Into the Ocean

Despite its apparent morbidness, this song has been going through my head a lot.   To me, it’s rather reminiscent of how my life is right now…. realising you need to escape (“without a life vest I’d be stuck again”), not even initially sure that you can figure out how (“I want to swim away but don’t know how”) surrendering to that, even through the fear (“I’m treading for my life believe me
(How can I keep up this breathing))”, finding something to hang onto along the way (“I thought of just your face.  Relaxed, and floated into space”), and accepting the fallout (“Let the rain come down..”)

In the end, it’s all ok (“Now waking to the sun, I calculate what I had done..”)

Hey, I didn’t get flying scores with literature classes, but that’s my interpretation.  What’s yours?

Into the Ocean

(Blue October)

I’m just a normal boy
That sank when I fell overboard
My ship would leave the country
But I’d rather swim ashore

Without a life vest, I’d be stuck again
Wish I was much more masculine
Maybe then I could learn to swim
Like ‘fourteen miles away’

Now floating up and down
I spin, colliding into sound
Like whales beneath me diving down
I’m sinking to the bottom of my
Everything that freaks me out
The lighthouse beam has just run out
I’m cold as cold as cold can be
be

I want to swim away but don’t know how
Sometimes it feels just like I’m falling in the ocean
Let the waves up take me down
Let the hurricane set in motion
Let the rain of what I feel right now…come down
Let the rain come down

Where is the coastguard
I keep looking each direction
For a spotlight, give me something
I need something for protection
Maybe flotsam junk will do just fine
The jetsam sunk, I’m left behind
I’m treading for my life believe me
(How can I keep up this breathing)

Not knowing how to think
I scream aloud, begin to sink
My legs and arms are broken down
With envy for the solid ground
I’m reaching for the life within me
How can one man stop his ending
I thought of just your face
Relaxed, and floated into space

I want to swim away but don’t know how
Sometimes it feels just like I’m falling in the ocean
Let the waves up take me down
Let the hurricane set in motion
Let the rain of what I feel right now…come down
Let the rain come down
Let the rain come down

Now waking to the sun
I calculate what I had done
Like jumping from the bow (yeah)
Just to prove I knew how (yeah)
It’s midnight’s late reminder of
The loss of her, the one I love
My will to quickly end it all
So thought no end my need to fall

Into the ocean, end it all
Into the ocean, end it all
Into the ocean, end it all
into the ocean…end it all

[Zayra]
Into the ocean (goodbye) end it all (goodbye)
Into the ocean (goodbye) end it all (goodbye)
Into the ocean (goodbye) end it all (goodbye)

I want to swim away but don’t know how
Sometimes it feels just like I’m falling in the ocean
Let the waves up take me down
Let the hurricane set in motion (yeah)
Let the rain of what I feel right now…come down
Let the rain come down
Let the rain come down

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One thought on “Into the Ocean

  1. daffy

    Ill have a look at this and I’ll get back to you.. I did a similar thing with a Bruce Sprinsteens Devil’s Arcade. What do you think of this….

    Remember the morning we dug up your gun
    The worms in the barrel, the hanging sun
    Those first nervous evenings of perfume and gin
    The lost smell on your breath as I helped you get it in
    The rush of your lips, the feel of your name
    The beat in your heart, the devil’s arcade

    You said “Heroes are needed, so heroes get made”
    Somebody made a bet, somebody paid
    The cool desert morning and nothing to save
    Just metal and plastic where your body caved
    The slow games of poker with Lieutenant Ray
    In the ward with the blue walls, a sea with no name
    Where you lie adrift with the heroes of the devil’s arcade

    You sleep and you dream, your buddies Charlie and James
    And wake with a thick desert dust on your skin

    [Instrumental]

    Voice says “don’t worry, I’m here
    Just whisper the word tomorrow in my ear”
    House on a quiet street, a home for the brave
    A glorious kingdom with the sun on your face
    Rising from a long night as dark as the grave
    On a thin chain of next moments and something like faith
    On a morning to order a breakfast to make
    A bed draped in sunshine, a body that waits
    For the touch of your fingers, the end of the day
    The beat of your heart, the beat of your heart
    The beat of your heart, the beat of your heart
    The beat of your heart, the beat of her heart
    The beat of your heart, the slow burning away
    Of the bitter fires of the devil’s arcade

    Reply

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