The Ocean Lyrics

Against Me!


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 10 in album New Wave
release date: 2007-7-10
popularity : 120 users have visited this page.
length: 4:40
additional editor: Dorian Crozier
assistant engineer: Craig Durrance, Claudius Mittendorfer, Charlie Stavish, Alek Edmonds
mix: Rich Costey
producer: Butch Vig
recording: Billy Bush

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If I could have chosen where God would hide his heaven
I'd wish for it to be the salt and swell of the ocean
Carried by the currents to all continents' shores
Reaching into the depths where the sun's light is never shown
Mixed with algae and coral, breathed in by sharks and dolphins
Sailed by tanker ships, private yachts, swam in by tourists
Working its way up through inlets, lakes, and rivers
Swamps, and estuaries, down through limestone into the aquifer

Purified by the county, pumped through pipes and out faucets
Filled into a glass to meet the thirst of our children

And if I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman
My mother once told me she would have named me Laura
I'd grow up to be strong and beautiful like her
One day, I'd find an honest man to make my husband
We would have two children, build our home on the Gulf of Mexico
Our family would spend hot summer days at the beach together
The sun would kiss our skin as we played in the sand and water
And we would know we loved each other without having to say it

At night, we would sleep with the windows of our house left open
Letting the cool ocean air soothe the sunburned shoulders of our children

There is an ocean in my soul where the waters do not curve
There is an ocean in my soul where the waters do not curve
There is an ocean in my soul where the waters do not curve
There is an ocean in my soul where the waters do not curve!

Track Listing

  • 1 New Wave
  • 2 Up the Cuts
  • 3 Thrash Unreal
  • 4 White People for Peace
  • 5 Stop!
  • 6 Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart
  • 7 Piss and Vinegar
  • 8 Americans Abroad
  • 9 Animal
  • 10 The Ocean