Use of Oceans/Water imagery in songs..

blue_rainblue_rain London Posts: 163
So many of Ed's lyrics reflect his passion for the waves.. so lets start a thread that highlights every lyric he's sung with the use of this imagery. Not including the song 'Oceans' as that's too easy:)

I'll start with the new song 'Man of the Hour'

'Tidal waves don’t beg forgiveness'
"Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
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  • 'A wave came crashing like a fist to your jaw, delivered him wings, said 'look at me now'

    'He made it to the ocean, had a smoke in a tree...'

    Both from Given to Fly
    "This town deserves a better class of criminal... and I'm gonna give it to them."

  • blue_rainblue_rain London Posts: 163
    "Climbing on the mountains / Floating out on the sea /" - 1/2 full
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • ok, laws, it's your fault now that i spent way too much time doing this...
    :)
    but seriously, i was thinking about the same thing for a long time now... riot act seems to have the most references...



    i'll ride the wave where it takes me...
    - release

    the smallest oceans still get...big, big waves...
    - tremor christ

    let the ocean swell, dissolve 'way my past three days, and maybe longer won't even know ...
    - last exit

    like waves the oceans made me...
    - push me, pull me

    all the static in my attic-a
    shoots down my sciatic nerve
    to the ocean of my platitudes
    longitudes, latitudes, it's so absurd
    - no way

    i've lived all this life like an ocean in disguise...
    - can't keep

    the ocean is full cause everyone's crying...
    - i am mine

    tell the captain
    "this boat's not safe,
    and we're drowning."
    turns out
    he's the one making waves
    - green disease

    change don't come at once
    it's a wave building before it breaks
    - undone



    songs:
    - oceans (obviously)
    - love boat captain
    - gremmie out of control ;)
    - i'm the ocean (don't know if this counts)
    ~~~
    Some days you wake up and sit on a park bench next to an eighty year old Russian architect, and some days you don't. I think this is my new life philosophy.

    http://epplehausradio.blogspot.com/

    pearl jam @ the astoria, london, 20/04/06
  • is it just me, or does ed use "drifting" alot in his lyrics?
  • we're all just visiting
    all just breaking like waves (Push Me, Pull Me)

    where the land meets high tide (Push Me, Pull Me)

    once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand (Yellow Ledbetter)

    I wish I was a sailor with someone who waited for me (Wishlist)

    I am the shoreline, but you're the sea (You Are)

    the full moon is looking for friends at high tide (I Am Mine)
    ". . . as each breath goes by I only own my mind."
  • bump for this great post...

    there have to be some more lyrics...
    ~~~
    Some days you wake up and sit on a park bench next to an eighty year old Russian architect, and some days you don't. I think this is my new life philosophy.

    http://epplehausradio.blogspot.com/

    pearl jam @ the astoria, london, 20/04/06
  • sittin' on the dock of the bay...
    www.bushisms.com
  • blue_rainblue_rain London Posts: 163
    picture a cup in the middle of the sea..
    I Got ID
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • Wash my love... - Wash. using the water as a symbol of rebirth and cleansing...

    Out of bed and he dreams in the shower. She's standing naked and apologizing.
    Reaches for her till his mind becomes blood hot. Woken up to be burned burned again.
    - Alone. Again with the imagry of showers, and how fucking good taking a hot ass shower truely feels, until you burn yourself...

    Like a cloud dropping rain I'm discarding all thought.- Push me pull me. water is used as a metaphor to all the thoughts that we undergo but never truely think through fully...

    Follow the ageless tide.- yeah i know this is stones song but it still has a water ocean reference


    Whalesong- whales live in water, but Anna Nicole Smith is the exception to the rule...
    Saw things so much clearer....
    She dont want me after i have flown away.... into the sun burn....
    You ever hear the story of Mr. faded glory?
  • SoLATisASoLATisA Posts: 215
    Originally posted by Sonofsuns34

    Follow the ageless tide.- yeah i know this is stones song but it still has a water ocean reference

    pickle, whatever do you mean?

    yeah i know this is stones song?

    what, no stone love?
  • the first post was about eds lyrics... you know i love stone, thin air, mankind, rival he gots da skillz
    Saw things so much clearer....
    She dont want me after i have flown away.... into the sun burn....
    You ever hear the story of Mr. faded glory?
  • SoLATisASoLATisA Posts: 215
    pickle, stop lying on your location. embarassed to be from australlia?



  • Radar
    IM THIRSTY...

    ....daddy will you get me a drink?


  • yeah mate the wollongongs and the turramurran's hate me down here i gotta get along with the walpiri or they are gonna have my scalp and put it in gacawaka....

    "A bullfrog eh? thats a funny name... i would have called it a muggawugga!"
    Saw things so much clearer....
    She dont want me after i have flown away.... into the sun burn....
    You ever hear the story of Mr. faded glory?
  • In faithfull..."voice inside so drowned out...drowned you are.."
    I burst, out
    I'm transformed!
  • blue_rainblue_rain London Posts: 163
    ed really is a water boy:)
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • blue_rainblue_rain London Posts: 163
    bumping this ancient post, just because.
    "Is my band ready to kick it?" Stone Gossard

    28/Oct/96, 29/May/00, 04/Jun/00, 28/Jun/00, 30/Jun/00, 02/Jul/03, 03/Jul/03, 05/Jul/03, 08/Jul/03, 09/Jul/03, 20/Apr/06, 27/Aug/06, 09/Sep/06, 13/Sep/06, 12/Jun/07, 13/Jun/07, 18/Jun/07, 26/Jun/07, 28/Jun/07, 02/Apr/08 (Ed), 03/Apr/08 (Ed), 11/Aug09, 13/Aug/09, 17/Aug/09, 18/Aug/09, 25/Jun/10
  • I guess there's a whole album worth of water since this thread was last up.

    So I'll dive in!

    Why swim the channel just to get this far?
    Halfway there, why would you turn around?
    Darkness comes in waves,... tell me,
    why invite it to stay? (LW)

    ...it's the same everyday and the wave won't break (WWS)


    ....Like watching freedom,. Being sucked straight out to sea (MITS)


    There are quite a few more, but I don't want to spoil everybody else's fun, so I'll leave you with those 3!
    2000 May 29&30 London
    2006 August 23 Dublin
    2007 June 18 London
  • potato girlpotato girl Posts: 474
    "I swallowed my breath and went deep, I was diving...
    I surfaced and all of my being was enlightened..." (in hiding)

    plus, there's the obvious 'big wave'... :D

    truth be told, I love the use of water imagery in their songs cause I'm kind of a water girl myself... :D it makes me think happy thoughts... :o
    Just put a bend in the road, I'm growing tired of straight lines...
  • MohabMohab Posts: 310
    Stone on 'The Water Song' with jACK, not ed but...
    Ed on that album which is covered with watery imagery
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 26,918
    More since
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