Self Control
Frank Ocean Lyrics


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Poolside convo about your summer last night
Ooh yeah, about your summer last night
Ain't give you no play, mm
Could I make you shive last night?
Could I make you shy on the last night? (Last night)
Could we make it in? Do we have time?

I'll be the boyfriend in your wet dreams tonight
Noses on a rail, little virgin wears the white
You cut your hair but you used to live a blonded life
Wish I was there, wish we'd grown up on the same advice
And our time was right

Keep a place for me, for me
I'll sleep between y'all, it's nothing
It's nothing, it's nothing
Keep a place for me, for me

Now and then you miss it, sounds make you cry
Some nights you dance with tears in your eyes
I came to visit, 'cause you see me like a UFO
That's like never
'Cause I made you use your self-control
And you made me lose my self-control, my self-control

Keep a place for me, for me
I'll sleep between y'all, it's nothing
Keep a place for me
It's nothing, it's nothing
It's nothing, it's nothing

I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summertime
Give up, just tonight, 'night, 'night
I, I, I know you got someone comin'
You're spittin' game, oh, you got it
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summertime
Give up, just tonight, 'night, 'night
I, I, I know you got someone comin'
You're spittin' game, oh, you got it
Yeah
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summertime
Give up, just tonight, 'night, 'night




I, I, I know you got someone comin'
You're spittin' game, oh, you got it

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Frank Ocean's "Self Control" are filled with yearning for someone from the past. The song begins with a poolside conversation about the person's summer, and the singer wishes they could have made them "shy" or that they had more time to spend together. The chorus repeats the line, "Keep a place for me," suggesting that even though they can't be together now, the singer wants to be remembered by this person and keep a space in their life.


The second verse is more reflective, with the singer wishing they had grown up with the person and had more time together. The line "Noses on a rail, little virgin wears the white" suggests a possible reference to drugs or partying, highlighting the idea that the singer wishes they had shared those experiences with the person. The chorus repeats again, emphasizing the desire to be remembered by the person.


The bridge of the song shows the two meeting up again, but knowing they can't be together, with the singer acknowledging the other person has someone else. It ends with the singer admitting they lost their "self-control," possibly indicating they had an intimate encounter with the person but ultimately couldn't be with them.


Line by Line Meaning

Poolside convo about your summer last night
Talking about your previous summer last night by the pool


Ooh yeah, about your summer last night
Yes, discussing it, specifically about the previous summer


Ain't give you no play, mm
I didn't show any interest, didn't make a move


Could I make you shive last night? Could I make you shy on the last night? (Last night) Could we make it in? Do we have time?
Could I have made you feel uncomfortable last night? Could we have connected and had time for more?


I'll be the boyfriend in your wet dreams tonight
I'll be the man you dream about in your sexual fantasies tonight


Noses on a rail, little virgin wears the white
Snorting drugs on a table, an innocent and inexperienced girl is wearing white


You cut your hair but you used to live a blonded life
You changed your appearance, but you used to live a carefree life


Wish I was there, wish we'd grown up on the same advice And our time was right
I wish I experienced it with you, I wish we had similar upbringings and timing


Keep a place for me, for me I'll sleep between y'all, it's nothing It's nothing, it's nothing Keep a place for me, for me
Save a spot for me, I'll sleep in between you both, it's not a big deal


Now and then you miss it, sounds make you cry Some nights you dance with tears in your eyes
Sometimes you miss it, certain sounds make you emotional, and on some nights you dance while crying


I came to visit, 'cause you see me like a UFO That's like never 'Cause I made you use your self-control And you made me lose my self-control, my self-control
I visited because you consider me to be rare like a UFO, which is unlikely to happen. Because I made you control yourself, and you made me lose my own self-control


I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave Take down some summertime Give up, just tonight, 'night, 'night I, I, I know you got someone comin' You're spittin' game, oh, you got it
I understand that you have to leave and that summer is ending. However, tonight, just give in and forget about the future. I know you have another person coming, but you're flirting with me.




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Written by: Christopher Breaux

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[Intro: Frank Ocean]
Poolside convo about your summer last night, ooh yeah
About your summer last night
Ain't give you no play, mm
Could I make you shive last night?
Could I make you shy on the last night, last night?
Could we make it in? Do we have time?

