Frank Ocean - "Wiseman" Lyrics

Frank Ocean, the man behind your favorite album of the year, wrote a song for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained but it didn’t make the soundtrack. Here’s what the director said about it in a statement last month:

Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.

Last night Frank posted the song on his Tumblr. Listen to it below, and check out the lyrics here.

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    • so you dont like frank ocean. good for you.
      don’t be a dick

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          • The main problem with your point here is, you seem to think that you, from whatever cultural/demographic segment you croak from, have the total handle on all that is valuable and legitimately emotive. I think Cloud Nothings make some great songs, but I’d be absolutely kidding myself if I wanted everyone to have the cultural context to hear the value in it. In fact, most would be very justified in thinking that it sounds awful. Enjoying a lot of kinds of music involves contexts of various kinds. Sometimes it’s actually a valuable thing to just listen to some top 40, because it’s a thing that’s happening in the world, and once in a while something listenable comes along. It’s not the end of the world.

            Frank Ocean wrote a great r&b album in a market of increasingly vapid r&b. You don’t like it! OK! But put your hammer-of-thor away when it comes to talking about what’s real music and what isn’t, because you’re only talking about your own limitations.

        • interesting how all the “true artists” you named are white, while the ones you list that are implicitly fake are black.

        • “it’s not anything against BLACK people, it’s just that they are not good”


        • I think understand now, and correct me if I’m wrong, but you’re telling me that Jack White is better than Jack Black?

        • Jean-Baptiste Say: “But I SWEAR I’m not racist, guys. Black music just kind of sucks, you know? Oh, you didn’t know that music had colors? Well, it does. It’s called synesthesia, I don’t like the black stuff much. Just so happens to all be R&B or rap or hip-hop or whatever, but that’s not MY fault. I dunno, if it’s a black dude performing…gives me the willies. But guys, it’s not anything against BLACK people, it’s just that they are not good.”

          Yikes, indeed.

          • shut up, just shup up because YOU KNOW that’s not what I meant. My favourite artist ever is Marvin Gaye. I own all of Stevie Wonder records. They are TRUE artists. But Kendrick Lamar, ASAP Rocky, REALLY? REALLY? HERE? What the hell are they doing for music? I used to love this place, but everything I get in here all I see is Ocean, Lamar, Lamar, Ocean, Ocean, Lamar, dude, it’s getting awful. But I knew commenters here would IMMEDIATELY point out that I must have something against black music because oh, those artists I mentioned happen to be black. That’s why I made sure to say beforehand, IT’S NOT ANYTHING AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE. JESUS. When I said “it’s just that they are not good”, I meant those artists, not black music in general, again, you are taking the whole thing out of context. Why is it so hard to understand?

    • Christ, dude, chill the hell out.

      • merry christmas

        • You could just not read the Frank Ocean posts…?

        • I get the point you’re making but the “true artists” vs. “worthless acts” sort of talk is just…I dunno, man, it doesn’t make any sense. It’d be different if you were talking about 50 Cent or Flo Rida (I guess), but you’re talking about Kendrick Lamar or Frank Ocean, two musicians who have more in common with Marvin Gaye or Stevie wonder than club rap music.

          Music taste is all subjective etc etc, but you’re just being dense, and as someone pointed out earlier. All this talk of “true” artists and “real” talent is a load of BS, always has been.

          In any case, I was a little quick with the sarcasm earlier, so for that i apologize. Your pronoun/antecedent threw me in your second post (“it’s nothing against BLACK people, it’s just that they are not good”)….looked like you were saying black people aren’t any good.

          So, yeah. I get your point. I disagree, I think it’s short-sighted and unfair to artists who have put out fantastic pop/art albums (Ocean and Lamar), but to eah his own. Lonerism was my album of the year as it is, so I get ya on that regard. Also, Merry Christmas to you as well.

  2. Someone get this guy Word or Pages for Christmas!

  3. when I first discovered the Ultra/Nostalgia mixtape I realised it was one of the albums for fucking ever. Fingerbanging good music.

  4. “Wiseman” bringing raptor jesus some new Frankincense Ocean.

    It’s a Christmas miracle!

  5. Since nobody is commenting on the actual song, I will: this is a really good song.

  6. yea this is incredible. I hope he has a new album soon.

  7. His voice is so lovely.

  8. Beautiful song

  9. Just saw Django great flick- I could see this track “not fitting” like Tarantino mentions- but the film aside this song is really great- Glad to see Ocean staying consistent with being awesome.

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