The Ocean Song Lyrics

Against Me!

Against Me! New Wave cover art
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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

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Thomas James Gabel
    album: Track 10 in album New Wave
    release date: 2007-7-10
    popularity : 219 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:40
    producer: Butch Vig
    mixer: Rich Costey
    recorded by: Billy Bush
    additional editor: Dorian Crozier
    assistant engineer: Craig Durrance, Claudius Mittendorfer, Charlie Stavish and Alek Edmonds
    lyricist: Laura Jane Grace
    composer: Laura Jane Grace

    Album Information

    label: Sire Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624999430
    script: Latin