A tornado flew around my room before you came
Excuse the mess it made, it usually doesn't rain in
Southern California, much like Arizona
My eyes don't shed tears, but boy, they bawl

When I'm thinkin' bout ya, ooh no no no
I've been thinkin' bout ya, you know know know
I've been thinkin' bout ya, do you think about me still?
Do ya? Do ya?

Or do you not think so far ahead?
'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh
Or do you not think so far ahead?
'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh

No, I don't like you, i just thought you were cool enough to kick it
Got a beach house I could sell you in Idaho
Since you think I don't love you, I just thought you were cute, that's why I kiss you
Got a fighter jet I don't get to fly it though I'm lying down

Thinkin' bout ya, ooh no no no
I've been thinkin' bout ya, you know know know
I've been thinkin' bout ya, do you think about me still?
Do ya? Do ya?

Or do you not think so far ahead?
'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh
Or do you not think so far ahead?
'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh

Yes, of course I remember, how could I forget how you feel?
You know you were my first time, a new feel
It will never get old, not in my soul, not in my spirit, keep it alive
We'll go down this road 'til it turns from color to black and white

Or do you not think so far ahead?
'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh
Or do you not think so far ahead?
'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh



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  • +13
    General Comment:In light of his recent blog 'confession,' I really really think this song is about the relationship he was talking about in it. His first love. Frank said that the guy he was in love with wouldn't admit he had the same feelings when Frank told him how he felt.

    I think the verses of this song are fragments of their conversations with each other.

    Like, this verse is the guy's response after Frank's confession:
    "No, I don't like you, I just thought you were cool enough to kick it"
    "Since you think I don't love you, I just thought you were cute
    That's why I kiss you"

    And this verse is Frank's response to the guy after he admits he feels the same way years later. Or I don't know, could still be from the guy's point of view...once they see each other again. .... I haven't decided:
    "Yes, of course I remember, how could I forget how you feel?
    And though you were my first time,
    A new feel.
    It won't ever get old, not in my soul
    Not in my spirit, keep it alive
    We'll go down this road
    'Til it turns from color to black and white"

    Frank is an inspiration. Incredibly talented.... And I now have an even greater respect for him and his courage to say what he said and speak straight from the heart.

    What I'm talking about: frankocean.tumblr.com/post/…
    LilyBearon July 07, 2012   Link
  • +4
    Song Meaning:A tornado flew around my room before you came
    Excuse the mess it made, it usually doesn't rain in
    Southern California, much like Arizona
    My eyes don't shed tears, but boy, they bawl

    -This verse just makes me thnk he had a temper tamtrum crying and fucking up his room because he is upset because he misses this girl and he doesnt ususally act like this (i.e crying) but "boy they bawl" when he thinks about her.

    Thinkin' bout ya, ooh no no no
    I've been thinkin' bout ya, you know know know
    I've been thinkin' bout ya, do you think about me still?
    Do ya? Do ya?

    -This part is self explainatory. He is thinking about her and wants to know if she thinks about him too

    Or do you not think so far ahead?
    'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh
    Or do you not think so far ahead?
    'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh

    - Not only is he thinking of her he wants a future with her. To be with her forever and he wants to know does she think that way too or is she just living in the present.

    No, I don't like you, i just thought you were cool enough to kick it
    Got a beach house I could sell you in Idaho
    Since you think I don't love you, I just thought you were cute, that's why I kiss you
    Got a fighter jet I don't get to fly it though I'm lying down

    - Here he is being sarcastic when he says I dont like you I just thought you were cool enough to kick it. Obviously he likes her if he's thinking about her and calling her. The part about the beach house is just him being sarcastic as well. Random.
    -He probably didnt show his feeling why they were together thats why he says " since you think i dont love you..." he had her not knowing how he felt. I thought you were cute thats why i kissed you is him trying to downplay the situation but in a joking way.
    -Lastly the line about the jet is just him talking shit. Exaggerating. "Though im lying down" is a double entandra(sp) he means literally his body lying down thinking about her but he also means he is "lying" about the jet because he is "down" thinking about her.

    THATS MY TWO CENTS.
    pytiffany210on November 14, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I have two interpretations for this song.

    1) It's about a guy who really falls for a girl like he's never fallen before. It's really the first time he's felt something this strong. And though he was sure she felt the same, that scared part of him makes him doubt himself. Then he finds himself trying to play it cool as if he wasn't so in love ("I don't like you I just thought you were cool enough to kick it since you don't think.. etc.) when in reality, he wants to spend forever with her, but is just scared that the feeling isn't mutual.

