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Frank Ocean - Nikes

(feat. KOHH)


[Chorus: Frank Ocean]
These bitches want Nikes
They looking for a check
Tell 'em it ain’t likely
Said she need a ring like Carmelo
It must be on that white like Othello
All you want is Nikes
But the real ones
Just like you
Just like me

[Verse 1: Frank Ocean]
I don't play, I don't make time
But if you need dick I got you
And I yam from the line
Pour up for A$AP
RIP Pimp C
RIP Trayvon, that nigga look just like me
Woo, fuckin’ buzzin', woo!
That my little cousin, he got a little trade
His girl keep the scales, a little mermaid
We out by the pool, some little mermaids
Me and them gel
Like twigs with them bangs
Now that's a real mermaid
You been holding your breath
Weighted down
Punk madre, punk papa
He don't care for me
But he cares for me
And that's good enough
We don't talk much or nothin'
But when we talkin' about something
We have good discussion
I met his friends last week
Feels like they’re up to something
That’s good for us

[Verse 2: Frank Ocean]
We'll let you guys prophesize
We’ll let you guys prophesize
We gon' see the future first
We'll let you guys prophesize
We gon' see the future first
Living so that 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 into 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
We only human and it's humid in these Balmains
I mean my balls sticking to my jeans
We breathin' pheremones, Amber Rose
Sippin' pink-gold lemonades

[Bridge: Frank Ocean]
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

[Verse 3: KOHH]
誰かのことを 誰も縛れはしない
男たちと 女たち
次から次に (次に)
類が友を呼んでくれるいつも (類が友を呼ぶ)
たまには離れてみるのも必要 (必要…必要…)
自由にする まるでパリスヒルトン (パリスヒルトン)

"Nikes" is a critique of the trappings of materialistic hedonism, with frequent reference to Nike shoes, shiny gold/glitter, and fantasies of pleasure. The track features two competing voices, adding a sense of tension and conflict to the otherwise dreamy music. The lyrics include cultural references to the late A$AP Yams (who is featured in the video along with A$AP Rocky), Pimp C, and Trayvon Martin. The song is the lead single from Frank Ocean’s third album "Blonde", originally titled "Boys Don’t Cry". It was released the day after his visual album "Endless" on Apple Music. The video is highly stylized and features race cars, nudity, immolation, partying and a devil. The video contains scenes of a party, which is later revealed to be staged for a film crew. Frank Ocean appears on a stage in the video, and begins singing when the voices switch. The song was first teased by Chance the Rapper, who was rumored to collaborate on the album.

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