"Ocean" as written by and Lou Reed....
I don't think I'm any closer now
Than I was at fifteen
I still don't know what I really want
Or how I really feel
Sometimes I think I've seen too much
Sometimes nothing at all
And sometimes I think I just forgot
What I was looking for

But I still need to believe in you
I still need to know you'll never
Never give up
I believe in you
So how can you ever let
My hope turn to despair?
How can you ever stop
Telling me you care?

But I still need to believe in you
I still need to know you'll never
Never give up
I believe in you
So how can you ever let
My hope turn to despair?
Tell me you believe it too
Tell me that you care
How can you ever let
My hope turn to despair?
How can you ever stop
Pretending?


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"Ocean" as written by Jonathan Smith Oliver Ackermann

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    General CommentThe sweeping instrumental tides and the lament-laden tones of Robert's on-the-verge-of-tears voice make this song one of the Cure's most powerfully atmospheric (alongside "A Forest") to date. I can just see a seascape, colored in hues of the most melancholy blue, as Robert sits sullenly on the sand, singing a softly desperate, confused ode to the great contradiction known as getting older.
    "Ocean" fits together in every way so perfectly...I think everyone in the world should at least hear this song once.
    sorrywrongnumbahon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite cure song,even though its a b-side, the song is so personal to me particurlarly the first four lines, i just keep finding myself taking the same steps as when I was 15, and still struggling with the same problems and still not being quite sure of what i want and still not really being what i want and i guess i still need the same friends who have always helped me through, i dont want to bring love into this really, though I can see their may be elements of that too. I think its about how things change and some things dont change, and how sometimes you think somethings changed then you realise it hasnt. Seems very relevant to me as im 17 now and i feel the same as I did at about 15.
    fleaaaaaaon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLOL .. oh no and here i am 31 still feeling 15 !!!
    eekk
    Ratzodyon September 15, 2002   Link

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