"Concrete Sea" as written by and Terry Jacks....
I heard some music being played today
I heard a song but the words were wrong
It doesn't matter to me anyway
Some people really don't care what they say

I started looking at the sky today
'Cause it's so deep and so far away
I've got too many things inside my head
I wish that I could be up there instead

No one was meant to be
Living here in this concrete sea
Everyone including me
Wishes that we could be set free

Then I looked into the ocean blue
It's so deep and it's so quiet too
There's just too many people everywhere
I wish that I was down there

No one was meant to be
Living here in this concrete sea
Everyone including me
Wishes that we could be set free

I heard a story being told today
About a man and how he got away
You got to leave the things you grow up for
So duck your head and swim for shore

No one was meant to be
Living here in this concrete sea
Everyone including me
Wishes that we could be set free


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"Concrete Sea" as written by Terry Jacks

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    General CommentGreat song. I'm surprised nobody's commented on this one. I think it captures the angst of modern living perfectly.
    MadShangi2003on July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like this song...It is a great song. ..sung by some dude in a 60's band, haha...from Sask. Canada..WHERE I AM FROM. ... .. ..haha. I think they are called The Poppy Family. Haha. Ugh. Welll I am off, and yes, I am also surprised no one has commented this song. ahaha...uhhh
    i_failed_preschoolon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHey...You always beat me to comment, Lid. LoL. I don't know if Terry Jacks is actually from Sask but Susan is...They don't have any other of their songs. This is a good song, about Prison life, I suppose. I always take it as either people's personal prison's or an actual prison. Haha Yeah go this guy, he rocks.
    youdontloveme19on March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentterry jacks is one of the underrated gems
    brownekillsspringon November 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's not about prison life. It's about Feeling oppressed by modern culture, living in the big city (the concrete sea), feeling alienated. Is there more to life than the daily routines that you've grown accustomed, too? Who are we as a species?
    MadShangion November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTerry Jacks live in BC.
    MadShangion November 30, 2007   Link

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