[Verse 1]

from Frank Ocean – Pyramids Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This verse could either be told from the Pharaoh of the previous lines, dreaming of the future of his kingdom with Cleopatra at his side — or it could be her new lover, trying to woo her away with promises of the future

Additionally, it can be understood to describe the “modern-day America” timeline which occurs later in the song (so from the narrator’s perspective, the future) in antiquated terms. It would then refer to dancers at a strip club. As evidence for this interpretation, notice the reference to chandeliers, which would seem out of place in ancient Egypt.

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