The Pyramids Songfacts says: This two-part 10-minute R&B odyssey finds Ocean singing of both ancient Egypt and the present day. The song begins with a dream of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra and her ultimate betrayal. It switches to another doomed romance between theprotagonist pimp and his lonely strip club worker girl, whom he calls Cleopatra. She lives in a sleazy room and works at club called The Pyramid. By the end of the song, the protagonist comes to a stark realization that her "love ain't free no more." Read more on Last.fm.