Pilot Jones

Album: Channel Orange (2012)


  • This song finds Ocean telling the story of a strung-out woman that the protagonist adores. Unfortunately, his stoner girlfriend loves drugs more than him, but he keeps clinging to his woman. The protagonist's passionate addiction to her is like a drug.
  • In an interview with the BBC, Ocean explained why he liked to tell fictitious tales in his songs. He said, "What inspires me to make music is... I'm just inspired to tell stories, and you gotta make sure the listener is listening to you. And if you put it in the form of a song, oftentimes, if the song is striking enough, you can really deliver the story most effectively while keeping the ear of the listener the whole time."


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