    Then the next one

    2) He just went through a break-up and doesn't believe he can get through it. They broke it off because she believes that he doesn't love her or doesn't show it well, when he really did but just didn't know how to show his affection.
    realFuggenGon August 20, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation:This song is so sad, beautifully tragic. It's about unrequited love. This person loves this other person, but that person doesn't seem to notice that that person loves this person. This song is full of contradictories and lies. The first line about the tornado ruining his room, he says that his life is a mess because of something else, but really about the fact this person doesn't realise that he loves him. As you can tell this person thinks about this person a lot. In the second stanza it's to ridicule the person who doesn't realise how stupid he is that he can't see that he loves him. He didn't kiss him because of love but for fun (Lie #1) Got a beach house I can sell you in Idaho (Lie #2 there are no beaches in Idaho but there are lake houses) Since you think I don't love you I just thought you were cute that's why I kissed you (Lie #3 Direct line to show that this guy loves him but doesn't know it). In the third stanza he confronts this guy about his emotions, saying he's his first love and how he wishes this story would end up beautiful from colour to black and white.
    Oayabacon April 13, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:the feel i get from this song is...

    his life wasn't good until this girl came into his life and hes thinkin bout her and a future "cuz i've been thinkin bout forever"..now he's questioning her love for him "or do you not think so far ahead?"..

    its a good r&b song so soothing and i can relate..this guy is prob wondering if i feel something for him..i just don't know until i see him again. i haven't seen him in like 2months b.c i've been away and his been home sweet home..so until i go back i'll see how things go from there."
    .
    "Yes, of course I remember, how could I forget how you feel?
    You know you were my first time, a new feel
    It will never get old, not in my soul, not in my spirit, keep it alive"..
    SeReNiTyYon August 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I do think that far ahead, I think about forever too. I lay
    GucciiGurlon August 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:denial, lying to oneself about how someone feels about you, blowing things out of proportion, imagining things that aren't really there . . . the singer is left imprinted and deeply touched unlike the one he's thinking about, the one who doesn't think so far ahead
    indiegpaon January 19, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:Far as I can tell this song is about a guy pining for a person who's long, long, long gone.
    Tsuppion March 31, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think he made this song THAT general so it could apply to so many different reasons but this is my literal interpretation of what I think he meant


    A tornado flew around my room before you came
    Excuse the mess it made, it usually doesn't rain in
    Southern California, much like Arizona
    My eyes don't shed tears, but boy, they bawl

    - He's a mess right now. could be any reason really, and he normally doesnt cry but when he does its like a storm

    When I'm thinkin' bout ya, ooh no no no
    I've been thinkin' bout ya, you know know know
    I've been thinkin' bout ya, do you think about me still?
    Do ya? Do ya?

    - So when he thinks about her he cries. Idk why, which is what I think he explains later on. And he probably cries even more because he obviously isnt in contact with this person, so its even more unbearable for him. So he's like.. "Do you still even think about me? Am I atleast still a thought to you?"

    Or do you not think so far ahead?
    'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh
    Or do you not think so far ahead?
    'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh

    - "Or do you not think about the future and just live in the now? Because when I think about things I look towards the future." So he's not big on the one night stand thing when it comes to love.

    No, I don't like you, i just thought you were cool enough to kick it
    Got a beach house I could sell you in Idaho
    Since you think I don't love you, I just thought you were cute, that's why I kiss you
    Got a fighter jet I don't get to fly it though I'm lying down

    - But here it gets confusing. Because he claims he doesnt love her, so why is he crying? Maybe he really does, and just keeps it hidden because he thinks that she thinks he doesnt love her. So he just says "I just thought you were cute" and this is backed up by the fighter Jet line. Like "I thought you were cute oh and btw I got a fighter jet too, but I don't get to fly it." It's just a lie to show that hes full of shit with his feelings towards her or else why would he be crying?

    Thinkin' bout ya, ooh no no no
    I've been thinkin' bout ya, you know know know
    I've been thinkin' bout ya, do you think about me still?
    Do ya? Do ya?

    Or do you not think so far ahead?
    'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh
    Or do you not think so far ahead?
    'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh

    - When he thinks about her "the storm" comes

    Yes, of course I remember, how could I forget how you feel?
    You know you were my first time, a new feel
    It will never get old, not in my soul, not in my spirit, keep it alive
    We'll go down this road 'til it turns from color to black and white

    - I'm thinking hes also crying because he fucked up somehow and cant bear with it. She was probably his first lover, first v-card taker, whatever. And because she was the first he will never forget it. ever. and he'd be with her till color turns from black to white. Meaning he desperetly wants to go back "like when old times were black and white" or we'll go down this road till we grow old.

    Or do you not think so far ahead?
    'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh
    Or do you not think so far ahead?
    'Cause I've been thinkin' bout forever, ooh

    - Or do you not want to go black and white? Because I've been thinking about it forever.

    I think thats what he meant.
    In a nutshell she's his first, he porbably fucked up somehow, never told her how he really felt and now he has nothing and has to deal with it. And he clearly isn't doing that good of a job. But when he thinks about her...

    Idk who produced this beat but its also fucking sweet. songs just good you cant deny that.
    JamzXIVon October 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion:pytiffany210 I think she has a good point, that's what I see in this song too. Like maybe theyre in a relationship, and he loves her, but doesnt express it much, and she loves him but is wondering if he loves her. She's confused, but in this song he's expressing his feelings. They are together and he's thinking about their future together, but does she think they will last that long? Does she think about the future too? Her wonders. But the one above mines, tells a great meaning.
    piper888on February 09, 2012   Link

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