The Ocean Blue

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See The Ocean Blue

See The Ocean blue

  1. Jouissance
  2. Whenever You're Around
  3. Out Here
  4. Ways & Means
  5. My Scream
  6. Past Future Perfect
  7. Bitter
  8. Slide
  9. 10 10 Cloud Deck
  10. Behind
  11. Bite Your Lip
  12. Cloudy Days
  13. Bye

 

All Songs © 1996 EMI Blackwood Music Inc. WasserMusik (BMI)

except "Behind" and "Jouissance" © 1996 EMI Blackwood Music Inc. Stockade Silence (BMI). All Rights Reserved.

Used by Permission. International Copyright Secured.

  

The Ocean Blue:

David Schelzel, Oed Ronne, Bobby Mittan, Rob Minnig

 

Produced by Dennis Herring

Mixed by Alan Winstanely

except "Whenever You're Around" by Chris Fuhrman

Engineered by Chris Fuhrman and Csaba Petocz

Assistant recording engineer: Matt Guilintine

Assistant mixing engineer: Sam Gibson

Songs written by David Schelzel

except "Behind" by Oed Ronne and

"Jouissance" written and produced by Oed Ronne

Management: Peter Freedman

with Steve Smith

for Peter Freedman Entertainment

A&R: Peter Lubin

Cover: Liv Ullmann

from Persona by Ingmar Bergman

(1966 Svenska Filmindustri)

Design: David Schelzel and R. Patrick

Band photo by Ray Lego

 

JOUISSANCE

 

WHENEVER YOU'RE AROUND

Slow down you'll never catch me

Look hard you'll never find me

Dreams fall apart but that's OK

Plans will unwind but that's alright

 

Give up your search is futile

Truth lies within the middle way

Dreams fall apart but that's OK

 

But I change whenever you're around

I break whenever you're around

 

It seems like such a fatal view

It seems like such a desperate view

to cling to but another you

to flee to such a desperate view of mine

 

Let go those bright tomorrows

What's there is filled with sorrow

Dreams fall apart but that's OK

 

But I change whenever you're around

I break whenever you're around

 

OUT HERE

Hey

I'm calling

Hey

I'm out here

You're so wrapped up you can't tear your eyes away

Hey

I'm slipping

Hey

I'm falling

Its just a matter of time til I fade away

 

Such a beast of a day below

So pretty and stale

Such a radical view you're searching for

 

Hey

I'm watching

Hey

I'm listening

If you speak up you might blow my heart away

Hey

I'm drifting

Hey

I'm drowning

Its just a matter of time til I drop away

 

So collected and calm in your cocoon

So pretty and high

don't flatter yourself

your just a pawn

 

WAYS AND MEANS

Setting out from the shore

setting out for the thing that haunts you

Leaving daily behind

leaving all that corrupts the sublime

 

Waves a beating the bow

testing out all the ways, the know how

Checking out the degrees

mapping out all we know we will seize

 

The things that haunt you now

            you'd better beware

The ways and means collect

            and leave you dry

 

Setting out for the stars

and my ship is a dying Pequod

Prisoner of the mind

Oh, Mr. Melville, Mr. Mellville

 

The things that haunt you now

            you'd better beware

The ways and means collect

            and leave you dry

 

MY SCREAM

I bought all the lines you sold me dear,

and you know I spoke them well

I wore all the clothes you brought me dear,

and you know I wore them well

I don't want to scream

but it's the saddest scene I've ever seen before

today

 

I walked through the sets you placed on stage,

and you know I strode through tall

I watched as you ripped them all to shreds,

and you know I miss them all

I don't want to scream

but it's the saddest scene I've ever seen before

today

 

locked up in my soul

locked up in my heart

 

I don't want to scream

but its the saddest scene I've ever seen before

and if you stop and really think what I mean

you'd see that I was better than before

My Scream

 

PAST FUTURE PERFECT

In the corner

stands a strawman

with a cocktail

in his right hand

firm handshakes

all around

as he slowly sips away

 

In the twilight

sits a reader

and the words they

grab and lead her

to another

world apart

as she slowly

slips away

 

You can drown me

in my sorrows

that can leave me

on the morrow

but the best part

is the last

let them slowly

drift away

 

Does it strike you

as an odd thing?

how a man keeps remembering

where the future

meets the past

and then slowly

fades

away

 

BITTER

Bitter

Bitter what's your name?

