Info: Channel Orange is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter and OFWGKTA member Frank Ocean. [...] Following the release of his mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra (2011), Ocean began recording the album at several studios, producing the album himself along with Malay and Om'Mas Keith. The album contains guest appearances by Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, André 3000 and John Mayer. Pharrell Williams is credited as a producer on the track "Sweet Life". The album's subject matter includes unrequited love, socioeconomic disparity, disillusioned youth, and religion. Lyrically, several songs on the album explore social commentary and extended narratives, with multiple tracks sharing themes and concepts with each other. The album received universal acclaim from music critics, who praised the boldness of the album and the lyrical merit. (source)
"What if the sky and the stars are for show/ And the aliens are watching live/ From the purple matter/ Sensei went quiet then violent/ And we sparred until we both grew tired/ Nothing mattered."
-Pink Matter f. Andre 3000
"Run run run, come back for my glory/ Bring her back to me/ Run run run, the crown of our pharaoh/ The throne of our queen is empty."
"And the water, is exactly what I wanted/ It's everything I thought it would be/ But this neighborhood is gettin' trippier every day/ The neighborhood is goin' ape shit crazy."
"And a new day will bring about the dawn/ And a new day will bring another cryin' babe into the world (girl now)/ Our daughter's reachin' for the nipple cause it's time for her to eat/ Tonight I'll lay her in the cradle if it's time for go to sleep/ I sing a Lennon lullaby, she can have a pretty dream/ Baby girl if you knew what I know, knew what I know."
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