So why see the world, when you got the beach
Don't know why see the world, when you got the beach

from Frank Ocean – Sweet Life Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Frank rhetorically asks us why we would want to see the ugly world when there’s always a much more beautiful beach. This can also act as a metaphor for how one should ignore the flaws in life and focus on the gems. Ignorance is bliss, essentially.

Literally, the subject of the song lives near a beach in a beautiful part of the world. Their perspective, which Frank doesn’t condemn as right or wrong, is why leave?

Continuing from the opening line, and solidifying the equilibrium of a line that could be both disparaging and accepting of the decision to stay with the beach, why explore other relationship options when you have the perfect one in front of you?

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