"Only An Ocean Away..." as written by and Per Andreasson....
I see a shadow every day and night.
I walk a hundred streets of neon lights,
Only when I'm crying.
Can you hear me crying.
So many times you always wanted more,
Chasing illusions that you're longing for.
Wish I wasn't crying.
Can you hear me crying.

There's an ocean between us.
You know where to find me.
You reach out and touch me.
I feel you in my own heart.
More than a lifetime.
Still goes on forever.
But it helps to remember
You're only an ocean away.

Was there a moment when I felt no pain.
I want to feel it in my life again.
Let it be over now.
Oh Oh over now.
'Cause I remember all the days and nights
We used to walk the streets of neon lights
Oh I want you here with me.
Oh be here with me.

There's an ocean between us.
You know where to find me.
You reach out and touch me.
I feel you in my own heart.
More than a lifetime
Still goes on forever.
But it helps to remember
You're only an ocean away.

So many times you always wanted more,
Chasing illusions that you're longing for.
Wish I wasn't crying.
Can you hear me crying.

There's an ocean between us.
You know where to find me.
Just reach out and touch me.
I feel you in my own heart.
More than a lifetime
It seems like forever.
But I'll always remember
You're only an ocean away.

Only an ocean away.


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"Only an Ocean Away" as written by Per Andreasson

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    General CommentThis is such a sad song. I love it.
    MrReallyBigBadManon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too. But for me it is not sad at all (neat how people can have opposite interpretations of the same song). I see it as a connection between two people. Water, as some people might tell you, has been called a symbol for "emotion". An ocean is a lot of water...a lot of emotion. There is an "Ocean between" them...."between them" for me is akin to saying something like "we have something in common" (i.e. some people in conversation say, "That's just between us", like a intimate secret). So for me, I see a connection, an intimate one at that. And the speaker is saying, "You know where to find me...I'm in that intimate place between us...I am connected to you, because I feel you in my own heart. It is a strength, a partnership, and link that you can always come to. The rest of the song seems like a part of the journey and some of the events of their journey.
    littlethreeon September 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great song. Nice melody, beautiful dynamic singing, excellently orchestrated and superbly executed.
    f15x28on July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this song when I was maybe 16. I listened to it, and thought "what a song for travelers. It must be so sad to be in this situation..." and reflected on how much romance and intrigue must be in someone's life, and resources! in order to have that be applicable.

    And then, I grew up (I'm twenty two) and traveled across the ocean a couple times, and found myself in that situation.

    In Russia, this song was almost about my partner, who was still in the United States, but there were no illusions to be chasing. But now, as I am in the U.S., looking back at Russia, unsure if I want to return, if I will be able to return... there is someone there, who became close with me, that I became rather attached to, and this song eerily applies exactly to the situation that was. Someone I miss, but wanted more than was possible, and now, will I ever see them again? They are only an ocean away....
    ChrisOfSpadeson October 07, 2008   Link

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