Tyler, The Creator Tells An Emotional Story About Love In “WILSHIRE”
Tyler goes in depth about a love lost.
On “WILSHIRE” Tyler raps about a lover that was his friend. The woman he raps about is dating his friend, but secretly they love each other. They never take any action on their love but they are close friends that are in love but can’t be together. The song is one of the longest on the album and features no chorus. Just straight storytelling. It’s dope hearing Tyler just vent through his lyrics with no backing vocals, hook, or features. The calm and smooth instrumental gives the song a touch of levity and clarity as well.
FaceTimin’, it ain’t ’bout nothin’, you laughin’, packin’ your luggage
It’s nothin’ incriminatin’, but please delete our discussions
You hit me with a look and replied like, “Duh, bitch”
Don’t want your man to think that we creepin’ behind his back
Crossed the line, crossed the line, crossed the— nah, we never did that