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Oceania

"For the longest time, we just had the opening figure and some other parts. The way that it's broken into three sections wasn't the original intention. It was meant to be a long song, but we were like, 'This is going nowhere.' So the arrangement that is there came together the day we recorded it. I just winged it. We felt strongly about it, and that was it.

"If you take those changes, Section Two and Section Three, and played them over the opening beat, they would feel kind of unremarkable. It was something about placing them in a different context a la Yes, with a little nod at the end to Vangelis [laughs], and it just seemed to work. We didn't sit around and intellectualize it. There it is -- it works.

"What's really interesting is, when we went to play the song live -- you think, OK, it's this one thing that's on the record -- it became a total show piece.

"The soloing... I think that's a Strat. I know I hooked up two phaser pedals back-to-back, and they were exploding on each other. As long as I kept playing, it worked, but if I stopped it made this horrible death noise." -BC, MusicRadar interview, 2012/06/13

 

Lyrics

No one can love you
'Cause no one can free you
Lovers can't touch you
'Cause lovers might reach you, yeah
I'm so alone, so alone
But better than a wretched world
Better than a broken pearl
I'm so alone, so alone
But better than I ever was
Better than a just laid cause

Night may keep you sworn
May bring you storms
From chest to stern
The journey's blessed
The warnings circumspect
With dreams I've had
With dreams I've had
And still she's gone
And still she's gone

Night will fill your rest
Negate your best
With dreams I've had
With dreams I've had

Oh would I follow you
How could I have ever doubted you?
Sweet baby, nurture me
Sweet lady, if you please
Try the way on me
Try the way on me
Try the way on me
Try the way...
Skirt the cliffs of your illusion
Find the faith on me
My mistake as the last remaining soldier
Was to take the place of you
Love the way
Love the way and learn
Try the way
Cast off your indecision
Face to face we breathe
Try the way
Cast off your indecision
Face to face we breathe

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Oceania   (buy [amazon.com])
Oceania 3D in NYC   (buy [amazon.com])



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