Seigfried
Frank Ocean Lyrics


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The markings on your surface
Your speckled face
Flawed crystals hang from your ears
I couldn't gauge your fears
I can't relate to my peers
I'd rather live outside
I'd rather chip my pride than lose my mind out here
Maybe I'm a fool
Maybe I should move
And settle, two kids and a swimming pool
I'm not brave (brave)
I'm not brave

I'm living over city
And taking in the homeless sometimes
Been living in an idea
An idea from another man's mind
Maybe I'm a fool
To settle for a place with some nice views
Maybe I should move
Settle down, two kids and a swimming pool
I'm not brave
I'd rather live outside
I'd rather live outside
I'd rather go to jail
I've tried hell
(It's a loop)
What would you recommend I do?
(And the other side of a loop is a loop)
This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
It's not what I'm like
It's just a fond farewell (brave)

Speaking of Nirvana, it was there
Rare as the feathers on my dash from a phoenix
There with my crooked teeth and companions sleeping, yeah
Dreaming a thought that could dream about a thought
That could think of the dreamer that thought
That could think of dreaming and getting a glimmer of God
I be dreaming a dream in a thought
That could dream about a thought
That could think about dreaming a dream
Where I can not, where I can not
Less morose and more present
Dwell on my gifts for a second
A moment one solar flare would consume, so I nod
Spin this flammable paper on the film that my life
High flights, inhale the vapor, exhale once and think twice
Eat some shrooms, maybe have a good cry, about you
See some colors, light hangglide off the moon

(In the dark, in the dark)
I'd do anything for you
(In the dark)
I'd do anything for you
(In the dark)
I'd do anything for you
(In the dark)
I'd do anything for you
(In the dark)
I'd do anything for you, anything for you




(In the dark)
I'd do anything for you, anything for

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Frank Ocean's "Seigfried" are introspective and contemplative. The first verse talks about the flaws and imperfections on the surface of another person, and the singer's inability to understand their fears. He cannot relate to his peers, and would rather live outside of his comfort zone and chip away at his pride than lose his mind in the routine of everyday life. The singer wonders if he's a fool for wanting something different, but he cannot deny the desire to break free from societal expectations and live on his own terms. He's not brave, but he's willing to take risks and challenge himself in order to find a sense of purpose.


The second verse starts with a reference to Nirvana, which could be interpreted as a metaphor for achieving enlightenment or transcending the mundane. The singer is dreaming about dreaming, and acknowledges that his thoughts are ethereal and intangible. He tries to ground himself in reality by focusing on his gifts and passions. He understands that life is fleeting and could be consumed by a solar flare at any moment, so he tries to make the most of his time. He mentions using drugs as a means of escape, but ultimately concludes that he would do anything for someone he cares about, even in the darkness of uncertainty.


The song as a whole reflects themes of self-discovery, isolation, and the search for meaning. It's a poignant and honest depiction of one's innermost thoughts and desires.


Line by Line Meaning

The markings on your surface
The imperfections on your face


Your speckled face
Your unique and diverse appearance


Flawed crystals hang from your ears
You have jewelry that is beautiful but not perfect


I couldn't gauge your fears
I don't understand what makes you scared


I can't relate to my peers
I don't have anything in common with the people around me


I'd rather live outside
I prefer to be unconventional and do things differently


I'd rather chip my pride than lose my mind out here
I would rather risk my ego than my mental health


Maybe I'm a fool, Maybe I should move
Perhaps I'm naive, I should relocate


And settle, two kids and a swimming pool
Settle down and live a traditional life with a family and materialistic things


I'm not brave (brave), I'm not brave
I don't have the courage to go against societal norms


I'm living over city
I reside above the city skyline


And taking in the homeless sometimes
I occasionally invite homeless people into my home


Been living in an idea
I've been existing in a concept


An idea from another man's mind
The concept I'm living in is someone else's creation


Maybe I'm a fool, To settle for a place with some nice views
Maybe I'm foolish to choose a place to live based solely on its aesthetics


I'd rather live outside, I'd rather go to jail
I prefer to live an unconventional life, even if it means going to prison


I've tried hell
I've been through difficult times


What would you recommend I do?
What advice would you suggest for me?


