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Frank Ocean: Best 3 Songs in ‘Blonde’ Album to Check with Lyrics, Plus Complete Track List

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Frank Ocean 2016 Album Release

Frank Ocean had the biggest surprise for all his fans on Saturday night, August 20, as he released his highly-anticipated second studio album. That means the album titled Blonde is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. It contains 17 tracks and we have three of its best songs that you need to listen to today.

The album is stylized as ?Blonde? on its cover, and not ?Boys Don’t Cry? which is more than fans could have expected. It was recently made clear that ?Boys Don’t Cry? should be the name of the new independent label Ocean had decided to release his second album on.

Blonde opens with the mesmeric first single ?Nikes.? It?s one of the best songs from the newly-released material for its class and passion through vague, twisted vocals.

Nikes Lyrics

[Frank]

Special shoutout to the icon dynasty, Slip-N-Slide Records…

I got two versions, I got two versions, I got two versions!

 

These bitches want Nikes (This is a setup)

They looking for a check (Oh my god)

Tell em it ain’t likely (This bitch tryna set me up)

Said she need a ring like Carmelo (Hands up, oh my god)

Must be on that white like Othello (Oh my, it’s a real life angel)

All you want is Nikes (Yeah)

But the real ones just like you (Tell these niggas)

Just like me (Tell these guys you ain’t basic)

 

I don’t play, I don’t make time

(Tell these guys you wear Zanottis, you a hottie, this is heaven on earth)

But if you need dick I got you and I yam from the line

(But if you’re in the party don’t bring your shotty

Love everybody)

Pour up for A$AP (rest in peace)

RIP Pimp C (rest in peace)

RIP Trayvon, that nigga look just like me

Woo, fuckin’ buzzin’, woo!

(Remember one thing, remember one thing: don’t take no photos in the party)

That my little cousin, he got a little trade

His girl keep the scales, a little mermaid

(That’s rule number one

Rule number two: don’t take no photos in the party)

We out by the pool, some little mermaids

Me and them gel

Like twigs with them bangs

(Rule number three: I got one left)

Now that’s a real mermaid

You been holding your breath

Weighted down

(If you in the-)

Punk madre, punk papa

(If you couldn’t get to the-, go your ass to sleep, we in the-)

He don’t care for me

(Special shoutout to them live niggas at Rap-A-Lot records)

But who cares for me

(We keep it hot)

And that’s good enough

(I’ve been working on my bod, I feel hot)

We don’t talk much or nothin’

(If we in the- holla at ya gwalla)

But when we talkin’ about something

(Oh my god, hold up)

We have good discussion

(Tell these basic bitches we don’t wear Nike)

I met his friends last week, feels like they’re up to something

(You guys are naughty, you a hottie, hold up)

That’s good for us

 

We?ll let you guys prophesy

We?ll let you guys prophesy

We gon’ see the future first

We?ll let you guys prophesy

We gon’ see the future first

Living so the last night feels like a past life

Speaking of the, don?t know what got into people

Devil be possessin homies

Demons try to body jump

Why you think I’m in this bitch wearing a fucking Yarmulke

Acid on me like the rain

Weed crumbles in the glitter

Rain, glitter

We laid out on this wet floor

Away turf, no Astro

Mesmerized how the strobes glow

Look at all the people feet dance

I know that your nigga came with you

But he ain’t with you

The only human in this humid in these Balmains

I mean my balls sticking in my jeans

We breathin pheremones, Amber Rose

Sippin’ pink-gold lemonades

Feelin’

 

I may be younger but I’ll look after you

We’re not in love, but I’ll make love to you

When you’re not here I’ll save some for you

I’m not him but I’ll mean something to you

I’ll mean something to you

I’ll mean something to you

You got a roommate he?ll hear what we do

 

(It?s only awkward if you?re fucking him too…)

And then, there?s the song ?Nights? in which the reclusive crooner slurs his raps over a surf-rock guitar line. Ocean sings about the struggles of those in blue-collar who are usually the ones driven by the promise of new beginnings and marijuana.

