"One Ocean" as written by Peter Loeffler and Samuel Loeffler....
It's not a new alarm
That you heard
But it's like I'm new again
New in its salt

Realizing
No illusions as good
So I made my way to the surf again
A bit of heaven

Hey, hey
It's our one ocean
It's balanced on the edge
And it's calling you

We met at the tides end
A baptism so divine
Like arms all around us
My answer seems imminent

Well if I don't surface soon I may never
And say farewell to this odyssey
This bit of heaven

Hey
It's our one ocean
It's balanced on the edge
And it's calling you
Hey
It's our one ocean
It's sitting on the edge
And it's calling you

Hey, hey
It's our one ocean
It's balanced on the edge
And it's calling you
Hey
It's our one ocean
It's sitting on the edge
And it's calling you
Calling you
Calling you
Calling you


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"One Ocean" as written by Samuel Loeffler Peter Loeffler

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  • +5
    Song MeaningThis song is actually about the health of the Earth's oceans. Pete Loefller confirmed this in an interview about the album. He believes that our planet has "one ocean" since they are all connected. It's pretty obvious from most of the lyrics, "balanced on the edge" - the rate at which we are polluting and mistreating the water on this planet has put it in a life or death situation.

    "So I made my way to surf again, a bit of heaven" - I think Pete is alluding to the fact that the ocean is where life began on this planet and why humans feel so at peace when swimming in the surf. To go deeper in interpreting this, he's contrasting it to how we are mistreating the mechanism by which we have been granted our existence in the first place; sort of like we're slowly poisoning our mother. Something I do agree with.

    Personal anecdote: For instance, back in 2008, I was at my friend's shore house for the weekend and he has a boat. This was during the summer when gas prices were close to six dollars a gallon, so there was a significant decrease in the number of boaters on the bay. The bay was so clean and the water was the clearest I had ever seen in my life, apparently due to the lack of traffic on the water.
    JMW256on July 14, 2014   Link
  • +3
    General Commentamazing song...epic
    mikeisagodd21on April 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA brilliant song, really different song by Chevelle.

    I'm not sure about the meaning, but it sounds like Pete is going through a process of self-improvement (divine baptism) or a feeling of euphoria. But please no harsh replies, just my thoughts! :D
    humzaaaon April 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is about the world's ocean, and more importantly, its health. The ocean is rising at an alarming rate (hence: not a new alarm) and no one is really paying attention to it. There's also vast amounts of pollution. Then he talks about how it's calling you with its powerful mystic and its inherent beauty to help save the world' some ocean (hence: like arms all around us).
    BumSkilleton April 13, 2014   Link
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    General Commenti think its about the fukushima power plant and how the pacific ocean is dying. people who sail the pacific say they don't see as much life as they used to. a guy was sailing from Australia and said he used to see dolphins and he could fish and what not but he said on his last trip there were no fish or dolphins and there was an alarming amount of trash he said at night someone had to keep watch so the boat wouldn't hit any trash that was floating. and like JMW256 said Pete said that all the earths oceans are connected and that soon all of the oceans will be like the pacific. were all destroying the world.
    huntymanon September 12, 2014   Link

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