"The Ocean" as written by and Sara Keirsten Quin Tegan Rain Quin....
When you wake, what is it that you think of most?
When your bed is empty, do you really sleep alone?
If I imagine you, body next to another

All around me new love and it makes me sad
All around me feeling sure that you'll be bad
If I imagine you, body next to another

Stop crying to the ocean
Stop crying over me
Stop worrying over nothing
Stop worrying over me

So it's been so long since you said,
"Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."

On the drive back here, I was worried over nothing
On the drive back there, tears spilling over something
When I imagine you, body next to another

In the door, and you're there, and you're sorry for the fright
In the door, did I hear saying you don't wanna fight?
When I imagine you, body next to another

Stop crying to the ocean
Stop crying over me
Stop worrying over nothing
Stop worrying over me

So it's been so long since you said,
"Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."
It's been so long since you said,
"Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."

In a flash, back to you just brought attention to the mess
In a flash, you're on top, begging me to understand
If I imagine you, body next to another

You drop in for a minute
I'm sorry that I didn't drop in sooner just to see you
And see what you've been doing
If I imagine you, body next to another

So it's been so long since you said,
"Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."
It's been so long since you said,
"Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."
It's been so long since you said,
"Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."
It's been so long since you said,
"Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."


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"The Ocean" as written by Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin

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  • +3
    General CommentIn one of their concerts, before Tegan started singing, she said like why she wrote it.
    this is what she said :

    Tegan : “ This next song uhm I wrote about like that thing that you do when you think that maybe someone likes somebody else and you like them and so you really wish they didn’t like someone else at the same time you liked them and uhm and then like maybe let’s say like sometimes like it gets so crazy thats you get out of the car and you are crying and then you run and you lay on the side walk and uhm the persons like ‘wtf?’ and then uhm and then you’re really embarrased for days and then you wright a song about it. ” <3
    StefieKittyon January 05, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI'm absolutely in love with this song; I think it really captures the raw feelings of want, jealousy, and fear that one can experience in a relationship. You can be so terrified that you're the only one going all in when you're falling in love, and these kinds of thoughts can really plague you. I've been there, and I still worry like this sometimes.
    Fionnon January 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen you wake, what is it that you think of most?
    When your bed is empty, do you really sleep alone?
    If I imagine you, body next to another
    All around me new love and it makes me sad
    All around me feeling sure that you'll be bad
    If I imagine you, body next to another

    Stop crying to the ocean
    Stop crying over me
    Stop worrying over nothing
    Stop worrying over me
    So it's been so long since you said,
    "Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."

    On the drive back here, I was worried over nothing
    On the drive back there, tears spilling over something
    When I imagine you, body next to another
    In the door, and you're there, and you're still in for the fright
    In the door, did I hear saying you don't wanna fight?
    When I imagine you, body next to another

    Stop crying to the ocean
    Stop crying over me
    Stop worrying over nothing
    Stop worrying over me
    So it's been so long since you said
    "Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."
    It's been so long since you said,
    "Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."

    In a flashback to you just brought attention to the mess
    In a flash, you're on top, begging me to understand
    If I imagine you, body next to another
    You drop in for a minute
    I'm sorry that I didn't drop in sooner just to see you
    And see what you've been doing
    If I imagine you, body next to another

    So it's been so long since you said,
    "Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."
    It’s been so long since you said,
    "Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."
    It’s been so long since you said,
    "Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."
    It’s been so long since you said,
    "Well I know what I want, what I want is right here with you."
    uncolaon October 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know these probably really suck..but that is where you all come in =) if you think you've got anything I missed or that anything I put is incorrect, please do comment!
    can't wait until sainthood comes to solve all of our problems! =P
    flyingxponyon October 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know these probably really suck..but that is where you all come in =) if you think you've got anything I missed or that anything I put is incorrect, please do comment!
    can't wait until sainthood comes to solve all of our problems! =P
    flyingxponyon October 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't remember where in the song it happens, but I honestly just think she forgot one of the lines in the song. I mean, it literally sounds like she's speaking gibberish.
    kopraon October 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, hey, it sounds like "crying" to me. o.o'
    kopraon October 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmore corrections. a few words are pretty much unintelligible because she's saying them so fast.

    When you wake, what is it that you think of most?
    When you finally centered (?) do you really sleep alone
    if I imagine you, body next to another
    all around me new love and it makes me sad
    I remember feeling sure that you'll be back
    if I imagine you, body next to another

    stop crying over the ocean
    stop crying over me
    stop worrying over nothing
    stop worrying over me
    so, it's been so long since you said
    well I know what I want, what I want's right here with you

    on the drive back here I was worrying over nothing
    on the drive back there, tears spilling over something
    when I imagine you, body next to another
    in the door, when you there, and you’re so (???) fright
    in the door, can I hear you saying you don't wanna fight?
    when I imagine you, body next to another

    stop crying over the ocean
    stop crying over me
    stop worrying over nothing
    stop worrying over me
    so, it's been so long since you said
    well I know what I want, what I want's right here with you
    it's been so long since you said
    well I know what I want, what I want's right here with you

    in a flashback that you just brought attention to the mess
    in a flash, and (???) talk, begging me to understand
    if I imagine you, body next to another
    you drive in for a minute and I am sorry that I didn't
    drop in soon as just to see you and see what you've been doing
    if I imagine you, body next to another

    so, it's been so long since you said
    well I know what I want, what I want's right here with you
    it's been so long since you said
    well I know what I want, what I want's right here with you
    it's been so long since you said
    well I know what I want, what I want's right here with you
    it's been so long since you said
    well I know what I want, what I want's right here with you
    srsizzyon October 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwoops, messed up this one:
    drop in SOONER just to see you and see what you've been doing

    and this one is probably:
    in a flash, and we'll talk, begging me to understand
    srsizzyon October 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it not 'if i imagine your body next to another'?
    sparkie0on October 21, 2009   Link

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