"Ocean Size" as written by Perry Farrell, David Michael Navarro, Stephen Andrew Perkins and Eric Adam Avery....
Wish I was ocean size
They cannot move you
No one tries
No one pulls you
Out from your hole
Like a tooth aching a jawbone...

I was made with a heart of stone
To be broken
With one hard blow
I've seen the ocean
Break on the shore
Come together with no harm done...

It ain't easy living...

I want to be
As deep
As the ocean
Mother ocean

Some people tell me
Home is in the sky
In the sky lives a spy
I want to be more like the ocean
No talking
All action...
No talking
All action...

Lyrics submitted by treestump, edited by rathyrye

"Ocean Size" as written by Perry Farrell Eric Adam Avery

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  • +5
    General CommentI think it's about wishing you were a stronger person. And dealing with being human and having a heart and having it broken. It's also about wishing you couldn't be broken, wishing you were stong enough to stand your ground. But also not hurting anyone like the ocean doesn't hurt the beach.
    idk. that's just what I gather.
    brokentrendlaon April 04, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI can't believe it took someone 3 years to post on this song...what an overlooked band...
    Filthon March 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about when Perry got kicked out of his apartment. He was really down because he hated looking for new places just because he was a crazy looking guy, and people never believed him when he said he wouldn't be partying or drinking.
    "Wish I was ocean size
    They cannot move you man
    No one tries
    No one pulls you
    Out from your hole
    LIke a tooth aching a jawbone."

    - This furthers the point that he just wished he could become sucsessful and not have to worry about these minor things of being kicked out of a place and having to go through the long process of finding a new one.
    beckah Gon May 31, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti've always thought this was literally wanting to be as strong as the ocean. perry was from california and he would have seen some incredible swells there - tides rolling in and out which, even though we can build the odd harbour, we can't begin to try and stop/move. a large ocean swell is a massive 'thing' that doesn't answer or explain itself to anyone. the ocean is all action - it's the mightiest thing on our planet - what else does it need to say?
    pickanmeon March 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Wish I was ocean size, they cannot move you, man, no one tries" - So very very cool...
    quiffpornon November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerry loves to surf! he loves the ocean!
    Ever see that video footage of him getting barrelled at Zuma beach? I forget what video it's on but it's a nice wave and he's got some good speed on it.
    exscapeon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "break" on the shore. What dumbass posted this?
    cdconnon February 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the greatest rock lyrics of all time: "I want to be more like the ocean / No talking, man, all action." fucking brilliant!
    acmon March 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the solo in this song...
    I thought that it was about people who try to press their religion or opinions onto other people... But you learn something new everyday I guess.
    hey_chickenon August 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm old enough to remember this song when it was first released. I loved these guys in the late 80's. This is the best track on the album. The song is about being kicked around and forced to keep moving in this autocratic economy that is designed to keep us sleeping at night and rising early and getting up out of our beds to go out and conduct meaningless business by performing meaningless work. Being 'Ocean Size' means being immovable and allowed to laze in the sun like the surf bums Perry hung with back then.
    moduson February 26, 2007   Link

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