"Sea Of Joy" as written by and Steve Winwood....
Following the shadows of the skies,
Or are they only figments of my eyes?
And I'm feeling close to when the race is run.
Waiting in our boats to set sail.
Sea of joy.

Once the door swings open into space,
And I'm already waiting in disguise.
Is it just a thorn between my eyes?
Waiting in our boats to set sail.
Sea of joy.

Having trouble coming through,
Through this concrete blocks my view
And it's all because of you.

Oh, is it just a thorn between my eyes?
Waiting in our boats to set sail.
Sea of joy.

Sea of joy.
Sea of joy.
Sailing free.
Sea of joy.


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"Sea of Joy" as written by Steve Winwood

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    General Commentthe lyrics and the mood tell me this song is about death. very cool song.
    nittanylion0on November 07, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI heard a story once that there was, at one of the slave departure points in Africa, a concrete tunnel that slaves were sent down, blindly and being tricked, which led to the slave ships. Hard to make out coherent meaning on this song (like so many songs...) but in the end fade out of the song Winwood sings "set them free". Makes me wonder if it was about the slave ships sailing on a (trickfully named) Sea of Joy. Aside from the intriguing lyrics, I just love the emotion and tempo of the whole thing, a favorite on a favorite album.
    jeremiahbfon October 22, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningI think that it has reference to Heaven; waiting in our boats to set sail to the next life. Encompassing the waiting we do in this world, until we set sail on the 'sea of joy' on our way to heaven. Also reference to Jesus; he wore a crown of thorns at the crucifixion. Sometimes people and other earthly things can block our 'view' of God and his heavenly kingdom.
    hyacinth43on April 12, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song has been truly my favorite song for over 40 years. It's meaning is clear to me. If you are familiar with Coleridge's poem, "The Rhime of the Ancient Mariner, " it would be clear to you as well. This song is about heroin. Coleridge, in his time, was addicted to opium. The poem has references to crawling skin, isolation, dreams and horror, as does this song, Sea of Joy. Even the title is a dead give away. Now go listen to it with this in mind and see if you can see what I see.
    Daidreemaon October 06, 2013   Link

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