"The Ocean" as written by and William Goldsmith Dan Hoerner....
all around
i see you're under my skin
cruel to say
i've known the best of my life
never again to hear
the river's song so clear

every day's another scene
the world around and everything for you
an open door, a cauldron of waves rush in
through every house
for all
so they say another lie:
'love's a rumor but love will die'
we're lost and wandering
deep in the ocean
there lies a wave for you...
when you hit the ground it's hard to speak
but it's who you are
a shining star
go tell the millions begin!
we'll run through the fields, the turning of wheels
down with the buildings, worlds on your shoulders
climb through the wasteland
wait for the sky to remind you
these things are true...

every day's another scene
the world around and everything for you
an open door, a cauldron of waves rush in
through every house
for all
so they say another lie:
'love's a rumor but love will die'
we're lost and wandering
deep in the ocean
there lies a wave for you...
when you hit the ground it's hard to speak
but it's who you are
a shining star
go tell the millions begin!
we'll run through the fields, the turning of wheels
down with the buildings, worlds on your shoulders
climb through the wasteland
wait for the sky to remind you
these things are true...

about the day



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"The Ocean" as written by Jeremy Enigk Dan Hoerner

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    General CommentThis song is absolutely beautiful.
    LoveIsARoseon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song just pulls you in..... Its so pretty!
    MelancholyStrangeron August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is yet another wonderful song form sunny day real estate
    punkybun46on March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commenta shining star
    Bird On A Wireon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about rebirth. he's implying that if you kill yourself, there is something better on the other side. so go die (in the ocean, there lies a wave for you), come back (when you hit the ground, its hard to speak but its who you are a shining star) as an angel, and tell everyone else about how great life can be after you die (go tell the millions, begin!)

    but thats just my idea...
    atticusf04on May 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwow. its been about a year since i first listened to this song and here i am. again.

    i don't even remember being here.
    LoveIsARoseon June 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbest song on the rising tide. actually, just a super good song. the lyrics and the music give me goosebumps
    sweetadelineon September 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA haunting song by a truly great band
    echoing_eyeson November 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentatticusf04 - I think you've got the concept of the song completely wrong.

    Instead of encouraging death, I think it's more.. encouraging life. The lines 'deep in the ocean, there lies a wave for you' means to me that no matter how terrible life can be, there will still always be someone or something out there to keep you going.. save you almost.

    Then the words, 'When you hit the ground, it's hard to speak but it's who you are.. A shining star' says to me that you may have fallen down in life but you're still special and have your purpose in life, even if you don't agree.

    Again, the lines 'every day's another scene' etc seems like Enigk is saying that every day will be different in some way.

    Of course, I could go on forever and over-analyse every single line purely because I have listened to this song on repeat when I've been happy, sad, depressed and damn near suicide and I must say that it definitely sparks off hope in my whenever I hear this.

    Whew, glad I got that out my system. ;-)
    Tack-o-Ramaon January 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"so they say another lie: love's a rumor, the love will die"

    and maybe the waves that lie in the ocean somewhere for each os uf... are our true loves. haha cheesy, but i think it works.

    this song is amazing. just like sdre... and basically everything theyve ever done. ever.
    wax butterflyon April 22, 2006   Link

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