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Looking out from underneath,
Fractured moonlight on the sea
Reflections still look the same to me,
As before I went under.

And it's peaceful in the deep,
Cause either way (Cathedral, where) you cannot breathe,
No need to pray, no need to speak
Now I am under, Oh.

And it's breaking over me,
A thousand miles down (on)to the sea bed,
Found the place to rest my head.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go
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And the arms of the ocean are carrying me,
And all this devotion was rushing over (out of) me,
And the crashes are heaven, for a sinner like me,
But the arms of the ocean deliver me.

Though the pressure's hard to take,
It's the only way I can escape,
It seems a heavy choice to make,
But now I am under, Oh.

And it's breaking over me,
A thousand miles down to the sea bed,
Found the place to rest my head.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

And the arms of the ocean are carrying me,
And all this devotion was rushing over (out of) me,
And the crashes are heaven, for a sinner like me,
But the arms of the ocean deliver me.

And it's over,
And I'm going under,
But I'm not giving up!
I'm just giving in.

Oh, slipping underneath.
Oh, so cold, but so sweet.

In the arms of the ocean, so sweet and so cold,
And all this devotion I never knew at all,
And the crashes are Heaven, for a sinner released,
Then (And) the arms of the ocean, deliver me.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

Deliver me.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

Deliver me.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

And it's over,
And I'm goin' under,
But I'm not givin' up!
I'm just givin' in.

Oh, slipping underneath.
Oh, so cold, but so sweet



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    UnregisteredDec 6, 2011 at 2:27 am
    "the ocean" is love. It's a song about the pressure of love, and how it can be hard to bear but at the same time, it's something you never want to live without.
    The crashes are heaven for a sinner like me- though the intensity of it hurts sometimes, love is cleansing, and the speaker is recognizing the sins in their life and the need for the cleansing power of love.
    I love the phrase "no need to pray, no need to speak"- once you have love, its like you found your higher power. No more need to pray, to search- you're home. Once you have love, you've said everything there is to say.
    Possibly my favorite f+tm song. They truly create art.
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    UnregisteredJul 8, 2012 at 10:54 am
    This song remind me of a poem by gustavo adolfo bécquer, one of the most important spanish poets of the nineteenth century. In that poem, he asks the waves to carry him because he wants to forget the pain. That doesn't mean he wants to die, but he talks to the nature as if it was a friend or as a reflection of his own feelings (as many other romantics do).
    I think this song has the same meaning; the sea is huge, deep and unpredictable, water flows and carries everything, so it can take her problems send them away. She can trust the sea because it always listens to her. That's why she talks about "the arms of the ocean", because the ocean is kind of a friend who embraces and helps her in its own way.
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    UnregisteredJul 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    At first, I think that the song talks about suicide and in this way she finds peace and she is finally free probably from her sins and 'torments'. But in a second view, maybe the ocean isn't just a way to kill herself, but a person who takes all her pain away, maybe the true love. So, that's why she says 'never let me go' but I have some doubts about this because some phrases like 'so cold, but so sweet' are weird and they don't match at all. So, at the end of the day, I think that the ocean should be a person not a lover but a supporter who helps her to escape from her problems and take the pain away probably from a boy who broke her heart, so she is not happy (so cold, but so sweet) but relieved.
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    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 6:31 am
    The ocean is our loving god. He's so huge, and he pours so much grace over us that it can be overwhelming. It's like being at the bottom of the sea, feeling completely surrounded by his spirit, yet the pressure is a comforting feeling, not scary. When she says "i'm not giving up, i'm just giving in," it's her finally letting herself accept his love that he so desires to lavish upon her. He is our deliverer, who will never let us go.
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    UnregisteredSep 2, 2012 at 1:53 am
    Its very symbolic of the people letting go of their previous beliefs or what we may call faith on whatever religious affiliations we had. Never let me go speaks of the new found love or peace with the new found awakening that it is better to be under. For a christian like me, its a bit scary to sing this from th heart. But also, as a christian like me who still commits sin all the time, sometimes its better to let go. Let go of all the control. And to live life the way we wanted, no pressure, no guilt.

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