Meaning of “Come On World, You Can’t Go!” by Frank Ocean

“Come On World, You Can’t Go!” is a freestyle and furthermore one that is a lengthy nine minutes’ long. So there’s a whole lot being relayed here. But to note, the sentimental original of this piece dates back to the tragic passing of Frank’s brother, Ryan, who was only 18 at the time. 

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And presumably relatedly, the lyrics have a nostalgic feel, with Ocean spending ample time harping back to his days in the ‘hood. Besides that there is a romantic storyline permeating throughout the first few verses, and at times it overlaps with the allusions to how dangerous the streets of New Orleans, where Frank grew up, actually are.

Death of Ocean’s Brother

On August 2, 2020, Ocean’s younger brother, Ryan Breaux and his friend Ezekiel Bishop tragically passed away in a car accident in Thousand Oaks, California. Both Ryan and Ezekiel were in their early twenties at the time of the incident.

The accident involved a single vehicle, which was reported to have collided with a tree in the early morning hours. Emergency responders pronounced both individuals dead at the scene due to the severity of the crash. The impact was so forceful that the car was almost completely destroyed.

Come On World, You Can't Go!


Frank Ocean is the only credited writer on this track. He also co-produced it with Cory Henry and Sir Dylan.

Release Date of “Come On World, You Can’t Go!”

This was released 25th December, 2021.

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