"I'm The Ocean" as written by and Neil Young....
I'm an accident
I was driving way too fast
Couldn't stop though
So I let the moment last
I'm for rollin'
I'm for tossin' in my sleep
It's not guilt though
It's not the company I keep

People my age
They don't do the things I do
They go somehwere
While I run away with you
I got my friends
And I got my children too
I got her love
She's got my love too

I can't hear you
But I feel the things you say
I can't see you
But I see what's in my way
Now I'm floatin'
Cause I'm not tied to the ground
Words I've spoken
Seem to leave a hollow sound

On the long plain
See the rider in the night
See the chieftain
See the braves in cool moonlight
Who will love them
When they take another life
Who will hold them
When they tremble for the knife

Voicemail numbers
On an old computer screen
Rows of lovers
Parked forever in a dream
Screaming sirens
Echoing across the bay
To the old boats
From the city far away

Homeless heroes
Walk the streets of their hometown
Rows of zeros
On a field that's turning brown
They play baseball
They play football under lights
They play card games
And we watch them every night

Need distraction
Need romance and candlelight
Need random violence
Need entertainment tonight
Need the evidence
Want the testimony of
Expert witnesses
On the brutal crimes of love

I was too tired
To see the news when I got home
Pulled the curtain
Fell into bed alone
Started dreaming
Saw the rider once again
In the doorway
Where she stood and watched for him
Watched for him

I'm not present
I'm a drug that makes you dream
I'm an aerostar
I'm a cutlass supreme
In the wrong lane
Trying to turn against the flow
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow

I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean


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"I'm the Ocean" as written by Neil Young

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    General Commenti love this song.. it's one of the best i know.. probably cuz i've listened to it so often! the riffs and vocals really rock!

    just dunno what it means.. some1 of u does?

    NEIL YOUNG ROCKS! PJ ROCKS!

    (don't think any1 will answer to this comment..)
    loon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGood Song, In the Top 5 songs off Mirrorball
    FreeWheelinon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about aging, and feeling like you got caught up in the wrong kind of life.
    darnheckshooton November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone wanting everything, thinks everything is good for them, that everyone loves them and wants them and thinking their the best
    al98on August 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA climax-song on Mirrorball.

    A relationship between a young man and a women. She gets pregnant and he deals with it the best way he can, but nevertheless he is kind of furious and on the other side he is haunted by all these thoughts coming through his mind, thinking about the future. Maybe her preganncy came a bit as a surprise for both of them. I think the rough rhythm underlines these expressions, which are hard to put into words.

    I like this verse most...maybe because it just doesn't need to be connected to the idea written above, but fits strangly for the idea of a split.
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    I can't hear you, but I feel the things you say
    I can't see you, but I know what's in my way
    Now I'm floatin' 'cause I'm not tied to the ground
    Words I've spoken seem to leave a hollow sound.
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    (And yeah, in the 8th verse it's "Pulled the curtain..." instead of "Puzzled the curtain")
    elfpoweron December 19, 2005   Link

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