"Life's An Ocean" as written by and Simon/salisury Jones....
Life's an ocean
Too much commotion, too much emotion
Dragging me down
Living for today, don't have time to pray
Ready for the game
Take a line of fickle flame

Imagine the future
Woke up with a scream
I was buying some feelings
From a vending machine
Say that I will see
Something more than I have
There's something inside of me
Crying out for something else
And if someone hears my scream
Put it in a letter to me
Slippery slimy road down

Life's an ocean too much commotion

Not enough emotion to satisfy me
Slippery slidy road down
It's slippery slidy road down

Hold my hand and we'll walk down
Dry those eyes and we'll walk down

Slippery slidy road down
Life's an ocean, life's an ocean
Too much commotion, too much emotion


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"Life's an Ocean" as written by Peter Salisury Nick Mc Cabe

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    General CommentWhat I love about Richard Ashcroft is his lyrics about being depressed. This song and especially the first verse is just IT.

    Life is an ocean filled with so many emotions that you sometimes cannot stand it. So you get overwealmed by your feelings and you start to sink. Life without feelings would be awful, but at the same time living with them is sometimes even worse.
    sbtoon September 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts not just the lyrics, Nicks guitar playing is incredibly emotive. He had so much atmosphere to his playing, its a shmae we never ever see him doing anything now, he was a special talent.
    pompeydrummeron July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hate to use exclamation marks and smilies, but:

    "Imagined the future
    Woke up with a scream
    I was buying some feelings
    From a vending machine"

    BEST LYRICS EVER!!! =)
    ANorthernSoul76on August 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sort of dystopic as in the line you just mentioned. It's like shutting down for a while and letting life toss and turn you until the storm clears and you can stand up again.
    MattIsDope777on November 12, 2008   Link

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