Original material is licensed under a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution. I do not claim any right over any of the graphics, images, songs used in this video. Like much of Blonde, like most of Frank’s more touching songs, “Skyline To” is structured as a series of brisk vignettes. If we’re not careful, it feels like we could spend entire days pining after what was. Was sampled in 1 song. Loader Icon. During the 15-minute drive, I decided to play some choice selects from Blonde, so I put on “Self Control” and immediately grabbed the wheel tighter. There is so much to miss in this life. Of course, we can imagine Frank playing it cool and trying to brush off his pleas as “no thing,” but the weight of the image is just so heavy, it’s hard to imagine Frank taking back his sentiment. Bound to happen and tragic nonetheless. Of course, that means this outro makes me cry—what doesn’t? I bawl at the thought of those nights on the water, and how they only exist in the past tense, because the necessity of life is to be continually moving away from what we love—perhaps towards better days, but, still, leaving something behind. Produced by Malay, Tyler, The Creator, Om’Mas Keith, and Frank Ocean, “Skyline To” is but two verses, one far shorter than the other, musing on the passing of time. Got your medal on, we're alone. Paying special attention to “It’s no thing, it’s nothing,” we get the sense Frank is comfortable being a passing thought in his ex’s mind, just as long as he is a thought at some point. Blonded Radio (stylized as blonded RADIO) is Frank Ocean's Apple Music 1 radio show that originally lasted from February to August 2017, with four additional special episodes that aired in November and December 2018 before another four episodes from October to December 2019. In the summers during undergrad, my buddy would come to see me after his time working in the factory. Skyline To Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar Buy This Song. “I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of imagination.”. We’d speed down to the shore and lose track of time. Sometimes I realize everything is different and cry my eyes out, thinking about all the sweet memories that are nothing but. Christopher Francis Ocean (born Christopher Breaux; October 28, 1987), better known by his stage name Frank Ocean, is an American singer-songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana. Frank Ocean - Skyline To Lyrics. All rights reserved to the respective copyright owners That’s his magic. You look around and realize, in an instant, nothing is familiar. “Self Control,” produced by Malay, Jon Brion, and Frank Ocean, is all about timing and the losses which come by way of poor timing in love. What a pity. It all coalesces to suggest the lover of “Self Control” slipped away before he could ever settle fully in Frank’s heart. Remember all the people we used to call at the strike of any news? “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.” –Frank Ocean, Finally, after another shift in perspective, we arrive at the “self control” motif. Check out Skyline To [Explicit] by Frank Ocean on Amazon Music. Making sweet love, takin' time. “Skyline To” is a freshly bloomed peony in hand, pink and layered and gorgeous in its ease. If we’re not careful, it feels like we could spend entire days pining after what was. Wishing he was there for the haircut—one of the first signs of change when a relationship goes south—and hoping he could level with this ex to summon the idea of Frank as remorseful. Frank makes as much clear from the opening lines about poolside conversations. © 2020 The DJ Booth LLC. Beneath their first cocaine lines, we see Frank flitting between past and present. There is so much to miss in this life. If you pair the outro with the hook, you get the real depth of “Self Control,” how badly Frank wants to be remembered, considered, and loved, despite the impossible timing and the impossibility of the romance. The show is hosted by Ocean, Vegyn, and Roof Access and usually airs a new single from Ocean each episode. It climbs higher, higher, until we sound as if we are floating in outer space, looking down on the Earth we just left, and all the life we’ve done our best to live. The first line (“I’ll be the boyfriend in your wet dreams tonight”) works in two contexts as well. Play "Skyline To". Think of the pang in your chest when the nights cool and the sun sets earlier, earlier, earlier until darkness overcomes the city before the 9-to-5 ends. For a long time, “Self Control” was my favorite song on Blonde, simply because of the hooks and outro, simply because Frank spoke to a personal travesty with a universal scope. Really, it’s the lines about “pretty fucking” that capture the essence of “Skyline To:” “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.”. Lyrics and video for the song Skyline To by Frank Ocean - Songfacts on Amazon Music Unlimited (ad) "Skyline To". “Futura Free,” the final song on Frank Ocean’s masterpiece ‘Blonde,’ feels like a grand unveiling. The sincerity of Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed” reminds us of the permanence of love, and love’s ability to transform itself and us into new people. Where morning is meant to represent new beginnings, Frank chooses to ascribe it as “haunting,” with “beams,” reminding us of the lights on police cars. There is so much to miss in this life. These lines, pulling back for a second, are what makes Frank such a force. It mimics how distant things can become, how out of sight they can be. This terror is why “Skyline To” reads like a purposefully incomplete title. Then, finally, finally, Frank reveals the reason the relationship fell through. We get the sense Frank is comfortable being kept on the sidelines, as long as he is kept at all. [Frank Ocean (Kendrick Lamar):] This is joy, this is summer. This makes it very plausible that Frank decided to put Kendrick on Skyline To instead. A bit about me: I seem to always get dumped in August because the timing just wasn’t right for us. There are 17 tracks on Blonde, but we will be consolidating skits and shorter tracks with other song discussions. The production feels choral and precious, feels like a constant unfolding. So, when Frank sings about a lover leaving to “Take down some summertime,” begging for only one more night, I can’t shake the feeling he’s writing about my life. Blonde, Frank Ocean’s 2nd studio album, ... 6/Skyline To. After releasing 2012’s Channel Orange to critical acclaim, Ocean was quiet for four years, until he put out Blond in 2016. Frank Ocean’s “Skyline To” & the Passing of Time. Think of how we can bask in the summer sun even as the clock strikes seven, eight at night. Then we get the second and final verse, which begins with Frank singing, “On comes the evening, gold-seeking ends.” Think of the most glorious sunset—the great streaks of light marking the end of August—and how evening and morning are the same now. Would they pick up if they saw your name flash on their screens? I sang along to the remaining hook, bridge, and the somber outro. Based on the allusions to “Solo” in the second verse (“Now and then you miss it, sounds make you cry / Some nights you dance with tears in your eyes”), we can assume Frank is talking directly to the listener, having dissociated from the poolside scene altogether. There will be new loves and new trials. by Michelle Geslani. You’re expecting more, and it’s just not there, the time has passed. The implication here is Frank is feeble, desperate, and hoping for a better outcome. There is so much to miss in this life. It feels, taken in a present context, as if Frank is making a bid to relive old memories. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. Ocean’s poetry grows wilder as “White Ferrari” progresses, and yet the final message is so accessible: “We’re free to roam.”. Skyline To by Frank Ocean song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position ... Over delicate guitars, Frank Ocean croons stream-of-consciousness lyrics here about sex and drugs. This insight raises a few questions, such as: Was Frank toxic? Everything will change. If we’re not careful, it feels like we could spend entire days pining after what was. FAVORITE (0 fans) Frank Ocean. Frank also reveals their growing apart was circumstantial since his lover had to exercise restraint to keep himself away from Frank. Was Frank too much? Best: Self Control, Ivy, Pink + White, Seigfried, Pretty Sweet, Nights, Skyline To, Solo, Nikes. It felt like the sun would never set. She looked at me, admittedly not knowing what to say, and we let the weight muscle between us in the car. That was some years ago. “Good Guy” presents a Frank Ocean bereft of peace. That is, we can gather their relationship was something of a firecracker—too much passion too quickly, and then nothing, kaput. Frank Ocean’s “Skyline To” & the Passing of Time There is so much to miss in this life. While there’s no clear answer on the song, we can infer based on Frank admitting to losing his self-control on the following lines. Original material is licensed under a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution. Because you’re their old lover. © 2020 The DJ Booth LLC. 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