cookin' dope)
I promise she'll be
Whippin' meals up for a family of her own some day
Nothin' wrong (nothin' wrong
No nothin' wrong with a lie (ain't nothin' wrong)
Nothin' wrong with another short plane ride (ain't nothin' wrong)
Through the sky (up in the sky)
You and I (just you and I) are lost

Lost
Lost in the heat of it all
Girl you know you're lost
Lost in the thrill of it all
Miami, Amsterdam
Tokyo, Spain, lost
Los Angeles, India
Lost on a train, lost

Love lost, lost
Love love,
Love lost, lost
Love love
Love lost




Love love
Love lost

Overall Meaning

In Frank Ocean's song Lost, the artist sings about a woman he is deeply in love with. The opening lyrics talk about the girl's body, with the singer noting the size of her breasts and commenting that he loves her more than anything. He questions why she isn't going to work, and references her boss not caring for her the way he does. The song then moves to the chorus, with Ocean singing about the girl being lost in the "heat" and "thrill" of life. The cities mentioned, Miami, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and others, are all associated with excess and wild energy.


The second verse again centers around the singer's love for the girl. He describes his expensive clothing and jewelry, and states that he is "weighing" his love for her the same way he would measure work. The line "too weird to live, too rare to die" is a reference to writer Hunter S. Thompson, and speaks to the intensity of feeling present in the song. The end of the verse seems to reference the girl becoming involved in drug dealing, with the singer promising she'll be cooking for her own family someday.


The final chorus repeats the idea of the girl being lost, and the outro repeats the word "love" several times before fading out. Overall, the song seems to explore the idea of being overwhelmed by passion and desire, with the girl in question perhaps losing herself in chaos and excess.


Line by Line Meaning

Double D
The singer is making a reference to a type of breast size.


Big full breast on my baby (yo we goin' to Florida)
The singer and his partner are headed to Florida, and he's admiring her physical appearance.


Triple weight
The singer is referencing his watch, which has a heavy, substantial feel.


Couldn't weigh the love I've got for the girl
No amount of weight can measure the artist's love for his partner.


And I just wanna know
The artist is expressing curiosity and concern.


Why you ain't been goin' to work
The singer is asking his partner why she hasn't been going to work.


Boss ain't workin' ya like this
The singer is suggesting that he can take better care of his partner than her boss can.


He can't take care of you like this
The artist believes that he is better equipped to care for his partner than her boss is.


Now you're lost
The artist is suggesting that his partner is directionless or uncertain.


Lost in the heat of it all
The artist's partner is caught up in the excitement and thrill of the moment.


Girl, you know you're lost
The singer is communicating to his partner that she is lost or unsure of herself.


Lost in the thrill of it all
The feeling of excitement and newness is causing the artist's partner to be confused.


Miami, Amsterdam
The singer is listing the places he and his partner are traveling to.


Tokyo, Spain, lost
The singer is expressing how lost and uncertain his partner is, even in foreign cities.


Los Angeles, India
The singer is listing the other places he and his partner have traveled to.


Lost on a train, lost
The artist's partner is feeling lost and disoriented, even on more familiar forms of transportation.


Got on my butter cream (there he goes)
The artist is describing his clothing and appearance, possibly to impress his partner.


Silk shirt and it's Versace (one of God's own prototypes)
The singer is wearing a fashionable designer shirt and may be embracing a sense of grandeur or uniqueness.


Hand me my triple weight
The singer is referencing his watch again and giving himself a sense of importance.


So I can weigh the work I got on your girl (too weird to live, too rare to die)
The artist is describing his relationship as something unique and special.


No I don't really wish
The artist is denying a wish for something.


I don't wish the titties would show
The artist clarifies that he doesn't actually want his partner to reveal her breasts.


Nor have I ever
The singer is firm in his previous statement and confirms that he's never desired his partner to expose herself.


Have I ever let you get caught?
The artist has never let his partner get into trouble or danger.


Uh
An expression used to transition to a new thought.


She's at a stove (who?)
The singer brings up his partner's domestic work at the stove, but isn't sure who he's talking about.


Can't believe I got her out here cookin' dope (cookin' dope)
The singer is surprised his partner is cooking illegal substances.


I promise she'll be
The artist is making a promise to his partner.


Whippin meals up for a family of her own some day
The artist envisions his partner preparing food for their future family.


Nothin' wrong (nothin' wrong
The singer doesn't think there is anything wrong with what he has said or done.


No nothin' wrong with a lie (ain't nothin' wrong)
The singer doesn't believe lying is entirely bad, and may have a flexible ethical code.


Nothin' wrong with another short plane ride (ain't nothin' wrong)
The artist is acknowledging that travel, even frequent or occasional, won't be an issue for him and his partner.


Through the sky (up in the sky)
The artist is highlighting the freedom and exhilaration associated with flying.


You and I (just you and I) are lost
The artist is expressing to his partner that they are both feeling lost in their current path of life.


Love lost, lost
The singer has lost what was once a loving and successful relationship.


Love love,
The artist is thinking about love and reminiscing about past experiences.


Love lost, lost
The singer has lost the love and connection in his relationship.


Love love
The singer is still hopeful for love and hungers for that passion again.


Love lost
The relationship between the singer has ended in a loss of love.


Love love
The artist is expressing his desire to experience love again.


Love lost
The artist's relationship has suffered a loss of love and the associated deep feelings.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
Written by: Micah Josue Otano, Paul II Shelton, James Ryan Wuihun Ho, Christopher Breaux

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