This is not my life, It's just a fond farewell to a friend
This is not my true existence, just a goodbye to someone important


It's not what I'm like, It's just a fond farewell (brave)
This is not my typical behavior, just a sentimental goodbye


Speaking of Nirvana, it was there
Talking about a state of enlightenment


Rare as the feathers on my dash from a phoenix
As unique as the feathers on my dashboard from a mythical bird


There with my crooked teeth and companions sleeping, yeah
There with my imperfect smile and sleeping friends


Dreaming a thought that could dream about a thought
Imagining a concept that has the ability to have its own dreams


That could think of the dreamer that thought
That has the capacity to think about the dreamer who imagined the concept


That could think of dreaming and getting a glimmer of God
That could consider dreaming as a way to glimpse divinity


I be dreaming a dream in a thought
I am dreaming about a concept within a dream


Where I can not, where I can not
In a place where I cannot reach


Less morose and more present
Less emotional and more engaged in the current moment


Dwell on my gifts for a second
Appreciate my talents for a brief moment


A moment one solar flare would consume, so I nod
A fleeting moment that could be easily lost, so I acknowledge it


Spin this flammable paper on the film that my life
Play with the dangerous elements of my existence


High flights, inhale the vapor, exhale once and think twice
Experience a euphoric high, reflect on it before making decisions


Eat some shrooms, maybe have a good cry, about you
Take psychedelic mushrooms, possibly cry about someone I care for


See some colors, light hangglide off the moon
Visualize vivid colors, joyously float off the moon with a hang glider


I'd do anything for you
I am willing to do anything for you


Anything for you
Anything at all




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Steven Paul Smith, Ommas Keith-Graham, James Ryan Wuihun Ho, Christopher Breaux, George Harrison, John Winston Lennon, Richard Starkey, Rostam Batmanglij

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@bianca-io1yv

The markings on your surface
Your speckled face
Flawed crystals hang from your ears
I couldn't gauge your fears
I can't relate to my peers
I'd rather live outside
I'd rather chip my pride than lose my mind out here
Maybe I'm a fool
Maybe I should move
And settle, two kids and a swimming pool
I'm not brave (brave)
I'm not brave

I'm living over city
And taking in the homeless sometimes
Been living in an idea
An idea from another man's mind
Maybe I'm a fool
To settle for a place with some nice views
Maybe I should move
Settle down, two kids and a swimming pool
I'm not brave
I'd rather live outside
I'd rather live outside
I'd rather go to jail
I've tried hell
(It's a loop)
What would you recommend I do?
(And the other side of the loop is a loop)
This, this fe-, this feel
This feel, this feels
This feels ironic
This feels ironic
Ironic, this feels ironic
Ironic

This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
It's not what I'm like
It's just a fond farewell (brave)

Speaking of Nirvana, it was there
Rare as the feathers on my dash from a phoenix
There with my crooked teeth and companion sleeping, yeah
Dreaming a thought that could dream about a thought
That could think of the dreamer that thought
That could think of dreaming and getting a glimmer of God
I be dreaming of dreaming a thought
That could dream about a thought
That could think of dreaming a dream
Where I cannot, where I cannot

Less morose and more present
Dwell on my gifts for a second
A moment one solar flare we're consumed
So why not spend this flammable paper on the film that's my life?
High flights, inhale the vapor, exhale once and think twice
Eat some shrooms, maybe have a good cry about you
See some colors, light hang glide off the moon

(In the dark, in the dark)
I'd do anything for you
(In the dark)
I'd do anything for you
(In the dark)
I'd do anything for you
(In the dark)
I'd do anything for you
(In the dark)
I'd do anything for you, anything for you
(In the dark)
I'd do anything for you, anything for



@mykolasranft1315

Speaking of Nirvana, it was there
Rare as the feathers on my dash from a phoenix
There with my crooked teeth and companions sleeping, yeah
Dreaming a thought that could dream about a thought
That could think of the dreamer that thought
That could think of dreaming and getting a glimmer of God
I be dreaming a dream in a thought
That could dream about a thought
That could think about dreaming a dream
Where I can not, where I can not



All comments from YouTube:

@TheCareCommunity

If you listen to Seigfried for the first time, you might not like it. It takes time . So take your time. But I promise you when you listen to it at 12 midnight for the 6th time, it will become your favorite song of all time. Its powerful just wait, its gonna hit you.

@ok6866

True

@Ash_Boop

Weirdly I started really liking this song while playing Minecraft and exploring a giant cave in the new experimental mode of caves and cliffs. It was real surreal, couple with the fact that I swear I dreamt of that exact cave a few years ago, somehow. This song is great.

@MarMar-uy8xt

@@Ash_Boop wha- that was the same scenario i was in

@Ash_Boop

@@MarMar-uy8xt oh, hmm

@omarzaza4312

First time listening today it’s 11:30pm and I’m in a dark room with a red light on let’s hope this is good

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@111AMAZINGMAN

This song is a sad summer night

@maxdeleus8725

realest comment out there

@kxlljn

no sad summer nights for me

@des6591

Me rn

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