Ocean Drive
Duke Dumont Lyrics


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We're riding down the boulevard
We're riding through the dark night, night
With half a tank and empty heart
Pretending we're in love, but it's never enough, nah
As the sirens fill the lonely air
Oh, how did we get here, now, now, now, babe?
We see a storm is closing in (oh, oh, oh, oh)
Pretending we ain't scared

Don't say a word while we dance with the devil (uh)
You brought a fire to a world so cold (uh)
We're out of time on the highway to never
Hold on (hold on), hold on (hold on)
Don't say a word while we dance with the devil (uh)
You brought a fire to a world so cold (uh)
We're out of time on the highway to never (oh yeah)
Hold on (hold on), hold on (hold on)

We're running all the red lights down
No way that we can stop, nah, nah
A quarter tank and almost gone
Pretending we're in love, but it's never enough, nah
I wish we could take it back in time
Before we crossed the line, now, now, now, babe
We see a storm is closing in (oh, oh, oh, oh)
I reach out for your hand

Don't say a word while we dance with the devil (uh, ooh)
You brought a fire to a world so cold (uh, ooh, yeah)
We're out of time on the highway to never
Hold on (hold on), hold on (hold on, hold on)
Don't say a word while we dance with the devil (ooh, yeah, uh)
You brought a fire to a world so cold (ooh, uh)
We're out of time on the highway to never (oh yeah)
Hold on (hold on), hold on (hold on, hold on)

Ooh
Hold on, ooh, yeah, oh
Hold on

Don't say a word while we dance with the devil (uh)
You brought a fire to a world so cold (hold on, uh)
We're out of time on the highway to never
Hold on (hold on), hold on (hold on, hold on)
Don't say a word while we dance with the devil (uh)
You brought a fire to a world so cold (uh)




We're out of time on the highway to never
Hold on (hold on), hold on (hold on, ooh, yeah)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Duke Dumont's song "Ocean Drive" are evocative of a reckless night out in the city, as two individuals who are pretending to be in love ride down the boulevard on a half-tank of gas and an empty heart. As they speed past red lights and sirens, they become painfully aware of a storm closing in, but choose to continue to dance with the devil, driven by a desire to feel alive and passion in a cold world. The lyrics are tinged with a sense of regret and longing for a return to a time before things went wrong, represented by the line "I wish we could take it back in time, before we crossed the line, now, now, now, baby." Overall, the song presents a vivid picture of the tension between reckless abandon and the desire for something more authentic and meaningful.


One interesting fact about "Ocean Drive" is that it was released in 2015 as the lead single from Duke Dumont's EP "Blasé Boys Club Part 1." The song was immediately popular, reaching number one on the US Dance Club Songs chart and number ten on the UK Singles Chart. Another interesting feature of the song is its lush and retro-inspired production, which incorporates elements of house, disco, and funk music, along with a catchy bassline and soaring vocals. This production style has become characteristic of Duke Dumont's music, with other popular songs like "Need U (100%)" and "I Got U" using similar rhythms and sounds.


Another key element of the song is its music video, which features a group of young people exploring the city and living life to the fullest, despite the constant threat of being caught by the police. The video was directed by Yoann Lemoine and has amassed over 250 million views on YouTube. In addition to its commercial success, "Ocean Drive" has been praised by music critics for its catchy chorus and lyrical depth, with some calling it a "nostalgic anthem for lost love."


Line by Line Meaning

We're riding down the boulevard
We are driving along the street or avenue


We're riding into the dark night, night
We are heading towards the darkness of the night


With half a tank and empty heart
We have only a little fuel left and our hearts are empty of love or hope


Pretending we're in love, but it's never enough, nah
We are pretending to be in love, but it's never enough to fulfill us


As the sirens fill the lonely air
The sirens are echoing across the quiet atmosphere


Oh, how did we get here, now, now, now, baby?
Oh, how did we end up here in this moment, my dear?


We see a storm is closing in
We have noticed that a storm is approaching


Pretending we ain't scared
We are pretending not to be afraid


Don't say a word while we dance with the devil (uh)
Let's not say anything while we continue this dangerous path


You brought a fire to a world so cold (uh)
You created a spark of passion in a world that was cold


We're out of time on the highway to never
We have run out of time on this path that leads to nowhere


Hold on (hold on), hold on (hold on)
Hang tight, hold on to whatever hope we have left


We're running all the red lights down
We are driving through red lights, ignoring the danger


No way that we can stop, nah nah
We can't stop now, it's too late


A quarter tank and almost gone
We only have a quarter tank left and it's almost gone


I wish we could take it back in time
I wish we could go back in time and change things


Before we crossed the line, now, now, now, baby
Before we did something terrible, my dear


I reach out for your hand
I try to grab your hand for support and comfort


Ooh
An expression of strong emotion or pleasure


Hold on, oh yeah, oh
Hold on, keep going despite the challenges


Don't say a word while we dance with the devil (uh)
Let's not speak while we continue this dangerous path


You brought a fire to a world so cold (uh)
You ignited a passion in a world that was once cold


We're out of time on the highway to never
We have run out of time on this path that leads nowhere


Hold on (hold on), hold on (hold on), hold on
Don't give up, hold on with all your strength


Ooh yeah
An expression of strong emotion or pleasure




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Henry Ritson, Timucin Fabian Kwong Wah Aluo, Adam George Dyment, Jay Norton

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Comments from YouTube:

@krokodil191

This song is making me nostalgic for time I never had, people I never met and feelings I never felt...

@jordiechaleherrera5745

xD

@ambergrakip487

so true !! :)

@ericabiain3163

Same feeling 😁

@dheveshpoonmassy7862

Very well described for what....as a world we going through.....live life love life and never forget the things in life that made you smile....because tomorrow is never promised

@sametkuzu_

Lazy

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@YulianaKuziv

Nostalgia is the best and worst feeling ever

@emiliodelangel30

Of course it is.

@3azzawi

100%

@onemoreday8635

Yep. This song is 5 yo. Time flyes

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