[Verse 1: Frank Ocean]
I'll be the boyfriend in your wet dreams tonight
Noses on a rail, little virgin wears the white
You cut your hair but you used to live a blonded life
Wish I was there, wish we'd grown up on the same advice
And our time was right

[Chorus: Austin Feinstein]
Keep a place for me, for me
I'll sleep between y'all, it's no thing
It's no thing, it's no thing
Keep a place for me, for me

[Verse 2: Frank Ocean]
Now and then you miss it, sounds make you cry
Some nights you dance with tears in your eyes
I came to visit, 'cause you see me like a UFO
That's like never, 'cause I made you use your self-control
And you made me lose my self-control, my self-control

[Chorus: Austin Feinstein & Yung Lean]
Keep a place for me, for me
I'll sleep between y'all, it's no thing
Keep a place for me
It's no thing, it's no thing
It's no thing, it's no thing

[Bridge]
Sometimes you'll miss it
And the sound will make you cry
And some nights you're dancing
With tears in your eyes

[Outro: Frank Ocean]
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summer time
Give us, just tonight, night, night
I, I, I know you got someone comin'
You're spittin' game, know you got it
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summer time
Give us, just tonight, night, night
I, I, I know you got someone comin'
You're spittin' game, know you got it
(Nobody else, nobody else)
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summer time
Give us, just tonight, night, night
I, I, I know you got someone comin'
You're spittin' game, know you got it



@jxck.x_xugh3654

when he said

Poolside convo about your summer last night
Ooh yeah, about your summer last night
Ain't give you no play, mm
Could I make you shive last night?
Could I make you shy on the last night? (Last night)
Could we make it in? Do we have time?

I'll be the boyfriend in your wet dreams tonight
Noses on a rail, little virgin wears the white
You cut your hair but you used to live a blonded life
Wish I was there, wish we'd grown up on the same advice
And our time was right

Keep a place for me, for me
I'll sleep between y'all, it's nothing
It's nothing, it's nothing
Keep a place for me, for me

Now and then you miss it, sounds make you cry
Some nights you dance with tears in your eyes
I came to visit, 'cause you see me like a UFO
That's like never
'Cause I made you use your self-control
And you made me lose my self-control, my self-control

Keep a place for me, for me
I'll sleep between y'all, it's nothing
Keep a place for me
It's nothing, it's nothing
It's nothing, it's nothing

I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summertime
Give up, just tonight, 'night, 'night
I, I, I know you got someone comin'
You're spittin' game, oh, you got it
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summertime
Give up, just tonight, 'night, 'night
I, I, I know you got someone comin'
You're spittin' game, oh, you got it
Yeah
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summertime
Give up, just tonight, 'night, 'night
I, I, I know you got someone comin'
You're spittin' game, oh, you got it

i felt that



@Pride317

Lyrics

[Intro: Frank Ocean]
Poolside convo about your summer last night, ooh yeah
About your summer last night
Ain't give you no play, mmm
Could I make you shive last night?
Could I make you shy on the last night, last night?
Could we make it in? Do we have time?

[Verse 1: Frank Ocean]
I'll be the boyfriend in your wet dreams tonight
Noses on a rail, little virgin wears the white
You cut your hair, but you used to live a blonded life
Wish I was there, wish we'd grown up on the same advice
And our time was right

[Chorus: Austin Feinstein]
Keep a place for me, for me
I'll sleep between y'all, it's nothing
It's nothing, it's nothing
Keep a place for me, for me

[Verse 2: Frank Ocean]
Now and then, you miss it, sounds make you cry
Some nights, you dance with tears in your eyes
I came to visit, 'cause you see me like a UFO
That's like never, 'cause I made you use your self-control
And you made me lose my self-control, my self-control

[Chorus: Austin Feinstein & Yung Lean]
Keep a place for me, for me
I'll sleep between y'all, it's nothing
Keep a place for me
It's nothing, it's nothing
It's nothing, it's nothing

[Bridge: Frank Ocean]
Sometimes you'll miss it
And the sound will make you cry
And some nights, you're dancing
With tears in your eyes

[Outro: Frank Ocean]
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summertime
Give up, just tonight, 'night, 'night
I, I, I know you got someone coming
You're spitting game, know you got it
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summertime
Give up, just tonight, 'night, 'night
I, I, I know you got someone coming
You're spitting game, know you got it (Yeah)
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take down some summertime
Give up, just tonight, 'night, 'night
I, I, I know you got someone coming
You're spitting game, know you got it



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@jaydahsoutar805

they dont miss you and its okay, nights like these dont last forever

@coolizh01

Jaydah S I wish those nites lastd 4eva bc 1 day u will forget that moment 2 n even tho it ain’t there no more mayb u still learned what Real Luv is b 1:45

@raghadfaw8278

Might put this in bio hehee

@lucianaarevalocastro3356

imma take this as a sing tho

@ksimask4920

BRO

@muskbakeshindi

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@jocelynrobles1099

"Wish we grown up on the same advice, and our time was right"

@flowersynth

!!!

@ashleyjuarez9286

Yes ❤️

@omramaubast7220

Yup. This is exactly the part I used when sharing on facebook. Brilliant, genius.

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