Tyler The Creator, She: inside the meaning of the lyrics

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She is one of the most famous songs ever released by Tyler The Creator, with the collaboration of Frank Ocean. The song has a killer beat and a rather disturbing video, where the two American rappers simulate a criminal obsession towards an unknown girl, “she.” The lyrics are enigmatic, and people often wonder about their real meaning. In this article, we will answer all questions.

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She: the lyrics and their meaning

The song She describes a situation where two men are obsessed with a girl, and both want to have sex with her. The first one singing is Frank Ocean, who apparently is already in an intimate situation with her. But while the two are having sex, a creepy guy appears out of the window. In the video, we can even see a police identikit of him, marked as “GOBLIN.”

During sex, I overheard (I overheard)
A sword sliced the air, I pulled out the na-na
Rolled off the bed, then shot back, pow-pow
Blood on the sheets, probably spillin’ from my gash
Looked out the glass, seen him sprintin’ on the grass
A real ninja, with the blade and the mask
Had them gold ninja stars, and red Supreme nunchuks
Now she tryna patch me up, but
Girl, I was just tryna get a nut bust
If that’s your ex, you should probably own a pistol
But I’m guessin’ it’s wiser to exit with dude

There have been many theories about who this guy could be. On Reddit, someone guessed it could be her father, but if we better read the lyrics and watch the video, we are most likely talking about a criminal stalker. Both rappers sing in the chorus:

The blinds wide open so he can
See you in the dark when you’re sleepin’
Think about it, fresh out the shower
You touch yourself after hours
Ain’t no man allowed in your bedroom
You’re sleeping alone in your bed
But check your window, he’s at your window

When Tyler starts singing, we understand his creepy intentions: he intrudes into her house while she sleeps and leaves her a message indicating where they can meet. He’s obsessed with her, has stalked her for a long time, and is ready to do everything to get her. In the middle part of the song, he reaches his sadistic, creepy peak: he mentions the use of bullets and his wish to have sex with her lifeless body.

One, two; you’re the girl that I want
Three, four, five, six, seven; shit
Eight is the bullets if you say no after all this
And I just couldn’t take it, you’re so motherf***in’ gorgeous

Gorgeous, baby you’re gorgeous
I just wanna drag your lifeless body to the forest
And f**nicate with it
But that’s because I’m in love with you, c**t

In She lyrics, Frank Ocean keeps singing his lines, acting like the good guy and warning her about the stalker’s presence. But this may be a bluff: he’s not interested in anything more than her body. As an additional detail, at some point, Tyler mentions that he’s obsessed with “the three of them.” So the question is: is he referring to Frank as a friend who could join his plan? Or he’s just mentioning an alternative personality?

The video ends with a little plot twist: what we saw was just a movie, but the girl watching is in danger. The stalker is behind her.

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The complete lyrics

Golden rubbers in these denim pockets (Denim pockets)
On my waist, there’s a black Glock (Black Glock)
New girl moved on the block (On the block)
She been plottin’ on my brown c**k (Brown c**k)
Last night I slept over hers (Over hers)
During sex, I overheard (I overheard)
A sword sliced the air, I pulled out the na-na
Rolled off the bed, then shot back, pow-pow
Blood on the sheets, probably spillin’ from my gash
Looked out the glass, seen him sprintin’ on the grass
A real ninja, with the blade and the mask
Had them gold ninja stars, and red Supreme nunchuks
Now she tryna patch me up, but
Girl, I was just tryna get a nut bust
If that’s your ex, you should probably own a pistol
But I’m guessin’ it’s wiser to exit with dude

The blinds wide open so he can
See you in the dark when you’re sleepin’
Naked body, fresh out the shower
And you touch yourself after hours
Ain’t no man allowed in your bedroom
You’re sleeping alone in bed
But check your window (Swag)
He’s at your window

Night light hits off, turnin’ kisses to bites
I’m a down to Earth n***a with intentions that’s right
You’ll be down in Earth quicker if you d**s me tonight
But I’ll be the happiest if you decide to kick it tonight
We can chill and I can act like I don’t wanna f**k
You can tell me all your problems like I really give one (Nope)
But I give two for us ’cause you’re the one that I want
Don’t wanna seem like a punk p***y that simps over punk p***y
See when I’m with my friends I just put on a front
But in the back of my top, I’m writing songs about we
We, as including I, and yourself, making three
Little ones, the drums are hitting pretty hard if you ask me
You’re a pretty broad in the top three
Of things that I’ve been waiting to come, so
Meet me by the lake around 10 and skinny dippin’ and then
We can begin the pretend game, I wanna be Finn from Adventure Time

The blinds wide open so he can
See you in the dark when you’re sleepin’
Naked body, fresh out the shower
And you touch yourself after hours
Ain’t no man allowed in your bedroom
You’re sleeping alone in bed
But check your window
He’s at your window

One, two; you’re the girl that I want
Three, four, five, six, seven; shit
Eight is the bullets if you say no after all this
And I just couldn’t take it, you’re so motherf***in’ gorgeous

Gorgeous, baby you’re gorgeous
I just wanna drag your lifeless body to the forest
And f**nicate with it
But that’s because I’m in love with you, c**t

I just wanna talk, and conversate
‘Cause I usually just stalk you and m**turbate
And I finally got the courage to ask you on a date
So just say yes, let the future fall into place (C**t)
I just wanna talk and conversate
‘Cause I usually just stalk you and m**turbate
And I finally got the courage to ask you on a date
So just say yes, let the future fall into place, c**t

The blinds wide open so he can
See you in the dark when you’re sleepin’
Naked body, fresh out the shower
And you touch yourself after hours
Ain’t no man allowed in your bedroom
You’re sleeping alone in bed
But check your window
He’s at your window

One, two; you’re the girl that I want
Three, four, five, six, seven; shit
Eight is the bullets if you say no after all this
And I just couldn’t take it, you’re so motherf***in’ gorgeous
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous