Ocean
The Velvet Underground Lyrics


Here comes the ocean
And the waves down by the shore
Here comes the ocean
And the waves down by the sea

Insects are evil thoughts, thought of by selfish men
Nearly drives me crazy
I am a lazy son
And I never get things done
'Cause we're made up of water but

Here comes the wave
Down by the shore
Washing the eye of our land
That has been down by the sea
Way down by the sea, down by the shore
Way down by the sea

Here comes the ocean
And the waves down by the shore
Here comes the ocean
And the waves down by the sea

Insects are evil thoughts, thought of by selfish men
It nearly drives me crazy
Now I am a lazy son
I never get things done
'Cause we're made up of water but

Here comes the wave
Down by the shore
Washing the eye of our land
That has been down by the shore
Way down by the sea
Down by the shore
Down by the sea

Here come the waves

Here come the waves

Here come the waves

Here come the waves

Here come the waves

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Written by: Lou Reed

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George Simons

"The Ocean"


Here comes the ocean
And the waves down by the sea
Here comes the ocean
And the waves where have they been

Silver and black lit night, here's to a stealer's night
An empty splendid castle
Glowering alone at night, the princess has had a fight
Madness seeks out a lover

And here come the waves
Down by the shore
Washing the soul of the body
That comes form the depth of the sea

Here comes the ocean
And the waves down by the sea
Here comes the ocean
And the waves where have they been

Don't swim tonight my love, the tide is out my love
Malcolm's curse haunts our family
Odious loud and rich, ruler of filthy seas
Revel in heaven's justice

And here come the waves
And save for a scream
There's much like a song to be heard
In the wind that blows by the sea
Like the wind

Here come the waves
Here come the waves
Here come the waves
Here come the waves



All comments from YouTube:

Debanjan Paul

will I ever meet people in real life with whom I can have discussions like "Which version of Velvet Underground's Ocean is better?". I yearn it, but I think no :(

thomas gregorovich

Love the version on the Live 1969 album!!!

Susan Allison

lol, serz

John Pottle

@Marty Howe The full lyrics are what do it for me.

pinanti

Don't worry , if you know the song , means a lot

Marty Howe

The organ, Lou's singing gives this a more ethereal sound than the other versions.

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Angela Pilotte

My favorite song of theirs, and my favorite version.

No One

Agreed this is my favorite version of the song, amd one of my favorites by Velvet Underground in general.

Debanjan Paul

weird band. the outtake is the best sounding version. most cinematic and a much more dramatic feel than the other ones

afriendcalled5

Ditto❤

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