Novacane
Frank Ocean Lyrics


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I think I started somethin', I got what I wanted
Did-didn't I? Can't feel nothin', superhuman
Even when I'm fuckin' Viagra poppin', every single record autotunin'
Zero emotion, muted emotion, pitch corrected, computed emotion, uh-huh
I blame it on the model broad with the Hollywood smile, ow
Stripper booty and a rack like wow, brain like Berkeley
Met her at Coachella, I went to see Jigga, she went to see Z Trip, perfect
I took a seat on the ice cold lawn, she handed me a ice blue bong, whatever
She said she wanna be a dentist really badly, she's in school payin'
For tuition doin' porn in the Valley, at least you workin'
But girl I can't feel my face, what are we smokin' anyway?
She said, "Don't let the high go to waste"
But can you taste a little taste of

Novocaine, baby, baby, Novocaine, baby, I want you
Fuck me good, fuck me long, fuck me numb
Love me now, when I'm gone, love me none
Love me none, love me none, numb, numb, numb, numb

Sink full of dishes, pacin' in the kitchen, Cocaine for breakfast, yikes
Bed full of women, flip on a tripod, little red light on shootin', I'm feelin' like
Stanley Kubrick, this is some visionary shit
Been tryna film pleasure with my eyes wide shut but it keeps on movin'
I blame it on the model broad with the Hollywood smile
Stripper booty with the rack like wow, I'll never forget ya
You put me on a feelin' I never had (never), never had, never had (never had)
And ever since I've been tryna get it back and pick it up and put it back (back, back)
Now I'm somethin' like the chemist on campus
But there's no drug around, quite like what I found in you, you
I still can't feel my face (ohh), what am I smokin' anyway? (Ah)
She said, "Don't let the high go to waste" (ooh)
But can you taste a little taste of

Novocaine, baby, baby (oh), Novocaine, baby, I want you
Fuck me good, fuck me long, fuck me numb
Love me now, when I'm gone, love me none
Love me none, love me none, numb, numb, numb, numb

Novocaine, Novocaine, Novocaine, Novocaine, Novocaine (ohh)
Numb the pain, numb the pain, numb the pain, numb the pain, numb the pain (ahh yeah)
Novocaine, Novocaine, Novocaine, Novocaine, Novocaine (ohh)
(Wooh-oo) for the pain, for the pain (ooh-oh)
Novocaine, Novocaine

Oh-oh, oh-oh, ho-ho
Oh-oh, oh-oh, ho-ho-ho
Oh-oh, oh-oh, ho-ho
Oh-oh, oh-oh, ho-ho-ho

Pretty girls involved with me
Makin' pretty love to me pretty, pity pity
All the pretty girls involved with me
Makin' pretty love to me pretty, pity pity

Ohh, I can't feel a thing
I can't feel, can't feel a thing
Can't feel a thing, can't feel, feel, feel, feel a
I can't feel, feel a, Novocaine, Novocaine, Novocaine
I can't feel, feel a, Novocaine, for the pain, for the pain
I can't, can't feel a (feel a)




Feel a, feel a (ohh)
Novocaine, Novocaine, 'Caine ('Caine, 'Caine, 'Caine)

Overall Meaning

In Frank Ocean's song Novacane, the singer reflects on a hollow and emotionless life that he's created for himself. He feels that he's started something he always wanted, but the lack of feeling is taking over, making him feel superhuman. The composition is filled with the use of various drugs as a metaphor for loveless sex and emotions, and he talks about how everything is pitch-corrected, which symbolizes the emptiness in his heart.


Frank Ocean starts the song by stating that he got what he wanted, but he cannot feel anything. He further raps about how he can't feel his face and is addicted to Novocain. Frank talks about his life's various components, from meeting a model at Coachella, who wants to be a dentist and is paying for her tuition by performing in the porn industry, to his addiction to cocaine, causing him to lose any genuine emotions. While the verse talks about hooking up with a pornstar, it alludes to the desperation of filling a void created by the emptiness and loneliness felt by the singer.


Line by Line Meaning

I think I started somethin', I got what I wanted Did-didn't I? Can't feel nothin', superhuman
I got what I wanted and became super successful, but now I'm emotionless and can't feel anything.


Even when I'm fuckin' Viagra poppin', every single record autotunin' Zero emotion, muted emotion, pitch corrected, computed emotion, uh-huh
Even when I'm having sex or making music, I'm emotionally numb and rely on auto-tune and other production techniques.


I blame it on the model broad with the Hollywood smile, ow Stripper booty and a rack like wow, brain like Berkeley
I'm blaming my emotional numbness on the woman I met who had a great body and intelligence, but may not have been genuine.


Met her at Coachella, I went to see Jigga, she went to see Z Trip, perfect I took a seat on the ice cold lawn, she handed me a ice blue bong, whatever She said she wanna be a dentist really badly, she's in school payin' For tuition doin' porn in the Valley, at least you workin'
I met her at a music festival and we smoked marijuana together. She's trying to pay for dental school by doing porn, but I won't judge her for that.


But girl I can't feel my face, what are we smokin' anyway? She said, "Don't let the high go to waste"
I'm so emotionally numb that I can't even feel my face. She tells me not to waste the high from the drugs.


Sink full of dishes, pacin' in the kitchen, Cocaine for breakfast, yikes Bed full of women, flip on a tripod, little red light on shootin', I'm feelin' like Stanley Kubrick, this is some visionary shit
I'm living a crazy life with lots of drugs, women, and constant video recording. I feel like a visionary filmmaker like Stanley Kubrick.


Been tryna film pleasure with my eyes wide shut but it keeps on movin' I blame it on the model broad with the Hollywood smile Stripper booty with the rack like wow, I'll never forget ya
I'm trying to capture pleasure on camera, but it's elusive. Again, I blame my numbness on the woman with the Hollywood smile and great body.


I still can't feel my face (ohh), what am I smokin' anyway? (Ah) She said, "Don't let the high go to waste" (ooh) But can you taste a little taste of
I'm still feeling numb and she reminds me not to waste the high, but also encourages me to keep going and experience more.


Novocaine, baby, baby (oh), Novocaine, baby, I want you Fuck me good, fuck me long, fuck me numb Love me now, when I'm gone, love me none Love me none, love me none, numb, numb, numb, numb
I'm asking for more drugs to numb me further, and to be loved passionately before I inevitably leave and become numb again.


Pretty girls involved with me Makin' pretty love to me pretty, pity pity All the pretty girls involved with me Makin' pretty love to me pretty, pity pity
I have many beautiful women in my life, but our love and intimacy is superficial and even pathetic, something to pity.


Ohh, I can't feel a thing I can't feel, can't feel a thing Can't feel a thing, can't feel, feel, feel, feel a I can't feel, feel a, Novocaine, Novocaine, Novocaine I can't feel, feel a, Novocaine, for the pain, for the pain I can't, can't feel a (feel a) Feel a, feel a (ohh) Novocaine, Novocaine, 'Caine ('Caine, 'Caine, 'Caine)
I'm repeating that I can't feel anything and asking again for more Novocaine, to numb me from my pain and the world.




Lyrics ยฉ BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Christopher Breaux, Christopher A. Stewart, Lamont Derelle Neuble

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