Our Top 12 Songs Inspired By The Ocean

van morrisonThere really are too many great songs to list here so we’re stopping at 12. Feel free to add your faves via “comments.”

“Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass

“The Ocean” by U2

“Sailing” by Christopher Cross

“Sloop John B” by the Beach Boys (and The Kingston Trio)

“Swallowed In The Sea” by Coldplay

“Oceans” by Hillsong United

“Ocean” by John Butler Trio

“The Ocean” by Led Zeppelin

“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot

“Calypso” by John Denver

“Southern Cross” by Crosby, Stills & Nash

“Ocean” by Lou Reed


“Every Breaking Wave” by U2

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“Every Breaking Wave”


Every breaking wave on the shore
Tells the next one “there’ll be one more”
And every gambler knows that to lose
Is what you’re really there for

Summer I was fearless
Now I speak into an answer phone
Like every fallen leaf on the breeze
Winter wouldn’t leave it alone, alone

If you go…
If you go your way and I go mine
Are we so…
Are we so helpless against the tide?
Baby, every dog on the street
Knows that we’re in love with defeat
Are we ready to be swept off our feet
And stop chasing every breaking wave?

Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
Every shipwrecked soul knows what it is
To live without intimacy

I thought I heard the captain’s voice
But it’s hard to listen while you preach
Like every broken wave on the shore
This is as far as I could reach


The sea knows where are the rocks
And drowning is no sin
You know where my heart is
The same place that yours has been
We know that we fear to win
And so we end before we begin
Before we begin


Writer(s): Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Dave Evans, Paul David Hewson
Copyright: Polygram Int. Music Publishing B.V.