Even though I know you're gone-
The memory lingers on.
I see your footsteps on a sandy beach
That waves have been crashing on.

You know, danger goes where emotion flows.
I wish sometimes I'd never known love.
It's dangerous, the way I can't move on-
Lost in emotion.

Only an ocean could know,
The weight of the world on my shoulders-
Thinking of you, my love.
I wish I could drown out emotion
'Til only the ocean knows.

Walking down the boulevard-
The water still calls your name.
A thousand tides may rise and fall,
But darlin' I feel the same.
You said it's dangerous to love so deeply-
I never cared; I fell completely.
It's dangerous; the waves crash on the shore-
But never repeating.

Only an ocean could know,
The weight of the world on my shoulders-
Thinking of you, my love.
I wish I could drown out emotion
'Til only the ocean knows.

Wash me away-
Carry my heart on an ocean.
Love has forsaken-
Been taken to somebody else.
I wish I could drown my emotions
'Til only the ocean knows.

And I still hear your song-
(I can hear it,
I can hear it.)
It's in the call of the ocean-
It has been here so long.
(Can't you feel it?
Can't you feel it?)

Only an ocean could know,
The weight of the world on my shoulders-
Thinking of you my love.
I wish I could drown out emotion
'Til only the ocean knows.

Wash me away-
Carry my heart on an ocean.
Love has forsaken-
Been taken to somebody else.
I wish I could drown my emotions
Until only an ocean-
Only an ocean could know...

Only an ocean could know,
The weight of the world on my shoulders-
Thinking of you my love.
I wish I could drown out emotion
Until only the ocean (knows)
Only an ocean could know.


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Ocean song meanings
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    My Interpretationwhy nobody ever commented this song?

    here are Darren's words from myspace:
    "I wrote a song before I began this album. A song neither here nor there.
    One last song about the pain before I saw light.
    I was in Santa Monica with Rick Nowels and the heartache that inspired 'Unlovable' was finally put to rest in one last song.
    "Which pretty much sums up how I feel when I'm in this space. Flying in a tin can in a place neither here nor there. When I wrote this song I was in Santa Monica and feeling lost and I had yet to meet my soul mate.
    The ghost of the past would haunt me one last time as I wrote this song. "

    the song is simple but full of mixed emotions. It’s a sad good-bye to the past or the ex lover. It’ also a uncertainty of the future and the new love. Your sense tells you to move on and begin a new life but your heart still feels the same way.

    (I really did a bad job in written English…forgive me… if I’ve made some mistakes….for I’m not from a English-speaking country and never worked hard in English study…)
    haishidaodaoon April 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat a gem this song, shame it's buried in such a rare release and was not featured in any album.... It's got a very Savage Garden feel to it, such a beautiful ballad. I love the imagery, he uses the ocean as a metaphor for having to carry something heavy and overwhelming, like the pain of an ended relationship. He wishes he could become one with the ocean, drown his heart, his pain and re-emerge new.
    neo187on March 11, 2012   Link

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