"Open Water" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
Ten thousand men sleep down with Davy Jones
with stolen treasure they tithe
The open water chills me to my bones
but it's the only place that I feel alive

The ocean floor begins to disappear
I sense that terrible depth
The open water is my only fear
but I'll sail as long as I still have breath in me

I'm starting to believe the ocean's much like you
cause it gives, and it takes away

Between the devil and the deep blue sea
I stare into the abyss
The open water is an awful thing
but I'm anxious till the anchor is aweigh

I'm starting to believe the ocean's much like you
cause it gives, and it takes away
I'm starting to believe the ocean's much like you
cause it gives, and it takes away

I'm starting to believe the ocean's much like you
cause it gives, and it takes away


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"Open Water" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General CommentDoes anyone else love how it says 'the ocean's much like you' instead of 'you're much like the ocean' wich is the more so-called logical way to say it, considering the ocean is this promordial.. thing
    and we are just, people?
    It makes me happy. anywayyyyyy...
    stayunstillon April 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionwhether this is a reference to god or love, the metaphor is incredible. Such emotion. Just reading and imagining your own a lonely boat on the open water, it's frightening in a sense.
    lotsoffaceon May 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti wish i were a pirate.
    sandrabeeon March 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice, you caught a couple things I didn't. I had "tithe" instead of "die" and "fog" instead of floor.

    Btw, I think it's "But I'm anxious 'til the anchor rests."
    ckalelkon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLittle corrections from book.


    Ten thousand men
    sleep down with Davy Jones;
    with stolen treasure they tithe.
    The open water
    chills me to my bones,
    but it's the only place that I feel alive.
    The ocean floor
    begins to disappear;
    I sense that terrible depth.
    The OPEN WATER
    is my only fear,
    but I'll sail as long as I still have breath in me.

    I'm starting to
    believe the ocean's
    much like you,
    because it gives
    and it takes
    away.

    Between the devil
    and the deep blue sea,
    I stare into the ABYSS.
    The OPEN WATER
    is an awful thing,
    But I'm anxious till the anchor is
    aweigh.

    I'm starting to
    believe the ocean's
    much like you,
    because it gives
    and it takes
    away.

    I'm starting to
    believe the ocean's
    much like you,
    because it gives
    and it takes
    away.

    I'm starting to
    believe the ocean's
    much like you,
    because it gives
    and it takes
    away.
    WinterKisson October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure of the rest of the song, but I think in the chorus he must be comparing God to the ocean...because it gives and takes away.
    playitloud253on October 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure what this song is really about but I think it's about God and life in general.
    "I'm starting to believe the ocean's much like you, because it gives and it takes away."- There are ups and downs.

    "The open water chills me to my bones,
    but it's the only place that I feel alive. The ocean floor
    begins to disappear; I sense that terrible depth. The OPEN WATER is my only fear, but I'll sail as long as I still have breath in me" - Life is scary but living is what I'll do as long as Im willing to live
    Ruttikerson October 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with this song being about God and life.

    I'm starting to
    believe the ocean's
    much like you,
    because it gives
    and it takes
    away.

    The ocean is like God because he gives us his wonderful love and forgiveness but also he takes things away from us in our lives to tear our hearts (death of a family member, moving to another state) and also God takes away things away from us to make our lives more Christ-like (temptations, drugs, alcohol).

    The OPEN WATER
    is my only fear,
    but I'll sail as long as I still have breath in me.

    The open water is like life. Life, like the open water, is a scary thing. We must keep striving through life even when it is tough.

    That's what it means to me.
    pngpng32on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHey jake!

    ^Hit the nail on the head as far as i can tel.!
    thrice93on October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^cxept the heart tearin bit.
    thrice93on October 29, 2007   Link

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