Where This Flower Blooms
Tyler the Creator Lyrics


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Ayo
Let's take it back to them days
Counting sheep on Sadie Hannah's floor
Carpet was my baby mama
80 dollar profit from the coffee I poured
Rent-A-Center calling everyday
Nobody home, they're knocking on the door
Now I skrrt, skrrt, skrrt, skrrt
In toys I only dreamed that I could afford
Now I roll through Okaga, California

I ride to California
These frog oval goggles
I'm leaning out the window
OJ shining on me
Simp-Sun shining on me
Slick circles floating out this world
Yea yea

Run it, run it, run it, run it
I rock, I roll, I bloom, I glow (I glow)
I rock, I roll (what you say?), I bloom, I glow (I glow)
I rock, I roll (let 'em know), I bloom, I glow (I glow)
I rock, I roll (One more time), I bloom, I grow
(Let's go)

Ain't nobody fucking with T, but that may just be my ego
But don't be too cool, you may freeze
Because niggas get stuck in the cold (man, look at this ice)
Shit weighs a ton, water your garden my nigga and stunt
(Stunt on these niggas)
Tell these black kids they could be who they are
Dye your hair blue, shit, I'll do it too
Look, I smell like Chanel
I never mall grip with my manicured nails
I coconut oil the skin
I keep the top low 'cause the follicles thinnin'
But other than that, man, it feels like I'm winning
Went from statistic to millionaire
CNN doubted 'cause my skin is dark
But they forget when I get in my car

These frog oval goggles
I'm leaning out the window
OJ shining on me
Simp Sun shining on me
Slick circles floating
Vro we off this world (yeah yeah)
Run it, run it, run it, yo

I glow (I glow)
I rock, I roll (what you say?), I bloom, I glow (I glow)
I rock, I roll (let 'em know), I bloom, I grow (I grow)
I rock, I roll (one more time), I bloom, I-
(Let's go)

Flower boy T, nigga that's me
Rooted from the bottom, bloomed into a tree
Took a little while, nigga making leaves
Keep 'em in the branches so my family can eat
Favorite color green, energy is strong
Giving niggas life like birdies and the beez
Dropping them seeds, not what you want
You don't know what I keep in the trunk

Ah, shit

Run it, run it, run it, run it
Run it




Run it
Run it

Overall Meaning

In the verse, Tyler the Creator is reflecting on his past struggles while also acknowledging his current success. He references his days of counting sheep on "Sadie Hannah's floor," which may be a reference to his grandmother or a nod to his childhood. He also mentions the struggles of paying rent and dealing with Rent-A-Center calling him, but now he's able to afford the things he used to dream of. Tyler references his success and wealth through the lyrics "went from statistic to millionaire," but also acknowledges the doubters who doubted him because of his race. The chorus focuses on Tyler's growth and success, emphasizing that he's "rocking," "rolling," "blooming," and "glowing." The outro includes a reference to Tyler's album title "Flower Boy," as he declares himself as one and notes that he's "rooted from the bottom, bloomed into a tree."


Line by Line Meaning

Ayo
Hey


Let's take it back to them days
Remember the old days


Counting sheep on Sadie Hannah's floor
Sleeping on the floor of a friend's house


Carpet was my baby mama
The carpet was his only comfort


80 dollar profit from the coffee I poured
Making money from selling coffee


Rent-A-Center calling everyday
Receiving calls from a rental center


Nobody home, they're knocking on the door
No one is available to answer the rental center's calls


Now I skrrt, skrrt, skrrt, skrrt
Driving away quickly


In toys I only dreamed that I could afford
Being able to afford toys that he could only dream of before


Now I roll through Okaga, California
Driving through Okaga, California


These frog oval goggles
Wearing unusual goggles


I'm leaning out the window
Leaning out of the car window


OJ shining on me
The sun shining on him


Simp-Sun shining on me
The sun that makes him feel happy


Slick circles floating out this world
Seeing unusual things


Yea yea
Yes, yes


I rock, I roll, I bloom, I glow (I glow)
Being confident and successful


I rock, I roll (what you say?), I bloom, I glow (I glow)
Repeating that he is confident and successful


I rock, I roll (let 'em know), I bloom, I glow (I glow)
Encouraging others to be confident and successful


I rock, I roll (One more time), I bloom, I grow
Repeating the message of being confident and successful


(Let's go!)
Encouraging to move forward


Ain't nobody fucking with T, but that may just be my ego
Being confident in his abilities


But don't be too cool, you may freeze
Advice not to be too overconfident


Because niggas get stuck in the cold (man, look at this ice)
Being stuck in difficult situations


Shit weighs a ton, water your garden my nigga and stunt
Acknowledging difficult circumstances but still prospering


(Stunt on these niggas)
Be better than others


Tell these black kids they could be who they are
Encouraging black youth to be themselves


Dye your hair blue, shit, I'll do it too
Encouraging individuality


Look, I smell like Chanel
Smelling like an expensive perfume


I never mall grip with my manicured nails
Taking care of himself, but not being materialistic


I coconut oil the skin
Taking care of his skin


I keep the top low 'cause the follicles thinnin'
Covering up his hair loss


But other than that, man, it feels like I'm winning
Feeling successful despite hardships


Went from statistic to millionaire
Going from being a statistic to becoming wealthy


CNN doubted 'cause my skin is dark
Experiencing racism and discrimination


But they forget when I get in my car
Proving his worth by his success


Flower boy T, nigga that's me
Identifying himself as a flower child


Rooted from the bottom, bloomed into a tree
Started from the bottom and succeeded


Took a little while, nigga making leaves
Took some time to get there, but still growing


Keep 'em in the branches so my family can eat
Providing for his family because of his success


Favorite color green, energy is strong
Green is his favorite color because it represents prosperity


Giving niggas life like birdies and the beez
Helping others succeed


Dropping them seeds, not what you want
Planting ideas that might not be accepted


You don't know what I keep in the trunk
Keeping secrets


Ah, shit!
An exclamation


Run it
Keep going




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Christopher Breaux, Tyler Okonma

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