Pretty Sweet
Frank Ocean Lyrics


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Now
To the edge I'll race
To the end I'll make it
All the risk, I'll take it
Head bang with my faux friends
We pour a taste out for the dead
This is the blood, the body, the life right now
The height right now
Might be what I need
Might be what I need
Said you wanna hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
That might be what you need

What it means to be alive on this side
(You wanna kill me now) on this side
(Don't let me down) on this side
(Down, down)
Fuck the other side
I'm on this side
I'm on this side
I'm on this side
How it feels to have arrived
I'm inside, I'm inside
Those are my niggas for life
Mothers of us be kind
To the fathers on whom we rely
Fathers of us be kind
To the mothers on whom we rely

Ah, ah
Ah, ah
Ah, ah
Ah, ah
Ah

We know you're sugar
We know you're sweet like a sucker




Pretty sweet
Pretty sweet

Overall Meaning

In "Pretty Sweet," Frank Ocean sings about his desire to live life to the fullest, taking risks and indulging with friends. He talks about being brave, taking chances and living in the moment. The lyrics "To the edge I'll race, to the end I'll make it, all the risk, I'll take it" suggest that he is willing to take on challenges head on as he finds them exciting and worth pursuing. He also mentions his companions, perhaps faux friends, with whom he is partying and having a good time with. They honor their dead through pouring a drink out, and revel in the moment with "This is the blood, the body, the life right now."


In the following verses, Frank moves to explore themes of identity and belonging. He tears down the "other side" and focuses on the "this side" where he is, and where he belongs. He affirms his sense of self and describes the joy he feels at being "inside," the sweet satisfaction of success and the value of family and friends. He encourages kindness and support between parents for their children, painting a picture of unity and generosity.


Line by Line Meaning

Now
At this moment


To the edge I'll race
I'll put all my effort into reaching my goal


To the end I'll make it
I won't stop until I reach my destination


All the risk, I'll take it
I'm willing to take any chances that come with pursuing my dreams


Head bang with my faux friends
I will hang out with my fake friends and pretend to have a good time


We pour a taste out for the dead
We commemorate our lost loved ones by pouring a drink in their honor


This is the blood, the body, the life right now
This moment is intense and meaningful


The height right now
This is the top, the peak


Might be what I need
Maybe this is what I need to feel fulfilled


Said you wanna hurt me now
You claimed that you plan to harm me now


You can't hurt me now
You have no power over me anymore


That might be what you need
Perhaps hurting me will make you feel better for a brief moment


What it means to be alive on this side
The experience of living on this side of life


(You wanna kill me now) on this side
Although there are those who want to end my life, I'm still here


(Don't let me down) on this side
Please don't disappoint me while I'm still here


(Down, down)
I don't want to feel low or depressed


Fuck the other side
The other side doesn't matter


I'm on this side
I'm on the right side, the side I want to be on


How it feels to have arrived
The feeling of accomplishment and progress


I'm inside, I'm inside
I've made it to the inner circle, I'm a part of it


Those are my niggas for life
Those are my lifelong friends


Mothers of us be kind
Our mothers deserve kindness from us


To the fathers on whom we rely
Our fathers are important to us and we depend on them


Fathers of us be kind
Our fathers deserve kindness from us


To the mothers on whom we rely
We rely on our mothers and they are important to us


Ah, ah
Instrumental interlude


Ah, ah
Instrumental interlude


Ah, ah
Instrumental interlude


Ah, ah
Instrumental interlude


Ah
Instrumental interlude


We know you're sugar
We know you're fake and dishonest


We know you're sweet like a sucker
We know you have a deceptively nice demeanor


Pretty sweet
Ironically, not so sweet after all




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Ommas Keith-Graham, Charles Christopher Breaux

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@hosgeldibabayev2805

[Intro]
Now, to the edge I'll race
To the end I'll make it
All the risk, I'll take it
Head bang with my faux friends
We pour a taste out for the dead
This is the blood, the body, the life right now
The height right now
Might be what I need
Might be what I need
Said you wanna hurt me now
You can't hurt me now
That might be what you need

[Verse]
What it means to be alive on this side
(Said you wanna kill me now)
On this side
(Don't let me down)
On this side
(Down, down)
Fuck the other side
I'm on this side, I'm on this side, I'm on this side
How it feels to have arrived
I'm inside, I'm inside
Those are my niggas for life
Mothers of us be kind
To the fathers on whom we rely
Fathers of us be kind
To the mothers on whom we rely
Ah-hah, ah-hah, ah-hah, ah-hah
Ah-hah, ah-hah, ah-hah, ah-hah

[Outro]
We know you're sugar
We know you're sweet like a sucka
Pretty sweet, pretty sweet



@lunaseur327

"Now
To the edge I'll race
To the end I'll make it
All the risk, I'll take it
Headbang with my four friends
We pour a taste out for the dead
This is the blood, the body, the life right now
The height right now
Might be what I need
Might be what I need
Said you wanna hurt me now
You can't end me now
That might be what you need"

Probably one of the greatest introductions to any song. The energy and wording, Chaotic but melodic and drivin forward by the white noise and swooshing. It also sounds pretty sweet



All comments from YouTube:

@Yottifferent

That intro sounds like I’m being stabbed to death while Frank Ocean is playing in the background

@metalyuncle3106

LOL

@masonsmith751

Good way to go out tho

@selimismail74

This was so perfect

@thealchemist1951

Perfect analogy lool

@deadlinkdontclick5048

you lived though

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@Pulowski

this song is pretty sweet

@DjSoSmooveMINTY124

Ruben Huerta PRETTY SWEET YOU GUYZzzzzzz

@Scilla_Sage

literally

@christianlusumbu4735

Sweet Sweet

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