Hold on to the thread
The currents will shift
Glide me towards you
know something's left
And we're all allowed
To dream of the next
oh the next, time we touch

Uh huh, uh huh
Uh huh, uh huh

You don't have to stray
The oceans away
Waves roll in my thoughts
Hold tight the ring
The sea will rise
Please stand by the shore
Oh, oh, oh, I will be
I will be there once more

Uh huh, uh huh
Uh huh, uh huh
Uh huh, uh huh
Uh huh, uh huh
Uh huh, uh huh
Uh huh, uh huh

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"Oceans" as written by Jeff Ament Eddie Vedder

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  • +3
    General CommentAny type of water in the lyrics symbolizes the love between Eddie and his lover. It's any time Eddie mentions water in this song, whether it be waves, currents, or the oceans.

    The currents will shift - our love will shift and become true again

    You don't have to stray the oceans away - you don't have to push our love away

    Waves roll in my thoughts - I think about our love all the time

    The sea will rise - our love will rise and become what it was when we were happy

    Stand by the shore - give the love between them a chance
    derbertson March 25, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAnyone else get completely hypnotized when listening to this song?

    Being a guy, a straight one, I feel comlpetely sexually secure about my identity, if say that Eddie vedder seduces me..... ;)

    just kidding, I love this song, it shows that even when Pearl Jam were in their pissed off grunge phase, that there was something more to them.....
    N0 C0DE 79on January 03, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn the unplugged version of this back in the day, eddie changed the last "oh yeah"'s to "oh Beth, oh beth," his wife. I don't know if the unplugged concert of this was before or after or during their separation. I'm about to leave for college and it sucks (in terms of friendships and relationships), this song is all i think about. MY favorite line is "...We're all allowed to dream of the next time we touch..."
    paranoidandroidheadon August 21, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think the word were all looking for when we try to tell what eddie vedders lyricsa are about is Metaphor. or Ambiguous. his lyrics sound like theyre about multiple things. its on purpose. its his style
    KurdtTBOon March 14, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentprobably the best song on ten
    seattle liteon February 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEddie says at the end of the song: "A little love song I wrote about my surfboard (laughing), no actually it's about somebody named Beth, so hopefully I'll see her more. And what is this? It is a state of love and trust." After listening to it several times, I believe that is what he says.
    NCSUwolfpackon February 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthere i no "think" about, Eddie says on the unplgged version "that was a little love song I wrote about my surfboard... no actually its for someone named beth who hopefully i'll see tomorrow" This also shows it is before he broke up with her.
    layne1012on December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, very sad, as every separation is...
    CrowHearton September 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song...amazing lyrics about a topic that everyone can relate to.
    DespairFactoron June 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you have got it all wrong. This is simply a song about Eddies love of Surfing. He wrote it on the beach, and there are direct comments to surfing.
    Benplaceon June 19, 2003   Link

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