the best 3 mins of tv this year....

  • martinaston

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    Jul 13, 2012 8:08 AM GMT
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    http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/frank-ocean-bad-religion/1408858/
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    Jul 13, 2012 10:59 AM GMT
    Good voice and song but I do not understand some of the lyrics which is not that unusual in a piece of modern music. Also, the backup is grand.
  • mybud

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    Jul 13, 2012 2:42 PM GMT
    Agreed...The Roots are awesome
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    Jul 13, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    Actually, profound stuff asking how you can love a god who doesn't love you back. The lyrics:

    Taxi driver
    You're my shrink for the hour
    Leave the meter running
    It's rush hour
    So take the streets if you wanna
    Just outrun the demons, could you
    He said "allahu akbar", I told him don't curse me
    "bo bo you need prayer", I guess it couldn't hurt me
    If it brings me to my knees
    It's a bad religion

    [Chorus]
    This unrequited love
    To me it's nothing but
    A one-man cult
    And cyanide in my styrofoam cup
    I could never make him love me
    Never make him love me
    Love
    Love

    [Verse 2]
    Taxi driver
    I swear I've got three lives
    Balanced on my head like steak knives
    I can't tell you the truth about my disguise
    I can't trust no one
    And you say "allahu akbar", I told him don't curse me
    "bo bo you need prayer", I guess it couldn't hurt me
    If it brings me to my knees
    It's a bad religion

    [Chorus]

    [Outro]
    It's a bad religion
    To be in love with someone
    Who could never love you
    I know
    Only bad religion
    Could have me feeling the way I do
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    Jul 13, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    Interestingly, Godsmack came up with the same song title in '07, proving everything not-that-old is new again. Their "Bad Religion" lyrics:

    Can you feel I'm not like you anymore
    I can't see, I can't breathe
    See you quiver like the dogs on the streets
    Looking down on as I beat you
    It's bad religion, from a broken nation
    It's a contradiction
    And I can't take it anymore
    Who's to say I won't like you anyway
    Take a deep breath, I'm alive
    Can you feel me, I'm alive inside of you
    Agony creeps up behind you
    It's a bad religion, from a broken nation
    It's a contradiction
    And I can't take it any fucking way!
    Can you feel it? I gotta live with it everyday
    I can't take the pressure, I'm going insane
    Now go away!
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    Jul 13, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    Wow. Where do I even start?

    A beautiful young black man singing an unrequited-love song about another man; or about God; or maybe both; accompanied by the Roots and a full string section.

    Oy! That was amazing.

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 13, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
    I really loved it. What a refreshing surprise...Bravo!
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 13, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidActually, profound stuff asking how you can love a god who doesn't love you back. The lyrics:

    Taxi driver
    You're my shrink for the hour
    Leave the meter running
    It's rush hour
    So take the streets if you wanna
    Just outrun the demons, could you
    He said "allahu akbar", I told him don't curse me
    "bo bo you need prayer", I guess it couldn't hurt me
    If it brings me to my knees
    It's a bad religion

    [Chorus]
    This unrequited love
    To me it's nothing but
    A one-man cult
    And cyanide in my styrofoam cup
    I could never make him love me
    Never make him love me
    Love
    Love

    [Verse 2]
    Taxi driver
    I swear I've got three lives
    Balanced on my head like steak knives
    I can't tell you the truth about my disguise
    I can't trust no one
    And you say "allahu akbar", I told him don't curse me
    "bo bo you need prayer", I guess it couldn't hurt me
    If it brings me to my knees
    It's a bad religion

    [Chorus]

    [Outro]
    It's a bad religion
    To be in love with someone
    Who could never love you
    I know
    Only bad religion
    Could have me feeling the way I do


    The religion he is talking about is love with some muslim guy, not god.
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    Jul 13, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    Frank Ocean is pure genius and that cd rocks my world.

    Check out Pink Matter and Pyramids too
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    Jul 13, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    I never heard of him until he came out as of recent. He cute though icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 13, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    Edward24 saidI never heard of him until he came out as of recent. He cute though icon_smile.gif


    He's MINE! I'm his #1 groupie so back off icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 13, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    running11 said
    Edward24 saidI never heard of him until he came out as of recent. He cute though icon_smile.gif


    He's MINE! I'm his #1 groupie so back off icon_razz.gif



    Umm lol all i said was that he was cute don't trip. icon_lol.gificon_confused.gif
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    Jul 13, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    Edward24 said
    running11 said
    Edward24 saidI never heard of him until he came out as of recent. He cute though icon_smile.gif


    He's MINE! I'm his #1 groupie so back off icon_razz.gif



    Umm lol all i said was that he was cute don't trip. icon_lol.gificon_confused.gif


    I get very protective icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 14, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    By far my favorite male singer. Powerful voice and even more powerful lyrics. And not even just this song. Definitely someone to listen to if you never heard of him. He will definitely surprise you.
  • YJacket

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    Jul 14, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    He'll be an interesting artist to watch.