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Verve – Life's An Ocean lyrics
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I think the healthy voice inside him amidst knows there is something better,keeps him hanging on something unknown to live for..the ocean can take him someplace, it's unknown, yet too much emotion associated with the unknown which he is afraid of because he can't deal.. and buying some feelings from a vending machine?! that's thee most brilliant lyric I have ever heard. on so many levels.
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UnregisteredOct 6, 2011 at 2:54 am
'Life's an Ocean' is about just that!
Richard Ashcroft suffers from depression, thus, this song seems to explain his feelings toward life the way he experiences it.
"Life's an Ocean, Too Much Commotion, Too Much Emotion, Dragging Me Down"
^^He is feeling dragged down by Life, drained & feeling low. (We've all experienced this feeling, right?)
"I was buying some feelings, from a vending machine"
^^What a great piece of lyric! It is probably a Metaphor for "buying" your happiness (or w/e emotion), it also makes me wonder, what if you could buy feelings from a vending machine? Buy happiness whenever you are feeling depressed.
"Say that I will see, Something more than I have, There's something inside of me, Crying out for something else, And if someone here's my scream, Put it in a letter to me"
^^Outside he is depressed, Inside he know's there is something better. But is having trouble finding it. Then he says, "And if someone here's my scream, Put it in a letter to me", maybe he wants to know if someone else is feeling his pain, wants to know if anybody cares.
Anyway, that is my take on it. :)
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