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Frank Ocean - Pilot Jones

We once had things in common
Now the only thing we share is the refrigerator ice cold baby I told you
I'm ice cold
You out here flying high
Go ahead fly that thing
High high
But fly alone

You always smoking in the house
What if my mother comes over youcan'tgetup&getajob
Cause this little hustle's getting you by you're the dealer & the stoner

With the sweetest kiss I've ever known (I knew what I was on)
I had a pilot jones
(What you know about him)
She took me high
(Oh did she now)
Then she took me home (we talkin bout)
Pilot jones pilot jones

Tonight you came stumbling across my lawn again
I just don't know why
I keep on trying to keep a grown woman sober see
There you go reaching up your blouse
& no I don't want a child
But I aint been touched in awhile
By the dealer & the stoner
With the sweetest kiss I've ever known (I knew what I was on)
I had a pilot jones

(What you know about him)
She took me high
(Oh did she now)
Then she took me home
(We talkin bout)
Pilot jones pilot jones

In the sky up above the birds
I saw the sky like I never seen before you thought I was above you
Above this in
So many ways
Butifigot a condo on a cloud
Then I guess you can stay at my place I'ma get one
I need ya
Admit it
You're my pilot jones

On "Pilot Jones", Ocean discusses the topic of first love and compares it with a drug by using the double entendre Pilot Jones. This is because a pilot is one who drives or steers, likening how lovers are “jonesing” or craving each other to a pilot that is driving them toward each other. Alternatively, a pilot episode is the first in any line of a TV series, hinting at this being a first love. Further adding to this extended metaphor is that the first love he discusses in the song may or may not smoke frequently, so he could be using drugs as an easy comparison to the love that they share. "It’s really interesting that he uses seed ideas or tools to write that really don’t have anything to do with the song. It’s just a way for him to access himself, and then the song comes out, and then the track is built around what he writes." Rick Rubin in conversation with Jeff Himmelman. "I was like, ‘I gotta get this song out.’ I always knew the track would have to change." Frank Ocean in conversation with Jeff Himmelman.

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