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[Frank Ocean]
And the peaches and the mangos that you could sell for me
What do you think my brain is made for
Is it just a container for the mind
This great great matter
Sensei replied what is your woman
Is she just a container for the child
That soft pink matter
Cotton candy Majin Buu
Close my eyes and fall into you
My god she's giving me pleasure

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
Cotton candy Majin Buu
Dim the lights and fall into you, you, you
My god, giving me pleasure
Pleasure, pleasure, pleasure
Pleasure over matter

[Andre 3000]
Since you been gone
I been having withdrawals
You were such a habit to call
I ain't myself at all had to tell myself naw
She's better with some fella with a regular job
I didn't wanna get her involved
By dinner Mr. Benjamin was sittin in awe
Hops into my car drove far
Far's too close and I remember
My memories no sharp
Butter knife what a life anyway
I'm building y'all a clock stop
What am I Hemingway
She had the kind of body
That would probably intimidate
Any of 'em that were un-southern
Not me cousin
If models are made for modeling
Thick girls are made for cuddlin'
Switch worlds and we can huddle then
Who needs another friend
I need to hold your hand
You'd need no other man
We'd flee to other lands

Grey matter
Blue used to be my favorite color
Now I ain't got no choice
Blue matter

You're good at being bad
You're bad at being good
For heaven sakes go to hell
Knock, knock on wood, hey
You're good at being bad
You're bad at being good
For heaven sakes go to hell
Knock on wood
For heaven sakes go to hell
Knock, knock, knock, knock on wood

Well frankly when that Ocean so muphuckin good
Make her swab the muthafuckin wood
Make her walk the muthafuckin plank
Make her rob a muthafuckin bank
With no mask on and a rusty revolver



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  • U
    UnregisteredAug 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    In the song "pink matter" by frank ocean, tells a story of a man who is taking full notice to how beautiful woman are, calling woman cotton candy, soft and pink, meanwhile he expains this while unseemingly being funny towards a woman taken for granted by a man who only wants her for show or kids, based on stereotypes and fears. The story comes to the man being with this woman and having kids with her. , explaining that although she is not "the purple matter", he still chooses pleasure over matter. No one wins but "nothing matters".
    "this song is so powerful and genius. Frank ocean is one of the best artist of all time" instagram #artistla
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 6, 2012 at 2:54 am
    To me yall overthinking this song ... I think the meaning of this song is bout a lady that he miss but he saying pink matter which refers to her vagina ... Its really well thought of !!! I love this song ...
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm
    I agree with both comments below... One part they didnt really talk about was when frank ocean closes his eyes and dims the lights... That specifically shows that he believes pleasure is pleasure no matter who its from
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    Like to say how people believe its wrong for him to like blue matter, and hypocrites often say u'll go to hell for it. And that soft pink matter, cotton candy majin buu... Means a woman is sweet lik cotton candy but majin buu is the ability to turn something in to candy, he's making his self believe she's what he wants because of what everyone else believes. I think if it wasn't for his coming out letter i wouldn't have understood his words.
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    My interpretation of pink matter is the narrator battling his own self-conscious. He's stuck in his thoughts, pondering over many things in this song, firstly he's questioning the importance of the brain, wondering if it's really important at all, or if it's solely a protection for our minds. Then he is questioning the importance of a woman, wondering if her purpose is solely to procreate and give him pleasure, and not to love her. He then wonders if human beings are being watched by aliens, our lives simply entertainment for those beyond us. When he refers to "sensei", he is talking to himself, answering his own questions, rather, fighting logic over pleasure. He says he and sensei sparred until the both grew tired, which means that he fought with his conscious until temptation or pleasure won, causing him to ignore logic and use the woman for pleasure, versus loving her. He keeps her around solely for his benefit, because she is of no importance to him outside of pleasuring him. When andre comes in, he's basically missing a woman that let go because he knew that he could not be what she wanted from him, not could he give her all of his time because of his profession. He does not want to hold her back and put her feelings into him, because he knew that he could not do the same. His part of the song contrasts with frank's, for he chooses matter over pleasure. He prefers women with curves, like most southern women, not models with shallow minds and no depth. He basically describes this woman as someone of a great conversation, heart, as well as body. Towards the end of the song, to sum it up, you're good at being bad, bad at being good, meaning women are good for some reasons, and bad for others, pleasure and matter have their pros and cons, etc. It's an amazing piece. One of my favorites.

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