I know what I was on, I had a Pilot Jones

from Frank Ocean – Pilot Jones Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Having the jones or jonesing for something is an intense craving or fiending. This term is mostly used when referring to addicts.

Ex: “He was jonesing for a fix”

However when it comes to jonesing for a person this is called “love jones” — when you fiend for someone mentally, physically, or both. LOVE. (One of the best romantic, black films out of 90’s starring Nia Long and Larenz Tate exemplifies this term)

With that being said the woman in the song is the narrator’s love jones. And it can be assumed that she literally gets him high being that she’s a dealer and a stoner, but she gets him high with her love; her being the pilot metaphorically flying him into the sky (getting him high). Airplane noises can be heard throughout the song to create this effect.

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