"Ocean Spray" as written by James Dean Bradfield, Nicholas Allen Jones and Sean Moore....
"Me totemo utsukushii desu ne
Totemo utsukushii me wa shitemasu"

It's easy to see, it's easy to see
To see only white where colour should be
It's easy to feel, it's easy to feel
But it's not good enough, even though it's real

Oh please stay away
And then we can drink some Ocean Spray
Oh please stay away
And then we can drink some Ocean Spray

It's easy to breathe, it's easy to grieve
To breathe only air where life should be
It's easy to laugh, it's easy to cry
To cry so so hard that it can't be denied

Oh please stay awake
And then we can drink some Ocean Spray
Oh please stay awake
And then we can drink some Ocean Spray

Oh please stay awake
And then we can drink some Ocean Spray
Oh please stay awake
And then we can drink some Ocean Spray


Lyrics submitted by Thom Webbe

"Ocean Spray" as written by James Dean Bradfield James Bradfield

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  • +1
    General CommentOcean Spray, Crannberry juice, Also a placebo for sick people in hospital. Written for Jame's late mother who died of cancer in 1999, This is also the first song james has written for the group
    Thom Webbeon April 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think that the correct lyrics is "oh, please stay awake" which would make alot more sense as the song is about james' dying mother. it truly is a stunning song once you understand the meaning of it.
    OrangeSnowPuffon July 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt reminds me a lot of "Tied Up Too Tight" by Hard-Fi.
    OllyRogerson July 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is just such a sad song--so very beautiful, especially the japanese bit at the beginning, just beautiful
    staybeautifulon May 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell it may be a placebo but it is meant to help.. i have a friend whose mother had cancer and drank ocean spray.. maybe just maybe it works... a beautiful song though it must mean so much to him
    freedom-fighteron October 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTouching, really touching. And James is an OK lyricist too. Does anyone know what the Japanese bit means?
    my nothingon November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song.simple and beautiful.japanese part is quote by photographer of manics, mitch ikeda, and it means "oh, you've got beautiful eyes."
    remeronon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't quite understand the purpose of the grungey guitar bit after the choruses.
    pumkinhedon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops, my mistake on the above comment about the "...please stay awake"
    OrangeSnowPuffon July 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoops, my mistake on the above comment about the "...please stay awake"
    OrangeSnowPuffon July 14, 2005   Link

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