"Ocean Gypsy" as written by Michael Dunford and Betty Thatcher....
Tried to take it all away
Learn her freedom just inside a day
And find her soul
To find their fears allayed

Tried to make her love their own
They took her love they left her there
They gave her nothing back
That she would want to own

Gold and silver rings and stones
Dances slowly of the moon
No one else can know
She stands alone

Sleeping dreams will reach for her
She cannot say the words they need
She knows she's alone
And she is free

Ocean gypsy of the moon
The sun has made a thousand nights
For you to hold
Ocean gypsy, where are you
The shadows followed by the stars
Have turned to gold, turned to gold

Then she met a hollow soul
Filled him with her light
And was consoled she was the moon
And he, the sun was gold

Eyes were blinded with his light
The sun she gave
Reflected back the night
The moon was waning almost out of sight

Softly ocean gypsy calls
Silence holds the stars awhile
They smile sadly
For her where she falls

Just the time before the dawn
The sea is hushed
The ocean calls her
Day has taken her and now she's gone


Noone noticed when she died
Ocean gypsy shackled to the tide
The ebbing waves were turning
Spreading wide

Something gone within her eyes
Her fingers, lifeless, stroke the sand
Her battered soul was lost
She was abandoned

Silken threads like wings still shine
Winds take pleasure still make patterns
In her lovely hair
So dark and fine

Stands on high beneath the seas
Cries no more
Her tears have dried
Oceans weep for her the ocean sighs


Lyrics submitted by inkycrotchet

"Ocean Gypsy" as written by Betty Thatcher Michael Dunford

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    My InterpretationTo me, this song tells the tale of someone who gives so much of her self to another that her own essence is eventually lost.

    The story starts by describing previous relationships in which her partners seem to have been abusive and coercive, and/or tried to win her love with material things. She feels no deep connection to any of these people, and her relationship with each of them fails.

    She does, however, meet someone at last that she feels is worthy of her love and devotion. Without realizing it, she comes to exist only for and through this person-- blind to his flaws, and so completely and unquestioningly committed to helping him "shine" that she loses all sense of her own identity.. her value as an individual. And so, when this person ends up leaving her, she is merely an empty husk with no purpose; no energy left to sustain her.

    Incidentally, it reminds me a bit of poet Shel Silverstein's story of The Giving Tree. So very, very sad...
    Waffles McCoyon May 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favourites! a bit like 'shadow of the moon', but more sad.. maybe because it is shure the 'gypsy' is dying.

    she has been left by her love, by everybody actually, she gave them everything she had. opened herself 100% to them and they gave her materalistic stuff she did not wish.
    and left by her love. the one she turned to 'the sun'.
    I especially like the chorus: the sun has made a thousend nights, for you to hold.
    she is doomed to be in the dark/night forever.

    a least yhis is how I see it, not shure at all. what du you think?
    cherry-blossomon April 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very good song.
    Anilandon April 22, 2007   Link

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