Skyline To
Frank Ocean Lyrics


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This is joy, this is summer
Keep alive, stay alive
Got your metal on, we're alone
Making sweet love, takin' time
'Til God strikes us
That's a pretty fucking fast year flew by
That's a pretty long third gear in this car
Glidin' on the five
The deer run across, kill the headlights
Pretty fucking, underneath moonlight now
Pretty fucking, sunrise in sight
In comes the morning, haunting us with the beams
Solstice ain't as far as it used to be
It begins to blur, we get older (blur)
Summer's not as long as it used to be
Everyday counts like crazy (smoke, haze)
Wanna get soaked?
Wanna film a tape on the speed boat?
We smell of Californication
Strike a pose
Everything grows in the Congo, everything grows
Ooh, can you come when I call again?

On comes the evening, gold seeking ends
Piece in my hands worth twice than a friend
And two limbs over shoulder, carried away
Because I'm stronger and the Congo is dim (smoke)




In comes the morning, ah (smoke)
In comes the morning, ah (haze)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Frank Ocean's song "Skyline To" offer an introspective look into his life and experiences. The opening stanza paints a picture of summer love and indulgence, with the singer suggesting that they make the most of their time until it's over. However, the reference to God striking them suggests that the happiness they are experiencing is temporary, and they should value it while it lasts.


The following verses describe the passing of time, with the singer reminiscing about the previous year and how quickly it passed by. The lines "In comes the morning, haunting us with the beams" convey a sense of regret and melancholy about the passage of time. The mention of the solstice marks the halfway point of the year, and the singers' realization that summer is not as long as it used to be adds to the feelings of nostalgia and reminiscence.


The final verse takes a more introspective turn, with the singer contemplating the value of friendship and material possessions in the grand scheme of things. The mention of the Congo and the lines "Everything grows in the Congo, everything grows" suggest a philosophical look at life and growth. The repeated refrain of "In comes the morning, ah" leaves the listener with a sense of uncertainty and ambiguity, much like the passing of time and the unpredictable nature of life.


Line by Line Meaning

This is joy, this is summer
The song starts by setting the scene of a happy and carefree summer vibe.


Keep alive, stay alive
The singer reminds the listener to stay alive and enjoy life to the fullest.


Got your metal on, we're alone
The couple is wearing jewelry and is enjoying privacy in their intimacy.


Making sweet love, takin' time
The couple is enjoying each other's company and taking their time with their romantic encounter.


'Til God strikes us
The couple is savoring every moment of their love story, knowing that it may not last forever.


That's a pretty fucking fast year flew by
The year went by quickly, and the singer is surprised by how fast it went.


That's a pretty long third gear in this car
The ride has been going on for a while, and it feels like they have been together for a long time.


Glidin' on the five
The couple is driving on the highway, feeling the wind in their hair and enjoying the scenery.


The deer run across, kill the headlights
The driver stops the car abruptly to avoid hitting a deer crossing the road.


Pretty fucking, underneath moonlight now
The couple is having sex outdoors, under the moonlight.


Pretty fucking, sunrise in sight
The couple is still enjoying their sexual encounter, and the sun is starting to rise.


In comes the morning, haunting us with the beams
The morning brings light, which is contrasting with the intimacy the couple experienced during the night.


Solstice ain't as far as it used to be
The singer is aware that the time is passing by quickly, and the solstice, marking the end of summer, is approaching.


It begins to blur, we get older (blur)
Time flies, and the singer mentions the feeling of blurriness as memories and moments get mixed up with time.


Summer's not as long as it used to be
The summer season is much shorter than when the singer was younger, and time is passing by faster.


Everyday counts like crazy (smoke, haze)
Every day is precious and counts, and the singer uses the metaphors of smoke and haze to illustrate how fleeting life may seem.


Wanna get soaked?
The couple is still enjoying their time together, and the singer suggests going for a swim or getting wet.


Wanna film a tape on the speed boat?
The singer is suggesting filming a sex tape, using the imagery of a speed boat to add to the intensity of the moment.


We smell of Californication
The couple is living in California, and their lifestyle is similar to that portrayed in the popular TV series Californication.


Strike a pose
The singer is asking the listener to strike a pose, as if they were taking a picture or posing for the camera.


Everything grows in the Congo, everything grows
The singer mentions the abundance of growth in the Congo, where he originates from, as a metaphor for the unstoppable force of life and time.


Ooh, can you come when I call again?
The singer is addressing his lover, asking them if they can fulfill his sexual desires again.


On comes the evening, gold seeking ends
The day is ending, and the aspiration for money and possessions fades away, as if to emphasize the importance of enjoying life and love.


Piece in my hands worth twice than a friend
The singer is holding a valuable object, which he cherishes more than having friends.


And two limbs over shoulder, carried away
The singer is carrying his lover away with him, using his shoulders to support them, indicating the romantic connection between the two.


Because I'm stronger and the Congo is dim (smoke)
The singer draws strength from his Congolese roots, which he refers to as smoke, as it lingers and surrounds him even when he is far away.


In comes the morning, ah (smoke)
The morning comes back around, accompanied by the memories and images of smoke and haze from the previous night.


In comes the morning, ah (haze)
The morning brings clarity to the haze and blurred memories of the night before, signifying the end of the summer love story.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Mute Song Limited
Written by: Ommas Keith-Graham, Tyler Gregory Okonma, Charles Christopher Breaux, Kendrick Duckworth

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@hosgeldibabayev2805

[Verse 1]
This is joy, this is summer
Keep alive, stay alive
Got your metal on, we're alone
Making sweet love, takin' time
'Til God strikes us
That's a pretty fucking fast year flew by
That's a pretty long third gear in this car
Glidin' on the five
The deer run across, kill the headlights
Pretty fucking, underneath moonlight now
Pretty fucking, sunrise in sight
In comes the morning, haunting us with the beams
Solstice ain't as far as it used to be
It begins to blur, we get older (Blur!)
Summer's not as long as it used to be
Everyday counts like crazy (Smoke, haze)
Wanna get soaked?
Wanna film a tape on the speed boat?
We smell of Californication
Strike a pose
Everything grows in the Congo
Everything grows
Can you come when I call again?

[Verse 2]
On comes the evening, gold seeking ends
Piece in my hands worth twice than a friend
And two limbs over shoulder, carried away
Because I'm stronger and the Congo is dim (smoke)
In comes the morning (smoke)
In comes the morning (haze)



All comments from YouTube:

@Tunesnthings

“Summers not long as it used to be” That line really hits me in the gut every time #nostalgia

@montrealxo3778

Who the fook are you same because summer isn’t as long as it used to be as like for me when I was younger

@Chrysaor117

ikr it used to feel so long and now everyday go's by so quick cause we all grow older dang i miss back then

@montrealxo3778

same we were blinded by the world sometimes its okay not to be "woke" I just miss the long hot summer days outside playing on the playground hanging with friends wishing i was grown lool

@yash9111

Global warming

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montreal xo Fr

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@mxxxw4529

Since you decided to read the comments... Welcome to the most underrated song on the album

@p1ckleluvr

always strive and prosper this isn’t very underrated. just that people don’t take the time to listen to the rest of frank’s songs because they’ll only listen to such songs that are overplayed. fake fans man.

@edgariva12

This album took a while for people to settle on and to devour and break down including me and when I listened to channel orange after blonde you understand why people didn’t fully go into this album but blonde was still good n full of underrated songs

@TWHowl

Ed gAr are you saying you think orange is better? Just curious, because that album was magic to me when I listened straight thru when it released. This one feels like a good reminder of how great that one was, but not as strong.

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