nostalgia, FOREVER is a weekly series dedicated to breaking down the lyrical genius of one of America's best writers, Frank Ocean. From nostalgia, ULTRA. and channel ORANGE to Blonde, each week, we'll look at one Frank Ocean song and break down its lyrical merits and meanings. If you love Frank Ocean and heavy lyrical analysis paired with our favorite emotional state—crying—you'll love nostalgia, FOREVER.
I can’t pull myself away from writing.
What else is there to say, except love makes little sense?
How can Frank Ocean truly leave behind what once felt so good?
“Real love, I’m searching for a real love.”
“Why see the world, when you got the beach?”
“We’re behaving like teenagers.”
There’s a blithe energy to “Nature Feels,” speaking for all of ‘nostalgia, ULTRA..’
“Jesus Christ, don’t break my heart.”
“Dust” is focused on appraising the past as a means of heading off into the future.
“You can't miss what you ain't had, well I can.”
The crime of ownership is not intentional, just immature.
Frank Ocean’s “Songs 4 Women” teaches us never to make music for love’s sake.
“I don't believe our lives are simple.”
“Can’t feel a thing.”
The duality of “Strawberry Swing” is a reminder to make blessings out of the ordinary.