Give me my power (x4), I built this city

from Frank Ocean – The City Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A little background information for the uninitiated: Frank left everything he had behind in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit because it had pretty much destroyed the studio he was in. Initially planning to only stay for 6 weeks, the rest has become history.

There’s been lots of arguments over the meaning of this song because some take it too literal. Hurricane Katrina has been mentioned in more than a handful of his songs, so it obviously holds meaning to him, but in this case he doesn’t necessarily mean New Orleans. It’s just a physical representation of his Love.

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