I THINK
Tyler the Creator Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

(Four, four, four, four, four)
(Skate, four)
(Skate, four)
(Skate, four)
(Skate, four)

I don't know where I'm going (skate)
But I know what I'm showing (four)
Feelings, that's what I'm pouring (skate)
What the fuck is your motive? (Four)
Man, I wish you would call me (skate)
By your name 'cause I'm sorry (four)
This is not apology (skate)
You are such a distraction (four)
Mess with T on-off (skate)
Fourin' up my ambiance, pause (four)
You drive me cuckoo and I cough (skate)
'Cause I want you like Leon Ware
(Fuck that) okay, say, dinner
(Fuck that) okay, wait a minute (woah)
I drip that shit, I am on
While curiosity killed the feline, gone (four, skate)

I think I'm falling in love (four, skate)
This time I think it's for real (four, skate)
I think I'm falling in love (four, skate)
This time I think it's for real (four)
How can I tell you? (Skate) How can I tell you? (Four)
How can I tell you? (Skate) How can I tell you? (Four)
How can I tell you? (Skate) How can I tell you? (Four)
How can I tell you? (Skate) How can I tell you? (Four)

I notice that you're there, but I'm always in your hair
And you're always in my mind, maybe so (four)

Wasted, boy, I need your attention (skate)
I'm off balance, I need some fixin' (four)
I'm your puppet, you are Jim Henson (skate, four)

Fall in love now (skate)
I think I'm falling in love (four)
Fell in love now (skate)
This time I think it's for real (four)
I think I'm in love now (skate)
I think I'm falling in love (four)
I think I'm in love now (skate)
This time I think it's for real (four, four)
How can I tell you? (Shut the four up) How can I tell you? (Four)
How can I tell you? (You fuckin' bitch, skate) How can I tell you? (Four, four)
How can I tell you? (Skate) How can I tell you? (Four)
How can I tell you? Take 'em to the bridge

(Four, four)
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Four

Four, four, four, four (four, skate)
I think I'm falling in love (four)
Fell in love now (skate)
This time I think it's for real (four)
I think I'm in love now (skate)
I think I'm falling in love (four, skate)
This time I think it's for real
(Oh, yeah, ooh oh)




(Oh, yeah)
(Four, skate, four, skate)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Tyler the Creator's song I THINK are a combination of his confident proclamation of love and his insecurities towards such feelings. The repeated lines of "four" and "skate" at the beginning of the song seem to represent a kind of rhythm of movement - skating - that Tyler is using to express himself. He admits he doesn't know where he's going in life, but he knows what he's feeling, and he's pouring out those feelings for someone whose motive he questions. He wishes they would call him by their name because he's sorry, but he's not apologizing for his feelings. However, this person who drives him crazy is also distracting him and messing with his ambiance. Tyler is conflicted and wants to be able to dinner but is also worried about falling too hard, like Leon Ware.


Despite this internal struggle, Tyler admits he's falling in love, and this time he feels it's for real. He's trying to figure out how to express these feelings to the person he's in love with, but it's not easy. He feels like he's always in their hair, and they're always on his mind. He needs their attention to fix his unbalance, and the circumstance of the relationship leaves him feeling like a puppet, with his lover as Jim Henson.


Overall, the lyrics of I THINK seem to be a complex exploration of Tyler's own emotions towards love and a lover that he can't quite figure out how to approach. The song strikes a balance between Tyler's confident declaration of his love and his own internal struggle to come to terms with his true feelings.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't know where I'm going (skate)
I'm uncertain of my future


But I know what I'm showing (four)
Even if I'm unsure, I'm putting on a brave face


Feelings, that's what I'm pouring (skate)
I'm sharing my emotions honestly


What the four is your motive? (Four)
What's your agenda?


Man, I wish you would call me (skate)
I'd like to hear from you


By your name 'cause I'm sorry (four)
I regret what happened between us


This is not apology (skate)
This isn't an official apology


You are such a distraction (four)
You're always on my mind


Mess with T on-off (skate)
My emotions are all over the place


Fourin' up my ambiance, pause (four)
Disrupting my mood and environment


You drive me cuckoo and I cough (skate)
You're making me crazy


'Cause I want you like Leon Ware (Fuck that) okay, say, dinner (Fuck that) okay, wait a minute (woah) I drip that shit, I am on While curiosity killed the feline, gone (four, skate)
I'm infatuated with you despite the risks, but I'm trying to stay focused


I think I'm falling in love (four, skate)
I might be experiencing real romantic feelings


This time I think it's for real (four, skate)
This feels different from past experiences


How can I tell you? (Skate) How can I tell you? (Four)
I'm struggling to express myself


I notice that you're there, but I'm always in your hair And you're always in my mind, maybe so (four)
We're on each other's minds constantly


Wasted, boy, I need your attention (skate) I'm off balance, I need some fixin' (four) I'm your puppet, you are Jim Henson (skate, four)
I'm feeling unstable and dependent on you


Take 'em to the bridge (Four, four) Yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah Four
Musical interlude


Fell in love now (skate) This time I think it's for real (four)
I believe I've fallen in love now, and it's serious


I think I'm in love now (skate) I think I'm falling in love (four) This time I think it's for real (Oh, yeah, ooh oh) (Oh, yeah) (Four, skate, four, skate)
It's become clear that my feelings are genuine




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bodionio Nkono Telesphore, Tyler Okonma

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on or correct specific content, highlight it

Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Comments from YouTube:

@edward6569

when he said “I think” I felt that because I also think

@YourFatherVEVO

1 like = 1 think

@kerfpos

'

@kerfpos

car

@pepesenpai5912

Only sometimes though

@flirtyhershey-shibamom1749

😂😂😂😂

76 More Replies...

@connoryoung5339

Tyler’s “wig” is his real hair and he’s been wearing a bald cap all his life

@kewiishow3923

No wig snatch on Tyler just all of us everytime he drops a song, album, or anything else in life.

@curbinator

Kewii Show r/whoosh

@ninab1195

@k!llua smart deku

More Comments

More Versions