Nights Lyrics

[Frank]

Round the city

Round the clock

Everybody needs you

No you can’t make everybody equal

Although you got beaucoup family

You don’t even got nobody being honest with you

Breath till I evaporated

My whole body see through

Transportation, handmade

And I know it better than most people

I don’t trust them anyways

You can’t break the law with them

Get some pussy have a calm night

Shooters killing left and right

Working through your worst night

If I get my money right

You know I won’t need you

And I tell you, (biiitch)

I hope the sack is full up

I’m fuckin’, no I’m fucked up

Spend it when I get that

I ain’t trying to keep you

Can’t keep up a conversation

Can’t nobody reach you

Why your eyes well up

Did you call me from a seance

You are from a past life

Hope you’re doing well bruh

I been out here head first

Always like the head first

Signal coming in and out

Hope you’re doing well bruh

Everybody needs you

Everybody needs you

Oooh nani nani

This feel like a quaalude

No sleep in my body

Ain’t no bitch in my body

New beginnings ahh

New beginnings wake up akh

The sun’s going down

Time to start your day bruh

Can’t keep being laid off

Know you need the money if you gon’ survive the

Every night shit

The every day shit

 

Dropping baby off at home

Before my night shift

You know I can’t hear none of that spend the night shit

Kumbaya shit

Want to see nirvana, don’t want to die yeah

Wanna feel that na na though

Could you ride come by

After my shift

Know them boys wanna see me broke down and shit

Bummed out and shit, stressed out and shit

That’s every day shit

Shut the fuck up I don?t want your conversation

Rolling marijuana that’s a cheap vacation

My everyday shit, every night shit, my every day shit

Every night shit

 

All my life, been running from you all my life

Been waiting on you all my life

All my life, you’ve been missing all my life

 

Every night fucks every day up

Every day patches the night up

On God you should match it, it’s that KO

No white lights til I fuck my 28th up

In 1998 my family had that Acura, oh

The Legend, kept at least six discs in the changer

Back when Boswell and Percy had it active

Couple bishops in the city building mansions

All the Reverends

Preaching self made millionaire status

When we could only eat at Shoneys on occasion

After trina hit I had to transfer campus

Your apartment out in Houston’s where I waited

Stayin’ with you when I didn’t have a address

Fuckin on you when I didn’t own a mattress

Working on a way to make it outta Texas

Every night

 

Drop the baby off at home before my night shift

You know I can’t hear none of that spend the night shit, Kumbaya shit

Want to see nirvana, we don’t want to die yeah

Wanna feel that lovin’ when you come by

Fuck with me after my shift

Know them boys wanna see me broke down

Wanna see me bummed out

Stressed out

Everyday shit

Shut the fuck up I don’t want your conversation

Rolling marijuana, that’s a cheap vacation

Everyday shit, every night shit, every day shit

And finally, we thought the song ?Seigfried? should be included in the best three. After all, it is a particular victory over a rush of sweeping strings and keyboard.

Seigfried Lyrics

[Frank]

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 an 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’s 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…

Malay, Mike Dean, 88-Keys, Pharrell Williams, Quill, Hudson Mohawke and Rick Rubin were among the producers of the album. Stwo,Kanye West, Yung Lean, Michael Uzowuru and Sebastian also helped Ocean make his newest material come to life.

Ocean?s album release was a big surprise for the majority of fans. We have finally seen it last weekend just when we thought we?re not having a glimpse of it any time this year.

Aside from having it digitally available on iTunes and Apple Music, fans residing in New York, Chicago, London and Los Angeles can obtain their physical copies from pop-up stores. And, it looks like fans in New York have all the luck as copies are reportedly being handed out for free.

Complete Track List from the Blonde Album

  1. ??Nikes
  2. ??Ivy
  3. ??Pink + White
  4. ??Be Yourself
  5. ??Solo
  6. ??Skyline To
  7. ??Self Control
  8. ??Good Guy
  9. ??Nights
  10. Solo (Reprise)
  11. Pretty Sweet
  12. Facebook Story
  13. Close to You
  14. White Ferrari
  15. Seigfried
  16. Godspeed
  17. Futura Free

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