You see I see so much of you anymore

It's the same

 

You stuff it all in and you shout it all out

Bitter, bitter, bitter

Bitter is your game

 

Pity

Pity what's your game?

You know I see so much of you anymore

You're a pain

 

You stuff it all in and you shout it all out

Pity, pity, pity

Pity, pity is your name

 

Bicker

Bicker what's your name?

You see I see so much of you anymore...

 

You stuff it all in and you shout it all out Bicker, bicker, bicker

Bicker is your aim

 

SLIDE

Wake up all your dreams

Show them to the door

They're not wanted any more

They're not needed any more

 

I don't think you know

I don't think you care

I don't think you want to

and you don't

 

Tear up all the lies

The oft repeated lines

That you've murmured while asleep

That you've babbled while awake

 

I don't think you know

I don't think you care

I don't think you want to

and you don't

you don't

 

10 10 CLOUD DECK

She's seventeen

by only a day

Sass magazine

whatever they say

 

you don't believe her

you can't believe her

you won't believe her

now

 

Bad wasted boy

he's mad at the world

sings angry stupid songs

and rakes in the dough

 

You don't believe him

You can't believe him

You won't believe him now

 

Meet cappicheek

It's driving her wild

Sweet little buttercup

I'll eat you right up

 

You don't believe them

You can't believe them

You won't believe them now

 

All that she wants

is life on a cloud

All that she'll ever get

is life in a cloud

 

BEHIND

Sorting through this mess

I happen on your smile

gleaming through a photograph buried for some while.

I'm taken by the way

the swagger captured there

has vanished in the haze of time.

 

And by a foolish whim I'm stricken with desire

to phone you up and tell you of my find

But as I stretch my hand

I'm reminded of the shape I'm in

from all the things you've left

behind.

 

Man, I hate your friends

They really bring me down

And I can tell your not yourself whenever they're around.

So ditch this motley crew

for all the world of me

And leave these sorry few

behind

 

I hope that by some master plan

you're in the same boat that I am

Waiting at a crossing path to seal away your life.

To lock inside a sacred bond so tight

And like this photograph the scattered thoughts of you

are frozen in the amber of my mind.

And boxes on the shelf of documents reminding me you

left an empty shell

behind.

 

BITE YOUR LIP

Wish alas came true, are you happy?

Everything's checked out, are you sure?

Leave the status quo, do you think so? 

Progress is an end, are you sure?

 

Ears that do not hear

They fall for the tunes again and again and again

 

baby, bite your lip

baby, bite your lip

 

Truth's a changing fact, are you certain?

No absolute exists, are you sure?

 

The eyes that do not see

they fall for the tricks again and again and again

 

baby, bite your lip

baby, bite your lip

 

I would rather sleep in a minefield

I would rather breathe on Mars

 

Minds that do not think

they fall for the lies again and again and again

 

baby, bite your lip baby, bite your lip

 

CLOUDY DAYS

You're so special

You're so fine

You're good looking

You're so divine

 

and it seems like a breath of a moment

and it seems like a wisp of a tow

 

We'd do much better

Without my mind

Does so much wandering

Kills so much time

 

and it seems like a breath of a moment

and it seems like a wisp of a tow

 

Is all I get when I'm in your gaze

Brief sunshine in my cloudy days

I like the rain, I love the snow

it's just the pain

Of those cloudy days

 

BYE

You light a light in your lighthouse

and you shine it in my face

but I'm already gone

b b b b b bye

 

You scream your slippery slogans

and they echo way up high

but I'm already gone

b b b b b bye

 

You see a sign on a sign post

and you crack it on my head

but I'm already gone

b b b b b bye