John Hiatt Ocean cover

by John Hiatt
Lyrics and Meaning

Feb 3, 2009
Rock & Roll

Ocean Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
I am the west wind.
I am the sea gull.
I dance on the waves,
As they break on the shore line.
Verse 2
The moon is my sorrow.
The moon is my lantern.
I search for you so long,
These dark lonely beaches.
Verse 3
Oh where can you be?
This restless sea,
These empty nights,
Have swallowed me.
Verse 4
Look for something
Softer illusions
Soothe these vicious schemes.
There is the old one,
The wise one, the gold one.
I am the hunger,
The ache of the fiction,
And nestles in bones,
That he left for the vultures.
Verse 5
Death is my secret,
A child my illusion,
And life is the suffering,
That brings men to (something?).
Verse 6
Oh, where can you be?
This raging age,
This rotting life,
Is misery.
Verse 7
Lost in your body,
Cave of you screeming,
Longing to be free.
Then you have broken,
The spine of your madness,
Come over here to me.

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