Seigfried

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  • Frank Ocean sings here of his misgivings about his current lifestyle and society's expectation of him. At times he wishes he could run away and enjoy a quieter life with "two kids and a swimming pool."
  • The song title, which does not appear vin the lyrics, is a misspelling of the dragon-slaying Norse warrior Siegfried. Ocean admits in the song that he's "not brave," in contrast with Siegfried's traditional machismo.
  • The line in the chorus, "It's just a fond farewell to a friend" is an interpolation of a lyric from Elliot Smith's 2004 song "A Fond Farewell."
  • Ocean first showcased this song live during a gig in Munich, Germany on June 26, 2013.
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