Getting married in a courthouse, writing vows in a rush
Making out before the judge with my teenage wife
Got a wedding band done that I just might die with
Frank Ocean talks about how his marriage was rushed and he was young, but he thought the love would last forever. In the line “Got a wedding band done that I just might die with” he is saying that he and his wife have tattooed their wedding band (or put on an actual ring) on the their ring finger. This is forever.
Rather than the traditional wedding kiss, they made out, hot with hormones and energy, oblivious to the judge watching them. This powerful energy can easily be rushed into and mistaken for love. Or maybe it is love, but it is only love in the moment as it quickly changes with the teenage winds. It is always so easily to declare your love when you are young, but it is just as easy to loose it the next day. Everything is more powerful.
Like Romeo and Juliet, who were also young (Juliet was 13!) and dangerously impulsive, the parents are not even aware that they got married.. Ocean is already worried about his decision as he realizes the enormity of dying with this ring on his skin. He isn’t happily declaring it, he’s nervously worrying that he “just might.”
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