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"Oceans" is the seventh song on Pearl Jam's debut album, Ten. The lyrics were written by Eddie Vedder while the music was co-written by Vedder, guitarist Stone Gossard, and bassist Jeff Ament.


The song is based on Vedder's love for surfing, but, as seen on MTV Unplugged, is dedicated to his then girlfriend, Beth Liebling. Seems like the protagonist of the song is lost on the sea and somehow tells his lover to wait for him, cause the waves of the oceans will bring him to the shore and once more they can meet.

Music & Lyrics[]


Pearl Jam - Oceans

Hold on to the thread

The currents will shift

Glide me towards you

Know something's left

And we're all allowed to dream

Of the next...oh, the next.. time we touch..


You don't have to stray

Tho oceans away

Waves roll in my thoughts

Hold tight the ring...

The sea will rise...

Please stand by the shore...

Oh, oh, oh, I will be...

I will be there once more...


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